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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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UNHCR Cash Assistance and Covid 19: Emerging field practices

Guidelines and Tools

This document is a snapshot of the many innovative field practices emerging in light of COVID-19.
UNHCR preparedness and response to COVID-19 is comprehensive including cash assistance as quick and efficient means of getting assistance to people fast, empowering families to deal with the crisis and meet...

April 2020

Statement on Likely Impacts of COVID-19 on Humanitarian Cash Transfers in Yemen

Report

The COVID-19 pandemic has now spread to the Middle East. Countries across the region are imposing measures to prevent further spread of the virus. Currently there are no confirmed cases in Yemen, but it is highly likely that COVID-19 will eventually reach the country. Organizations are shifting funding...

April 2020

Cash and Voucher Assistance and the Covid-19 Outbreak, Syria

Guidelines and Tools

This documents intents to provide guidance and advice on how to best adapt Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) programming during the current Covid-19 outbreak and specifically how to manage CVA during the outbreak and how to operate while reducing the risk of contamination
This document is a compilation of...

26 March 2020

Recommendations on Leveraging Existing Protection Programming to Facilitate Access to ESSN

Report

At the request of the Inter Sector Working Group in Gaziantep and the Protection Working Group, the Cash-Based Interventions Technical Working Group (CBI TWG) produced an analysis of the need for cash-based interventions for people living under temporary protection (TP) or international protection (IP) in...

23 January 2020

Multi-purpose cash assistance and health: Evaluating the effect of the Emergency Social Safety Net (ESSN) programme on access to health care for refugees in Turkey

Policy paper

This policy brief provides a summarizations of a 2019 analysis of data collected by WFP between 2017 and 2019 on refugees in Turkey including the Comprehensive Vulnerability Monitoring Exercise (CVME) in addition to longitudinal data from Emergency Social Safety Net (ESSN) programme applicant households...

18 December 2019

Biometric Data Collection in Humanitarian Action: Through the lens of responsible data management

Webinar

20 November 2019 / English

Assistência em Dinheiro e Cupões que Funciona para as Mulheres: 6 lições do terreno

Report

A Assistência em Dinheiro e Cupões (CVA) é actualmente uma ferramenta comum na acção humanitária que é utilizada para fazer face, com maior dignidade, às diversas necessidades de pessoas refugiadas por motivo de crises e conflitos. Embora existam cada vez mais evidências do efeito da CVA no...

11 November 2019

Mitigating Risks of Abuse of Power in Cash Assistance – 4 pages

Report

UNHCR and WFP are implementing a joint project to identify and mitigate risks of abuse by private sector service providers in their delivery of cash assistance to vulnerable populations. The project involves work with financial service providers, traders and other private sector stakeholders, as well as...

November 2019

Cash Assistance in Lebanon: Accountability to Affected Populations

Report

The international humanitarian response to the devastating Syrian refugee crisis in Lebanon has grown steadily since 2011 and, today, cash and voucher assistance (CVA) comprises over a third of this assistance. The World Food Programme (WFP) started implementation of its multi-purpose cash (MPC) programme...

29 October 2019

Mitigating Risks of Abuse of Power in Cash Assistance in Afghanistan

Report

This document outlines lessons learned from a joint UNHCR-WFP project in Afghanistan aimed at identifying and mitigating the risks of abuse of power in cash assistance. The cash transfer mechanisms discussed during the mission were cash distribution through Hawalas, mobile token, mobile e-vouchers and...

July 2019