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Cash Week 2019: Event Report

20 February 2020 — By The CALP Network

In recent years, the use of cash and voucher assistance (CVA) in humanitarian action has increased dramatically. Cash Week 2019 aimed to provide a space to reflect, learn, and look ahead, to ensure quality in our use of CVA at scale. Bringing together cash actors and specialists from relevant fields, this series of events was designed to share developments in programme quality, understand the current blockages, and agree together how we will build this learning into our planning for the future. This event built on the success of Cash Week 2018, a week of events that took place in the October of the previous year.

An expanded agenda in 2019 saw events taking place globally throughout November and December. Cash Week events were hosted by the CALP Network’s regional teams in Panama, Senegal and Kenya, culminating in a week of events in the UK from 2-5 December. Over 140 participants attended the sessions in London, with up to 240 watching the live-streamed sessions online over the course of the week.