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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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Testing new ground. Multisector cash interventions in Mangaize refugee camp Niger

Report

In the midst of the Mali refugee crisis in Niger, UNHCR implemented one of the first multisector cash transfer projects in Mangaize refugee camp in 2015, providing refugees with grants covering non-food items, hygiene, shelter and livelihood needs. The cash project came on the heels of a successful food...

2016

Data Protection Case Study: Nigeria

Report

In March 2016, the Electronic Cash Transfer Learning Action Network (ELAN) brought together Mercy Corps’ and Catholic Relief Services’ Nigeria teams to discuss data protection in their electronic voucher programs and overall operations. Because data protection relies so heaviliy on context (e.g.,...

2016

What to know: working with humanitarians on e-cash programs

Report

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...

2016

Evaluation of the Kenya Hunger Safety Net Programme Phase 2: Drought Emergency Scale-up Payments Process Review – Final report

Report

This report presents findings from the process review of the Hunger and Safety Net Programme (HSNP) drought emergency scale-up payments, commissioned under the independent evaluation of the HSNP. The review provides an independent account of stakeholders’ experiences in the implementation of the first...

2016

Gender impact assessment of cash transfers support to vulnerable households in Sierra Leone

Report

This report outlines the findings and recommendations from a qualitative assessment carried out to complement and further develop the findings from a recently concluded quantitative study of SNAP+ in order to better understand the driving factors behind behavior during the Ebola crises. The quantitative...

2016

Using Cash for Shelter: An Overview of CRS Programs

Report

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...

2016

Learning Event Report " Getting ready for cash transfer programming"

Report

Despite the rapid, dynamic evolution of cash transfer implementation in West Africa, actors’ lack of preparation means that the tool cannot fulfil its potential. As a result, the scope of interventions remains limited, the combination of different methods is not often envisaged, the most...

2016

Safe Cash Distribution in Liberia

Report

Delivering cash to crises affected populations is much more than about meeting their ‘physical needs’. It is also about seeing the human being in its fullness and ensuring that the assistance preserves their Safety, Dignity and Integrity. We ensure that cash delivery does not increase the risks faced...

June 2015

Voices and Views of Beneficiaries on Unconditional Cash Transfers – Democratic Republic of Congo, Nepal and the Philippines

Report

Providing cash in humanitarian emergencies is expanding and the topic is well under discussion within the humanitarian sector with topics ranging from high-level consideration of cash as a tool to transform humanitarian aid, the significance of cash as a way to support beneficiary choice and dignity...

2015

Productive Impacts of the Child Grant Programme in Zambia

Report

This short one page paper looks at the impacts of the Child Grant Programme in Zambia on asset ownership, agricultural activity, non-farm business activities, labour supply and local economies. The CGP is one of Zambia’s flagship social protection schemes. It targets ultra-poor districts not previously...

2015

Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Cash-Based Food Assistance Projects: A case study and discussion paper of findings in Niger

Report

Despite recent and expanding literature on cost effectiveness and value for money, there is little by way of guidance for the implementation of cost-effectiveness analysis in humanitarian and development programming. This report distills findings from the literature on ex post cost-effectiveness analysis,...

2015

Impacts of the Child Grant Programme (CGP) on the Local Economy in Zambia

Report

In this research brief, local economy-wide impact evaluation (LEWIE) simulation methods are used to assess the likely impacts of cash transfers on the local economy. When the Child Grant Programme (CGP) gives money to beneficiary households, they spend it to buy goods and services. As this cash circulates...

2015

Kit for Autonomous Cash transfer in Humanitarian Emergencies (KACHE)

Guidelines and Tools

The present document reports the development of the Kit for Autonomous Cash transfer in Humanitarian Emergencies (KACHE), built upon Red Rose ONE system© supported by the WFP’s Cooperating Partners’ Innovation Fund (CPIF). Firstly, it gives a brief description of the main features of the kit....

2015

Liberia Ebola Response

Presentation

ICRCs EVD Cash response program had to be designed under a rare circumstance of insufficient baseline data on EVD impact on household level and limited opportunity to contact intended beneficiaries for a detailed assessment/ proper situational analysis.

2015

Cheaper, Faster, Better? A case study of new technologies in cash transfers from the Democratic Republic of Congo

Report

Over the past decade, there has been a growing consensus in the humanitarian community that cash, as compared to in-kind aid, is the best form of assistance to provide during an emergency. For families that have been displaced by a crisis or natural disaster, cash offers aid recipients more flexibility...

November 2014

Mobile Cash Transfers for Urban Refugees in Niamey, Niger

Report

This study compared the effectiveness of cash transfers delivered through mobile phone and microfinance institutions to urban refugees in Niamey. The study found that the mobile phone delivery mechanism could be more cost-efficient than the MFI mechanism, after initial set up costs associated to...

February 2014

Preventing Acute Malnutrition Among Young Children in Crises: A prospective intervention study in Niger

Report

Governments and donor agencies need to know which preventative strategy is most effective, particularly among children under 2 years old who are most vulnerable to acute malnutrition. Here, the researchers compare the effectiveness of seven preventative strategies—including the distribution of...

2014