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CVA and COVID-19

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.

 

 

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

Latest

Rapid Market Assessment and Price Monitoring Report – Huehuetenango Department Guatemala

Report

Methodology: This rapid assessment of markets and prices was based on an adapted version of the IFRC’s Rapid Assessment for Markets, elements of the EMMA toolkit’s market system approach and the consortium of NGO’s price monitoring format. The methodology was chosen to give a basic and rapid...

21 April 2021

Adapting Humanitarian Cash Assistance in Times of COVID-19: Experiences and learning from Jordan

Report

This report examines how cash and voucher actors rapidly adapted to the COVID-19 pandemic in Jordan to reduce transmission risks, ensure delivery of benefits, maintain communication and accountability with refugee populations and meet increasing levels of need. The national response to limit the spread of...

12 April 2021

City of Amman, Jordan

Cash in a COVID-19 crisis: Adapting approaches to assisting Jordan-based refugees

Blog Post

How did cash actors delivering assistance to refugees in Jordan adapt to the COVID-19 crisis? What were the main challenges and did cash actors overcome these? Here to tell us more is André Dürr, an independent consultant specialising in cash transfers who recently carried out a study for CaLP.

5 April 2021

Brief: Towards shock-responsive social protection: lessons from the COVID-19 response in Uganda

Policy paper

This policy brief presents highlights from the Uganda country case study on the social protection responses to COVID-19. The brief summarizes the key findings and sets out recommendations to strengthen the foundational social protection systems and enhance the ability of the sector to respond to future...

22 March 2021

Towards shock-responsive social protection: lessons from the COVID-19 response in Pakistan: Estimate from the microsimulation

Report

This report presents the methodology and results of a microsimulation based on a partial equilibrium modelling framework using nationally representative household-level data for Pakistan. The findings include an estimate of the potential impact of COVID-19 on poverty in the country based on a model that...

22 March 2021

Towards shock-responsive social protection: lessons from the COVID-19 response in Sierra Leone

Report

Despite the relatively limited restrictions in place in Sierra Leone to contain the spread of COVID-19, the pandemic is likely to have a staggering impact on poverty. This report documents how the Government of Sierra Leone used social protection programmes to mitigate the negative impact of the pandemic...

22 March 2021

Brief: Towards shock-responsive social protection: lessons from the COVID-19 response in Sierra Leone

Policy paper

This policy brief sets out recommendations to strengthen the social protection sector’s capacity to deliver routine social protection, as well as respond to future shocks more effectively. The recommendations are drawn from key learnings from the country research report and accompanying microsimulation...

22 March 2021

Brief: Towards shock-responsive social protection: lessons from the COVID-19 response in Kenya

Policy paper

This policy brief summaries the key findings and recommendations from the Kenya country case study on the social protection responses to COVID-19. The brief provides an analysis of the key enablers and constraints to the effective delivery of the social protection response in Kenya. The brief also...

15 March 2021

Towards shock-responsive social protection: lessons from the COVID-19 response in Sierra Leone: Estimate from the microsimulation

Report

This report presents the methodology and results of a microsimulation based on a partial equilibrium modelling framework using nationally representative household-level data for Sierra Leone. The findings include an estimate of the potential impact of COVID-19 on poverty in the country based on a model...

15 March 2021

Towards shock-responsive social protection: lessons from the COVID-19 response in Uganda

Report

The stringent lockdown measures and global economic slowdown, due to COVID-19, are likely to have a large impact on poverty in Uganda. This report documents how the Government of Uganda plans to implement an Urban Cash for Work Programme to mitigate the impact of the pandemic on vulnerable populations....

15 March 2021