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CVA and COVID-19: resources, guidance, events and questions

Credit: Columbia University in the City of New York

We hope that you are all staying well in these uncertain times. As COVID-19 continues to spread around the world, it seems every community will be touched in some way – whether directly by the virus or by the economic and other impacts it is having.

There has been a significant amount of discussion across the CaLP network on what the pandemic means for the use of CVA and for the operations of CaLP members.

Guidance and resources

  • Collection of resources (full list to consult), learning and questions here, thank you for continuing to share!
  • Other useful resources and links here below.

 

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Main image credit: Columbia University in the City of New York

Latest

Stepping up CVA with COVID-19: Paving the way we respond to future crisis

Report

COVID-19 has thrown the world into lockdown and taken a tremendous toll on the health, social, and economic status of vulnerable communities, households, and individuals. Limitations on daily activities and an over-arching health crisis, restrictions on movement, closures of schools and businesses have...

15 September 2020

Responding to the COVID-19 Crisis: Linking humanitarian Cash and Social Protection in practise

Report

This paper seeks to demonstrate practical ways in which NGOs are linking their humanitarian work to social protection and the added importance of this in the context of COVID-19, following from the earlier work of CCD outlining the role of NGOs to
improve the access to and delivery of social protection in...

27 July 2020

State of the World’s Cash 2020 Chapter 9 summary: Covid-19 and CVA: Impacts and implications of the crisis and response

Report

CVA is being scaled up significantly in response to COVID-19, but the overall gap between needs and funding is growing rapidly. The pandemic has incurred an extraordinary human cost, but also presents an opportunity to redefine the humanitarian system to better serve the needs of crisis-affected people....

23 July 2020

Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) and Partnership Toolkit

Guidelines and Tools

This year(2020) has called for a strong reflection on what we mean by partnership and how we work responsibly within CVA programs in support of localizaiton. For example, what do equitable and equal partnerships look like and why they are critical for accountable and quality humanitarian programs? In what...

22 July 2020

Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) and Partnership Toolkit – 10 principles

Guidelines and Tools

This year(2020) has called for a strong reflection on what we mean by partnership and how we work responsibly within CVA programs in support of localizaiton. For example, what do equitable and equal partnerships look like and why they are critical for accountable and quality humanitarian programs? In what...

22 July 2020

Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) and Partnership Toolkit – Good Practices & Guiding Questions

Guidelines and Tools

This document outlines in detail steps and considerations in Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) programs that are supporting of Local Humanitarian Leadership, align with principled and effective partnerships and follow minimum quality standards for partnerships across each phase of the CVA project cycle.

22 July 2020

Introduction to Market based Programming in Emergency Wash

Guidelines and Tools

In May-June 2020, PRO-WASH, the Global WASH Cluster and CaLP co-organized a webinar series on Introduction to Market Based Programming (MBP) in Emergency WASH. Recordings and powerpoint presentations from this series are available on the FSN Network in English, Spanish, French, and Arabic. The...

22 July 2020

COVID-19 Impacts on Prices and Markets in Iraq

Report

The COVID-19 crisis in Iraq has caused severe economic disruptions in Iraq that will affect vulnerable households the most. The Cash Consortium for Iraq (CCI) has two streams of ongoing data collection on prices and markets, monitoring the retailer and the consumer perspective across five governorates....

18 July 2020

Identifying practical options for linking humanitarian assistance and social protection in the COVID-19 response

Guidelines and Tools

This short note examines the relationship between humanitarian assistance and social protection in response to COVID-19. Whilst a variety of guidance is being developed to support humanitarian practitioners around the response to the pandemic, less material exists that guides humanitarian practitioners on...

16 July 2020

Presentation for CaLP’s webinar on remote registration and verification in the COVID-19 response

Presentation

Watch the webinar recording here Speaker presentations from CaLP’s 14 July 2020 webinar on: Peril or pitfalls?: Emerging practices on remote registration and verification in the COVID-19 response Remote CVA programming has been highlighted as a key challenge for the community of practice in scaling up...

16 July 2020