The Cash Learning Partnership

There is a growing recognition in the humanitarian sector that in an emergency, cash transfers and vouchers can be appropriate and effective tools to support people affected by disasters in a way that maintains dignity and choice for beneficiaries while stimulating local economies and markets.

The Cash Learning Partnership aims to improve the quality of emergency cash transfer and voucher programming across the humanitarian sector.


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New training dates announced in West Africa (English and French)

CaLP has just announced 12 new training dates in West Africa, scheduled for late 2014 and early 2015. There will be Level 1 and Level 2 training (English and French), Training of Trainers (French only) and a special training on Market Analysis (French only). To find out more including how to apply, click here.

Photo: CaLP 1 day training participants in Mali, February 2014. Credit: Nathalie Cissokho, CaLP.

New CaLP case study: Planning for government adoption of a social protection programme in an insecure environment: the Child Grant Development Programme in northern Nigeria

Our new case study shows how Cash transfer programming is increasingly used in West Africa in response to food and nutritional crisis. Beyond emergency situations, cash transfer mechanisms are key mechanisms for national social protection strategies and policies.

Click here to download the case study.

 Photo: Vincent Trousseau / CaLP

CaLP D-groups

The CaLP discussion groups (D-groups) are designed for debate, discussion and technical advice about cash transfer programming in emergencies.

There are four different D-groups: 



Jobs and Consultancies English

Jobs and Consultancies French  

If you are already a D-group member, visit the community website.

If you are not yet a member, click on the link above and follow the instructions to join.

Cash Atlas - CaLP's cash mapping tool

The Cash Atlas is an interactive global mapping tool aiming to visually represent cash transfer programmes at a global level. 

By demonstrating the use and utility of cash transfer programmes (CTP) across different sectors and contexts, the Cash Atlas provides a tool that can be used in advocacy to promote consideration and appropriate use of CTP in humanitarian response. It also aims to be a learning tool for organisations willing to share their experiences.

This project has been developed by CaLP and supported by American Red Cross, ECHO and USAID/OFDA.

Click here to login and find out more.


Latest news

New publication on setting up shop: Strategies for building effective merchant payment networks

This recent publication from GSMA addresses barriers that prevent merchant payments from scaling using mobile money, and highlights some of the key tactics that mobile money providers are using to increase adoption.

posted by Digital Communications  31.10.14


"The power of plastic: using pre-paid cards in disaster zones"

A new article, published in the Guardian, looks at an initiative from the IFRC, supported by VISA, to establish a universal electronic cash transfer programme that would operate throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, rather than just across one country.

posted by Digital Communications  30.10.14


"Everybody loves cash, but who should get it?" - IRC

"How do we decide who is eligible or not? How can we be sure that people who are receiving cash are really the ones who need it, and when resources are stretched, need it the most?"

posted by International Rescue Committee  29.10.14



RT @JackAldwinckle: My piece for @guardian on a new project by @Federation > The power of plastic: using pre-paid cards in disaster zones h… 30th October RT @jamiemzimmerman: Good stuff! .@mercycorps releases its highly anticipated guide to #epayments in emergency response.… 29th October RT @APZcash: Cash works!!! @BetterThan_Cash @Federation @cashlearning @WHSummit - the future of aid assistance???? 29th October "Everybody loves cash, but who should get it?" An interesting piece from @theIRC: 28th October CaLP internship vacancy! Do you live near Oxford? Would you like to learn more about digital communications? Apply: 27th October Join the conversation