West and Central Africa
Definition of Minimum Expenditure Baskets (MEB) in West Africa
Throughout 2017, five countries in West Africa have worked collectively to define minimum expenditure baskets, in order to better capture the contribution that humanitarian assistance is making to...
CVA and Risks: What happens in the field, stays in the field?
In October 2019 in Douala, Cameroon, the CALP Network facilitated a learning event exploring the risks to beneficiary protection in Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA). This closed-door workshop,...
Highlights from Bioforce Institute Graduation Event in Dakar
On Thursday 13th June 2019 the CALP Network was part of a graduation event hosted by the Bioforce Institute, one of our training partner organisations. This event celebrated the graduation of all...
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CashCap case study: Country mission to South Sudan
This case study walks us through a context where initial the humanitarian actors didn’t engage or trust the CWG’s achievements. Where a key challenge was balancing the power dynamics and ensuring the voices of national NGOs in particular got heard at the table dominated by bigger players. Until...
Cash at a Crossroads: Getting It Right for Affected Communities
The great increase in the use of cash assistance has been one of the humanitarian sector’s success stories. Just as cash offers more flexibility for affected communities, it demands more ingenuity from the humanitarian sector. With the modalities of cash programming now receiving attention at the...
Slides for the Global CWG meeting – Oct 2021
The enclosed slides for the 28 October meeting feature presentations from WFP, the Uganda and CAR CWGs and GSMA , as well as key links to key resources discussed.
Good Practice Review on Cash Assistance in Contexts of High Inflation and Depreciation: Case Study South Sudan
This case study accompanies CALP’s Good Practice Review on Cash Assistance in Contexts of High Inflation and Depreciation. It is intended to illustrate the process of situational analysis, response
analysis and response option selection presented in the Good Practice Review. The learning from this case...
Good Practice Review on Cash Assistance in Contexts of High Inflation and Depreciation
What is this? A compilation of good practices to assist humanitarian actors designing and implementing cash programmes, including multipurpose cash (MPC) and cash for sectoral outcomes. The rationale for this document is the growing challenge of inflation and currency depreciation in contexts in which...
Market-Based Approaches for National WASH Cluster Response Plans (in French)
This webinar is aimed for humanitarian practitioners working in Central African Republic, Mali, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Madagascar, Chad and Niger.
UN Common Cash Statement Progress Report – September 2021
This report outlines key progress and challenges under the UN Common Cash Statement (UNCCS) and the vision and priorities ahead. It builds on more than two years of implementation, the UNCCS Q&A and a number
of surveys and lessons learned workshops conducted with countries in 2021. While the focus has...
Strengthening locally led humanitarian action through cash preparedness
This research, produced by the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement’s Cash Hub and CashCap, looks at the links between CVA and localisation to understand how cash, and cash preparedness, can help to further localisation and strengthen locally led humanitarian action. It examines three questions: 1) How...
Disability Inclusive Cash Assistance: Learnings from Practice in Humanitarian Response”
Guidelines and Tools
This case study collection describes lessons learned from seven inclusive humanitarian cash transfer projects implemented from 2015 – 2020 in Niger, Zimbabwe, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Philippines, and Indonesia, and five ongoing projects from the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic responses. This good practice...
Transfers with Impact – Pathway to Link Humanitarian Cash to Social Protection through Social Accountability
In response to the socio-economic impacts of the pandemic, governments have introduced over 1,600 social protection measures in almost all the world’s countries and territories. Cash assistance – a critical intervention in supporting the world’s most vulnerable people – also grew by 240% during...