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
Motivated by the recurrent occurrence of typhoons on the archipelago, Oxfam partnered with Visa Worldwide Limited, financial service providers, local authorities, vendors and regulators to design a ready for deployment perennial e-transfer solutions in the Philippines. Maria Theresa Niña Espinola-Abogado, Project Manager, describes the key innovative aspects of the system.
How was a solution based on prepaid cards identified as the most appropriate delivery mechanism?
Closing Date: Monday 13th March 2017
Salary: Competitive package
Contract Type: Two year fixed term (with possible extension)
Hours: Full time (36 hours per week)
The aim of this five (5) day face-to-face training is to develop the knowledge, skills and confidence of humanitarian organisations' practitioners for cash transfer technical design and quality. This course targets technical or operational staff responsible for leading and overseeing the design and monitoring of cash transfer programmes (CTP).
The aim of this half-day face-to-face training is to provide a high-level overview of livelihoods approaches, livelihoods projects, and how cash and vouchers can be used as tools for meeting livelihoods objectives. This course is intended for humanitarian and development practitioners with an interest in both cash transfer programming (CTP), including both cash transfer and vouchers, and in livelihoods in urban or rural contexts.
The objectives of this course are to be able to:
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.