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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The Cash Learning Partnership is delighted to announce the launch of a new research piece entitled Factors Affecting the Cost-efficiency of Electronic Transfers in Humanitarian Programmes.

CaLP commissioned this research to find out more about the cost of using electronic payment mechanisms (e-payments) for emergency cash transfers. The research draws on case studies of two countries, Kenya and Somalia, analysing the cost-efficiency (and where possible information on cost-effectiveness) of seven emergency cash transfer programmes implemented between 2009 and 2013.

Find out more about the study. 

The document is available to download now.


Research dissemination event to be held in Asia - 29th April

CaLP is to hold a one-day research dissemination event on April 29th in Bangkok, Thailand. The event will focus on CaLP's latest research pieces that explore the increased need to understand cash transfer programming's role in humanitarian assistance.

Find out more, including how to attend.


  

Are NGOs, UN organisations, donors, governments and policy makers that implement, fund and influence emergency cash transfer programming ‘fit for the future’?

To answer this question, CaLP commissioned the Humanitarian Futures Programme (HFP), King’s College London to research how changes in the broader global and humanitarian landscape may evolve in the future (up to 2025), and how these changes might shape cash transfer programming (CTP). The analysis examines these issues in the context of ongoing global dialogue on the future of humanitarianism, including the post-2015 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) processes, the deliberations for the next iteration of the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA 2), and the World Humanitarian Summit 2016.

Click here to find out more, including how to download this new piece of research.

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 four D-groups  - English Discussion Group, French Discussion Group, English Jobs and Consultancies, French Jobs and Consultancies.

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

If you are not yet a member, send us an email to request membership, specifying which forum you would like 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.

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Research dissemination event to be held in Asia - 29th April

CaLP is to hold a one-day research dissemination event on April 29th in Bangkok, Thailand. The event will focus on CaLP's latest research pieces that explore the increased need to understand cash transfer programming's role in humanitarian assistance.

posted by Digital Communications  23.4.14

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CaLP's March 2014 newsletter is available now!

The latest newsletter from the Cash Learning Partnership highlights some of CaLP's latest research. Click here to find out more.

posted by Digital Communications  16.4.14

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CaLP's statement of intent

Following a recent review of CaLP’s progress since inception and of the continued need for cash programming in emergencies, the Steering Committee drafted a statement of intent addressing the future of CaLP.

posted by Steering Committee  11.4.14

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