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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

Adaptation of Operational Activities to Humanitarian Crises-TRC

Report

The Turkish Red Crescent’s (TRC) Kızılaykart Cash Based Assistance Programmes Coordinatorship continues to work relentlessly with the aim to develop shock-responsiveness and continue to alleviate human suffering caused by conflicts, involuntary migration and socioeconomic challenges in the face of the...

6 October 2021

Oxfam’s humanitarian social protection approaches in the context of COVID-19

Report

A learning brief illustrating how responses can strengthen social protection systems

September 2021

SPACE Framework for shifting bilateral programmes to local actors

Guidelines and Tools

This document presents an initial framing developed to support analysis of separation of functions, Value for Money and risk, to help facilitate a shift from UN/INGO led programmes, to locally-led models that draw on the complementarities between UN, INGO and LNO key strengths. It also reports on the...

31 August 2021

SPACE Direct support to local actors: considerations for donors

Guidelines and Tools

The COVID-19 crisis has highlighted the critical role of local actors, including governments, and local and national NGOs, in the design and delivery of programming. Movement restrictions and a rapid scale-up of humanitarian and social protection assistance to new populations have driven a greater focus...

31 August 2021

Cash Assistance for Female Sex Workers during the COVID-19 pandemic: Indonesia

Report

The COVID-19 pandemic heavily impacted sex workers in Indonesia: their incomes decreased dramatically, they encountered greater difficulty accessing healthcare, and many of them could not access the government cash assistance that was set up to help Indonesians during the pandemic. This CVA pilot provided...

24 August 2021

Vouchers for Essential Items and GBV Prevention and Response: Palestine

Report

The COVID-19 pandemic increased the risk of gender-based violence (GBV) for women and girls in Palestine. Women reported to UNFPA that diminished economic opportunities and financial stress significantly contributed to this increased risk. In response, UNFPA provided vouchers to respond to the urgent...

24 August 2021

Disability Inclusive Cash Assistance: Learnings from Practice in Humanitarian Response”

Guidelines and Tools

This case study collection describes lessons learned from seven inclusive humanitarian cash transfer projects implemented from 2015 – 2020 in Niger, Zimbabwe, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Philippines, and Indonesia, and five ongoing projects from the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic responses. This good practice...

19 August 2021

Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA): A Step by Step Guidelines

Guidelines and Tools

The purpose of this guideline is to increase knowledge around CVA in applying the CVA approaches wherever appropriate, instead of referring to traditional in-kind assistance. It refers to the technical concept of CVA as well as to the operational management of CVA components. Trends and perspectives of...

5 August 2021

We Don’t Do a Lot for Them Specifically

Report

Cash based assistance is a large part of government and NGO responses to social protection needs during the COVID-19 crisis. But is this assistance reaching people with diverse SOGIESC (aka LGBTIQ+ people). There are clear needs, borne of systemic discrimination, including loss of informal sector work,...

August 2021

We Don’t Do a Lot for Them Specifically – Quick Guide

Report

August 2021