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Ep. 3. What does the future of financial assistance mean for your work today?

Podcast

In this episode of the CashCast we speak to Meg Sattler from Ground Truth Solutions, Lars Peter Nissen from ACAPS, and Jenny Caswell from GSMA about the changes we should be seeing today, to effectively meet the humanitarian needs of the future.

CVA & COVID-19: Remote Market Assessment and Monitoring

Blog Post

As field practitioners adapt their programmes to COVID-19, colleagues across our membership and Cash Working Groups are identifying multiple challenges. CaLP is working with others to develop a series of short, field-focused recommendations for such practitioners. The purpose of this series is to share...

22 junio 2020

El Caribe está preparado para los programas de transferencias monetarias, pero ¿lo están los actores humanitarios?

Blog Post

Hoy comienza la temporada de huracanes en el Caribe, en un contexto marcado por la respuesta sin precedentes a la pandemia de COVID-19. Durante el lanzamiento de la nota informativa de CaLP Vientos de Cambio (sobre el uso de programas de transferencias monetarias en el Caribe), Andria Grosvenor,...

18 junio 2020

Global Remittances to Suffer a Blow From COVID-19

Blog Post

CaLP’s Future of Financial Assistance report highlighted the importance for CVA actors of working with and alongside other financial flows, which often dwarf volumes of humanitarian aid in crisis contexts. Of these flows, remittances are a critical lifeline for many crisis-affected households. Gerelyn...

17 junio 2020

CVA for COVID-19: Listen to people and act on what they say

Blog Post

Not everyone will be personally affected by the COVID-19 health crisis, but nearly every household will feel its effects economically. For many people in humanitarian crises, particularly those at the margins of society, the economic impact of COVID-19 will be greater and longer-lasting than the health...

11 junio 2020

CVA & COVID-19: Adapting Delivery Mechanisms

Blog Post

As field practitioners adapt their programmes to COVID-19, colleagues across our membership and Cash Working Groups are identifying multiple challenges. CaLP is working with others to develop a series of short, field-focused recommendations for such practitioners. The purpose of this series is to share...

8 junio 2020

So COVID-19, there’s an app for that…

Blog Post

In an earlier blog we explored the implications of COVID-19 adaptations in CVA response on an individuals’ right to privacy. We also argued that data portability in CVA could be explored as part of an opportunity to build back better. In this guest blog from Alesh Brown, founder at TrustWorks.io, we...

2 junio 2020

CVA response – COVID-19, privacy, carrots and open banking

Blog Post

Since the onset of COVID-19 pandemic, there has been heightened interest in the use of technology for humanitarian assistance provision, both to help fight the spread of the pandemic through a plethora of tracing apps, and to help reach people who have been worst hit economically with remote registration...

26 mayo 2020

COVID-19, sanctions, counterterrorist financing and CVA

Blog Post

Are anti-money laundering, counter-terrorist financing or know your customer requirements hampering your ability to reach vulnerable communities during the COVID-19 pandemic? This is what we know so far. Do you have examples which can be used to influence policy? The COVID-19 pandemic has brought with it...

18 mayo 2020

El vínculo entre la protección social y los programas de transferencias monetarias en la acción humanitaria

Blog Post

La importancia de la protección social para ayudar a las personas a hacer frente a las crisis nunca había sido tan evidente como en la crisis actual de COVID-19. Estas cuestiones se están materializando en tiempo real mientras los Gobiernos, donantes y organizaciones de ayuda se afanan por encontrar el...

15 mayo 2020