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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.

 

 

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

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Gender Aware Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) Programming Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Guidelines and Tools

This FAQ is prepared for the CVA Professional to build their basic concept on gender as well as to provide simple techniques on mainstreaming gender into CVA interventions. Please contact Aftab Alam (Aftab.Alam@plan-international.org) for further information and assistance.

16 June 2020

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Social Protection, Gender Equality and Humanitarian Cash under COVID-19 Context

Guidelines and Tools

This document is prepared for Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) Program technical staff who are particularly working at Country Offices, and who still have limited experience on integrating a gender aware humanitarian cash approach within the Social Protection Programming. The document aims to provide...

16 June 2020

COVID-19 Adaptation to Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) Intervention

Guidelines and Tools

The aim of this technical guidance is to support the team in designing and implementing CVA programmes in both development and humanitarian settings to adapt interventions in response to the Covid19 outbreak, in order to:
1. Support adequate prevention and response to Covid19, and
2. Ensure that the CVA...

16 June 2020

Why use cash transfers to respond to COVID-19?

Guidelines and Tools

It is a one pager document showing advantages of using cash transfers in COVID-19 response together with some examples of integrating cash with different sectors.

16 June 2020

CVA for COVID-19: Listen to people and act on what they say

Blog Post

Not everyone will be personally affected by the COVID-19 health crisis, but nearly every household will feel its effects economically. For many people in humanitarian crises, particularly those at the margins of society, the economic impact of COVID-19 will be greater and longer-lasting than the health...

11 June 2020

CVA & COVID-19: Adapting Delivery Mechanisms

Blog Post

As field practitioners adapt their programmes to COVID-19, colleagues across our membership and Cash Working Groups are identifying multiple challenges. CaLP is working with others to develop a series of short, field-focused recommendations for such practitioners. The purpose of this series is to share...

8 June 2020

The Impact of The COVID-19 Development on Beneficiaries of Emergency Social Safety Net (ESSN) Program

Report

As of 19 April 2020, the Ministry of Health reported more than 86,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases with almost 2,000 deaths in Turkey. The Government of Turkey has introduced a series of containment
measures, including closing of schools, shopping malls and businesses; a curfew for individuals above 65 or...

3 June 2020

So COVID-19, there’s an app for that…

Blog Post

In an earlier blog we explored the implications of COVID-19 adaptations in CVA response on an individuals’ right to privacy. We also argued that data portability in CVA could be explored as part of an opportunity to build back better. In this guest blog from Alesh Brown, founder at TrustWorks.io, we...

2 June 2020

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