CVA and COVID-19
We hope that you are all staying well in these uncertain times. As COVID-19 continues to spread around the world, it seems every community will be touched in some way – whether directly by the virus or by the economic and other impacts it is having.
There has been a significant amount of discussion across the CALP Network on what the pandemic means for the use of CVA and for the operations of CALP members.
Guidance and resources
- The CALP Network live COVID and CVA guidance (available in Arabic, French, Spanish), which summarizes key points from guidance across the different actors of the network and is updated regularly.
- Collection of resources (full list to consult), learning and questions here, thank you for continuing to share!
- Other useful resources and links here below.
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CVA in COVID-19 Contexts: Guidance from the CALP Network
Guidelines and Tools
This is a summary of the key points from the many resources you shared on CVA and COVID through this document. This is a living document and we will continue to update this summary as new resources are added. The below is intended to help organisations understand and prepare for likely impacts of COVID-19 on their work, consider whether CVA is right for the contexts in which they operate and...
Mercy Corps Tipsheet: COVID-19 and CVA
Guidelines and Tools
This tipsheet serves as guidance to help field teams think through different ways to mitigate the spread and impact of Covid-19 through ongoing cash and voucher assistance (CVA), inform the adaption of CVA programming in the context of Covid-19, and promote sensitivity to changing market dynamics and prices.
This tip sheet is general, but we are ready to work with you to tailor advice to your...
ICRC Tipsheet: Cash and Voucher Assistance and COVID-19
Guidelines and Tools
This tipsheet serves as guidance to help field teams think through different ways:
1) to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 through ongoing Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA);
2) inform the adaptation of CVA in the context of COVID-19;
3) promote sensitivity to evolving markets dynamics.
This tipsheet is inspired by the “Shield & Sword strategy” developed to tackle previous outbreaks such as...
Layering Cash into Market Systems Programs: Catalyzing market-driven recovery in Nigeria
This paper examines the case of the Nigeria Rural Resilience Activity (RRA), a five-year, US$49 million Activity funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Feed the Future portfolio within the states of Borno, Adamawa, Yobe and Gombe (BAY-G) in North Eastern Nigeria (NEN) and...
COVID-19 Implications for Programming of Cash and Voucher Assistance for Education in Emergencies
Beyond its immediate impact on health, the COVID-19 pandemic is expected to have devastating consequences on people’s livelihoods and employment, especially in fragile, crisis and post-crisis environments (GHRP COVID-19). This includes immediate impact on income and livelihoods during the pandemic, and...
Pacific cash learning event 2022: Report
The Pacific Cash Learning Event was held during an important time for the region. The Pacific is highly vulnerable to disasters, which are becoming increasingly frequent and intense as a result of climate change. These disasters threaten health, food and water systems and economic security, while the...
Staying together: vulnerable households in Cambodia recover from the socio-economic impacts of COVID-19 and protect their children
A short video highlighting how cash and voucher assistance (CVA) transitioned to livelihood early recovery assistance to achieve child protection outcomes for vulnerable households affected by the secondary impacts of COVID-19 in Cambodia and already receiving case management by child protection agencies.
Out of Residential Care Institutions : building the capacities of vulnerable households to ensure family-based care during COVID-19
A short video highlighting how cash and voucher assistance (CVA) transitioned to livelihood early recovery support to enable vulnerable households affected by the secondary impacts of COVID-19 to strengthen their capacity to care for their children and for youth living in Residential Care Institutions to...
A short video highlighting how cash and voucher assistance (CVA) achieved child protection outcomes for vulnerable households affected by the secondary impacts of COVID-19 and already receiving case management by child protection agencies, strengthening their capacities to cover their essential needs,...
Delivering Better Together: Standard Operating Procedures for Oxfam’s Approach to Cash and Voucher Assistance
Guidelines and Tools
Delivering Better Together: SOPs for Oxfam’s Approach to Cash and Voucher Assistance is a digital guide to all things cash and vouchers in Oxfam that can be downloaded to and accessed from a phone, tablet, or any other device. The SOPs focus on the basics of cash and vouchers, the use of it for...
Cash Transfers in Pandemic Times
This paper by Ugo Gentilini, brings together trends, evidence and practices generated over the course of the pandemic. The focus revolves primarily around social assistance in general and cash transfers in particular, with both anchored to the broader remit of social protection. The objective is to give a...
Cash Transfer Mapping Report
In response to COVID-19, governments across the world have been working with varying success to protect the vulnerable from the adverse effects of the pandemic. The number of measures adopted across countries worldwide since the onset of the pandemic is unprecedented. However, as countries have stepped up...
Integrated Cash and Gender-Based Violence Programming for IPV Survivors in Guayaquil, Ecuador
Migrant and refugee women and girls are vulnerable to a range of risks before, during, and after humanitarian crises. Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a type of gender-based violence (GBV) and is among the many protection-specific risks they face.
As a result of the conflict in Venezuela, an estimated...