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Core CVA Skills for Programme Staff
The Core CVA Skills for Programme Staff course is a 5-day training for programme staff responsible for designing, implementing and monitoring cash and voucher assistance.
The CALP Network Americas Virtual Internship
The CALP Network is a global partnership of humanitarian actors engaged in policy, practice and research within Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA). The CALP Network currently has over 80 members...
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Case Study of the Poultry and Grape/Raisin subsectors in Afghanistan: Guided case study in value chain development for conflict-affected environments
Is the value chain approach effective for restoring market-based economic activity in a severely affected post-conflict environment?. The goal of this study is to gather empirical evidence to answer this question, looking at the role of the value chain approach in the work of USAID’s Rebuilding...
A Synthesis of Practical Lessons from Value Chain Projects in Conflict Affected Environments
Over the last year, at the behest of USAID, 10 organizations captured results and lessons learned from projects that used value chain programming in conflict-affected environments. The goal of this paper is to extract larger lessons that emerge from these implementing organizations and the programs they...
Market Assessment and Analysis: Learner’s notes
Guidelines and Tools
This document presents the “Learner’s Notes” that accompany a distance learning course on Market Assessment and Analysis. The course illustrates how markets operate and how they relate to and affect food security and vulnerable households. It describes market components and how they function...
Cash Transfers, Gender and Generational Relations: Evidence from a Pilot Project in Lesotho
Food aid has been the main response to repeated and protracted humanitarian crises in Lesotho since 2002, and during that time it has also been the major part of World Vision’s emergency responses. Along with the government, donors and NGOs, World Vision is increasingly interested in the role that cash...
Market Development in Crisis Affected Environments: Emerging lessons for achieving pro-poor economic reconstruction
This paper documents practitioner experience and innovations in market development for income generation and livelihood security in crisis and post-crisis settings. War and natural disaster have devastating impacts on people’s ability to generate income and secure a sustainable livelihood that can...
Practitioners’ Guide to the Household Economy Approach
Guidelines and Tools
This guide is aimed at those carrying out household economy approach (HEA) assessments, and is intended to serve as both a refresher guide for experienced practitioners and a set of reference reading materials to accompany formal trainings for new practitioners. The Practitioners’ Guide is presented as...
Value Chain Tools for Market Integrated Relief Haiti’s Construction Sector
This case study seeks to apply and document the use of the value chain approach to channel infrastructure program design from direct implementation to a market-integrated relief model. The market-integrated relief approach addresses the needs of crisis-affected populations by working through local...
Cash Transfers in Lesotho: An evaluation of World Vision’s Cash and Food Transfers Pilot Project
The Cash and Food Transfers Pilot Project (CFTPP) was designed and implemented as World Vision‟s contribution to the humanitarian response to the 2007/08 food crisis in Lesotho. This crisis was triggered by Lesotho‟s worst drought in 30 years, which reduced maize yields by 42% and left an estimated...
Responding to Earthquakes: Learning from earthquake relief and recovery operations
This paper aims to provide a distillation of the learning from thirty years of humanitarian response to earthquakes. It concentrates on issues of particular relevance in earthquakes. The paper assumes that readers are already familiar with the more general lessons in the aid sector such as the key...
The Use of Cash Grants in UNHCR Voluntary Repatriation Operations: Report of a lessons learned workshop
On 4 April 2008, UNHCR’s Division of Operational Services and the Policy Development and Evaluation Service (PDES) co-sponsored a workshop on the use of cash grants in UNHCR repatriation operations. A total of 25 UNHCR staff members participated, together with six experts and researchers from Oxfam GB,...