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ERC Learning Event: Scaling up our tools and approaches for multi-purpose cash grants
Watch the videos and read the recommendations from the ERC MPG Consortium event in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
The Link with National Social Protection Systems: A recap of our Sahel learning event
On April 19th and 20th, the CALP Network and the Regional Platform for Social Protection hosted a learning event exploring how humanitarian cash transfer programmes can work to support national social protection systems in the Sahel.
Read our brand new Policy Roundup here
This update was circulated to our policy contacts on 17 April 2018. If you would like to receive these updates via email, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help Us to Improve the CALP Network
We need your feedback to help us continue to improve our work. Please spare 10 minutes to complete this survey telling us how we can more effectively help improve the scale and quality of cash transfer programming as a tool for humanitarian assistance. The survey is open until Monday 2nd April 2018....
New Thematic Page on Gender, Protection and CTP
To realise the potential benefits of cash based assistance for everyone, there is need to foster dialogue between cash, gender and protection actors. Actors from different sectors need to work together, share experiences and learning, and address gaps and overlaps. This also requires improving...
Cash Based Assistance PQ Toolbox Now Live!
The CALP Network has developed a programme quality toolbox for cash-based assistance. The toolbox provides a set of common standards and acions for quality CBA. Each action is supported by a set of guidelines and ready to use tools and templates on 'how' to acheive quality CBA. It can be used across CBA...
Announcing: State of the World’s Cash launch event
Join us at ODI on 1 February 2018 for the launch of the 2018 State of the World's Cash Report. The State of the World's Cash report critically analyses the current state of CTP in humanitarian aid, and the extent to which commitments have been achieved, in order to provide shared insights that can...
Lancement du Cash Learning Hub
Le Cash Learning Hub est une plateforme du CALP Network rassemblant des ressources d’apprentissage et de formation sur la programmation en transferts monétaires et notre catalogue de formation recense plus de 30 ressources en français, en anglais, en arabe et en espagnol.
Humanitarian standards now available on mobile devices
The new Humanitarian Standards Partnership app (HSPapp) provides the humanitarian sector’s flagship standards and guidance in a single, free-of-charge app. Designed for field practitioners providing humanitarian aid in disaster and conflict situations, the app works on- and off-line on mobile phones and...
How We Built a Global Action Agenda to Enable Digital Payments in Humanitarian Response
In recent years, digital payments have emerged as an essential, high-impact tool for humanitarian response. They can enable humanitarian responders to quickly reach people with assistance, and in ways that provide both short- and long-term benefits to those in need, such as access to safe and portable...
Emergency Response Programming – New Market-Analysis Skills Training Available [Eng/Fr/Arabic]
Market analysis is a core part of the suite of assessments that should help to inform all emergency response programming – these new courses will ensure you’re fully equipped with the knowledge you need to consider and work through local markets whenever possible.
Walking the talk: The Grand Bargain & Cash Transfer Programming
Cash Transfer Programming (CTP) is here to stay. The political battle has been won – cash is now accepted as part of the humanitarian response toolkit, and the will to increase its use is there. Now we need to bring this will to life, and turn our commitments into action.
Press Release: Providing cash directly to those most in need is revolutionising the way we provide overseas aid to the world’s poorest people
London, United Kingdom – As the global partnership for cash transfer programming in humanitarian aid, the the CALP Network takes issue with recent criticisms of cash transfers made by Nigel Evans MP and in the media. Cash transfer programming is one of the most highly scrutinized forms of aid. The CALP...
Food or Cash or Vouchers? New report on U.S. food assistance monitoring and evaluation suggests “All of the above”
In this special blog Jenny Coneff, the CALP Network's North America Focal Point, reflects on the main findings of the GAO report.
Cash is the answer to change the global aid system
A variety of studies show that recipients of cash not only use the assistance to meet immediate needs (food, shelter, health, schooling) but they also use it to invest in businesses. Cash is not only a dignified way of helping people in need get back on their feet, it incentivises and supports...
Documenting learning from cash transfer programming in the Ebola context
The CALP Network in West Africa is launching a new Cash and Ebola project that aims to optimize the use of CTP in future crises by documenting, analyzing and providing recommendations from the use of CTP in the Ebola Crisis.
Cash Transfers in Remote Emergency Programming: Focus on risk mitigation
Humanitarian agencies increasingly deliver cash in locations with significant access constraints. Roger Dean, NRC’s Remote Cash Project lead, answers questions about how cash transfers can be used as an effective modality of response in such contexts.
Introducing the ELAN Data Starter Kit
Electronic cash transfers (e-transfers) often necessitate the transfer of personal data, some of which is sensitive, between humanitarian and private sector actors, such as financial service providers (FSPs). As use of e-transfers increases, having strong data management and protection practices in place...
Future of NGOs: Smaller, more specialised, and more efficient
The WHS was far from a revolution. Yet the unprecedented place occupied by cash at the WHS shows the ball is rolling. Nigel Timmins, Oxfam International’s Humanitarian Director, reflects on what underlies our attitudes and how NGOs will need to focus on a set of core activities that reflect their...
World Economic Forum, MasterCard and GSMA Commit to Lead Initiatives on Scaling-up Humanitarian Payments in Emergency Situations
The World Economic Forum, MasterCard and the GSMA join together at the World Humanitarian Summit, held this week in Istanbul on 23-24 May, to commit to lead initiatives that will improve the way people receive humanitarian assistance in the form of diverse payments following a crisis.