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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.

Upcoming events

 

 

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

Latest

Protocol for the Prevention and Control of Infections in the Context of the COVID19 Pandemic

Guidelines and Tools

28 May 2020

Cash Assistance and COVID-19, Emerging Field Practices II

Guidelines and Tools

This document is a follow up to the UNHCR Cash Assistance and COVID – 19 Emerging Field Practices and presents additional snapshots from the many innovative field practices on cash assistance in light of COVID-19. More than 65 UNHCR operations have now launched new cash initiatives and/or expanded...

28 May 2020

CVA response – COVID-19, privacy, carrots and open banking

Blog Post

Since the onset of COVID-19 pandemic, there has been heightened interest in the use of technology for humanitarian assistance provision, both to help fight the spread of the pandemic through a plethora of tracing apps, and to help reach people who have been worst hit economically with remote registration...

26 May 2020

COVID-19 Pandemic Cash and Voucher Assistance for Protection Considerations

Guidelines and Tools

This tip sheet addresses COVID-19 Pandemic Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) for Protection Considerations and has been prepared by members of the GPC Task Team on Cash for Protection. It is intended as a quick reference tool to support CVA and protection colleagues working directly with displaced and...

22 May 2020

CVA in COVID-19 Contexts: Guidance from the CaLP network

Guidelines and Tools

This is a summary of the key points from the many resources you shared on CVA and COVID through this document. This is a living document and we will continue to update this summary as new resources are added. The below is intended to help organisations understand and prepare for likely impacts of COVID-19...

20 May 2020

Readiness Checklist for Cash Working Groups in light of COVID-19 Response

Guidelines and Tools

This checklist is designed to assist CWGs adjust their plans and prepare to play an enhanced role in coordination of CVA in the context of increasing (and in some cases unprecedented) needs and limitations of COVID-19. Responses should, as ever, be context specific. We suggest that CWGs consider the...

19 May 2020

COVID-19, sanctions, counterterrorist financing and CVA

Blog Post

Are anti-money laundering, counter-terrorist financing or know your customer requirements hampering your ability to reach vulnerable communities during the COVID-19 pandemic? This is what we know so far. Do you have examples which can be used to influence policy? The COVID-19 pandemic has brought with it...

18 May 2020

Unity Card

Presentation

In response to NCOVID, we have launched UNITY CARD,
which gives immediate technical support to the deployment of cash aid via this special card payments

18 May 2020

Best Practices for Rapid Cash Deployment

Guidelines and Tools

This note shares some best practices for rapid cash transfers based on our experience delivering cash transfer programs in difficult operating environments. Crown Agents Bank (CAB) and Segovia Technology joined forces last year to seamlessly manage payments to mobile wallets and banks in Africa. CAB has a...

18 May 2020

The Importance of Acting on Grand Bargain Commitments for a Meaningful Focus on Gender in Cash and Voucher Assistance Responses to the Covid-19 Pandemic

Policy paper

Call at the time of COVID-19 for ensuring response is gender disaggregated and gender sensitive.

15 May 2020