East and North Post-Distribution Monitoring of Cash-Based Intervention – December 2020
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 the Est (Kadeï and Lom & Djerem) and Nord (Mayo Rey) regions of Cameroon in December 2020 following the cash intervention in mid-November 2020. More than 5,000 households were provided with cash with the objective of supporting basic needs and self-reliance. 400 beneficiary households were randomly sampled for the PDM.
Unit of Analysis
v2.1: Edited, anonymous dataset for public distribution
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
Est (Kadeï and Lom & Djerem) and Nord (Mayo Rey) regions of Cameroon
Producers and sponsors
random sample of 400 beneficiary households out of 5,069 who received cash from UNHCR
Dates of Data Collection
Data Collection Mode
Data Collection Notes
Data was collected using a mix of face-to-face interviews and telephone interviews.
UNHCR (2021). Cameroon - East and North Post-Distribution Monitoring of Cash-Based Intervention – December 2020. Accessed from https://microdata.unhcr.org.