The Cash Learning Bulletin - Collaboration for Cash at scale May 2016

Dear CaLP Community of Practice,

Thank you for your ongoing commitment and contributions to CaLP's work. The Cash Learning Partnership (CaLP) celebrated its ten year anniversary and the launch of a new and extended Membership, with a global event, based in Washington DC.

This seminal event brought together CaLP's new Membership and growing community of practice, at a fitting time, as Cash Transfer Programming (CTP) is at the top of the agenda, at a key moment of change for the humanitarian sector. 

CaLP Global Learning and Membership Launch Event

CaLP is now made up of more than 40 member organisations and individuals who are representative of all sectors and stakeholders necessary to achieve dramatic change. For a full list of CaLP's members, you can visit our new and improved Membership Page here.

The Global Learning and Membership Launch Event was an opportunity to build a shared vision of the future by sharing experiences, celebrating successes and jointly debating the changes required for the full transformative potential of quality CTP to be reached.

The Event Report provides a rich summary of the outcomes and discussions of the event, which can be summarized as follows: 

  • The power of the CaLP network: Through collaboration based on collective impact, CaLP and its members are uniquely positioned to be a catalyst for the significant changes needed at a technical and policy level to implement cash at scale.

  • The right direction of travel: CaLP’s operational strategy, including a significant scale-up of capacity-building, a key role in global CTP advocacy and an increased function in standard-setting for CTP provides a unique opportunity for the CaLP network to collectively contribute to change.

  • A shared future vision of CTP: Recognising the global momentum for change, CaLP’s potential to support people affected by crisis as agents of their own recovery will continue to grow through the strength of its members and their networks.  

A complete list of attendees of the event can be found here.

Have a look at what happened during the event  


CaLP's Strategy

In light of the growing uptake of cash transfer programming and following an assessments of current gaps, CaLP developed a comprehensive and ambitious operational strategy for 2015-19. This strategy is articulated around four outcomes corresponding to its key areas of activities: Capacity Building, Research, Evidence & Learning, Collaboration, Facilitation & Partnerships and Advocacy & Influencing. 

The strategy presentation made during the event and the summary of CaLP’s strategy by outcome and region are available for download.

How to become a CaLP Member

CaLP accepts Membership applications from interested actors including NGOs, donors, UN agencies, academic institutions, independent experts, private sector actors, humanitarian networks, inter-agency initiatives and National Disaster Management Authorities.  Applications will be considered by the Board at bi-annual Board meetings.

Prospective organisations and individuals wishing to become a member of CaLP are invited to complete the CaLP Membership Application Form found here.

For more information on the membership process please visit our Membership Page here or   contact Rose Smith , CaLP's Membership Officer at 

New Resources:

In addition to the regular updates you receive through CaLP's d-group and newsletters, we want to highlight two key new resources:

E-learnings on markets:  Two e-learning courses on market analysis in humanitarian contexts are now available on disaster ready. These courses, developed in partnership with the International Rescue Committee (IRC), will provide participants with a better understanding of the role and value of market analysis in humanitarian programming, and the key steps required.

Guidance note on social protection: This document will support humanitarian actors to decide on their role and consider options for support at different stages of the humanitarian programme management cycle in three different types of context (basic, intermediate and advanced, in terms of the existence of shock responsive social protection systems).


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