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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

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

Tipsheet: CVA and social protection systems (COVID-19)

Guidelines and Tools

Building on the Covid-19 and CVA, the Payments and Digital Data Management, Door-to-Door Distributions and Group Distributions tipsheets, this fourth guidance note offers a brief summary on how to approach anticipated or planned scale up in government-led efforts to combat the economic impacts of Covid-19...

31 March 2020

MERS Guidance in Response to COVID-19

Guidelines and Tools

Markets play a critical role in how people survive, as well as being physical places where people meet to buy and sell goods. As COVID-19 disrupts the normal activities and relationships of communities we can look to the Minimum Economic Recovery Standards for some guidance on what to do. Now, when social...

30 March 2020

COVID-19 and CVA: how are operational actors responding?

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 We don’t yet know exactly how the COVID-19 pandemic will be experienced by the world’s...

30 March 2020

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)-COVID-19 and CVA

Guidelines and Tools

This document has enlisted some key questions and their possible solution in relation to COVID-19 response through cash and/or vouchers. This is a live document, which will be updated periodically.

29 March 2020

WFP – Guidance for Cash-based Transfers in the Context of the Covid-19 Outbreak

Guidelines and Tools

The objectives of this document are: 1- Provide guidance and advice on operational continuity while reducing the risk of contamination.
2- Communicate clear changes/simplification in required procedures for planning, designing, implementing, sustaining and scaling up CBT operations in the field (With a...

27 March 2020

Mercy Corps Tipsheet No 3: Door to Door Distributions

Guidelines and Tools

Mercy Corps Tipsheet No 3: Door to Door Distributions

27 March 2020

Mercy Corps Tipsheet: CVA payments and digital data management

Guidelines and Tools

Building off the COVID-19 and CVA tipsheet , this guidance helps you think through considerations to be making alongside your current payment providers. This also includes tips on if/when/how to anticipate
transitions to newly viable forms of transfer mechanisms/technologies in a given context.

26 March 2020

Sphere: Humanitarian Standards and Coronavirus 2020

Guidelines and Tools

Coronavirus is spreading globally. How can individuals, communities,
humanitarian actors, local and national authorities best respond to uphold the rights of all affected people?

26 March 2020