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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Real-Time Evaluation Report for the CRS Pakistan Response in the Swat Valley
CRS launched a response in September 2009 to support the return of at least 3,000 persons displaced from Swat Valley. CRS partnered with local organizations LASOONA and EPS to provide cash grants, vouchers for livelihood assets, and cash for work activities to restart livelihood activities for returnees...
Case Study: Indonesia – Sumatra 2009
On 30th September 2009 a series of earthquakes struck West Sumatra, not far from the provincial capital of Padang. 13 out of the 19 districts in West Sumatra province were affected. Between earthquakes and landslides nearly 250,000 houses were destroyed or heavily damaged. This case study examines the...
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...
Beneficiary perceptions of corruption in humanitarian assistance: A Sri Lanka case study
This case study, based on a number of chosen villages in Sri Lanka, examines the views of beneficiaries on corruption in the delivery of humanitarian assistance. It begins by outlining some of the corruption risks that agencies may face during emergency responses, particularly in conflict-affected...
Case Study of the Poultry and Grape/Raisin subsectors in Afghanistan: Guided case study in value chain development for conflict-affected environments
Is the value chain approach effective for restoring market-based economic activity in a severely affected post-conflict environment?. The goal of this study is to gather empirical evidence to answer this question, looking at the role of the value chain approach in the work of USAID’s Rebuilding...
A summary of the British Red Cross cash grants for livelihood recovery in Aceh, Indonesia
From April 2005 to June 2008, the British Red Cross Society (BRCS) disbursed more than USD 10 million in cash grants directly to over 10,000 tsunami-affected people in Aceh to support the recovery of their predominantly agriculture and fisheries-based livelihoods. This study draws lessons from the rich...
External Evaluation Report on the Cash for Repair and Reconstruction Project Sri Lanka
The Indian Ocean tsunami caused huge loss of life, displacement and destruction in Sri Lanka. People’s immediate priorities were to find shelter, safety, meet basic needs and trace and mourn loved ones. The population affected took shelter with relatives and friends, in temples, mosques and public...
Learning from cash responses to the tsunami: Issue Paper 2: Disbursement mechanisms
This is the second of six issue papers which 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. This 5-page Issue Paper examines the...
Learning from cash responses to the tsunami: Issue Paper 4: Cash and shelter
This is the fourth of six issue papers which 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. This Issue Paper highlights some of the key...
Learning from cash responses to the tsunami: Issue Paper 5: Livelihoods recovery
This is the fifth of six issue papers which 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. This Issue Paper looks at the use of cash in...