The CaLP is funded by ECHO, USAID/OFDA/FFP, Global Affairs Canada, SDC and DFAT
The CaLP is funded by ECHO, the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department, via a partnership with ERC/Save the Children focused on Multi-Sector CTP, as discussed below. ECHO supports all four of CaLP's outcomes - Capacity Building; Research, Evidence and Learning; Collaboration, Facilitation and Operational Partnerships; Advocacy and Influencing.
CaLP is supported by the United States Agency for International Development’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) as well as Food for Peace (FFP). OFDA's and FFP currently support CaLP's activities in West Africa, North America, as well as some global activities across all four of CaLP's outcomes.
Global Affairs Canada provides global support to CaLP in 2015 - 2016 and supports all four of CaLP's outcomes
The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) is Switzerland's international cooperation agency within the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA). SDC provides core funding to CaLP and supports all four of CaLP's outcomes.
The Australian Government’s aid program through the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade - DFAT - supports CaLP's Asia focal point and related activities in the region.
CaLP is partnering with the Fritz Institute to develop capacity building materials tailored to operations staff involved in CTP. Focusing mainly on Logistics/Supply Chain, Finance, IT and Security staff, these new course materials are being developed collaboratively with a view to improve the capacity of operations and support staff in cash transfer programmes, and will form a part of CaLP's new standard training offer from 2017 onwards.
Building on previous work developing the multi-purpose cash grant (MPG) toolkit which was published in 2015, CaLP is partnering with Save the Children who are leading a multi-agency project to enhance knowledge and understanding of multi-purpose grants. This project will include developing and delivering training on MPGs, and supporting the roll-out and knowledge/skills building around multi-purpose cash grants.
There is a growing interest in how social protection can feature as a shock-response instrument, protecting household consumption whilst promoting demand and protecting economic growth at the macro level. In March 2015, Oxford Policy Management (OPM), leading a consortium in partnership with the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), the Cash Learning Partnership (CaLP) and INASP, was awarded the 2 year DFID Humanitarian Innovation and Evidence Programme (HIEP) research project on Shock-Responsive Social Protection Systems. The study aims to strengthen the evidence base as to when and how social protection systems can better scale up in response to shocks in low-income countries and fragile and conflicted affected states, thus minimising negative shock impacts and reducing the need for separate humanitarian responses.
CaLP is partnering with NRC on their CashCap programme, which aims to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of cash transfer programming in humanitarian response by establishing a specialised roster on Cash & Markets (CashCap). Its mission is to strengthen the capacity of the humanitarian sector to undertake and promote quality cash transfer programmes in different contexts, and to ensure greater technical expertise on Cash Transfer Programming (CTP) in emergencies; which includes assessment, design, implementation, coordination, accountability toward affected populations, capacity building and monitoring.
Through this partnership, the CashCap aims to provide training aimed at mid to senior level practictioners, with a focus on specialised topics such as CTP and WASH/Shelter, as well as providing longer-term mentoring and job placements.
CaLP are working with Diakonie to pilot an institutionalisation process that CaLP hopes to offer to more agencies in the coming months. This partnership will engage with 4 German NGOs, and allow CaLP to use the newly-developed Organisational Capacity Assessment Tool (OCAT) and support in the assessment of CTP capacity gaps at an institutional level, as well as providing a tailored range of support packages for participating NGOs.