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It’s Planning Season Again – What CVA actors need to know about changes to the Humanitarian Programme Cycle
This time last year we wrote a planning season call to arms, urging Cash Working Groups (CWGs) and Clusters to work together for better inclusion of cash and voucher assistance (CVA) in the Humanitarian Response Plans (HRP). Well planning season has rolled around again, this time with some significant...
How Will Financial Assistance Look in 2030? Here are your thoughts so far
In 2030, humanitarian crises and the ways in which humanitarian needs are met will look very different from today. The role of financial assistance is growing: it is estimated that $4.8 billion was delivered in cash and voucher assistance (CVA) in 2018, as well as $686 billion in remittances, while 2.5...
Celebrating #WomenHumanitarians from our Membership for World Humanitarian Day 2019
World Humanitarian Day is held every year on 19 August to pay tribute to aid workers who risk their lives in humanitarian service, and to rally support for people affected by crises around the world.
Lessons in Driving Large Scale Change: the CALP Network’s reflections from the Humanitarian Innovation Exchange
The scaling of cash programming, enabled by mobile money, represents one of the most significant recent innovations in the humanitarian sector. In two guest blogs for Elrha (Enhanced Learning and Research for Humanitarian Assistance), our Director Karen Peachey explores the CALP Network’s role in...
Leveraging Cash and Voucher Assistance in Gender-based Violence Prevention and Response
Despite a reported 60% scale-up in cash and voucher delivery from 2016-18, its use for protection outcomes – including to support the prevention of and response to gender-based violence – trails behind that of all other sectors. In our latest guest blog, Tenzin Manell of Women’s Refugee Commission...
A New Blueprint for the Future of Financial Assistance
Ahead of our workshop on the Future of Financial Assistance in Amman on 24 and 25 July, Paula Gil Baizan, independent expert and a member of the steering committee for the CALP Network’s Future of Financial Assistance work, encourages us to re-imagine the blueprint upon which we build the future of...
Retour sur la cérémonie de remise de diplômes par l’Institut Bioforce à Dakar.
Jeudi 13 juin 2019, le CALP Network a participé à la cérémonie de remise de diplômes organisée à Dakar par l’Institut Bioforce, un de nos orgaismes de formation partenaires. Lors de cet événement ont été diplômés tous les étudiants de Bioforce ayant suivi les cours fondamentaux des...
Highlights from Bioforce Institute Graduation Event in Dakar
On Thursday 13th June 2019 the CALP Network 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 students that followed the CALP Network’s CVA fundamentals course, which was delivered by our...
Cash Coordination: A proposal from members in MENA
Earlier this year the CALP Network undertook regional consultations to explore options for cash coordination. This blog lays out recommendations from participants from the Middle East and North Africa who sketched out what cash coordination, and coordination more broadly, could look like in future to...
Major Humanitarian Donor Agencies Issue Joint Donor Statement on Cash
Senior officials from major donor agencies EU/DG ECHO, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States of America have released a 'Joint Donor Statement on Humanitarian Cash Transfers', identifying priority areas where donors can improve coordination by focusing on nine...