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
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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 Working Groups: A preliminary mapping
Brief overview of the state of cash working groups in emergency settings.
Pintakasi. A review of shelter/Wash delivery methods in post-disaster or recovery interventions
Catholic Relief Services conducted an in-depth study to assess the efficiency, effectiveness and appropriateness of the modalities for delivering shelter and Wash assistance in its Typhoon Haiyan Recovery Program. This study, Pintakasi hopes to contribute valuable lessons learned and share best...
Partnering with FSPs to Deliver Cash in Nepal: Top Considerations
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Cash transfers are a proven way to help disaster-affected communities flexibly meet urgent basic needs. Several humanitarian agencies are planning cash transfers to support tens of thousands of Nepali earthquake survivors. While initial responses will likely rely on direct cash in envelopes, cash...
EMMA on CGI Sheets in Eastern Samar, Philippines
Super Typhoon Haiyan (locally known as Yolanda) made landfall on the 8th of Nov’13 and left a trail of destruction along its path. It is estimated that 14 million people were affected and 4.1 million were displaced in the Philippines as a result of this super typhoon.Eastern Samar province of the...
Using Cash for Shelter: An Overview of CRS Programs
Cash continues to gain prevalence as a modality for humanitarian agencies to help people meet multiple and diverse needs in the wake of a crisis. It provides people with the dignity of choice, and is often significantly more cost-efficient than the delivery of in-kind aid. In programs with a shelter...
Cash transfers programming in the Pacific: A Feasibility Scoping Study
The use of Cash Transfer Programming (CTP) to provide humanitarian assistance so that people may access the goods and services they need before, during and following a crisis has been gaining momentum over the past decade. Despite the considerable use of cash and vouchers by government and non-state...
Using Cash for Shelter: Cash Transfer for Transitional Shelter
An earthquake measuring 7.6 magnitude struck near the coast of West Sumatra, Indonesia, on September 30, 2009, affecting over 1.25 million people. Catholic Relief Services conducted rapid needs assessments in October 2009, identifying shelter as the most urgent need. Over 80 percent of the houses in some...
What to know: working with humanitarians on e-cash programs
International humanitarian assistance rose to a record US$24.5 billion in 2014. The 2015 Global Humanitarian Assistance Report indicated that over US$200 million of this was used in cash and voucher programs. An increasing number of humanitarian actors have begun to deliver cash electronically, through...
Using Cash for Shelter: Project Daijok ("Helping Each Other")
After a major earthquake in the Philippines in October 2013, Catholic Relief Services reached 5,000 families with emergency shelter materials, water and hygiene kits, and emergency latrines. In November 2013, CRS staff conducted a housing and market assessment in three of the worst‑hit municipalities of...
Scaling Up Humanitarian Cash Transfers in Nepal
The Nepal earthquake has a number of lessons for the global debates on scaling up cash both at the level of cash responses themselves and in the more transformational way envisaged by the High Level Panel through which cash can disrupt the established humanitarian system. Humanitarian cash transfers after...