Since September, I’ve been able to introduce myself as CaLP’s Director. And it’s a real privilege and pleasure to do that. There couldn’t be a more exciting time to get involved in the world of cash. I’d like to thank everyone for their warm welcome.
I’ve met a lot of people and learnt a huge amount. A very clear picture has emerged. Humanitarian agencies are taking cash seriously and are looking for ways of working together to realise its full potential.
E-payments can make the delivery of cash disbursements more secure, cost- effective, faster and more convenient. In the context of humanitarian crises, digital payments offer recipients choice and can help stimulate the local economy. To fully realize the benefits of new technologies and achieve scale, guidelines on the relationship between humanitarian and private sector actors to deliver digital payments must be developed.
CaLP is leading a process to aggregate and analyse the key commitments and recommendations from the major global processes undertaken recently, including the the Grand Bargain, ECHO’s 10 principles on cash, the High Level Panel on Cash, , Commitments, calls for action from the Agenda for Humanity reflected in CaLP’s Agenda for Cash, to develop a practical framework for action.
This framework summarises the actions the humanitarian sector has committed to take to use cash in the most effective, efficient and appropriate way possible.
3rd January 2017
London, United Kingdom - As the global partnership for cash transfer programming in humanitarian aid, the Cash Learning Partnership (CaLP) takes issue with recent criticisms of cash transfers made by Nigel Evans MP and in the media.
Marie Leduc, Ricardo Pla Cordero, Pierre Mercier, Handicap International
Miriam Guastalla, Cash Learning Partnership
With the aim of helping the humanitarian sector to improve beneficiary’s data protection, CaLP is now launching in partnership with the UNHCR the course “E – transfer and operationalizing beneficiary data protection”. The purpose of this course is to assist humanitarian practitioners to take the necessary steps to operationalize the protection of beneficiary data in programmes using electronic transfers, or e-transfers.