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Atelier d’apprentissage sur les risques liés aux TM: recommendations de Douala

Rapport

December 2019

CVA and Risks in West and Central Africa: Putting beneficiary protection and responsible data management at the heart of our work

Event

26 November 2019 9:00-17:00 / Dakar, Sénégal / English

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

The Future of Financial Assistance: Why we wrote it, and where next

Blog Post

The world is changing rapidly. The way we deliver assistance is not. The CALP Network and IARAN’s new report on the Future of Financial Assistance makes clear that (i) significant change is urgently needed – new partners, new tools, new modes of collaboration, (ii) change must be drive by what’s...

21 November 2019

Harmonising Data Systems for Cash Transfer Programming: Three key steps for Somalia

Blog Post

Cash and voucher assistance (CVA) is gaining traction as a transformative tool for addressing humanitarian needs in Somalia, with people living in crisis reporting that transfers of this kind helped to build resilience and diversify livelihoods. Delivery, however, is plagued by data challenges around the...

6 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

Compendio de asistencia en efectivo y vales contra la violencia por razón de género: Directrices prácticas para profesionales humanitarios

Guía y herramientas

El propósito de este compendio de asistencia en efectivo y vales (AEV) y violencia por razón de género (VG) es ayudar a los actores humanitarios y a las comunidades afectadas por crisis y violencia a: integrar la mitigación de riesgos de VG en las intervenciones AEV;  integrar la prevención de VG...

23 October 2019

Towards Organizational Readiness for Data Responsibility: A simple framework for responsible data champions

Blog Post

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

11 October 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

How Will Financial Assistance Look in 2030? Here are your thoughts so far

Blog Post

In 2030, humanitarian crises and the ways in which humanitarian needs are met will look very different from today. The role of financial assistance is growing: it is estimated that $4.8 billion was delivered in cash and voucher assistance (CVA) in 2018, as well as $686 billion in remittances, while 2.5...

20 August 2019

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

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

Rapport

Ce document présente les enseignements tirés du projet conjoint HCR-PAM au Tchad visant à identifier et à atténuer les risques d’abus de pouvoir liés à l’assistance monétaire. L’analyse a principalement couvert les distributions en espèces dans la mesure où le mobile money continue de...

June 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

ملخص المساعدات النقدية والقسائم والعنف القائم على النوع الاجتماعي: إرشادات عملية للممارسين في مجال العمل الإنساني

إرشادات وأدوات

الغرض من ملخص المساعدات النقدية والقسائم (CVA) والعنف القائم على النوع الاجتماعي  (GBV) هذا هو مساعدة الجهات الفاعلة في مجال العمل الإنساني والمجتمعات المتأثرة من الأزمات...

May 2019

Recueil sur les transferts monétaires et la violence basée sur le genre : conseils pratiques à l’intention des professionnels de l’humanitaire

Guides et outils

Ce recueil de conseils pratiques sur les transferts monétaires (TM) et la violence basée sur le genre (VBG) a pour objectif d’aider les acteurs humanitaires et les communautés touchées par des crises et des conflits à: intégrer l’atténuation des risques de VBG dans les interventions...

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

The UN Common Cash Platform: What does it mean and how is the IRC responding?

Blog Post

Together our members and partners have strengthened the evidence base and advanced the debate around gender and cash and voucher assistance. Looking ahead, how can we ensure we turn talk into action to deliver quality CVA for everyone?

5 March 2019

Mitigating Risks of Abuse of Power in Cash Assistance in Rwanda

Report

This document outlines lessons learned from a joint UNHCR-WFP project in Rwanda aimed at identifying and mitigating the risks of imbalance of power in cash assistance. The cash transfer mechanism reviewed during the project was a bank card, proposed to the overwhelming majority of refugees receiving cash...

March 2019

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