See Below for Cash Tools and Guidelines

Visit: http://www.cashlearning.org/ for additional resources, including
  • Cash in urban areas
  • Protection and cash
  • E-tools and cash transfer through mobile phones
  • Fresh Food Vouchers
  • Cash in emergencies

Child Safeguarding in Cash Transfers
http://www.fsnnetwork.org/resource-library/emergencies/child-safeguarding-cash-transfer-programming

Upcoming CaLP Level 2 Trainings

Location
Date
Course
Language
Niamey, Niger
10th December 2012
CaLP Formation Niveau 2
French
Bangui, République Centrafricaine
10 - 14 December 2012
ADESO: formation sur les Programmes de Transferts Monétaires
Francais
Nouakchott, Mauritanie
16 - 20 December 2012
CaLP Formation Niveau 2
French
Goma, RDC
21st January 2013
CaLP Formation Niveau 2
French
Kampala, Uganda
21st January 2013
CaLP Level 2 Training
English
Juba, South Sudan
18th February 2013
CaLP Level 2 Training
English
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
18th February 2013
CaLP Formation Niveau 2
French
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
11th March 2013
CaLP Level 2 Training
English


Cash & Voucher programming is identified as a priority area for capacity building within CARE's emergency food security & nutrition strategy. In the next FY CARE USA plans to commission a portfolio review of CARE's emergency cash based programming, as well as document a handful of case studies of best practice. In the meantime Country Office staff are encourage to share their own experiences by posting information directly in this section of the wiki about on-going cash programming they are involved in.

MIFIRA: MARKET INFORMATION & FOOD INSECURITY RESPONSE ANALYSIS
CARE has been working with Cornell to develop a tool that will help to answer the question of whether imported food aid, local / regional purchase or cash distribution is the most appropriate resource to use to address acute food insecurity. Historically imported food aid has been a common "default" response option - but as Maxwell & Barrett highlighted in "Food Aid after 50 years" it should logically be the last response option. A cash based response would address many of the issues of cost-effectiveness, market disincentives and speed of response that have characterized food aid. A cash based response does however have it's own inherent risks; that markets are not able to respond resulting in food commodity price increases. In emergency responses in particular this represents a serious risk - since it would quickly exacerbate scale and severity of a food security crisis. These risks appear to be under-acknowledged in the current shift to food assistance and greater use of cash-based responses. A sound market analysis is therefore vital - whatever response options are being considered.

CARE Country Offices that are considering a major cash-based response as strongly encouraged to incorporate a MIFIRA analysis into their project planning and design - and can request support from CARE USA's Emergency Unit.








Cash Transfers in Emergencies
Communicating Cash
The Use of Cash in Livestock Emergencies

WFP Cash and Vouchers Manual

ACF Implementing Cash Based Interventions - A Guidelines for Aid Workers