CVA and COVID-19
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
- The CALP Network live COVID and CVA guidance (available in Arabic, French, Spanish), which summarizes key points from guidance across the different actors of the network and is updated regularly.
- 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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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...
Mercy Corps Tipsheet: COVID-19 and CVA
Guidelines and Tools
This tipsheet serves as guidance to help field teams think through different ways to mitigate the spread and impact of Covid-19 through ongoing cash and voucher assistance (CVA), inform the...
ICRC Tipsheet: Cash and Voucher Assistance and COVID-19
Guidelines and Tools
This tipsheet serves as guidance to help field teams think through different ways:
1) to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 through ongoing Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA);
2) inform the adaptation...
Women-Led Cash During the Covid-19 Pandemic: Haiti Case Study
This case study reviews how ActionAid adapted this cash project to the challenges posed by Covid-19 in 2020. It reviews the outcomes of cash support in the light of the Covid-19 crisis and the role of women in leading and participating in the response and offers learnings and recommendations for future...
Social Protection Operational Tool for the Humanitarian, Development and Peace Nexus
This paper explores linkages between Cash-Based Interventions (CBIs) and social protection in humanitarian and nonhumanitarian settings, focusing on linkages between humanitarian aid and sustainable social protection for migrants, including communities affected by forced displacement such as IDPs and...
The Use of Cash Assistance in DEC’s Coronavirus Appeal: Key Learning, Best Practices and Recommendations
The purpose of this report is to provide insight into the learnings, future improvements and best practices in cash programming. The 2020 DEC Coronavirus Appeal was analysed to determine the opportunities for collective learning about cash programming. The countries investigated include, Afghanistan,...
Dominican Republic Case Study
Using Humanitarian Cash and Voucher Assistance Within Existing Social Protection Programs to Respond to the Covid-19 Pandemic
2021 Cash And Voucher Programming (CVP) Roadmap Milestones Achieved
Summary Report of World Vision’s global progress report and milestones (against WV’s global Cash Roadmap Strategy) in Cash Voucher Assistance (Cash Voucher Programming-CVP) facilitated by World Vision in over 44 countries, reaching more than 6.7 Mio vulnerable people (78 % in Fragile Contexts) in...
Adaptation of Operational Activities to Humanitarian Crises – COVID-19 pandemic
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...
The use of cash assistance in the Covid-19 humanitarian response: accelerating trends and missed opportunities
When COVID struck, governments and humanitarians turned to cash assistance to help people. To what extent was CVA used, and how did it impact on ways of working? See CALP’s analysis published in ODI's Disasters Journal, with inputs drawn from across the CALP Network.
Save the Children Australia: Pacific Cash Preparedness and Response Program Newsletter
Joint Market Monitoring Initiative (JMMI): Cross-crisis analysis of price trends and market functionality throughout the COVID-19 pandemic
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, in conjunction with Cash Working Groups worldwide, REACH has been collecting market data through its Joint Market Monitoring Initiatives (JMMIs): response-level monitoring platforms that bring together many actors working in humanitarian CVA to jointly collect data on key...
Adaptation of Operational Activities to Humanitarian Crises-TRC
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...