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The CALP Network provides capacity building, technical and coordination support to strengthen the community of practice in North America, Latin America and the Caribbean. The CALP Network office in the Americas is located in Washington, D.C. and Bogota, Colombia.

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Leveling the Playing Field: How do we make social protection more transformative?

Policy paper

Today social protection has a central place in development agenda. It is no longer seen just as protection for the poor but also as a way to promote growth by transforming the poor into a productive force to boost national economies. Nepal adopted this idea earlier than many other countries in the region....

2014

Examining Protection and Gender in Cash and Voucher Transfers – Report

Report

With cash and voucher transfers increasing as a form of humanitarian assistance, the World Food Programme (WFP) and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) teamed up to study the potential protection and gender impact of such transfers. While much research had been done about economic and market impacts of cash and...

2013

The Effect of Cash, Vouchers and Food Transfers on Intimate Partner Violence: Evidence from a randomized experiment in Northern Ecuador

Report

Despite the pervasive and far reaching consequences of intimate partner violence (IPV), there is little conclusive evidence on policy instruments to reduce or prevent violence. Using a randomized experiment in Northern Ecuador, this study provides evidence on whether cash, vouchers and food transfers...

2013

Enhancing WFP’s Capacity and Experience to Design, Implement, Monitor, and Evaluate Vouchers and Cash Transfer Programmes: Study summary

Report

With support from the Government of Spain, and in partnership with the World Food Programme (WFP), researchers from the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) evaluated four pilot projects to assess the comparative performance of cash transfers, food payments, and vouchers on household food...

2013

Cash, Food, or Vouchers? Evidence from a randomized experiment in Northern Ecuador

Report

The debate over whether to provide food assistance and the form that this assistance should take has a long history in economics. Despite the ongoing debate, little rigorous evidence exists that compares food assistance in the form of cash versus in-kind. This paper uses a randomized evaluation in...

December 2012

How Effective are Cash Transfer Programmes at Improving Nutritional Status?

Report

Cash transfer programmes are a widely applied social protection scheme that has achieved successes in fighting poverty worldwide. A large literature has sprung up around these programmes, yet the relationship between cash transfer programmes and the nutritional status of recipient children is unclear. Can...

July 2012

Oxfam GB Emergency Food Security and Livelihoods Urban Programme Evaluation

Report

The global urban population is now larger than the rural population. While rural areas in general remain worse off than urban areas, the number of people in urban poverty is growing fast, and urban dwellers are vulnerable to significant disasters. Development and humanitarian agencies are therefore...

17 May 2012

Evaluation of Fresh Food Voucher pilot, Chaco Region, Bolivia

Report

This report presents and discusses the results of a pilot study to deliver vouchers, which can be exchanged for fresh foods, to indigenous communities in rural areas of the Bolivian Chaco. This intervention is meant as an emergency measure as a result of the prolonged drought that had endangered the food...

2012

Cash and Shelter: A Workshop on Using Cash Transfer Programming for Emergency and Early Recovery Shelter

Presentation

A power point presentation to provide guidance to programme managers, programme implementers and programme support staff when selecting cash as a potential response tool in emergency shelter programmes.

2012

Social Cash Transfers and Financial Inclusion: Evidence from four countries

Report

This focus note from CGAP looks at social cash transfers and how this is being used to improve financial inclusion. To do so they look at examples from Brazil, Colombia, Mexico and South Africa. The focus note compares the various payment approaches, how these interlink with the respective government...

2012