Asia and Pacific
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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Cash transfers in emergencies: A synthesis of World Vision’s experience and learning
This HPG study report, commissioned by World Vision, looks at the shifting view towards cash programming by the humanitarian community, and focuses on the specific challenges and needs which World Vision would have to address when considering the use of cash in emergencies. A general background of cash...
IFRC and the evolution of CTP
An IFRC presentation covering the following topics: IFRC and the evolution of CTP Institutional commitment and organisational learning Working in Partnership with the CALP Network Moving forward
Planning and implementing cash transfers in emergencies: Practical insights from Pakistan
Access The Report Here The use of cash transfers and vouchers, or together ‘cash-based responses’, has grown remarkably in recent years. Cash transfers provide beneficiaries with money, while vouchers ensure access to food for a predefined quantity or value in identified outlets. While there is a...
DG ECHO perspectives on Cash Transfer Programming
A presentation accompanying the CALP Network global learning event, Bangkok 16th February 2011, covering the following topics: DG ECHO position on the use of Cash &Vouchers (C&V) Trends in funding C&V projects Using C&V at scale: the case of Haiti Capacity building priorities
Walking the Talk: Cash Transfers and Gender Dynamics
Concern Worldwide (Concern) and Oxfam GB (Oxfam) jointly commissioned this report to look at the impacts of cash transfers (CTs) on gender dynamics both within households and communities. This report was commissioned because of the agencies’ concerns that while CTs, now being used in many different...
Delivering Cash Through Cards – A Quick Delivery Guide (booklet)
Guidelines and Tools
A Quick Delivery Guide to delivering money through cards (magnetic stripe or smart cards). Prepared as a practical tool, this guide provides a brief synthesis of the necessary preconditions and advantages and disadvantages of using cheques. It also provides practical implementation tips. This version...
More than roads: Using markets to feed the hungry in Nepal
This report, based on research in Nepal, focuses on the importance of markets and road infrastructure, which could be used to inform longer term food security strategies. The report goes through the basis of the research, the context of the market environment and highlights the services provided and the...
Watan Card Project – Pakistan National Disaster Relief Program
Presentation to the CALP Network 4th Global Learning Event (Bangkok, February 2011) from the National Disaster Management Authority of the Government of Pakistan. The presentation reviews the WATAN card cash transfer programme implemented by the Government to transfer money to flood affected people. The...
ATM cash assistance: Does it work?
This 2-page article describes UNHCR’s cash assistance to almost 5,000 vulnerable Iraqi refugee families in Jordan. It looks at the key questions asked in UNHCR about implementing cash-based assistance, and highlights findings about cost-effectiveness and beneficiary well-being.
Learning from Cash Responses to the Tsunami: Case Studies
These case studies form part of a project to document learning around cash based responses to the Indian Ocean tsunami. The project was funded by the British Red Cross, Save the Children UK, Oxfam GB, Mercy Corps and Concern Worldwide.