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Cash transfer stakeholders working together on the build up to the World Humanitarian Summit  

What is 100 days of cash?

On the 9th of February 2016 the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon launched his report for the WHS calling for cash-based programming to be the default method of support for affected populations where markets and operational contexts permit.

100 days of cash is an initiative that brought together CaLP’s membership and other stakeholders engaged in Cash Transfer Programming (CTP) to jointly develop an action oriented Agenda for Cash in the build up to the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) that took place in Istanbul on 23rd and 24th May 2016.

The aim of the initiative was to create a space where CaLP’s global network of stakeholders could unpack and discuss what would actually need to change for the UN SG’s statement to become a reality. The result of this initiative, the Agenda for Cash, is meant to serve as a framework for action, change and mutual accountability.                    



100 days of cash aims to conclude with a proposal to develop a mechanism of shared responsibility to follow up on pledges after the WHS. 

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Commitments made by CaLP for the World Humanitarian Summit

Explore the Agenda for Cash 

Engagement process


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