The Cash Learning Partnership

There is a growing recognition in the humanitarian sector that in an emergency, cash transfers and vouchers can be appropriate and effective tools to support people affected by disasters in a way that maintains dignity and choice for beneficiaries while stimulating local economies and markets.

The Cash Learning Partnership aims to improve the quality of emergency cash transfer and voucher programming across the humanitarian sector.


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CaLP consultancy opportunities 

CaLP is currently advertising for two consultants to work on two separate projects:

- The first project is to create a case study about cash coordination in the Typhoon Haiyan response in the Philippines - the deadline is 2nd December, click here to find out more.

- The second project is to develop a training module on e-transfers and operationalizing beneficiary data protection - the deadline is 5th December, click here to find out more. 

New webpages - CTP in the Ebola response

On this page you will find information, links and resources related to cash transfer programming and the West Africa regional response to the Ebola crisis. The material will be continuously updated. There are also separate pages for Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea containing country  specific information.

CaLP D-groups

The CaLP discussion groups (D-groups) are designed for debate, discussion and technical advice about cash transfer programming in emergencies.

There are five different D-groups: 



Jobs and Consultancies English

Jobs and Consultancies French  

Jobs and Consultancies Spanish

If you are already a D-group member, visit the community website.

If you are not yet a member, click on the link above and follow the instructions to join.

Cash Atlas - CaLP's cash mapping tool

The Cash Atlas is an interactive global mapping tool aiming to visually represent cash transfer programmes at a global level. 

By demonstrating the use and utility of cash transfer programmes (CTP) across different sectors and contexts, the Cash Atlas provides a tool that can be used in advocacy to promote consideration and appropriate use of CTP in humanitarian response. It also aims to be a learning tool for organisations willing to share their experiences.

This project has been developed by CaLP and supported by American Red Cross, ECHO and USAID/OFDA.

Click here to login and find out more.


Latest news

Updates from the Sierra Leone Cash Working Group

As the need to coordinate the cash response in Ebola-affected countries grows, a new Cash Working Group has been set up in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

posted by Digital Communications  27.11.14


Crypto-currencies and the aid industry - an article from IRIN

Bitcoin might not sound like a formula for humanitarian success. However, experts say, it offers important lessons for aid delivery in situations with weak (or destroyed) institutions.

posted by Digital Communications  26.11.14


E-transfers updates workshop - Mercy Corps

Join Mercy Corps and presenters from the International Rescue Committee, NetHope, and the Better than Cash Alliance for a discussion of recent developments in electronic transfers for humanitarian assistance.

posted by Digital Communications  13.11.14



Updates from the first cash working group meeting in Sierra Leone available now: #stopthespread #ebola #cashtransfer 27th November Interesting article from @irinnews on 'Crypto-currencies and the aid industry' #bitcoin #etransfer #cashtransfer 26th November RT @BetterThan_Cash: Any good practices on #cashtransfer programming in emergencies? Read some here: #EbolaResponse 21st November Two new CaLP consultancy opportunities are being advertised, click here to find out more #etransfer #cashtransfer 21st November RT @APZcash: CALP @cashlearning hosting the Asia cash working group meeting today. Focusing on preparedness. Look forward to more events li… 20th November Join the conversation