IMPACT, in collaboration with UNHCR, conducted a fourth-round Multi Sector Needs Assessment (MSNA IV) of Syrian, Iranian, and Turkish refugees to provide a household-level analysis of sector-specific needs and vulnerabilities in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KR-I). Building on the findings of previous MSNA, this study assessed any continued vulnerabilities. This assessment and its findings aimed to inform the development of the Regional Refugee & Resilience Plan (3RP) 2019-2020, as well as relevant programming within the different sectors.
This assessment employed a stratified random sampling methodology. The sampling for this round was stratified by governorate (Dohuk, Erbil and Sulaymaniyah), as well as by refugee group (Syrian, Turkish and Iranian) at KR-I level. Therefore, while the sample was stratified at the governorate level, the objective was also to capture a representative sample of the individual refugee population groups across the KR-I. The sampling frame was produced using UNHCR data specifying the number of cases registered in Erbil, Dohuk, and Sulaymaniyah governorates and which have been ‘active’ in the ProGres database since 31 July 2017, in order to reduce the non-response rate for MSNA IV data collection.
Dates of Data Collection
Data Collection Mode
Computer Assisted Telephone Interview [cati]
Data Collection Notes
Data collection took place between 28 August and 16 September 2018. Interviews were conducted at household level with the head of case or, if unavailable, a case member who was 18 years of age or above. A ‘case’ refers to the smaller family unit that is registered under one UNHCR registration ID, whereas a household may be multiple cases living together in a shelter and sharing resources. Duplicate checks were incorporated before (removing multiple cases living in one household based on duplicate registration IDs), during (at the beginning of the interview through screener questions) and after data collection (during data cleaning by cross-checking registration IDs in the dataset), to avoid interviewing multiple cases living in the same household. The case member was asked questions to reflect the entire household, which included answering on behalf of any non-case members living in the same household (including any family members and others under the case member’s guardianship or responsibility, e.g. separated children, elderly or disabled relatives).
The questionnaire contained the following sections: household demographics, information about the head of this household, education, protection, livelihoods, social cohesion, shelter, WASH, food security, health, intentions, communication, basic needs.