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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

CVA and COVID19 TipSheet

Guidelines and Tools

While the Gaza Strip has not experienced a violent outbreak of COVID19 cases, secondary and indirect effects of the measures necessary to prevent the spread of the virus have impacted the regular humanitarian work implemented in the area.
This note aims at collecting learning, practices and initiatives...

30 April 2020

COVID-19: Safe distribution of food, cash and non-food items

Guidelines and Tools

This guide discusses how to adapt and run food, cash and non-food item (NFI) distribution sites in the context of Covid-19.

29 April 2020

Humanitarian Impact of Covid19 in West and Central Africa

Policy paper

Produced by the Regional Inter Sector Coordination Group for Humanitarian Affairs in West and Central Africa (R-ISCG), this document summarizes the main impacts of COVID-19 on the population of the region and on ongoing humanitarian operations. The R-ISCG also wishes to put forward some key...

29 April 2020

Global Education Cluster Note on the use of CVA for EiE in COVID-19 context

Policy paper

Guidance document on the use of CVA for Education in Emergencies in COVID-19 contexts. This note is intended to provide additional insights for education clustercoordinators on the potential uses of CVA for EiE in the current COVID-19 pandemic response under the GHRP COVID-19

22 April 2020

Cash as a Core Component of the COVID-19 Response in Iraq

Policy paper

The COVID-19 pandemic and the containment measures imposed to limit transmission have both severe immediate and long-term economic consequences. The globe is experiencing ‘one of the sharpest economic contractions in modern times.’ As always in a time of crisis, it is the
most vulnerable that will...

16 April 2020

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