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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

Mercy Corps’ Tipsheet No 5: Evidence-based Selection and Targeting

Guidelines and Tools

Mercy Corps’ Tipsheet No 5: Evidence-based Selection and Targeting

11 April 2020

MERS Guidance in Response to COVID-19

Guidelines and Tools

In this rapidly evolving context, we know it is important to continue providing updates of the latest thinking from MERS collaborators. Below are updates to the March 25 guidance on how the MERS Standards can help you adapt your current programs in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Some suggestions on...

10 April 2020

Impossible Choices – questioning assumptions behind lock-down in low income and fragile contexts

Blog Post

“The COVID-19 pandemic will have devastating consequences on people’s livelihoods and employment, especially in post-fragile, crisis and post-crisis environments.” Global Humanitarian Response Plan: COVID-19 Over the last few weeks we’ve seen significant discussion on the CaLP d-groups and...

8 April 2020

WVI Covid-19 and Cash and Voucher Programming Guidance

Guidelines and Tools

WVI Summary and operational Programming guidance Cash, Voucher Programming Modalities for effective and timely emergency preparedness, response, recovery towards financial resilience and social protection mechanism

2 April 2020

Cash and Voucher Assistance for Health Outcomes

Webinar recording

The Global Health Cluster, CaLP, CARE, IRC and KIT organized a webinar on CVA for health outcomes. The aim of the webinar was to enhance participants’ learning of the use of CVA to address financial barriers to healthcare and improve access to Health with research and projects to date. The agenda was...

2 April 2020

Guidance Note on The Role of Cash and Voucher Assistance to Reduce Financial Barriers in the Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, in Countries Targeted by the Global Humanitarian Response Plan COVID-19

Guidelines and Tools

The reality is that often people still have direct and indirect healthcare expenditures. This paper will explore different options to address these, and where to consider CVA options. The paper will also give general guidance to other sectors on how to apply epidemic mitigation measures while maintaining...

April 2020

Savings Groups and COVID-19

Guidelines and Tools

COVID-19 poses crucial health and economic risks for Savings Groups as
markets falter, mobility is restricted, and community gathering is restrained. As many members are women, they are likely
to be primary caregivers during the health crisis, which puts them at special risk of additional burdens, as well...

April 2020

UNHCR Cash Assistance and Covid 19: Emerging field practices

Guidelines and Tools

This document is a snapshot of the many innovative field practices emerging in light of COVID-19.
UNHCR preparedness and response to COVID-19 is comprehensive including cash assistance as quick and efficient means of getting assistance to people fast, empowering families to deal with the crisis and meet...

April 2020

Statement on Likely Impacts of COVID-19 on Humanitarian Cash Transfers in Yemen

Report

The COVID-19 pandemic has now spread to the Middle East. Countries across the region are imposing measures to prevent further spread of the virus. Currently there are no confirmed cases in Yemen, but it is highly likely that COVID-19 will eventually reach the country. Organizations are shifting funding...

April 2020

CCD Social Protection Working Group: Advocacy in response to COVID-19

Policy paper

The need for social protection in response to COVID-19: COVID-19 has an unprecedented impact globally in terms of access to and the capacity of healthcare systems to respond. The health crisis is yet to peak in many countries and in low income contexts, the concern is that its impact will be severe where...

April 2020