Post-Distribution Monitoring of Cash-Based Intervention, April 2019
Socio-Economic/Monitoring Survey [hh/sems]
Uganda currently hosts about 1.2 million refugees spread across twelve settlements in the country with at least 60% of the caseload settled in the West Nile region of the country and having South Sudanese origin. The rest of the refugees come from Rwanda, Burundi, Somalia, DRC and other countries. Most of the refugees particularly from South Sudan are new arrivals. The influxes particularly from South Sudan, Burundi and DRC over the past 3 years currently renders Uganda the biggest host for refugees in Africa.
In order to efficiently offer adequate aid to these refugees, more and more humanitarian organizations and international non-governmental organizations have decided to convert in-kind support to cash-based transfers. These transfers are provided to people with special needs, such as pregnant women and the elderly, or to refugees taking part in 'cash for work' programmes (e.g., constructing community rubbish pits, building access roads, working on farms or planting trees). A total of 254 households were identified basing on the following criteria (stratified random sampling); (i) Parents/primary care-givers of children with severe mental disabilities, (ii) Parents/primary care-givers of children with special education needs enrolled in school, (iii) Family head with disability who is the primary care-giver of an orphaned child, (iv) Single-heads of household who are care-givers for children with specific needs, (v) Elderly women/men (above 60 years) who are primary caregivers of children with specific needs, (vi) Care-giver of persons with serious medical conditions.
Kind of Data
Sample survey data [ssd]
Unit of Analysis
v2.1: Edited, anonymous dataset for licensed distribution.
Location details, Interviewee details and household demographics, Receiving and spending the cash assistance (basic facts), Risks and problems; Markets and prices; Outcomes; Longer-Term Outcomes: Accountability to Affected Persons; Expenditures
Livelihood & Social cohesion
Domestic Needs/Household Support
Oruchinga Refugee Settlement, South-West, Uganda
All recipients of CBI in 2019 in Oruchinga Camp
Producers and sponsors
Out of 229 PSN households that received the cash grant, the PDM survey targeted to cover all of them given the small number of beneficiaries. The survey then covered 172 out of 229 representing 75% of the total population targeted. Other households could not be traced given the mobility of refugees in the settlement. A list of beneficiaries was availed for each enumerator for the purpose of locating and identifying the beneficiaries for the PDM survey.
Dates of Data Collection
Data Collection Mode
Computer Assisted Telephone Interview [cati]
Data Collection Notes
A workplan for implementing the CBI PDM in Oruchinga settlement was drawn between UNHCR and the partner (HIJRA). The partner identified five (5) enumerators and various interpreters to aid in locating beneficiaries identified and administering the survey. A one day training of enumerators was undertaken with a focus on administering the survey and troubleshooting of the mobile data collection devices. The data collection exercise was conducted between 11th and 22nd March, 2019.
Owing to the fact that beneficiaries accessed and utilized their amounts at different times, the PDM was delayed than the required 4 weeks to allow all of the PSNs to access their cash assistance.
Some interviews could not be completed leading the field worker to terminate the interview and thus could not be included in the analysis due to incomplete data.
A lot of time was spent in tracing in tracing the targeted selected households
Given the diversity of refugees in Oruchinga settlement comprising of DRC, Rwanda and Burundian origins, data collectors needed to have more than one interpreter especially when meeting refugees of different nationalities.
UNHCR (2021). Uganda: Post-Distribution Monitoring of Cash-Based Interventions, 2019. Accessed from UNHCR Microdata Library: https://microdata.unhcr.org