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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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Presentation for CaLP’s webinar on remote registration and verification in the COVID-19 response

Presentation

Watch the webinar recording here Speaker presentations from CaLP’s 14 July 2020 webinar on: Peril or pitfalls?: Emerging practices on remote registration and verification in the COVID-19 response Remote CVA programming has been highlighted as a key challenge for the community of practice in scaling up...

16 July 2020

Currency in Crisis: Ways forward for GOAL Cash and Voucher Assistance in North-West Syria

Report

Currency depreciation and price inflation are two of the main factors that influence Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) programming in North-West Syria. Between August 2019 and July 2020, the Syrian Pound (SYP) has dropped 161% against the US Dollar (USD), and the current trend of rapid depreciation in the...

12 July 2020

Currency in Crisis: Ways forward for GOAL Cash and Voucher Assistance in North-West Syria

Report

FULL STUDY VERSION Currency depreciation and price inflation are two of the main factors that influence Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) programming in North-West Syria. Between August 2019 and July 2020, the Syrian Pound (SYP) has dropped 161% against the US Dollar (USD), and the current trend of rapid...

1 July 2020

Social Protection Responses to the COVID-19 Crisis in the MENA/ Arab States Region

Policy paper

This paper reflects on an ongoing initiative of the Regional UN Issue-Based Coalition on Social Protection (IBC-SP). The Group, co-chaired by ILO and UNICEF, was established in June 2020, bringing forward the activities started under the previous Regional UNDG group. The IBC-SP gathers regional experts...

July 2020

Collaborative Cash Delivery Network – Grand Bargain – Collaboration Agreement Accomplishments 2020

Report

The Collaborative Cash Delivery (CCD) Network is pleased to present its achievements against the commitments made by our global members’ CEOs at the 2019 Grand Bargain Summit as part of our global collaboration agreement. We know we are better together, and in this time of increasing pressure on the...

24 June 2020

Returns from Iran and Pakistan Funding Needs

Report

As of 23 June 2018, 348,506 undocumented Afghan returnees have crossed back into Afghanistan from Iran. The months of April and May have witnessed an average of 20,000 returns each week. The total represents a 50% increase of returns over the same period in 2017. The larger return is associated with a...

5 June 2020

The Impact of The COVID-19 Development on Beneficiaries of Emergency Social Safety Net (ESSN) Program

Report

As of 19 April 2020, the Ministry of Health reported more than 86,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases with almost 2,000 deaths in Turkey. The Government of Turkey has introduced a series of containment
measures, including closing of schools, shopping malls and businesses; a curfew for individuals above 65 or...

3 June 2020

Introduction to Market Based Programming in Emergency WASH

Webinar

1 June 2020 / Online / English

Cash-for-Health Standard Operating Procedures Medair Jordan

Guidelines and Tools

In November 2015, Medair initiated a cash-for-health (C4H) programme in Jordan as a way for vulnerable Syrian refugees to overcome the financial barriers to accessing healthcare in Jordan. A set of standards to deliver C4H has been developed based on past programme experience and this document...

19 May 2020

Readiness Checklist for Cash Working Groups in light of COVID-19 Response – Version 2

Guidelines and Tools

This checklist is designed to assist CWGs adjust their plans and prepare to play an enhanced role in coordination of CVA in the context of increasing (and in some cases unprecedented) needs and limitations of COVID-19. Responses should, as ever, be context specific. We suggest that CWGs consider the...

19 May 2020