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  1. Themes

Risk

To ensure cash and voucher assistance (CVA) is routinely considered by humanitarian actors when designing an intervention, we must address the perceptions and myths that it is a riskier form of response than others.

CaLP’s State of the World’s Cash report found that the perception that CVA is riskier than other forms of aid was one of the main barriers to CVA being routinely used. This concern is linked to the growing emphasis from donors on anti-terrorism and money laundering, and shrinking budgets for humanitarian assistance. CaLP’s work under this theme aims to debunk myths, facilitate collaboration, and share learning to ensure that CVA is systematically and equally considered, based on evidence of actual risks across modalities.

Current priorities

A variety of organisations are currently working on CVA and risk. CaLP is working to identify synergies among actors, avoid duplication, and define joint priorities that can be better addressed collectively. Together with WFP, CaLP is co-leading the risk priority within the Grand Bargain workstream on cash.

Latest

Cash Technical Working Group Guide

Guidelines and Tools

The purpose of this document is to provide guidance to Cash and Voucher Technical Working Groups (TWGs) on possible issues for TWG discussion. This guide includes 9 key topics that a TWG may need to discuss, and for each outlines why the issue is important, possible discussion points, and suggested...

2011

Good Practice Review 11: Cash Transfer Programming in Emergencies

Guidelines and Tools

The GPR is intended for humanitarian practitioners who plan and implement emergency responses – both those who are already familiar with cash-based interventions and those who are not. It synthesises cash transfer guidelines, highlights lessons from evaluations and adds practical examples drawn from...

2011

Delivering money: cash transfer mechanisms in emergencies

Guidelines and Tools

This report documents lessons learned in cash transfer programming in emergencies, with a particular focus on the practicalities of how to deliver money to beneficiaries. It provides guidance for project managers needing to make choices about how to efficiently and effectively deliver cash, and explores...

1 January 2011

The Cash Learning Partnership 4th Global Learning Event: Global Innovations and Lessons Learned from Response in South and South-East Asia (Complete workshop notes)

Report

The 4th CaLP Global Learning Event was held in Bangkok, Thailand on the 16th and 17th February 2011, hosted by the CaLP in partnership with the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).  This inter-agency event was designed to present the latest thinking and...

2011

Preventing Corruption in Humanitarian Assistance

Report

This report by Transparency International describes the research on the problem of corruption in humanitarian assistance, based on evidence from seven major international NGOs. It does not try to assess the degree of corruption in any one agency, or country, rather it seeks to document perceptions of...

2011

Beneficiary perceptions of corruption in humanitarian assistance: a Sri Lanka case study

Report

This case study, based on a number of chosen villages in Sri Lanka, examines the views of beneficiaries on corruption in the delivery of humanitarian assistance. It begins by outlining some of the corruption risks that agencies may face during emergency responses, particularly in conflict-affected...

2011

Cash Transfers in Emergencies Good Practice Review: Presentation

Presentation

Powerpoint presentation on the then-forthcoming Good Practice Review on cash transfer programming in emergencies.

2011

Risk Analysis of Water Access via Voucher

Guidelines and Tools

The “Water access by voucher” approach was endorsed by the meeting, as it targets people in need, and uses local mechanisms. Meeting participants identified risks, as well as mitigating factors to reduce or remove the risks, as per the table in document.

2011

Learning from cash responses to the tsunami: Issue Paper 3: Setting the Value

Report

This is the third of six issue papers which form part of a project to document learning around cash based responses to the Indian Ocean tsunami. The project was funded by the British Red Cross, Save the Children UK, Oxfam GB, Mercy Corps and Concern Worldwide. A key question in the design of cash transfer...

2011

Learning from cash responses to the tsunami: Issue Paper 4: Cash and Shelter

Report

This is the fourth of six issue papers which form part of a project to document learning around cash based responses to the Indian Ocean tsunami. The project was funded by the British Red Cross, Save the Children UK, Oxfam GB, Mercy Corps and Concern Worldwide. This Issue Paper highlights some of the key...

2011