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December 2015

The Cash Learning Bulletin

Welcome to our last newsletter of the year 2015! This installment provides insights on beneficiaries’ opinions on cash transfers from CaLP’s latest publication “Voices and Views of beneficiaries on unconditional Cash Transfers - Democratic Republic of Congo, Nepal and Philippines”.

ACF introduces the Kit for Autonomous Cash transfer in Humanitarian Emergencies (KACHE), which enables electronic cash transfer delivery in contexts with limited or inexistent payment infrastructure. IRC presents their current initiatives to increase emergency preparedness for predictable, recurring emergencies.

Last but not least, find out what happened in Asia, East Africa and West Africa through CaLP’s regional updates!

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New CaLP Case Study: Voices and Views of Beneficiaries on unconditional Cash Transfers

With the aim to include the voices of recipients of unconditional cash transfers within the ongoing humanitarian sector discussion about the use of cash in crisis and disaster-affected settings, this study funded by the IFRC asks beneficiaries of unconditional cash transfers –as the primary stakeholders in this type of programming–what works and what doesn’t work in their particular setting and uses their experiences to contextualise this.

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Bigger, better and faster

This article highlights IRC’s programmes, research and policy initiatives to investigate the most effective and appropriate means to increase emergency preparedness for predictable, recurring emergencies, with a focus on the prepositioning of an e-voucher program in Ethiopia.

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KACHE project: From field testing in Mali to scaling up in ACF operations

Over the past year, ACF, funded by WFP developed a kit enabling electronic cash transfer delivery in contexts with limited or inexistent payment infrastructure. Maria Jimena Peroni Galli, KACHE project coordinator presents the features of the kit, preliminary results of the pilot project and the roadmap to scale up the system.

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CaLP in your region


During the last months, CaLP Asia organised a number of meetings and trainings including a Regional Cash Working Group meeting focused on the response to the Nepal Earthquake, operations staff training and a level 2 training. This article provides highlights of the events that took place in the region throughout the period. 

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West Africa

This period has seen notable achievements in terms of coordination of cash transfers in Mauritania; in parallel, learning events on the use of cash transfers in livelihoods programmes and on preparedness are paving the way for a wider use of cash transfers in the region.

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East Africa

Learn about CaLP East Africa team’s capacity building and learning activities on coordination and preparedness to implement and scale up cash transfers in Kenya and on the global discussions on the future of cash transfers that took place in the region.

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Latest Resources



  • Market in crises: South Sudan case study (click here)
  • Cash Transfer Program in Norther Syria (click here)
  • Market in crises: The 2010 floods in Sindth, Pakistan (click here)
  • Video of May 2015 Geneva Learning Event on Cash Coordination (click here)


  • Enquête d’impact sur les transferts monétaires couplés à des distributions alimentaires (click here)

Training and events

Senegal: ELANAtelier sur le thème de "mobile money" dans les programmes humanitaires 13-14 January (Dakar)

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Cash in the News

E cards Convenience for Syrian Families at Turkish Camps

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Cash aid more effective and transparent, experts claim

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