The main objective of the Socio-Economic Vulnerability Assessment Tool (SEVAT) is to provide the basis of a revision of UNHCR’s refugee vulnerability targeting model, focusing on socio-economic vulnerability indicators among refugee households living in Iraq. The data collected includes household-level demographic and socio-economic information related to basic well-being and needs among refugee households, with the purpose of facilitating the identification of vulnerabilities among refugee households in camp vs. out-of-camp settings, and geographic areas for assistance targeting.
Kind of Data
Sample survey data [ssd]
Unit of Analysis
Household and individual
v2.1: Edited, cleaned and anonymised data.
The scope includes:
- household and individual demographics
- basic needs
- health and food security
Livelihood and Social cohesion
Water Sanitation Hygiene
Producers and sponsors
This study covered three governorates (Duhok, Sulaymaniyah, Erbil) and Centre-South through in-person data collection by REACH enumerators, building on a simple random sampling approach that allows findings to be statistically representative with a level of confidence of 95% and a margin of error of 5%. Due to the low presence of registered refugees in several governorates of Federal Iraq, these governorates were merged together into the Centre-South strata following consultation with UNHCR, and in line with the approach used in the MSNA assessment.
Dates of Data Collection
Data Collection Mode
Computer Assisted Personal Interview [capi]
The questionnaire contained the following sections: Interviewee profile, Household Roster, UNHCR case number, Household Composition, Is not an error, Detailed summary about the number of categorized household memebers, Employment, Education and Civil Doc Barriers, Livelihood, Expenditure of household, Assets, Health, Food Security - Food Consumption Score, Food Security - Coping Mechanism: frequency, Food Security - Coping Mechanism: strategies, Shelter, WASH & Services, Shock, Social.