Post-Distribution Monitoring of Cash-Based Interventions – Apr 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. To ensure the cash assistance provided meets the intended programme objectives and that desired outcomes are achieved, UNHCR conducts regular post-distribution and outcome monitoring. 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 Anderambouane in the Ménaka region of Mali in April 2020. It includes 251 returnee and host community households out of 1,161 who received cash from UNHCR. Most returnees were refugees returning from Chinagodrare (Niger), with a small portion returning from internal displacement within the Ménaka region. The objective of the cash intervention was to support shelter, non-food items and basic needs. Each household received 150,000 FCFA.
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
Anderambouane, Ménaka region of Mali
Producers and sponsors
Random sample of 251 returnee and host community households out of 1,161 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). Mali - Post-Distribution Monitoring of Cash-Based Intervention – April 2020. Accessed from https://microdata.unhcr.org.