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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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Slides for the Global CWG meeting – Oct 2021

Presentation

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.

29 October 2021

Good Practice Review on Cash Assistance in Contexts of High Inflation and Depreciation

Report

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...

5 October 2021

Market-Based Approaches for National WASH Cluster Response Plans (in French)

Members event

This webinar is aimed for humanitarian practitioners working in Central African Republic, Mali, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Madagascar, Chad and Niger.

29 September 2021 / online / Français

UN Common Cash Statement Progress Report – September 2021

Report

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...

September 2021

Strengthening locally led humanitarian action through cash preparedness

Report

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...

31 August 2021

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...

19 August 2021

Transfers with Impact – Pathway to Link Humanitarian Cash to Social Protection through Social Accountability

Policy paper

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...

24 June 2021

Cash and Voucher Assistance in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic Lessons Learned from a CARE Multi-Country Program

Report

CARE implemented a multi-country program with the aim of reducing the negative impacts of COVID-19 on vulnerable populations, especially women and girls, using complementary and multimodal approaches, including the provision of cash and voucher assistance (CVA). Given the nature and scale of this program...

18 June 2021

Minding the (financial and digital) gap! – How informal social safety nets leverage digital & cash enablers in COVID-19 pandemic

Presentation

Minding the (financial and digital) gap! – How informal social safety nets leverage digital & cash enablers in COVID-19 pandemic: In every context, strengthening the links between cash transfers, savings groups and digitisation contributes to resilient recovery from COVID-19. Representatives of...

17 May 2021

CVA for Health Outcomes: Learnings from Jordan, Burkina Faso and Bangladesh

Webinar recording

How can Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) support the goal of improved health outcomes in conditions of extreme poverty and vulnerability?   During this webinar, we shared learning from three programmes that used cash and vouchers to  improve access to and utilization of health services. This...

8 April 2021

Considering & incorporating CVA into nutrition programming – a 3 step programming tool

Guidelines and Tools

This tool is intended to support nutrition practitioners with how to assess appropriateness of cash and vouchers assistance (CVA) in emergency nutrition programming, to support, complement, maximize other modalities more routinely considered in nutrition programming. This tool takes the user through the...

9 February 2021

2020 Cash and Voucher Programming (CVP): Roadmap and milestone achieved

Report

In 2020, World Vision has implemented cash and voucher programming like never before – not least due to the COVID-19 pandemic and related social protection transfer scale-ups. From 2019 to 2020, we have seen a 28 % increase of our cash, voucher based programming, moving towards enabling affected...

22 January 2021

Cash transfer and child protection: An integrated approach to address the needs of unaccompanied and separated adolescents in the Central African Republic

Report

This report assesses Plan International’s Monetary Transfer and Child Protection Project in Central African Republic. It aims to understand the strengths and weaknesses of the programme, including implementation challenges and successes, benefits and associated risks for beneficiaries,and to identify...

22 December 2020