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West and Central Africa

The CALP Network supports actors working in cash and voucher assistance (CVA) in West and Central Africa. The CALP team supporting this region are based in the Action Against Hunger office in Dakar, Sénégal. The CALP Network provides support for CVA coordination, capacity building and knowledge management and research.

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The Crisis in the Sahel – Special Feature


The special feature of this issue of Humanitarian Exchange focuses on the humanitarian crisis in the Sahel region of Africa, where aid agencies estimate that more than 18 million people are affected by food insecurity. In response to this crisis, cash and vouchers programming has been largely used. In...

September 2012

How Effective are Cash Transfer Programmes at Improving Nutritional Status?


Cash transfer programmes are a widely applied social protection scheme that has achieved successes in fighting poverty worldwide. A large literature has sprung up around these programmes, yet the relationship between cash transfer programmes and the nutritional status of recipient children is unclear. Can...

July 2012

Impacts of Food Vouchers on Local Markets: Reflections from CRS’ experience in Niger


In mid 2010, CRS-Niger designed and carried out a food voucher program to assist the most needy one-third of households in the departments of Ouallam and Tillabéri due to the poor harvest in 2009 (CRS, 2010). The ADVANCE project was implemented in collaboration with a local NGO partner Association pour...

May 2012

Examining Differences in the Effectiveness and Impacts of Vouchers and Unconditional Cash Transfers


The objective of this study is to examine the differences in the effectiveness and impacts of vouchers versus unconditional cash transfers in the Bushani camp of the Masisi territory of the Democratic Republic of Congo. As part of this research, the study team collected household data from over...


FAO Policy on Cash-Based Transfers


This document articulates FAO’s roles with respect to supporting and implementing CTs linked to agriculture and food security in line with the Organization’s mandate and comparative advantages. It is based on FAO’s experience and expertise in supporting CT programming and details various CT...


An Emergency Market Mapping and Analysis Study Liberia’s Slow Onset Crisis


In 2010, contested elections in neighbouring Côte d’Ivoire, and the violence that ensued, forced hundreds of thousands of people from their homes. As of 7th of July 2011, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) had counted a total of 153,000 refugees crossing the border into Liberia....


Cash and Child Protection: How cash transfer programming can protect children from abuse, neglect, exploitation and violence

Guidelines and Tools

This discussion paper examines the links between cash transfers and the positive and negative outcomes for children – in particular, the role cash transfers have played in protecting children from abuse, neglect, exploitation and violence. It aims to identify ways in which cash transfer activities could...


Natural Disasters: What is the role for social safety nets?

Policy paper

This paper makes the case for why safety nets are an important tool for managing the risk of natural hazards. The use of safety nets is advocated both ex ante, to prevent and mitigate the impact of natural disaster and ex post, to cope with the impacts of natural shocks. Firstly, the paper explores the...

February 2011

Cash Transfer Guide for Western Ivory Coast


This document provides locally-adapted guidelines for cash transfer programming for the Western region of Ivory Coast. Developed by the CALP Network focal point in June-July 2011, these guidelines include: Context Stakeholder analysis Challenges & risk management options Response options Assessments &...