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

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Cash and Voucher Assistance, Gender Equality and Gender-Based Violence Integration in Humanitarian Response Plans: Venezuelan Refugees and Migrants Case Study

Report

The case study was created with the inputs of the Regional Cash Working Group, supported by CashCap, and UNWOMEN’s regional gender focal point in the Response for Venezuelans. It demonstrates an example of meaningfully integrating gender and cash and voucher assistance at a response level. In October...

16 December 2020

Cash and Voucher Assistance – Refugee and Migrant Response for Venezuelans Open Survey

Report

The objective is to promote reflection on the role of CVA in the 2021 Strategic Response Planning process for Refugees and Migrants from Venezuela. The RCWG made available an open survey to capture the opinion of the partners on to what extent systematic integration of CVA as a modality, in the...

October 2020

MPCA ‘Plus’ assistance to people on the move: the case of Venezuelans in Peru

Blog Post

Watch the video here This video documents the MPCA ‘Plus’ program implemented by Save the Children Peru in response to the Venezuelan crisis, and more specifically highlights the provision of assistance to families on the move, or ‘transiting’ through Peru. Beneficiaries were identified throughout...

15 June 2020

Migrating with dignity: MPCA to Venezuelan families in Peru

Blog Post

Watch the video here In 2018, with the support of OFDA and FFP, Save the Children implemented a multi-purpose cash transfer ‘Plus’ program in response to the influx of Venezuelan into Peru. The program aimed at covering vulnerable household’s basic needs and prevent them from resorting to negative...

15 June 2020

MPCA ‘Plus’ assistance to people on the move: the case of Venezuelans in Peru

Video

Watch the video here This video documents the MPCA ‘Plus’ program implemented by Save the Children Peru in response to the Venezuelan crisis, and more specifically highlights the provision of assistance to families on the move, or ‘transiting’ through Peru. Beneficiaries were identified throughout...

15 June 2020

Migrating with dignity: MPCA to Venezuelan families in Peru

Video

Watch the video here In 2018, with the support of OFDA and FFP, Save the Children implemented a multi-purpose cash transfer ‘Plus’ program in response to the influx of Venezuelan into Peru. The program aimed at covering vulnerable household’s basic needs and prevent them from resorting to negative...

15 June 2020

E-transfers Procurement Learning and Good Practices

Guidelines and Tools

Humanitarian agencies have increased their use of cash transfers and related distribution technologies. Yet, most rely largerly procurement and contracting processes designed for goods and professional services. An Elan Survey of humanitarian operations staff and e-transfers providers indicated several...

2017

ELAN Humanitarian KYC Case Studies

Report

Know Your Customer (KYC) regulations, also known as customer due diligence, are designed to combat money laundering, terrorist financing, and other related threats to the financial system. They refer to the ID checks that financial institutions perform to comply with national financial regulations....

2017

Electronic Transfers in Humanitarian Assistance and Uptake of Financial Services

Report

The Electronic Cash Transfer Learning Action Network (ELAN) undertook case studies on humanitarian electronic transfer (‘e-transfer’) projects in Ethiopia, Zimbabwe and Bangladesh. The case studies examine the extent to which: recipients used digital financial services (e.g. money transfers, savings,...

2017

Can E-Transfers Promote Financial Inclusion in Emergencies: A Case Study from Ethiopia

Report

The Electronic Cash Transfer Learning Action Network (ELAN) launched this research to build an evidence base around connecting emergency electronic transfer (e-transfer) recipients with additional financial
services. They also wanted to learn if, when, and how e-transfers can promote sustained uptake and...

2017

Policy Briefing: Electronic Transfers in Humanitarian Assistance and Uptake of Financial Services

Report

The Electronic Cash Transfer Learning Action Network (ELAN) undertook case studies on humanitarian electronic transfer (‘e-transfer’) projects in Ethiopia, Zimbabwe and Bangladesh. The case studies examine the extent to which: recipients used digital financial services (e.g. money transfers, savings,...

2017

Introducing the ELAN Data Starter Kit

Blog Post

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...

14 June 2016

Data management and protection starter kit: Tip sheet 7: Data retention, archiving and disposal

Guidelines and Tools

Data retention refers to the length of time that data is kept by the organization that gathered it. Data archiving describes the intentional preservation of data in a format that makes it easy for collaborators to refer back to. And data disposal is the process of deleting data in a safe and responsible...

2016

ELAN Workshop Report: E-Transfers in Iraq and Syria

Report

This report outlines the main conclusions and takeways of ELAN workshop held in Iraq. The event was organized to meet the following objectives: Introduce participants to the what, why, and when of e-transfers. Explore solutions to the particular challenges of using e-transfers in Iraq and Syria. Share...

2016

ELAN Vocabulary and Usage

Guidelines and Tools

As e-transfer programs, technologies and products develop, key terms, phrases and working definitions are evolving alongside them. At the moment, these words and phrases are rarely standardized, and often hold unique meanings within different contexts and to different stakeholders. In order to facilitate...

2016

ELAN Mobile Money Workshop Report

Report

The Electronic Cash Transfer Learning Action Network (ELAN) hosted two mobile money workshops in January 2016 in Dakar (Senegal) and in Gisenyi (Rwanda). The workshops were attended by 52 individuals from seven countries across West Africa and the Great Lakes region representing 16...

2016

Partnering with FSPs to Deliver Cash in Nepal: Top Considerations

Guidelines and Tools

Cash transfers are a proven way to help disaster-affected communities flexibly meet urgent basic needs. Several humanitarian agencies are planning cash transfers to support tens of thousands of Nepali earthquake survivors. While initial responses will likely rely on direct cash in envelopes, cash...

2016

Mobile money assessment and contracting guide

Guidelines and Tools

Mobile money offers tremendous potential to enable cash transfers at scale and connect program participants to financial services. Oftentimes, however, humanitarian practitioners struggle to understand mobile money terminology to confidently evaluate different mobile money operators and to design...

2016

Data management and protection starter kit: Tip sheet 1: Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA)

Guidelines and Tools

A Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) is a systematic analysis of the potential privacy risks related to data collected during program implementation. A PIA analyzes threats and risks to program data, including any legal and environmental factors, and develops mitigation strategies. PIAs help humanitarians...

2016