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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

  • 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.

 

 

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

Latest

The Receipt

Report

Save the Children Australia: Pacific Cash Preparedness and Response Program

30 June 2021

SPACE Overcoming barriers to coordinating across social protection and humanitarian assistance – building on promising practices

Policy paper

The importance of strong coordination between actors preparing, designing and implementing shock responses is well accepted. This has been highlighted specifically concerning shock responsive social protection (SRSP) as well as linking humanitarian action and social protection (HA-SP). However, despite...

30 June 2021

Integrating gender and inclusion in social protection response to COVID-19: What have we learnt?

Policy paper

COVID-19 has exacerbated existing inequalities for women and girls and persons with disabilities. During the pandemic, women have been more likely than men to drop out of the labour force, have shouldered an unequal burden of unpaid care work, and are facing increased threats from gender-based violence...

30 June 2021

Transfers with Impact – Pathway to Link Humanitarian Cash to Social Protection through Social Accountability

Policy paper

In response to the socio-economic impacts of the pandemic, governments have introduced over 1,600 social protection measures in almost all the world’s countries and territories. Cash assistance – a critical intervention in supporting the world’s most vulnerable people – also grew by 240% during...

24 June 2021

Cash and Voucher Assistance in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic Lessons Learned from a CARE Multi-Country Program

Report

CARE implemented a multi-country program with the aim of reducing the negative impacts of COVID-19 on vulnerable populations, especially women and girls, using complementary and multimodal approaches, including the provision of cash and voucher assistance (CVA). Given the nature and scale of this program...

18 June 2021

SPACE What are future financing options for shock responsive social protection: A technical primer

Policy paper

This paper aims to advance these discussions in a number of ways. As ‘financing for SRSP’ is understood differently by different people, it starts by providing greater clarity on what this term constitutes, and its relation to disaster risk finance. It acknowledges the broad potential remit of...

31 May 2021

SPACE What are future financing options for shock responsive social protection? (Summary Brief)

Policy paper

This paper, and the longer Technical Primer that accompanies it, are designed to inform discussions around financing shock-responsive social protection (SRSP). It starts by clarifying terms and providing a framing to guide approaches to SRSP financing. It then provides a high-level overview of current and...

31 May 2021

SPACE Gender and Social Protection in the COVID-19 Economic Recovery: Opportunities and Challenges

Policy paper

This paper analyses the potential contribution of social protection to a gender-transformative economic recovery over the medium term, defined as running from the present to the end of 2022. It builds on the existing Social Protection Approaches to COVID-19 Expert (SPACE) advice publication; SPACE Social...

31 May 2021