The Cash Learning Partnership (CaLP) is a dynamic and collaborative global network of humanitarian stakeholders actively engaged in the critical areas of policy, practice and research within cash transfer programming (CTP).
CaLP acts as a catalyst for positive transformation within the humanitarian sector and aims to ensure that CTP is routinely considered as a scalable component of quality, timely and appropriate preparedness, emergency response and early recovery. We believe that when appropriately incorporated into humanitarian response planning, CTP presents opportunities for effective and efficient programming to meets the needs of people and communities affected by crises.
Formed of a community of practice which includes over 150 organisations and up to 5,000 individuals in the wider humanitarian sector, CaLP aims to catalyse progressive change in practice to effectively meet the needs of people and communities affected by crises. CaLP is increasingly developing strategic partnerships at global and regional level and promotes standards and best practices on CTP through work streams covering capacity building, coordination, action based research, advocacy and communication. Founded in 2006, CaLP has grown significantly and currently has a staff strength of about 30 full time staff, with a Global Secretariat working out of the UK and regional presence in Asia (Bangkok), East Africa (Nairobi), West Africa (Dakar), North America (Washington), Europe (Geneva) and the Middle East (forthcoming).
CaLP has recently expanded its membership and is governed by a Board of Directors, which will include representatives from up to 13 institutions from a variety of member agencies (NGOs, UN, Donors etc.). CaLP is supported by a Technical Advisory Group (TAG) that is made up of expert representatives from member agencies.