Asia and Pacific
The CALP Network provides coordination, technical and policy support for organizations implementing or considering cash and voucher assistance in the Asia Pacific region. The CALP Network’s regional office is at Action Against Hunger in Manila, Philippines.
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Impossible Choices – questioning assumptions behind lock-down in low income and fragile contexts
“The COVID-19 pandemic will have devastating consequences on people’s livelihoods and employment, especially in post-fragile, crisis and post-crisis environments.” Global Humanitarian...
CVA in COVID-19 Contexts: Guidance from the CALP Network
Guidelines and Tools
This is a summary of the key points from the many resources you shared on CVA and COVID through this document. This is a living document and we will continue to update this summary as new...
The CALP Network-Asia Pacific Regional Cash Working Group learning event report
On 20-22 May, 27 cash working group (CWG) coordinators and regional technical focal points convened from Afghanistan, Fiji, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, the Pacific region, the...
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Pacific Regional Cash Working Group (PRCWG): Quarterly meeting
Agenda/ Minutes of Meeting on the Quarterly Meeting (26 January 2023) of the Pacific Regional Cash Working Group (PRCWG).
Mainstreaming Gender-based Violence (GBV) Considerations in CVA: Key tips for Cash Actors Engaged in the Myanmar Response
In Myanmar, over $53 million USD has been disbursed in CVA since January 2021. The delivery of the assistance has been impacted by tremendous context-specific challenges, both technical and operational as well as related to protection or gender-based violence (GBV). In light of the security and political...
Pacific cash learning event 2022: Report
The Pacific Cash Learning Event was held during an important time for the region. The Pacific is highly vulnerable to disasters, which are becoming increasingly frequent and intense as a result of climate change. These disasters threaten health, food and water systems and economic security, while the...
Sri Lanka Cash Working Group strategy 2023-2025 (December 2022)
Sri Lanka witnessed a large-scale cash transfer programming in 2005/06 in the aftermath of the Indian Ocean tsunami. Many agencies such as Red Cross, Oxfam and Save the Children provided cash transfers to the affected communities to help them meet their basic needs. For example, after the end of the...
Doing Cash in a context of economic volatility: What to do and what to keep in mind
Guidelines and Tools
This interim WFP guidance was issued in 2022 to provide support to cash operations in contexts of economic volatility, be it when there is inflation, depreciation or currency volatility, parallel exchange rates, liquidity issues and changes in financial regulation, among others.
Cash and Voucher Assistance – Feasibility Study
The feasibility study aims to understand the general CVA landscapes in Nepal and its feasibility. Since the earthquake response in Nepal in 2015, cash and voucher assistance has increasingly become popular as a modality of assistance in emergencies, especially during COVID-19. The study was conducted in...
The Impact of Conditional Education Assistance
This Policy Brief by World Vision Laos PDR, World Vision Taiwan, Lao Ministry of Education and Sport, FCDO (through the British Embassy Vientiane) highlight the impact of conditional education assistance (cash transfers) supporting transition of vulnerable children from primary to lower secondary...
Executive Summary – Cross-country Learning Report on Applying the Common Approach ‘Resourcing Families for Better Nutrition’ in Humanitarian Responses
From 2021 to 2022, Save the Children implemented ‘Cash + for Nutrition’ in programming in three countries at risk of famine: Afghanistan, South Sudan, and Yemen.
With funding from Save the Children Italy and technical support from Save the Children UK and the consulting firm InformEd International,...
Staying together: vulnerable households in Cambodia recover from the socio-economic impacts of COVID-19 and protect their children
A short video highlighting how cash and voucher assistance (CVA) transitioned to livelihood early recovery assistance to achieve child protection outcomes for vulnerable households affected by the secondary impacts of COVID-19 in Cambodia and already receiving case management by child protection agencies.
Out of Residential Care Institutions : building the capacities of vulnerable households to ensure family-based care during COVID-19
A short video highlighting how cash and voucher assistance (CVA) transitioned to livelihood early recovery support to enable vulnerable households affected by the secondary impacts of COVID-19 to strengthen their capacity to care for their children and for youth living in Residential Care Institutions to...