Gathering evidence through research is one of the ways that CaLP aims to improve cash transfer programming (CTP) implementation and raise awareness about CTP and its use as an appropriate and effective mechanism for emergency response.
A number of potential research topics for 2012- 2014 were identified with the assistance of the CaLP community of practice (CoP), key stakeholders, and a review of recommendations made in previous research. This involved:
CaLP's research for 2012 – 2014 focused on the following subject areas.
As with every piece of research, CaLP disseminated the research findings to the CoP to enhance the capacity of practitioners to improve the quality of CTP in emergencies, and to improve decision making and programming across the sector.
The dissemination strategy included promotion of the research through the CaLP CoP, e-newsletter and web platform and global / regional CaLP learning events for practitioners and decision makers.
Furthermore, the outputs and recommendations fed into targeted advocacy on issues relevant to improved emergency CTP. Research fed directly into (and in some cases defined) CaLP’s global and national-level advocacy. Additionally, learning events were designed to include the key actors that were identified in the research recommendations.