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The CALP Network provides capacity building, technical and coordination support to strengthen the community of practice in North America, Latin America and the Caribbean. The CALP Network Americas office is located in Washington, DC and has a presence in Panama City, Panama.

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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

Report

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...

2008

A Synthesis of Practical Lessons from Value Chain Projects in Conflict Affected Environments

Report

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...

2008

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...

2008

Cash Transfers, Gender and Generational Relations: Evidence from a Pilot Project in Lesotho

Report

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...

2008

Market Development in Crisis Affected Environments: Emerging lessons for achieving pro-poor economic reconstruction

Report

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...

2008

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...

2008

Value Chain Tools for Market Integrated Relief Haiti’s Construction Sector

Report

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...

2008

Cash Transfers in Lesotho: An evaluation of World Vision’s Cash and Food Transfers Pilot Project

Report

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...

2008

Responding to Earthquakes: Learning from earthquake relief and recovery operations

Policy paper

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...

2008

The Use of Cash Grants in UNHCR Voluntary Repatriation Operations: Report of a lessons learned workshop

Report

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,...

2008