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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.

The CALP Network’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. The CALP Network’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. The CALP Network is working to identify synergies among actors, avoid duplication, and define joint priorities that can be better addressed collectively. Together with WFP, the CALP Network is co-leading the risk priority within the Grand Bargain workstream on cash.

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Making the Case For Cash: A field guide to advocacy for cash transfer programming

Guidelines and Tools

Because cash transfer programming (CTP) is still a relatively new way of delivering aid, practitioners may often find that they need to be able to make the case for using CTP as well as address fears across different audiences. This guide aims to support field-level advocacy for cash transfer programming....

2011

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

Delivering Cash Through Cards – A Quick Delivery Guide (booklet)

Guidelines and Tools

A Quick Delivery Guide to delivering money through cards (magnetic stripe or smart cards).  Prepared as a practical tool, this guide provides a brief synthesis of the necessary preconditions and advantages and disadvantages of using cheques.  It also provides practical implementation tips. This version...

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

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

Seeking Acceptance: The Promise of Cash in High-Risk Areas

Report

Somalia is one of the world’s most insecure states with a protracted conflict that continues to profoundly affect its civilians. Thirty-two percent of the Somali population – or 2.4 million of its 7.5 million people – is currently in need of humanitarian assistance (FSNAU, 2011a). The needs are...

2011

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

Report

The 4th the CALP Network Global Learning Event was held in Bangkok, Thailand on the 16th and 17th February 2011, hosted by the CALP Network 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...

2011

Learning from cash responses to the tsunami: Issue Paper 5: Livelihoods Recovery

Report

This is the fifth 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 looks at the use of cash in...

2011