CaLP’s State of the World’s Cash report found that the perception that CVA is riskier than other forms of aid was one of the main barriers to CVA being routinely used. This concern is linked to the growing emphasis from donors on anti-terrorism and money laundering, and shrinking budgets for humanitarian assistance. CaLP’s work under this theme aims to debunk myths, facilitate collaboration, and share learning to ensure that CVA is systematically and equally considered, based on evidence of actual risks across modalities.
A variety of organisations are currently working on CVA and risk. CaLP is working to identify synergies among actors, avoid duplication, and define joint priorities that can be better addressed collectively. Together with WFP, CaLP is co-leading the risk priority within the Grand Bargain workstream on cash.
Podcast: Will risk aversion hold us back from realizing the potential of CVA?
Episode 1 of the CashCast, exploring how attitudes to risk have impacted the use of CVA in the Middle East and North Africa region.
CVA and Risks: What happens in the field, stays in the field?
In October 2019 in Douala, Cameroon, CaLP facilitated a learning event exploring the risks to beneficiary protection in Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA). This closed-door workshop, held as part...
Webinar: Data sharing in CVA: ethics, ownership and privacy
CaLP Board meeting
CaLP Board meeting – quarterly
CaLP Technical Advisory Group (TAG) Quarterly Meeting
This is the regular quarterly meeting for CaLP’s Technical Advisory Group.
Regional CWG Leads meeting
The purpose of this event is to get a closer look into the different CWG projects and goals set for the end of 2021. During this meeting, we will receive updates on the Regional Groups, elections, and lessons learned during the year, as well as get an insight into CashCap 2020/21. The event will conclude...
Lessons Learnt on Coordination of CVA in Kenya
This event aims to provide a space for reflection and dialogue on the overall coordination of CVA response in Kenya in 2020 – 2021. The key questions include: Why is CVA coordination still a challenge in Kenya? What improvements are needed going forward? And How can we work together to bring about the...
Getting CVA right in the Humanitarian Response Plan: Blind Spots and Considerations
How can you ensure that Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) is adequately and coherently integrated into humanitarian response plans (HRP)? Recent changes to the Humanitarian Programme Cycle (HPC) certainly provide more opportunities to do this. Read on for some great ideas and practical steps for covering...
Cash Coordination Next Steps: An important meeting for humanitarian leaders
Wednesday 15th September from 13.00 -14.00 UTC
Eastern Africa Regional CWG meeting
This meeting will provide space for National CWGs to share updates on the use of CVA in the various ongoing crisis in the region, ongoing work by the CWGs and challenges faced. The CWGs will also collectively set a research agenda for CaLP and the Regional Cash Working Group based on what the evidence...
CaLP Board Meeting
CaLP Board meeting – quarterly
New Guidance: Market-Based Programming in WASH: Technical Guidance for Humanitarian Practitioners
Over recent years, humanitarian aid organizations have increasingly used market-based programming (MBP) to deliver water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in emergencies. ‘Market-based modalities’ include the distribution of cash and vouchers, which enable recipient households to access the WASH goods...
A Review of CaLP’s Work in the MENA Region and More Broadly 2018-2020
The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region exemplifies many of the successes and challenges for humanitarian CVA; programming ranges from large-scale initiatives such as the Emergency Social Safety Net (ESSN) to NGO cash consortia to sector-specific initiatives. In this context, CaLP has played a...