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CaLP provides coordination, technical and policy support for organizations implementing or considering cash and voucher assistance region. CaLP’s regional office is at Oxfam International, Amman, Jordan.

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Financial Inclusion in Fragility: Wealth, Saving, Borrowing and Lending in Iraq

Report

Access to credit and savings are critical to a household’s resilience to shocks. Socio-economically vulnerable populations in Iraq often bear the brunt of the crises and respond by using accessible financial coping mechanisms. By having access to useful and affordable financial products and services...

25 June 2021

Financial Inclusion in Fragility: Wealth, Saving, Borrowing and Lending in Iraq – Summary Report

Report

Access to credit and savings are critical to a household’s resilience to shocks. Socio-economically vulnerable populations in Iraq often bear the brunt of the crises and respond by using accessible financial coping mechanisms. By having access to useful and affordable financial products and services...

25 June 2021

Transfers with Impact – Pathway to Link Humanitarian Cash to Social Protection through Social Accountability

Policy paper

In response to the socio-economic impacts of the pandemic, governments have introduced over 1,600 social protection measures in almost all the world’s countries and territories. Cash assistance – a critical intervention in supporting the world’s most vulnerable people – also grew by 240% during...

24 June 2021

CVA for Health Outcomes: From evidence to practice in MENA

Webinar recording

Watch webinar recording here How can cash and voucher assistance be used to improve health outcomes for vulnerable people caught up in humanitarian crises? How is using CVA for health different to other forms of humanitarian cash programming? CaLP, with strong support from key stakeholders, has carried...

10 June 2021

Economic Relief, Recovery, And Resilience Assessment For Southern Iraq

Report

The profile of Southern Iraq varies from that of the Northern ‘conflict-affected’ governorates most heavily impacted by the conflict with the Islamic State between 2014-2017. Southern Iraq has seen chronic underinvestment since the 1980s, with cumulative impacts building across the Iran-Iraq War and...

10 June 2021

Annex CaLP MENA study CVA for Health examples 2021

Guidelines and Tools

This protected spreadsheet is the accompanying Annex to the CaLP study A ‘Stocktake’ of CVA for Health Outcomes in the MENA Region: Moving from Evidence to Practice’ and provides further details of the projects studied in the stocktaking exercise.

2 June 2021

Confidence and usage of ATMs

Report

The World Food Programme (WFP) supports Syrian refugee families living in extreme poverty in Lebanon by providing them with multi-purpose cash (MPC) transfers to meet their basic needs. WFP loads the assistance on an e-card, called the Red Card, each month and programme participants are able to withdraw...

25 May 2021

Cash and voucher assistance for sexual reproductive health and rights learnings from Ecuador, Colombia, Lebanon, and Somalia

Report

ARE is committed to ensuring that projects with cash and voucher assistance (CVA) are designed with and for women and girls, addressing recipients’ needs, challenges, and opportunities. CARE has invested in research on how to make CVA work for women and girls through gender-sensitive approaches to...

12 May 2021

Lebanon: Cash Transfers for Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) within Protection

Report

This study is part of a larger multi-country study by CARE entitled “Cash and Voucher Assistance for Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights Outcomes: Learnings from Colombia, Ecuador, Lebanon and Somalia.”
On August 4, 2020, an explosion in the port of Beirut left hundreds killed and thousands injured,...

12 May 2021

A ‘Stocktake’ of CVA for Health Outcomes in the MENA Region Moving from Evidence to Practice

Report

This report sets out the findings from a ‘stocktake’ or rapid operational research study of Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) for health outcomes in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Countries in this study are drawn from Cash Learning Partnership’s (CaLP) Tier 1 group of countries...

May 2021