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Ongoing and future CVA research

This page is a space to share and learn about ongoing and planned research as well as upcoming opportunities. It should be used by agencies commissioning research to find opportunities for collaboration; for donors to promote research funding opportunities; and for academics to identify work opportunities.

This needs your input! Please share your research plans with CaLP. This includes, but is not limited to, program evaluations, systematic reviews and case studies. CaLP’s members-only Research Advisory Group is used as a forum to improve collaboration on research objectives and quality.

Ongoing Research

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“THE GENDERED DIMENSIONS OF MULTI-PURPOSE CASH SUPPORTING DISASTER RESILIENCE”

CARE in partnership with ACF seeks to understand the impact of multi-purpose cash on supporting the resilience of female-headed households; identify how resilience building differs for female headed households to male headed households and the role of complementary interventions, in addition to the cash transfers.

The aim is to identify lessons, good practices and recommendations to support the community of practice in resilience programming.

Abyan and Amran Governorates in Yemen

Wanda GrimaldiAden

Ali Abdirahman

 

Mid-May 2019

The Cash Consortium for Iraq, in partnership with DFID, is conducting a study into the impacts of multi-purpose cash assistance on local markets in conflict-affected areas of Iraq. Iraq Oliver Westerman

April 2018

The Cash Consortium for Iraq, in partnership with DFID, is conducting a study into perceptions around the effects of multi-purpose cash assistance on social cohesion. Iraq Oliver Westerman

April 2018

The Cash Consortium for Iraq, in partnership with DFID, is conducting a contextual study into household debt in Iraq. Iraq Oliver Westerman

April 2018

The Cash Consortium for Iraq, in partnership with DFID, is conducting a study the barriers to recovering civil documentation, and the barriers to accessing services if missing civil documentation.

Iraq

Oliver Westerman

April 2018

Concern Worldwide - Impact of conditional cash transfers on nutrition outcomes in Somalia

Somalia

Brianna Martin

June 2020

World Vision - Evidence review of cash & child protection to help guide and prioritize further work in building the evidence base for child protection and humanitarian cash transfers.

Global

Kevin Savage

October 2018

World Vision - Cash And Vouchers for Nutrition in Wajid, Somalia. This research will provide evidence on the impact of modalities on nutrition and health outcomes for pregnant and lactating women and children under five years of age.

Wajid, Somalia

Kevin Savage

N/A

World Vision - Nutrition Sensitive Cash-Based Programming Value Determination. This three-country (South Sudan, Somalia, Bangladesh) case study will document lessons and new learning to enhance effectiveness and efficiency of cash-based programs to address nutritional outcomes.

South Sudan, Bangladesh, Somalia

Belete Temesgen

2019

World Vision - S.Sudanese Refugee Response: Optimizing Unconditional Cash Transfers and Choice Architecture. The research compares welfare indicators between a group of households who design and receive their own optimal assistance package (treatment households) and a group of households who continue to receive their current assistance package (control households).

West Nile, Uganda

Belete Temesgen

April 2019

Global Education Cluster - study on current practices in CTP in education in emergences (EiE), including a desk-based review, country case studies in Iraq, DR Congo, and Somalia, and recommendations for future programming.

Global

Dana Cristescu

November 2018

The Cash Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning Organisational Network (CAMEALEON), in partnership with CaLP, will be conducting a study on Accountability to Affected Populations in Cash Transfer Programming Lebanon.

Bekaa, Lebanon

Rachel Eichholz

April 2019

The Cash Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning Organisational Network (CAMEALEON), in partnership with the Overseas Development Institute, will be conducting research on protection outcomes of multi-purpose cash assistance in Lebanon.

Bekaa, Lebanon

Rachel Eichholz

Feb-19/Dec-19

The Cash Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning Organisational Network (CAMEALEON), in partnership with the Overseas Development Institute, will be conducting research on the impact of Multi-Purpose Cash Assistance on Social Stability in Lebanon.

Bekaa, Lebanon

Rachel Eichholz

Feb-19/Dec-19

The Cash Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning Organisational Network (CAMEALEON), in partnership with the American University of Beirut and Economic Development Solutions, is conducting a longitudinal assessment on the Multi-Sector Impact of Cash Assistance on the Welfare of Syrian Refugees in Lebanon and their Access to Services.

Lebanon

Rachel Eichholz

Jan-19/June-19/Dec-19

International Rescue Committee - What Works to Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls. The objective of this study is to measure the perceived impact of cash transfers on women's experience of violence and psychosocial and economic well-being, specifically in acute emergency settings.

Raqqa District, Syria Kathryn Falb  April 2019

International Rescue Committee - The Safer Cash research aims to address two primary questions: (i) What protection risks are faced by recipients of cash assistance in protracted crisis contexts, and (ii) How can cash assistance best target and deliver cash to at risk populations and reduce and/or minimize harm? What elements of programs can be adapted in order to achieve this?

Cameroon & Afghanistan Alexandra Blackwell September 2019

International Rescue Committtee - Generating Evidence for the Use of Cash Relief for Health Outcomes. This research aims to address two primary research questions: (i) Can unrestricted cash assistance be used to increase access to and timely utilization of health services for predictable and unpredictable health needs for crisis affected populations? (ii) How is unrestricted cash assistance used to increase access to and timely utilization of health services for predictable and unpredictable health needs for crisis affected populations?

Cameroon & Pakistan Sana Khan August 2019

Effectiveness of a nutrition programme involving specialized nutritious foods, cash-based transfers, and social behaviour change communication to prevent stunting among children 6-24 months

Rahim Yar Khan, province Punjab, Pakistan Pablo Rodriguez December 2019

Developing a cash-based interventions compendium to the IASC guidelines for integrating gender-based violence interventions in humanitarian action

Global Holly Welcome Radice April 2019

Gender and protection implications of cash-based interventions in Somalia/Somaliland 

Somalia/Somaliland Holly Welcome Radice February 2019

CaLP - Scoping Study on Cash and Voucher Assistance and Risk in Financial Management and Compliance

Global Lynn Yoshikawa May 2019

Risks and Opportunities of Cash Transfer Programming in Humanitarian Response

Global

Kristina Soleng

April 2019

Research on Women Centered Cash and Voucher Assistance

Global

Holly Welcome Radice

July 2019

Future Research

Project information

Geographic location

Contact (name & email) - - optional

Expected completion date

Save the Children UK and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine with other agencies - CTP and Health Outcomes as part of RECAP Research Project ("Applied Use of Economic Methods in Humanitarian Crises") ToR available here.

Lebanon, Sierra Leone, Uganda

Francesca Battistin

September 2021

International Rescue Committee - Generating Evidence on the Effect of Cash Relief on Local Markets. This research aims to address three primary questions: (i) What is the effect of cash assistance vs. voucher programs on vendors in the marketplace? (ii) What challenges do vendors of different sizes face in continuing or restarting their businesses in the aftermath of a crisis? (iii) What complementary services can be introduced to help vendors recover post-crisis and whom should they target?

TBD

Emily Sloane

September 2020

Upcoming research events & funding opportunities

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