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.
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
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:
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.
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.
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Upcoming CaLP Level 2 training - Places still available
posted by Digital Comms 24.9.14View
The Autumn 2014 newsletter features articles by IRIN's London Correspondent Rebecca Blunt and CaLP's Regional Focal Point in West Africa Yoann Tuzzolino.
posted by Digital Comms 23.9.14View
Work remains to be done to increase the digitisation of the humanitarian sector, to address this, 'consideration should be given to adopting guidelines and tools developed by the Cash Learning Partnership'.
Keith Chibafa, Team Leader for Business Development, LMMS, World Vision International
posted by Digital Comms 17.9.14View