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The Changing Landscape of Cash Preparedness: Lists, Risks and Relationships
What are feasible lead times to deliver CVA to recipients in the Horn of Africa? What are the barriers and enablers to ensuring a timely and high quality humanitarian response? What does it take...
Community Reflections: The Cumulative Impact of Keeping People Informed
This briefing note presents an overview of the findings from Ground Truth Solutions’ in-depth, qualitative interviews with community representatives of displaced people and aid recipients in...
Outsmarting La Niña: Lessons and Recommendations for Strengthening Resilience Through the Drought Response in the Horn of Africa
One of the worst droughts in a generation is currently unfolding in the Horn of Africa. The impacts of the drought are exacerbated by, and in some cases further fueling, increases in conflict in...
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East and Southern Africa CWG Leads and Co-leads workshop
CALP Network convenes annually the East and Southern Africa CWG leads and co-leads workshop with the main purpose of encouraging peer-to-peer learning among CWG leads and Co-leads to improve cash coordination. This year the workshop is scheduled to be face to face and will be held in Nairobi- Kenya on...
Kenya Social Protection Conference
The Government of Kenya through the State Department with other actors in social protection will be hosting the third Kenya Social Protection Conference in the week 3-6th April 2023. The theme of the conference is “accelerating inclusive and integrated social protection system in Kenya, strategies for...
Consultation process with local actors to develop CALP’s learning and training strategy
To support the delivery of impactful, effective and high-quality cash and voucher assistance (CVA), CALP works with others to develop and deliver a variety of learning and training activities. Learning activities are delivered via online-facilitated workshops, face-to-face trainings and self-driven...
CVA in context of high inflation: South Sudan
The civil war that began in 2013 sent South Sudan into an uncontrollable and escalating economic as well as food insecurity crises. The signing of a peace agreement brought relative stability, but inflation rate has remained very high. South Sudan’s economic crisis has been driven by the rapidly...
Linking Humanitarian CVA with Social Protection
This course is aimed at promoting informed and on-going dialogue between humanitarian and social protection stakeholders on the ways forward for linking Humanitarian-CVA (H-CVA with social protection (SP) in given regional/country contexts.
Feasibility study on cash and voucher assistance in Borena zone, Oromia and Gambela regions, Ethiopia
The report indicates the feasibility of cash and voucher assistance in Borena, Oromia and Gambela regions of Ethiopia conducted in December 2022.
The following key determinants, were used to arrive at a conclusion if the CVA modality will be feasible to achieve the set outcomes to provide integrated...
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.
Meeting immediate needs and protecting development gains: Lessons from Ethiopia’s drought response
From April to October 2022, Mercy Corps’ Resilience in Pastoral Areas, North (RIPA-North) program provided a humanitarian drought response in the Somali Region of Ethiopia funded by the activation of a crisis modifier. This drought response was designed to complement and build on the Market Systems...
A new approach to labor market assessments – Report: Insights from systems labor market assessments in Zimbabwe and Haiti
This report examines a methodology critical in designing employment interventions aimed at achieving systemic change: Systems Labor Market Assessments (SLMAs). Between October 2021 and March 2022, the USAID/BHA-funded Implementer-Led Design, Evidence, Analysis and Learning (IDEAL) activity contracted...
Rights, information, and predictability: Keys to navigate a complex crisis
The Cash Barometer is an independent accountability mechanism that combines face-to-face surveys with qualitative discussions to enable cash and voucher recipients to share their views and participate in decision-making. In this survey round, we spoke to 1,261 cash and voucher recipients in 47 locations...