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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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Impact Evaluation of Cash, Food Vouchers, and Food Transfers among Colombian Refugees and Poor Ecuadorians in Carchi and Sucumbíos

Report

This report is the final impact evaluation of the World Food Programme’s Food, Cash, and Voucher intervention and contains analysis on outcomes including food security, social capital, anemia, and gender issues. Due to the targeting of Colombian refuges and poor Ecuadorians in Northern Ecuador, it also...

2012

Red Card: Repair and Development in Chile: the CALP Network Newsletter Supplement, July 2011

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This article is a supplement to the Cash Learning Bulletin of July 2011.  The article describes how the IFRC used prepaid debit cards to enable earthquake-affected families in Chile to purchase shelter materials.

2011

RED Card Program (Repair and Development) Chile Earthquake 2010

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On 27 February 2010 an earthquake measuring magnitude 8.8 on the Richter scale struck the Bío-Bío and Maule regions of Chile, at a depth of only 35km. This earthquake was then followed by an equally devastating tsunami. This double disaster left more than 480 people dead, more than 1.8 million people...

2011

Cash for Shelter Program – Hurricane Richard 2010

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A beneficiary satisfaction and impact evaluation of IFRC’s Cash for Shelter Program that ran in response to Hurricane Richard, a category 2 Hurricane Richard that made landfall 20 miles southwest of Belize City on October 24, 2010. The established goal of the BRC program was a faster recovery of the...

2011

Do CCT Programmes Have a Pro-Poor Spillover Effect?

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This one pager looks at the indirect impact of cash transfer programmes on the food consumption of households which have not received a transfer, but are within the same village as households which have. The paper looks at why this occurs, using evidence from Mexico to show that this phenomena in indeed...

2011

CCT Programmes and Women’s Empowerment in Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador

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Latin America’s efforts to alleviate poverty have resulted in reducing poverty in twelve countries, most strikingly in Mexico and Brazil. The adoption of Cash Transfer programmes in much of the region is credited with helping to bring this reduction about. These programmes are widely promoted as a cost...

2011

Helpdesk Research Report: Political Economy of Cash Transfers

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Cash transfers are a form of social assistance in which money or cash-like instruments (e.g. vouchers) are distributed to vulnerable individuals or households. They can vary in targeting (eligibility requirements, such as age, poverty, and disability) or conditionality (specific actions required to...

2010

From Food Crisis to Fair Trade: Livelihoods analysis, protection and support in emergencies

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This document aims to collate and analyse experiences of livelihoods programming in emergencies. It provides an overview of what livelihoods programming is and gives examples of the range of interventions that are possible in emergencies. Different types of livelihoods programmes are then described...

2009

Cash Transfers in Emergencies: Evaluating Benefits and Assessing Risks

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In terms of both theory and practice, there appears to be a strong case for cash-based responses to food emergencies where the supply and market conditions are appropriate. Amartya Sen’s work on entitlements offers a solid theoretical base for cash transfers, and the practical experience so far, limited...

2001