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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

Latest

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

SPACE Programming Options: ‘Cash Plus’ Approaches in the Response to COVID-19

Guidelines and Tools

It is important to consider interventions that go beyond transferring cash or vouchers and to consider a range of complementary interventions that can be implemented alongside cash transfers. This not only provides the opportunity to maximise the benefits of the cash itself but enables a more...

30 September 2020

SPACE Value for Money of Social Protection and Humanitarian Cash Transfers in the Context of COVID-19

Guidelines and Tools

Social protection and humanitarian cash responses to the COVID-19 pandemic have emerged globally within the last few months, with more responses to come as the early phases of lockdowns have in many places been replaced with the beginnings of L-shaped recessions and on-going extreme economic hardship for...

30 September 2020

SPACE Identifying Practical Options for Linking Humanitarian Assistance and Social Protection in the COVID-19 Response

Guidelines and Tools

This short note examines the relationship between the humanitarian assistance sector and the routine social protection sector in response to COVID-19. Whilst a variety of guidance is being developed to support humanitarian practitioners around the response to the pandemic, less material exists that guides...

30 September 2020

SPACE Preparing for Future Shocks: Priority Actions for Social Protection Practitioners in the Wake of COVID-19

Guidelines and Tools

The purpose of this brief is to help social protection actors think through potential options/strategies to strengthen the preparedness of social protection systems to respond to future shocks. The responses to COVID-19 have highlighted the stark limitations of many social protection systems, particularly...

30 September 2020

SPACE Social protection for older people during COVID-19 and beyond

Guidelines and Tools

This document provides information and guidance on social protection and older people, with a focus on pensions to cushion the economic impacts of COVID-19. It is intended as an advisory for people involved in planning and delivering social protection support for older people across a range of contexts....

30 September 2020

SPACE Strengthening Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) During the Implementation of Social Protection Responses to COVID-19

Guidelines and Tools

The aim of this document is to highlight the key gender equality and social inclusion (GESI) considerations to be considered in the implementation of social protection, with a specific focus on cash transfers, in response to COVID-19. It provides guidance on how to ensure that the delivery of programmes...

30 September 2020

SPACE Useful COVID-19 and Social Protection Materials

Guidelines and Tools

This is a living document tracking relevant COVID-19 and Social Protection Materials.

30 September 2020

SPACE Social Protection Approaches to COVID-19: Expert advice helpline

Guidelines and Tools

Countries across the globe are using or adapting social protection systems and programmes, including labour market policies and social insurance schemes, as well as humanitarian cash assistance, to respond to the range of immediate and medium-term impacts of COVID-19. Getting assistance to those who need...

30 September 2020

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

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

Report

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

1 August 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

State of the World’s Cash 2020 Chapter 9 summary: Covid-19 and CVA: Impacts and implications of the crisis and response

Report

CVA is being scaled up significantly in response to COVID-19, but the overall gap between needs and funding is growing rapidly. The pandemic has incurred an extraordinary human cost, but also presents an opportunity to redefine the humanitarian system to better serve the needs of crisis-affected people....

23 July 2020

Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) and Partnership Toolkit – 10 principles

Guidelines and Tools

This year(2020) has called for a strong reflection on what we mean by partnership and how we work responsibly within CVA programs in support of localizaiton. For example, what do equitable and equal partnerships look like and why they are critical for accountable and quality humanitarian programs? In what...

22 July 2020

Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) and Partnership Toolkit – Good Practices & Guiding Questions

Guidelines and Tools

This document outlines in detail steps and considerations in Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) programs that are supporting of Local Humanitarian Leadership, align with principled and effective partnerships and follow minimum quality standards for partnerships across each phase of the CVA project cycle.

22 July 2020

Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) and Partnership Toolkit

Guidelines and Tools

This year(2020) has called for a strong reflection on what we mean by partnership and how we work responsibly within CVA programs in support of localizaiton. For example, what do equitable and equal partnerships look like and why they are critical for accountable and quality humanitarian programs? In what...

22 July 2020

Identifying practical options for linking humanitarian assistance and social protection in the COVID-19 response

Guidelines and Tools

This short note examines the relationship between humanitarian assistance and social protection in response to COVID-19. Whilst a variety of guidance is being developed to support humanitarian practitioners around the response to the pandemic, less material exists that guides humanitarian practitioners on...

16 July 2020