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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Cash Working Groups: A preliminary mapping
Brief overview of the state of cash working groups in emergency settings.
Using Cash for Shelter: An Overview of CRS Programs
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...
Using Cash for Shelter: Displaced and Recent Returnee Households Invite Recovery in Eastern DRC (DRIVE) Internal Conflict and Displacement
The Democratic Republic of Congo, or DRC, has endured multiple conflicts since 1996, including armed conflict in Eastern DRC during 2012 and 2013. In December 2014, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in the DRC reported that the armed conflict had internally displaced...
Evaluation of the Kenya Hunger Safety Net Programme Phase 2: Drought Emergency Scale-up Payments Process Review – Final 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...
Liberia Ebola Response
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.
Voices and Views of Beneficiaries on Unconditional Cash Transfers – Democratic Republic of Congo, Nepal and the Philippines
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...
Markets in Crises: The conflict in Mali
Humanitarian agencies routinely conduct market analyses to inform decisions around transfer modality – cash, voucher or in-kind – with a strong emphasis on the availability and price of key commodities. However, in the last few years humanitarian organisations have expanded their scope to...
Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Cash-Based Food Assistance Projects: A case study and discussion paper of findings in Niger
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,...
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....
Evaluation of ECHO-Funded Cash and Voucher Food Assistance in the Democratic Republic of Congo
People in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have long faced protracted conflict and instability resulting in the displacement of populations. In order to provide households affected by new displacements with timely access to food, ECHO funded the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), the Association...