Post-Distribution Monitoring of UNHCR Cash-Based Interventions - Jan 2021
UNHCR increasingly uses Cash-Based Interventions (CBIs) as a preferred modality for delivering assistance, offering greater dignity and choice to forcibly displaced and stateless persons in line with UNHCR's core protection mandate. In order to ensure that the cash assistance provided meets the intended programme objectives and that desired outcomes are achieved, UNHCR conducts regular post-distribution and outcome monitoring with a sample or all of CBI recipients. Post-Distribution Monitoring (PDM) is a mechanism to collect feedback on the quality, sufficiency, utilization and effectiveness of assistance. The underlying principle behind the process is linked to accountability, as well as a commitment to improve the quality and relevance of support provided, and related services.
This CBI PDM took place in Ampain, Egyeikrom, Fetentaa and Krisan camps and some urban/semi-urban areas outside of camps in Ghana in January 2021. It includes 96 refugee households out of 706 who received cash from UNHCR. The majority of refugees were from Côte d'Ivoire with others from Sudan and Togo. The amount of cash received was based on the size of the household where households with one to three members were supposed to receive 50.00 Ghanian Cedi, households with four to six members 70.00 Ghanian Cedi and household with greater than six members 70.00 Ghanian Cedi multiplied by 3 months.
Unit of Analysis
The PDM covered the following topics:
- beneficiary details and household demographics
- receiving and spending the cash assistance
- risks and problems
- markets and prices
- medium-term outcomes
- longer-term outcomes
Ampain, Egyeikrom, Fetentaa and Krisan camps
Producers and sponsors
simple random sample of 50 households out of a total of 536 who received cash from UNHCR
Dates of Data Collection
Data Collection Mode
UNHCR (2021). Ghana - Post-Distribution Monitoring of UNHCR Cash-Based Interventions, Jan 2021. Accessed from https://microdata.unhcr.org.