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Asia Regional Cash Working Group

The Cash Learning Partnership (CaLP) supports the Asia Regional Cash Working Group (RCWG) based in Bangkok, Thailand; it has now transitioned to the Asia-Pacific Regional Working Group with the overarching aim of improving the quality and coordination, increasing the scale (where relevant/appropriate) and broadening the scope of and use of cash transfer programming (CTP) through shared learnings/lessons learnt across the region, leveraging common approaches that are regionally relevant and built on best practice.

Specifically, the objectives of the RCWG are:

  1. Strengthening coordination of CTP across the Asia and Pacific region in ongoing operations, preparedness and response 

  2. Standardize and harmonize CTP standards and common approaches including with regards to the regional specific context of emergency response and preparedness 

  3. Share organizational and regional experiences across region and discuss regional specific themes and challenges 

  4. Identify appropriate regional advocacy methods to promote quality and appropriate CTP programmes and propose key ways forward

The Asia Regional Focal Point leads the RCWG and liaises with Cash Working Groups (CWGs) in five (5) countries in the region: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Pakistan, and the Philippines.

For more information on the RCWG please contact, Nichola PEACH, Regional Pogramme Policy Officer (Cash-Based Transfers), nichola.peach@wfp.org

Events & Updates

The Cash Transfer Programming and Persons of Concern Briefing Note is now available!

CaLP Asia conducted a Cash Transfer Programming (CTP) and Persons of Concern (POC) workshop at Centre Point Hotel Chidlom in Bangkok, Thailand on 14-15 March 2016. The aim was to increase knowledge and understanding of cash transfer programming for those providing assistance in humanitarian contexts for Persons of Concern. The purpose of this briefing note is to demonstrate adaptive practices for providing essential assistance to the most vulnerable POC. The ten key lessons summarise the key points from desk research, discussions at a CaLP Asia CTP and POC Workshop and pre- and post-workshop consultations with various stakeholders. They provide objective guidance for practitioners working with CTP and POC to enhance the assessment, design, delivery and monitoring of CTP in POC contexts in Asia and beyond.

For more information, documentation, presentations and resources, please visit 2016 Cash Transfer Programming and Persons of Concern Workshop webpage. 

Regional Cash Working Group Documents


For documents from previous meetings, please refer to the Cash Working Group Documents Archive.

Key Resources


International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC):

Department for International Development (DFID), UK:


Save the Children:

Action Against Hunger (ACF):



Contact Information

Nichola Peach

Regional Pogramme Policy Officer  (Cash-Based Transfers), nichola.peach@wfp.org


Ali Mansoor

CaLP Asia Capacity Building Officer

The Cash Learning Partnership

E-mail: training.asia@cashlearning.org 

Useful Links

CaLP Regional Updates 2015/2016