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CVA and COVID-19

Credit: Columbia University in the City of New York

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.

 

 

Main image credit: Columbia University in the City of New York

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Towards shock-responsive social protection: lessons from the COVID-19 response in Bangladesh

Report

The COVID-19 crisis is likely to have a staggering impact on poverty in Bangladesh. This report documents the social protection responses by the Government of Bangladesh to mitigate the impact of the pandemic on vulnerable populations. Analysing factors that enabled and constrained the effectiveness of...

20 January 2021

CASH ON THE MOVE – Adapting Multi-Purpose Cash ‘Plus’ Assistance to support people on the move in Peru

Report

In 2019 and 2020, with the support of USAID´s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (formerly FFP and OFDA), Save the Children implemented
a multi-purpose cash ‘Plus’ program in response to the influx of Venezuelan migrants into Peru. Households that were only transiting through the cities where they...

8 January 2021

Pinning Down Moving Targets: Research Note Medium-term priorities for cash assistance in Lebanon

Report

Whilst most humanitarian responses across the globe have had to navigate the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic, in Lebanon the challenges related to COVID-19 emerged on top of an unprecedented protest movement, political instability, a rapid deterioration of the economy and the increasingly protracted...

4 January 2021

Cash and Voucher Assistance Guidelines for Lao PDR

Guidelines and Tools

Cash and voucher assistance is becoming increasingly popular in Lao PDR in delivering humanitarian assistance, rehabilitation and development focused projects. In supporting the cash and voucher assistance agenda in Lao PDR, the Cash Working Group was established as a working group for local and regional...

1 January 2021

“Pinning down moving targets”: Adapting humanitarian cash programmes to the multi-pronged crises in Lebanon

Report

Whilst most humanitarian responses across the globe have had to navigate the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic, in Lebanon the challenges related to COVID-19 emerged on top of an unprecedented protest movement, political instability, a rapid deterioration of the economy and the increasingly protracted...

31 December 2020

SPACE Economics of Early Response and Resilience to COVID-19: Ethiopia

Guidelines and Tools

The 2013 and 2018 Economics of Early Response and Resilience (TEERR) studies demonstrated the significant economic gains of investing in a more proactive response to crises. The first study was funded by DFID in 2013, followed by a more in-depth analysis in 2018 with USAID in three countries – Ethiopia,...

17 December 2020

Perception survey of aid recipients in Somalia

Report

Before the first case of COVID-19 was officially confirmed on 16 March 2020, Somalia was in a state of emergency resulting from the worst locust infestation in 25 years. With food supplies already under threat, the infestation was exacerbated by heavy floods, which not only displaced half a million...

15 December 2020

SPACE Guidance for Framing Case Studies on Social Protection Responses to COVID-19

Guidelines and Tools

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the important role of social protection approaches in response to large covariate shocks. There is a lot to be learned from countries’ collective experience, including documenting what has happened to date and what this implies for the future. Even before more...

19 October 2020

SPACE Linking Humanitarian & Social Protection Information Systems in the COVID-19 Response And Beyond

Guidelines and Tools

This note provides a background briefing and five key questions for humanitarian programme staff to consider when making decisions regarding the use of their Information Systems in COVID-19 responses, and beyond. It focuses in particular on contexts of transition from humanitarian to longer-term,...

19 October 2020

Understanding the Impacts of COVID-19 in Nigeria Using The Household Economy Analysis Framework

Report

Analysis of impact of COVID-19 on household food and income sources.

1 October 2020

Understanding the Impacts of COVID-19 in Mauritania Using the Household Economy Analysis Framework

Report

Analysis of Impacts of COVID-19 on household income and food security.

1 October 2020

Haiti Country Mapping: Large-Scale Cash Transfers for COVID-19

Report

As COVID-19 impacts on health, livelihoods, and well-being of all people around the world, the UN Under Secretary General – Emergency Relief Coordinator called on international community for a recovery package of USD90 Bn necessary to support 700 million extremely vulnerable people around the world. In...

30 September 2020

SPACE The Potential Role of Economic Inclusion Programmes to Respond to Those Affected by COVID-19

Guidelines and Tools

COVID-19 is accentuating the risks facing an increasing number of poor and vulnerable individuals and households in a myriad of ways. As the effects of the crisis evolve, many actors are considering whether and how to complement social assistance measures with additional inputs, components and linkages...

30 September 2020

SPACE Social Protection in the COVID-19 Recovery: Opportunities and Challenges

Guidelines and Tools

This paper analyses the potential contribution of social protection in supporting poor and vulnerable populations over the medium term – defined loosely as the period from the present until end 2022. The decade prior to COVID-19 witnessed an increasing global focus on social protection, a phenomenon...

30 September 2020

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