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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New CaLP case study: Planning for government adoption of a social protection programme in an insecure environment: the Child Grant Development Programme in northern Nigeria

Our new case study shows how Cash transfer programming is increasingly used in West Africa in response to food and nutritional crisis. Beyond emergency situations, cash transfer mechanisms are key mechanisms for national social protection strategies and policies.

Click here to download the case study.

 Photo: Vincent Trousseau / CaLP

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 different D-groups: 



Jobs and Consultancies English

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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.

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Latest news

Using social protection systems to implement emergency cash transfers: the case of Lesotho

This article published in Humanitarian Exchange Magazine describes and presents lessons learned from an emergency intervention aimed at strengthening national capacity to meet the needs of orphans and other vulnerable children in areas affected by the food crisis embedded within the Lesotho Child Grants Programme (CGP), administered by the Ministry of Social Development (MoSD).

posted by Ousmane Niang and Betina Ramirez  17.9.14


CaLP Vacancy - Capacity Building Officer, Asia

CaLP are looking for a Capacity Building Officer for Asia.

posted by Digital Comms  15.9.14


GHA Report 2014: Funding for cash-based interventions at a five-year low in 2013

Although the potential benefits of cash transfers have been increasingly acknowledged by the humanitarian community, funding for cash-based interventions reached in 2013 a five-year low according to the Global Humanitarian Assistance Report 2014 released this month. 

posted by Communication  11.9.14



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