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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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Operationalizing Emergency MPCA: Learning from the Ramadi displacement, May to July 2015

Report

Iraq is an upper middle-income country with high literacy rates, sound infrastructure, functioning markets, and a comprehensive hawala network that covers all 18 governorates, making it a potentially appropriate context for cash transfer programs. Despite this apparent enabling environment, cash transfers...

2015

Addressing Vulnerability? Cash Transfer Programming and Protection Outcomes for Out-of-Camp Syrian Refugees

Report

This report explores key issues concerning vulnerability, targeting, and protection in cash transfer programming (CTP) by analyzing a Danish Refuge Council (DRC) project in southern Turkey. It is based on an ongoing “action research” collaboration between DRC and the Feinstein International Center...

2015

Electronic Cash Grants in Emergencies: Approaches and lessons learned

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Cash distributions in an emergency: A concept that seems so obvious today yet has only recently gained recognition within humanitarian response programming for its speed, efficiency and—above all—effectiveness.
This document provides a snapshot for humanitarian response peers on best practices,...

2015

A Review of Evidence of Humanitarian Cash Transfer Programming in Urban Areas

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Urban poor populations frequently experience disasters of varying typology and intensity. When set against a backdrop of poverty and marginalisation, their needs can be complex. As recent urban crises have pushed humanitarian agencies to respond in urban areas, this literature review examines the...

2015

A Review of Evidence of Humanitarian Cash Transfer Programming in Urban Areas: Annexes

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Annexes to accompany the working paper ‘A review of evidence
of humanitarian cash transfer programming in urban areas”

2015

Cash Transfer Program in Northern Syria

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Humanitarian needs, both in Syria and neighbouring countries (Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey and Iraq), have rapidly increased since the beginning of the conflict. The Aleppo governorate, as one of the county’s most populated areas with a total population of 4,670,000, has  suffered from the consequences...

2015

Remittances to Syria: What works, where and how

Report

This study sought to understand remittance flows into Syria, and established that various Informal Value Transfer Systems (IVTS) are used, to the exclusion of the formal banking sector. Registered and unregistered hawala, courier services and family connections are used. Remittances have played an...

2015

Workshop Report – Cash Transfer Programming (CTP) in Northern Syria: Where are we now and where do we want to be?

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This report summarizes the outcomes of a one day workshop on Cash Transfer Programming (CTP) that was organized by the Cash-Based Responses Technical Working Group (CBR-TWG) for Northern Syria on April 28th 2015 in Gaziantep, Turkey. The workshop was attended by a wide group of stakeholders from the...

2015

Exploring Food Assistance Programmes: Evidence for Lebanon

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The purpose of this study is to analyse how markets in Lebanon have responded to the increased demand from the Syrian refugees. More specifically, the study focuses on the micro-level impacts of market-based food assistance on the market supply chains and market performance. It explores the pros and cons...

2015

Technical Guidelines: Conditional Cash for Rent

Guidelines and Tools

The guideline was prepared by UNHCR Shelter Working Group in Jordan with the objective of  informing shelter sector partners of best practices for implementing conditional cash-for-rent assistance targeting Syrian refugees in the host communities. The guide explores how to define the scope of a cash...

2015