The CALP Network’s State of the World’s Cash Report identifies different types of operational model, including consortia and alliances, shared cash delivery mechanisms, single agency cash delivery, and integration of systems.
“The overall structure through which agencies work jointly…to deliver cash and voucher programming…in situation response and analysis, program design and implementation.”
the CALP Network’s working definition of an operational model.
Scaling up CVA offers opportunities to transform how humanitarian aid is delivered. It has implications for the roles of different agencies within various operational models, and the potential for models to link to social protection systems. It will also impact the nature of partnerships with financial service and technology providers, and how different models interact with other forms of assistance, beyond cash.
Since late 2016, the CALP Network has been coordinating a learning agenda to help answer these questions:
- What operational models are available to agencies implementing CVA?
- How do different models improve the efficiency, effectiveness and accountability of CVA in different contexts?
- Which operational models are most appropriate in which contexts?
The CALP Network will continue to collate and disseminate the evidence base for operational models.
The CALP Network is also a partner in the Cash Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning Organizational Network (CAMEALEON) consortium, led by Norwegian Refugee Council, which is responsible for independent monitoring and evaluation of WFP’s Multi-Purpose Cash Assistance (MPCA) in Lebanon. This includes research and analysis regarding value for money and accountability in the operational model.
Operational Models: Accountability to affected people
MEAL in Emerging Operational Models
CTP Operational Models Analytical Framework
Guidelines and Tools
The State of the World’s Cash Report launched by the CALP Network in February 2018 highlights trends in the uptake of various operational models for the delivery of cash at scale in humanitarian...
The CALP Network Board meeting
The CALP Network Board meeting – quarterly
Evento de aprendizaje regional en Latinoamérica y el Caribe: Vinculando las transferencias monetarias con los sistemas de protección social
RED LAC en colaboración con el Grupo de Trabajo de Transferencias Monetarias – R4V lo invitan a participar del evento de aprendizaje regional “Vinculando las transferencias monetarias con los sistemas de protección social” que se llevará a cabo el 20 de mayo, 2021 a las 9:00 -11:30 (hora...
The CALP Network Technical Advisory Group (TAG) Quarterly Meeting
This is the regular quarterly meeting for the CALP Network’s Technical Advisory Group.
Lessons Learnt on Coordination of CVA in Kenya
This event aims to provide a space for reflection and dialogue on the overall coordination of CVA response in Kenya in 2020 – 2021. The key questions include: Why is CVA coordination still a challenge in Kenya? What improvements are needed going forward? And How can we work together to bring about the...
The CALP Network Board Meeting
The CALP Network Board meeting – quarterly
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New Guidance: Market-Based Programming in WASH: Technical Guidance for Humanitarian Practitioners
Over recent years, humanitarian aid organizations have increasingly used market-based programming (MBP) to deliver water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in emergencies. ‘Market-based modalities’ include the distribution of cash and vouchers, which enable recipient households to access the WASH goods...
A Review of the CALP Network’s Work in the MENA Region and More Broadly 2018-2020
The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region exemplifies many of the successes and challenges for humanitarian CVA; programming ranges from large-scale initiatives such as the Emergency Social Safety Net (ESSN) to NGO cash consortia to sector-specific initiatives. In this context, the CALP Network has...
ASSESSMENT OF FINANCIAL SERVICE PROVIDERS – CVA IN YEMEN
In 2020, 24.3 million people in Yemen (approximately 80% of the population) needed some form of humanitarian and protection assistance, and half the population suffered acute food insecurity.1 Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) is a critical part of the humanitarian response in Yemen, bringing...
The CALP Network Online: Core CVA Skills for Programme Staff Course – East and Southern African regional staff