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Cash Week 2019: How cash is driving change across the system

Blog Post

Cash Week 2019 aimed to provide a space to reflect, learn, and look ahead, to ensure quality in our use of CVA at scale. The CALP team reflects on the key takeaways from the events that took place around the world, and what they mean for actors within and beyond the humanitarian sector.

20 February 2020

CVA and Risks: What happens in the field, stays in the field?

Blog Post

In October 2019 in Douala, Cameroon, the CALP Network facilitated a learning event exploring the risks to beneficiary protection in Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA). This closed-door workshop, held as part of series of meetings and webinars on theme of CVA and risk in different regions, convened 25...

25 November 2019

Transferts monétaires et risques : ce qui se passe sur le terrain, reste sur le terrain (et pourquoi c’est un problème)

Blog Post

En octobre 2019, le CALP Network a facilité à Douala, au Cameroun, une réunion de partage d’expériences sur les risques liés à la protection des bénéficiaires dans les interventions monétaires. Cette réunion restreinte, organisée dans le cadre d’une série de rencontres dans différentes...

25 November 2019

Consent and Ownership in the Shift to Digital Cash and Voucher Assistance

Blog Post

Part of committing to cash and voucher assistance (CVA) is committing to going digital and collecting data. While they are two different things, they are deeply intertwined. And while an organisation can ‘go digital’ without cash programmes, it’s nearly impossible to commit to cash programmes in the...

11 November 2019

Mitigating Risks of Abuse of Power in Cash Assistance – 4 pages

Report

UNHCR and WFP are implementing a joint project to identify and mitigate risks of abuse by private sector service providers in their delivery of cash assistance to vulnerable populations. The project involves work with financial service providers, traders and other private sector stakeholders, as well as...

November 2019

Identification Et Attenuation Des Risques D’Abus De Pouvoir Lies A L’assistance Monetaire Au Burundi

Rapport

Ce document présente les enseignements tirés de la mission conjointe HCR-PAM au Burundi visant à identifier et à atténuer les risques d’abus de pouvoir liés à l’assistance monétaire. L’analyse s’est focalisée sur l’assistance monétaire par téléphone mobile pour le retour volontaire...

September 2019

Lessons in Driving Large Scale Change: the CALP Network’s reflections from the Humanitarian Innovation Exchange

Blog Post

The scaling of cash programming, enabled by mobile money, represents one of the most significant recent innovations in the humanitarian sector. In two guest blogs for Elrha (Enhanced Learning and Research for Humanitarian Assistance), our Director Karen Peachey explores the CALP Network’s role in...

16 August 2019

Webinar: Help shape the Future of Financial Assistance report

Event

This webinar presented the scenarios and key issues arising from the CALP Network and IARAN's analysis and invited participants' input, ahead of the publication of the Future of Financial Assistance report

29 July 2019 / English

Mitigating Risks of Abuse of Power in Cash Assistance in Afghanistan

Report

This document outlines lessons learned from a joint UNHCR-WFP project in Afghanistan aimed at identifying and mitigating the risks of abuse of power in cash assistance. The cash transfer mechanisms discussed during the mission were cash distribution through Hawalas, mobile token, mobile e-vouchers and...

July 2019

Data Responsibility: Let’s not wait for another wake up call

Blog Post

This blog is the second in a series on cash and voucher assistance (CVA) and risk. While the first blog busted some myths around misappropriation and fraud in CVA, this second blog looks into a specific risk for recipients of CVA: the risk of misuse of personal data.

8 May 2019

Cash is no Riskier than Other Forms of Aid. So Why Do We Still Treat In-kind like the Safer Option?

Blog Post

The first in a new series of blogs on cash and voucher assistance and risk, this article from the CALP Network’s Stefan Bumbacher debunks some common myths around the risk of misappropriation and fraud in CVA.

13 March 2019

Guía para la salvaguarda de la niñez en los Programas de Transferencias Monetarias

Guía y herramientas

El propósito de esta guía es determinar los posibles riesgos en materia de salvaguarda de la niñez asociados con los programas de transferencias monetarias y ofrecer ciertas sugerencias durante la gestión dichos programas, (haciendo hincapié en los métodos de seguimiento y mitigación) con el fin de...

1 March 2019

Identification et atténuation des risques d’abus de pouvoir liés à l’assistance monétaire au Burundi

Rapport

Ce document présente les enseignements tirés de la mission conjointe HCR-PAM au Burundi visant à identifier et à atténuer les risques d’abus de pouvoir liés à l’assistance monétaire. L’analyse s’est focalisée sur l’assistance monétaire par téléphone mobile pour le retour volontaire...

2019

Guide sur la sauvegarde des enfants dans les programmes de transferts monétaires

Guides et outils

L’objectif de ce guide est d’identifier les risques potentiels liés à la sauvegarde des enfants des les programmes de transferts monétaires et de fournir des suggestions sur la manière de les gérer (y compris le suivi et l’atténuation), afin que les enfants connaissent la plus grande...

1 January 2019

Displaced & Disconnected – Connectivity for Refugees

Report

UNHCR recognizes that one of the ‘hard stops’ in facilitating mobile connectivity and access to finance for displaced populations is non-conducive regulatory environments. In particular, ID-related legal requirements have proven a significant barrier to access. For example, a refugee who cannot...

2019

Kızılaykart Cash Based Assistance, Information Note

Report

Following the first refugee wave in May 2011, refugees from Syria has continued to seek asylum in Turkey. As a result of the open-door policy between 2011 and 2015, Syrians were welcomed by the Turkish government and obtained legal status under temporary protection. Subsequently, Turkey is hosting more...

2019

The Digital Lives of Refugees: How displaced populations use mobile phones and what gets in the way

Report

GSMA in partnership with UNHCR conducted quantitative surveys and qualitative research to understand the ways in which refugees are using mobile phones in order to help guide digital interventions by humanitarian organisations and mobile network operators. The research identifies key trends, statistics,...

2019

Cash for Shelter in Kenya – A Field Experience

Report

A study of a cash for shelter project in Kalobeyei that highlights how UNHCR uses cash assistance to help the refugees to transition to more durable solutions, in this case, integration with the host community. The project presents a paradigm shift from the traditional refugee camp planning process.

December 2018

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