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.
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.
posted by Steering Committee 28.11.13View
posted by Steering Committee 26.11.13View
The Cash Learning Partnership (CaLP) is to support a Cash Working Group (CWG) meeting tomorrow afternoon (Wednesday 19 November) to help coordinate cash transfer programmes in the Typhoon Haiyan response.
posted by Steering Committee 19.11.13View