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West and Central Africa

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

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Stepping up CVA with COVID-19: Paving the way we respond to future crisis

Report

COVID-19 has thrown the world into lockdown and taken a tremendous toll on the health, social, and economic status of vulnerable communities, households, and individuals. Limitations on daily activities and an over-arching health crisis, restrictions on movement, closures of schools and businesses have...

15 September 2020

Responding to the COVID-19 Crisis: Linking humanitarian Cash and Social Protection in practise

Report

This paper seeks to demonstrate practical ways in which NGOs are linking their humanitarian work to social protection and the added importance of this in the context of COVID-19, following from the earlier work of CCD outlining the role of NGOs to
improve the access to and delivery of social protection in...

27 July 2020

Presentation for CaLP’s webinar on remote registration and verification in the COVID-19 response

Presentation

Watch the webinar recording here Speaker presentations from CaLP’s 14 July 2020 webinar on: Peril or pitfalls?: Emerging practices on remote registration and verification in the COVID-19 response Remote CVA programming has been highlighted as a key challenge for the community of practice in scaling up...

16 July 2020

A call for action Increase the uptake of cash transfers to ensure rapid response in case of shocks

Guidelines and Tools

Despite a growing global interest in cash and voucher assistance since the beginning of the pandemic, the modality is still insufficiently used to limit the socio-economic impacts of the COVID crisis in West and Central Africa, both by governments and humanitarian actors. This call to action, developed by...

30 June 2020

Busting myths and addressing assumptions against CVA in the region in the COVID context

Policy paper

30 June 2020

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...

11 June 2020

Protocol for the Prevention and Control of Infections in the Context of the COVID19 Pandemic

Guidelines and Tools

28 May 2020

Readiness Checklist for Cash Working Groups in light of COVID-19 Response – Version 2

Guidelines and Tools

This checklist is designed to assist CWGs adjust their plans and prepare to play an enhanced role in coordination of CVA in the context of increasing (and in some cases unprecedented) needs and limitations of COVID-19. Responses should, as ever, be context specific. We suggest that CWGs consider the...

19 May 2020

Humanitarian Impacts of COVID-19 in West and Central Africa

Policy paper

Produced by the Regional Inter Sector Coordination Group for Humanitarian Affairs in West and Central Africa (R-ISCG), this document summarizes the main impacts of COVID-19 on the population of the region and on ongoing humanitarian operations. The R-ISCG also wishes to put forward some key...

12 May 2020

Public health and social measures for Covid19 prepardness and response in low capcity and humanitarian context

Guidelines and Tools

May 2020