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.
Before defining potential research topics for 2014, CaLP commissioned a study in order to:
- better understand what action and evidence based research is currently available
- identify who the key research actors are and how research findings and recommendations are used, shared, and research impact monitored
- identify and prioritise gaps in action research
The study is now finalised and can be downloaded here. The findings of the study will be used by CaLP to inform its own research and advocacy strategies, and shared with other stakeholders who are planning CTP research.
E-transfers in emergencies: two new publications available
Following recommendations made in Cash Learning Partnership research in 2011 on e-transfers ‘New Technologies in Cash Transfer Programming and Humanitarian Assistance’ and demonstrated interest from the CaLP community of practice; CaLP has undertaken an additional three pieces of work in this thematic area in 2013 of which two are now available on the website:
- and a forthcoming study of factors affecting the cost-effectiveness of e-transfers compared to more manual methods.
As more and more agencies are responding to the typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda, CaLP recognises the urgent need for coordination of the global response. Upon request from the community of practice, CaLP set up a page where useful resources, tools and updated information on the response of the international community can be found.
For more information, please visit this page.
CaLP is delighted to announce that the Cash Atlas is now live. The Cash Atlas is an interactive mapping tool that aims to visually represent the usage of cash transfer programmes during emergencies across the globe. It is envisioned as a tool for advocacy and learning/exchange between organisations. For more information, you can visit the Cash Atlas page and learn more about it.
The CaLP discussion groups (D-groups) are designed for debate, discussion and technical advice about cash transfer programming in emergencies. There are four D-groups - English Discussion Group, French Discussion Group, English Jobs and Consultancies, French Jobs and Consultancies.
If you are a D-group member, visit the community website.
If you are not yet a member, send us an email to request membership, specifying which forum you would like to join.
The Cash Learning Partnership is pleased to announce two upcoming events in North America focusing on the increasing use of e-transfers in humanitarian assistance.
posted by Steering Committee 26.2.14View
The latest CaLP newsletter has just been published. This issue focuses on the CaLP's latest research on e-transfers in emergencies.
posted by Steering Committee 16.1.14View
A recent article published in Time magazine outlines the role that cash has played in rebuilding homes and livelihoods in the Phillipines following the devastating effects of Typhoon Haiyan.
posted by Steering Committee 7.1.14View