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State of the Worlds Cash 2020 : Quality Cash and Voucher Assistance – by Whose Standards?

Webinar recording

Watch the webinar recording: State of the Worlds Cash 2020 : Quality Cash and Voucher Assistance – by Whose Standards? Following the global launch of the State of the World Cash 2020 report (SOWC2020), CaLP organised a webinar for practitioners with an interest in CVA in East Africa. The webinar...

3 December 2020

Preguntas y Respuestas: Webinar sobre El Estado Global de los Programas de Transferencias Monetarias 2020

Guía y herramientas

Grabación del webinar | Resumen Ejecutivo Este webinar se llevó a cabo el 16 de octubre y tuvo como enfoque la región de América Latina y el Caribe y contó con la participación de los siguientes panelistas: José Jódar – Oficial Técnico Senior, CaLP Amaia Lopez Castelo (Moderadora) – Oficial...

28 November 2020

Cash assistance: how design influence VfM?

Video

Watch the video here  In a context where the needs are increasing and funding is likely to drop, how do we make sure that every penny is bringing value to the users?
This short video presents the main findings of the Key Aid report on the question of how specific design decisions related to cash...

27 November 2020

Transferring power to local CVA actors : Rhetoric vs Reality

Blog Post

One of the major changes we’ve seen between the publication of the first State of the World’s Cash report in 2018 and this year’s report is an increased focus on the importance of localisation. If taken seriously, localisation could shake the foundations of the humanitarian system and radically...

9 November 2020

EMMA: Relying on Markets for the Beirut Blast Shelter Response – Emergency Market Mapping and Analysis of Selected Construction Material Markets in Lebanon

Report

The EMMA focused specifically on those markets that are critical for supporting the reconstruction materials needs of Beirut Port Blast-affected people:
• cement and hollow blocks
• flat glass, transparent 6mm
• medium-density fibreboard (MDF) 8mm
• aluminium window frames The report concludes...

9 November 2020

When recipients of aid are in the driving seat – everything changes for the better – here’s why….

Blog Post

  Imagine living under a government with largely benevolent intentions which believes itself to be a democracy and wants to do better. However, at the same time they fail to institute effective mechanisms for citizen participation in decision-making and have a habit of making selective use of the data...

4 November 2020

Gender Equality and Cash and Voucher Assistance: Tools and guidance

Guidelines and Tools

With the continuous uptake and scaling of cash and voucher assistance (CVA), it is more critical than ever that humanitarian and development actors shift their focus away from measuring gender mainstreaming and gender equality efforts by metrics (e.g. targeting at least 50% women), towards strategically...

28 October 2020

Gender Based Violence and Cash and Voucher Assistance: Tools and guidance

Guidelines and Tools

There is increasing momentum among Gender-Based Violence (GBV) and Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) actors in the humanitarian sector to consider linkages between GBV and CVA in all CVA projects at all stages of the project cycle.
Integrating gender and CVA was set as a priority action under the Grand...

28 October 2020

Is cash transforming the humanitarian system or is the system limiting how cash is used?

Blog Post

At the State of World’s Cash 2020 launch event, Sorcha O’Callaghan, Director of Humanitarian Policy Group at ODI warned that, “Cash offers a huge transformative potential, but as far as the system is privileging the interest of the agencies over people in crisis, we won’t be able to see...

26 October 2020

As Cash and Voucher Assistance scales up, can quality keep pace? Four systemic changes needed.

Blog Post

A decade ago, the use of cash and voucher assistance (CVA) was a fringe activity limited to small, scattered projects.  Five years ago, CVA was still viewed with scepticism by many and comprised less than eight percent of international humanitarian assistance (IHA). Today, while critics remain, cash is...

26 October 2020