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The most useful tools, reports, guidance and research related to cash and voucher assistance in humanitarian response. As well as CaLP's own publications, we link to other useful resources. You can submit your own resource for publication on the CaLP library here.

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Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) Programming-A Step-by-Step Guideline

Guidelines and Tools

This guideline serves as a knowledge management tool, and provides guidance and recommendations for management of CVA initiatives, relevant for all staff engaged in design, implementation, M&E, and overall CVA decision-making.

11 May 2021

Making Market Assessments Fit for Your Purpose

Webinar recording

Watch the webinar recording here.   Market assessments form an essential and integral part of an overall response analysis to inform humanitarian programme design. Findings from market assessments help with decisions about adequate transfers of Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) and the appropriate...

7 May 2021

Acta de Reunión Regional de Líderes de Grupos de PTM en América Latina y el Caribe


3 May 2021

Standard operating procedure for Food and cash distribution for vulnerable girls, women, boys and men IDPs in Sittwe, Rakhine state

Guidelines and Tools

Plan International Myanmar has recently started implementing a project ‘supporting food security for vulnerable girls, women, boys and men IDPs in Rakhine State’. The project has a combination of both in-kind and cash modality. A Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) was felt necessary primarily to guide...

2 May 2021

Zehra Rizvi, Karen Peachey, Jemilah Mahmood, Nigel Timmins, Sarah Bailey

A short history of cash and voucher assistance – 6 key lessons and observations

Blog Post

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...

29 April 2021

Enablers and Gaps: Gender Equality, Gender-Based Violence Response and Mitigation in Cash and Voucher Assistance at Response levels: analysis on three case studies


The Gender and Cash Sub-Workstream identified three case studies that illustrate how Cash Working Groups, GBV Sub-Clusters, gender focal points (e.g. Gender in Humanitarian Action Working groups at country and regional level) and humanitarian partnerships can enable meaningful and wider engagement on...

26 April 2021

Rapid Market Assessment and Price Monitoring Report – Huehuetenango Department Guatemala


Methodology: This rapid assessment of markets and prices was based on an adapted version of the IFRC’s Rapid Assessment for Markets, elements of the EMMA toolkit’s market system approach and the consortium of NGO’s price monitoring format. The methodology was chosen to give a basic and rapid...

21 April 2021

CaLP Team 2019.

Seven years of Cash and Voucher Assistance: Parting words of wisdom from two amazing CaLPies

Blog Post

Cash and Voucher Assistance has changed dramatically over the past seven years. Nathalie Klein, CaLP’s Regional Representative for West Africa, and Sophie Tholstrup, CaLP’s Policy Coordinator have recently left the organisation after seven and three years respectively. But before saying their...

15 April 2021

Modality Decision Tool: Nutrition Addendum

Guidelines and Tools

The Modality Decision Tool (MDT) Nutrition Addendum aids implementing partners to apply a nutrition lens to the selection of appropriate food assistance modalities (cash, vouchers, or in-kind) for the nutritionally vulnerable. This addendum is primarily oriented to USAID/BHA’s “supplemental nutrition...

14 April 2021

Comparative study of the effects of different cash modalities on gender dynamics and people with disabilities in Aleppo, Syria


In 2020/2021, the Syria Joint Response partners (ZOA, Oxfam, Cordaid, Dorcas and Terre des Hommes) completed a comparative research to showcase the different effects of different modalities on the most deprived and marginalised groups, in particular women and People With Disabilities (PWD) in order to...

14 April 2021