Post Distribution Monitoring: Winter Preparedness, 2021–2022
The purpose of winter cash assistance is to reduce the harsh winter weather burden on refugees and allow them to get through the cold season without having to resort to negative coping strategies like borrowing money to make ends meet. The one-off cash transfers allow refugees to purchase essential winter items, such as heaters, gas tanks/refills, blankets, etc. A lifeline for many, during the 2021-2022 winter season, this program supported over 85,500 families with a total investment of more than USD 31 million.
Post Distribution Monitoring is a tool that UNHCR uses to keep track of how winter cash assistance is used and its impact on recipient well-being and gathers key feedback from recipients on the appropriateness of cash distribution mechanisms.
Kind of Data
Sample survey data [ssd]
Unit of Analysis
v2.1: Edited, cleaned and anonymised data.
The scope includes:
- household and member demographics
Producers and sponsors
Simple random sample of households receiving cash assistance: 50% Syrian households and 50% non-Syrian households - all in host communities (outside camps).
Dates of Data Collection
Data Collection Mode
Computer Assisted Telephone Interview [cati]
The questionnaire contained the following sections: demographics, receiving and spending the cash assistance, risks and problems, expenditure, outcomes.
UNHCR (2022). Jordan: Post Distribution Monitoring: Winter Preparedness, 2021–2022. Accessed from: https://microdata.unhcr.org