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Knowledge and Research

Background and Rationale for CaLP's Work

As the use of cash transfer programming has gained momentum, the humanitarian sector has moved beyond asking if CTP is an appropriate tool, to asking when CTP is the most appropriate way to meet the basic needs of crisis affected people and how to best achieve scale and quality of CTP. 

As the largest CTP network, with a growing membership, and a dedicated Technical Advisory Group, CaLP is in a privileged and unique position to build an organised and curated repository covering all aspects of CTP related knowledge as well as contribute to the growing evidence base on how best to achieve scale and quality of CTP within the humanitarian sector. CaLP is developing a knowledge hub that will make the best current knowledge simply and powerfully accessible for all CTP stakeholders. 

For more information on CaLP's current research priorities, see our thematic pages.

CaLP's Strategic Objective and Target to 2020

Our strategic objective for knowledge management and research is to improve the evidence base for cash transfer programming, make it easily accessible and apply the learnings through standards and tools.    

Our targets are:

  1. Make the best knowledge on CTP easily accessible and useful to humanitarian actors through a Knowledge Hub that is well curated, promoted and used.
  2. Create common standards and tools, through collective processes, that humanitarian actors use to manage the quality of cash transfer programmes, building institutional capacity and share information about CTP.
  3. Significantly strengthen the evidence base for CTP in priority areas for policy and practice, through collective processes, including maintaining and overview of the current evidence base and gaps.