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Cash Learning Partnership (CaLP)

Originating from the will to gather the lessons learnt from the tsunami emergency response in 2005, the CaLP is today composed by Oxfam GB, the British Red Cross, Save the Children, the Norwegian Refugee Council and Action Against Hunger | ACF International. The five steering committee organisations have come together to support capacity building, research and information-sharing on cash transfer programming as an effective tool to help deliver aid in times of crisis.

In Responding to Emergencies, Cash is Often King

What do people need after a natural disaster strikes? Some of the answers may seem obvious: food, clean water, shelter, medicine. Others may not, cash as the primary example. But cash transfers and cash-equivalent vouchers are highly effective tools for helping individuals, families, and whole communities rebound post-emergency. They empower people to make the purchasing decisions that will be most helpful to them, and they stimulate local markets by encouraging people to spend money in their own backyards.

Meta-Evaluation of ACF Fresh Food Voucher Programs

As a leading partner in the Cash Learning Partnership (CaLP), Action Against Hunger plays a key role in both applying and evaluating new methods for delivering aid to crisis-hit populations. By issuing cash-backed vouchers instead of material goods, organizations like Action Against Hunger can ensure that those affected by emergencies are able to get what they most need, while local vendors are not put out of business by distributions of free food and supplies.

Emerging Good Practice in the Use of Fresh Food Vouchers

In the following document, Action Against Hunger shares what we’ve learned from our recent experiences using fresh food vouchers in emergency contexts. As a leading partner in the Cash Learning Partnership (CaLP), Action Against Hunger has been applying these innovative, market-based vouchers as a way to give crisis-affected families a flexible way to buy what they most need to survive, while keeping food vendors involved in the local economy.

Uganda: Cash Grants to Strengthen Returnee Livelihoods

At Action Against Hunger, we have a history of pioneering the application of cutting-edge tools and techniques to old, persistent problems in aid and development. In that tradition, we are a leading partner of the Cash Learning Partnership (CaLP).

South Sudan: Cash Grants to Support Income Generating Activities

At Action Against Hunger, we have a history of pioneering the application of cutting-edge tools and techniques to old, persistent problems in aid and development. In that tradition, we are a leading partner of the Cash Learning Partnership (CaLP).

Philippines: New Cash Transfer Technologies Attend to Basic Emergency Needs

At Action Against Hunger, we have a history of pioneering the application of cutting-edge tools and techniques to old, persistent problems in aid and development. In that tradition, we are a leading partner of the Cash Learning Partnership (CaLP).

Mongolia: Commodity Vouchers to Support Livestock Herder Disaster Preparedness

At Action Against Hunger, we have a history of pioneering the application of cutting-edge tools and techniques to old, persistent problems in aid and development. In that tradition, we are a leading partner of the Cash Learning Partnership (CaLP).

Kenya: Cash Grants To Support Post-Election Violence Livelihood Recovery

At Action Against Hunger, we have a history of pioneering the application of cutting-edge tools and techniques to old, persistent problems in aid and development. In that tradition, we are a leading partner of the Cash Learning Partnership (CaLP).

Afghanistan: Hawala Cash Transfers for Food Assistance and Livelihood Protection

At Action Against Hunger, we have a history of pioneering the application of cutting-edge tools and techniques to old, persistent problems in aid and development. In that tradition, we are a leading partner of the Cash Learning Partnership (CaLP).

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About Action Against Hunger | ACF International

Action Against Hunger is internationally recognized as a leader in the fight against global malnutrition. Action Against Hunger works to save the lives of malnourished children while providing communities with access to safe water and sustainable solutions to hunger. With over 30 years of expertise in emergency situations of conflict, natural disaster, and chronic food insecurity, Action Against Hunger runs life-saving programs in some 40 countries benefiting 5 million people each year.

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