(The Humanitarian Social Network)
These are the "must read", "must know" top-line resources related to Cash-based Programming.
If you're new to Cash Programming and want to learn about it, this is where you start. If you've been at it for a while and just want to stay current, this is where you come back to.
1. Good Practice Review: Cash Transfer Programming in Emergencies (CaLP/ODI 2011) - the complete, up-to-date picture
2. Making the Case for Cash: A field guide to advocacy for cash transfer programming (CaLP 2011) - short and sweet summary of the main arguments for using cash-based programming in emergencies
3. ICRC/IFRC Guidelines for Cash Transfer Programming - practical and comprehensive manual for implementing different types of CTP
4. Delivering Money: Cash Transfer Mechanisms in Emergencies (CaLP 2010) - the nitty gritty of how to transfer money to people in emergencies
5. Communicating Cash to Communities: A field guide (CaLP 2011) - what communities need to know, when they need to know it, and how to communicate it
6. Cash and Vouchers in Emergencies - HPG Discussion Paper (HPN 2005) - an older document, but a fantastic overview of the policy perspective and issues
7. Cash Technical Working Group Guide (CaLP 2011) - if you are implementing and find yourself participating in or needing to set up a cash technical working group, this guide suggests key issues for discussion and provides a sample TOR
8. Walking the Talk: Cash Transfers and Gender Dynamics (Oxfam / Concern 2011) - do cash transfers really empower women? what is their impact on household dynamics? this research asks the hard questions and makes recommendations
9. Ready or Not? Emergency Cash Transfers at Scale (CaLP 2011) - overwhelmingly, emergency CTP programmes to date have been relatively small-scale - but why? This research examines the obstacles and makes recommendations for donors, humanitarian actors, and CaLP to move forward
10. Cash Transfer Programming in Urban Emergencies - A toolkit for practitioners (CaLP 2011) - just published! A practical toolkit for urban CTPs, including a downloadable annex of tools ready to be customized.
All of these can be found in the CaLP Technical Resources Library.
List provided by awesome AidSource member, Breanna Ridsdel!