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Screening recipients of humanitarian cash and voucher assistance: necessary precaution or wasted resources?
Is screening the recipients of humanitarian cash and voucher assistance an effective way to mitigate against the perceived diversion risk that cash represents? If yes, how? If not, why are conversations growing on the topic? In a recent report for Oxfam and Bond, Nina Newhouse & colleagues from the London...
Market-based programming: Challenges and Recommendations from across CALP’s network
When it comes to market-based programming what's the best approach? CALP's members have some great ideas including widening the scope of market monitoring, and making longer term market forecasts.
95 Organisations Sign Letter Calling for Strengthened Cash Coordination
Today a letter signed by 95 organisations was handed into the Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC) urging the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) to take a decision on the leadership and scope of cash coordination in the coming year.
Cash and vouchers can improve health outcomes – but you must understand the challenges first
In this blog, we focus on the challenges related to achieving health-related outcomes through Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) in humanitarian response. Using CVA to advance health outcomes is different from using CVA in other contexts and challenges practitioners to work in new...
CALP is Growing…
An update from the CALP Network’s Director Karen Peachey
A short history of cash and voucher assistance – 6 key lessons and observations
How has cash and voucher assistance evolved? Why has the use of humanitarian cash and voucher assistance (CVA) increased so rapidly in recent years? How has it emerged from the fringes to become an established part of all major humanitarian responses? Four people who have travelled the CVA path reflect on...
Episode 5: A Short History of Cash and Voucher Assistance.
In this 5th episode of CashCast we take a look back over the evolution of cash and voucher assistance (CVA) and then leap forward to explore where it’s going next.
Seven years of Cash and Voucher Assistance: Parting words of wisdom from two amazing CALPies
Cash and Voucher Assistance has changed dramatically over the past seven years. Nathalie Klein, the CALP Network’s Regional Representative for West Africa, and Sophie Tholstrup, the CALP Network’s Policy Coordinator have recently left the organisation after seven and three years respectively. But...
Cash in a COVID-19 crisis: Adapting approaches to assisting Jordan-based refugees
How did cash actors delivering assistance to refugees in Jordan adapt to the COVID-19 crisis? What were the main challenges and did cash actors overcome these? Here to tell us more is André Dürr, an independent consultant specialising in cash transfers who recently carried out a study for the CALP Network.
Can Cash Transfers Help Syrian Refugees Manage Diabetes?
Shannon Doocy, Associate Professor in the Johns Hopkins Center for Humanitarian Health describes which combination of interventions resulted in the most effective diabetes treatment for Syrian refugees based in Jordan.