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East and Southern Africa Regional Cash Working Group Leads and Co-leads Workshop Report
The CALP Network (CALP) organized a workshop for the Cash Working Group (CWG) Leads and Co-leads on May 17th-18th, 2023 in Nairobi, Kenya. This two-day, in-person annual workshop aimed to foster peer-to-peer learning among CWG Leads and Co-leads within the East and Southern Africa Region. A total of 18...
Cash Programming Kenya Review 2018 – 2022
Acted in Kenya is predominantly providing humanitarian assistance in the Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASAL) counties where the main source of livelihood is pastoralism apart from their other uniqueness in terms of population characteristics, geographical features and seasonality. These counties have been...
Impact Evaluation of Cash-Based Transfers and Gender in Kenya: Inception report
Guidelines and Tools
Gender inequality in economic autonomy is pervasive, particularly in developing countries, and its potential welfare implications are concerning. The World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Gender Gap Report for 2022 ranks Kenya as 57th for the Gender Gap on Economic participation, and an opportunity index...
Kenya Social Protection Conference
The Government of Kenya through the State Department with other actors in social protection will be hosting the third Kenya Social Protection Conference in the week 3-6th April 2023. The theme of the conference is “accelerating inclusive and integrated social protection system in Kenya, strategies for...
Coordinating with the Petrol Sector to Enhance Early Warning
For far too long humanitarian actors and coordination mechanisms have witnessed sharp price variations of core commodities without the capacity to forecast them. While to date some Cash and Vouchers Working Groups (e.g., Afghanistan) establish mechanisms to continue monitoring and adapt transfer values in...
Kenya Cash Consortium – Four Years On: Locally-led response case study
The Arid and Semi-Arid (ASAL) region in Northern Kenya is ravaged annually by cyclic shocks including drought, flash floods and most recent the desert locus invasion affecting the social economic status of vulnerable communities. To address the immediate humanitarian needs, the Kenya Cash Consortium (KCC)...
The Changing Landscape of Cash Preparedness: Lists, Risks and Relationships
What are feasible lead times to deliver CVA to recipients in the Horn of Africa? What are the barriers and enablers to ensuring a timely and high quality humanitarian response? What does it take for organizations to be effectively prepared?
Country Workshops: CALP’s real-time learning on cash-preparedness within the 2022 Horn of Africa drought response
What’s your view on the Horn of Africa cash response? How quickly is cash getting to recipients? Could it be quicker and if so how? This is an invitation to engage in a real time study on ‘Cash Preparedness within the 2022 Horn of Africa Drought’, led by CALP consultants. The quality of this study...
Outsmarting La Niña: Lessons and Recommendations for Strengthening Resilience Through the Drought Response in the Horn of Africa
One of the worst droughts in a generation is currently unfolding in the Horn of Africa. The impacts of the drought are exacerbated by, and in some cases further fueling, increases in conflict in the region. As a result, more than 13 million people in Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia are already experiencing...
Next Level Integration with Financial Service Providers in Kenya and The Netherlands
When collaborating with Financial Service Providers (FSP) it might be challenging to oversee the process, especially when having to scale up. By using software-based integrations, often with the use of Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), NGOs can now provide Cash-Based Aid more efficiently and at...
CVA in migration context – Voices of migrants in Kenya
This report summarizes community consultations that were conducted in Kakuma refugee camp and Kalobeyei integrated settlement. It introduces the local context and the current user journey, experiences and preferences around cash and voucher assistance and digital identity solutions.
Lessons Learnt Event on CVA Coordination In Kenya
This event objective was to provide space for reflection and dialogue on the learning points of the overall CVA response during 2020 – 2021 with particular attention to coordination. The key questions included: Why was CVA coordination still a challenge in Kenya? What improvements were needed going...
Evaluation of the Cash Plus Project’s Contribution to Reducing Vulnerability amongst Adolescent Girls & Young Women to HIV in Turkana County
The Cash Plus programme aimed to influence change in several factors that increase the vulnerability of AGYW to HIV in Turkana County. The project design promoted combination prevention programming. Biomedical, behavioural and structural interventions targeting AGYW were implemented over approximately...
Minding the (financial and digital) gap! – How informal social safety nets leverage digital & cash enablers in COVID-19 pandemic
Minding the (financial and digital) gap! – How informal social safety nets leverage digital & cash enablers in COVID-19 pandemic: In every context, strengthening the links between cash transfers, savings groups and digitisation contributes to resilient recovery from COVID-19. Representatives of...
Use Of Cash Assistance To Address Maternal, Newborn And Child Health Outcomes
USE OF CASH ASSISTANCE TO ADDRESS MATERNAL, NEWBORN AND CHILD HEALTH OUTCOMES
Brief: Towards shock-responsive social protection: lessons from the COVID-19 response in Kenya
This policy brief summaries the key findings and recommendations from the Kenya country case study on the social protection responses to COVID-19. The brief provides an analysis of the key enablers and constraints to the effective delivery of the social protection response in Kenya. The brief also...
Towards shock-responsive social protection: lessons from the COVID-19 response in Kenya
The stringent lockdown measures and global economic slowdown, due to COVID-19, are likely to push more than 2 million people into poverty in Kenya. This study documents the Government of Kenya’s social protection response to mitigate the negative impact of the pandemic on vulnerable households and...
SPACE Economics of Early Response and Resilience to COVID-19: Ethiopia
Guidelines and Tools
The 2013 and 2018 Economics of Early Response and Resilience (TEERR) studies demonstrated the significant economic gains of investing in a more proactive response to crises. The first study was funded by DFID in 2013, followed by a more in-depth analysis in 2018 with USAID in three countries – Ethiopia,...
Cash assistance: How design influences value for money?
This research aims to contribute to the proof-of-concept on how to design and deliver cash assistance that aligns with end-users’
expectations and maximises Value-for-Money. It seeks to answer the question: to what extent is the value for money of cash assistance influenced by the design of the...
Kenya Cash Working Group 4-Ws
The Kenya Cash Working Group’s (KCWG) operational information map (4 Ws) that illustrate the various Cash and Voucher Interventions in the country as of July 2020. Humanitarian agencies are responding to different emergencies in Kenya including Rapid-Onset flooding, Desert locust invasion and COVID-19...