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, CaLP facilitated a learning event exploring the risks to beneficiary protection in Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA). This closed-door workshop, held as part...
Highlights from Bioforce Institute Graduation Event in Dakar
On Thursday 13th June 2019 CaLP was part of a graduation event hosted by the Bioforce Institute, one of our training partner organisations. This event celebrated the graduation of all the Bioforce...
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Nigeria Cash Working Group (CWG) State Humanitarian Social Protection Forum Draft Terms of Reference (ToR)
The frequency, nature and complexity of humanitarian crisis is changing. At the same time there is greater recognition of the link between pre existing vulnerabilities and people’s ability to cope and recover from the impacts of the crisis. These form some of the key factors that are influencing the...
Risks learning event recommendations – Dakar
Risks learning event recommendations – Douala
Compte-rendu du Cash Working Group du Niger du 04 décembre 2019
CVA and Risks in West and Central Africa: Putting beneficiary protection and responsible data management at the heart of our work
Assistência em Dinheiro e Cupões que Funciona para as Mulheres: 6 lições do terreno
A Assistência em Dinheiro e Cupões (CVA) é actualmente uma ferramenta comum na acção humanitária que é utilizada para fazer face, com maior dignidade, às diversas necessidades de pessoas refugiadas por motivo de crises e conflitos. Embora existam cada vez mais evidências do efeito da CVA no...
Linking Social Protection and Humanitarian Response – Best Practice
This review looks at the alignment of humanitarian response in refugee crises with national social protection systems. It examines the experience of three countries dealing with protracted refugee situations: Turkey, Lebanon and Cameroon, and also identifies lessons from other literature. The number of...
Nigeria Capacity Gap Analysis
Between 2009 and 2019, the Boko Haram insurgency has affected around 13.4 million people in North East of Nigeria. Out the total affected, around 7.1 million are in need of humanitarian assistance while 6.2 million are targeted for humanitarian assistance. To date, 1.8 million people are reported...
Mitigating Risks of Abuse of Power in Cash Assistance – 4 pages
UNHCR and WFP are implementing a joint project to identify and mitigate risks of abuse by private sector service providers in their delivery of cash assistance to vulnerable populations. The project involves work with financial service providers, traders and other private sector stakeholders, as well as...
Cash Transfer Programmes in High Inflation Contexts
The use of Cash Transfers (CTs) in developing regions arose as the understanding grew that some other types of aid programmes were not effectively attaining their goals. For instance, emergency food aid was responding to famines, but it was unable to add to food stability. Over time, the persistently poor...