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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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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

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 of CVA in the context of COVID-19;
3) promote sensitivity to evolving markets dynamics.
This tipsheet is...

21 March 2020

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 adaption of CVA programming in the context of Covid-19, and promote sensitivity to changing market dynamics and...

17 March 2020

The Potential Mortality Effects of Physical Currency

Policy paper

The extent to which banknotes may or may not play a direct role in ‘the chain of communicable disease transmission’ has been questioned during the Covid-19 response. Whether they do or they don’t is perhaps less relevant than the belief among ‘at risk’ populations that they do. And this belief...

2 March 2020

Plan International: COVID-19 Adaptations to Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) Interventions

Guidelines and Tools

The aim of this technical guidance is to support the team in designing and implementing Cash & Voucher Assistance (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,...

March 2020