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CaLP’s Global Framework for Action

CaLP is delighted to announce the release of its Global Framework for Action for cash transfer programming.

The framework has been carefully designed to provide a collective, comprehensive and action-oriented road map for humanitarian actors to scale up cash programming. CaLP believes that this can play a significant role in realising the potential of cash for people in crisis around the world. Download it here.

The Global Framework for Action consolidates the major commitments and recommendations made to improve cash transfer programming (CTP) in humanitarian response during 2015 and 2016. It aggregates core content from the Grand Bargain, ECHO’s 10 Principles, the High Level Panel report, the Strategic Note on Cash Transfers and the Agenda for Cash. It is organised around six practical objectives: 

  1. Ensure sufficient funding is available for cash transfer programming.
  2. Ensure cash is routinely considered, alongside other tools.
  3. Build sufficient capacity for cash transfer programming.
  4. Ensure the quality of cash transfer programming.
  5. Strengthen coordination of cash transfer programming.
  6. Strengthen the evidence base and invest in innovation.

The framework identifies a set of key supporting actions for each objective, along with proposed measures of progress. The actions are specific and targeted, enabling a consistent approach to implementing commitments and monitoring progress. They were developed with input from across CaLP’s membership. Links with the Grand Bargain are explicitly identified. Taken as a whole, the framework provides a road map for increasing the scale and quality of cash transfer programming. 

Many of the supporting actions require collective action, for instance to develop standards, build the evidence base and strengthen support for CTP. This reflects the collective nature of humanitarian work. As a result, this framework provides a foundation for CaLP’s strategy and on-going work. CaLP is the global partnership for CTP and brings organisations together to address exactly these collective issues.

Within CaLP, we will use the framework to structure our work. It creates a common language for collaboration. And we will use it to shape specific projects, like developing standards and a Knowledge Hub to make best practice guidance easily accessible. It will provide the basis for how we track global progress on cash through our new State of the World’s Cash report (due at the end of 2017).

We hope that operational agencies, donors and others working on cash will also use the framework. It can be used to structure internal action plans to improve cash programming, to drive comprehensive implementation. It can also be used to report progress internally and externally. The more that other policy processes and initiatives also use it, the more we will be able to channel momentum into joined up progress. 

The humanitarian sector is investing heavily at the moment in developing the capacity, knowledge and infrastructure needed to increase the scale and quality of cash programming. We hope that this global framework can play a role in realising the potential of this investment for the benefit of people in crisis worldwide.

Download the Global Framework for Action.

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