Post-Distribution Monitoring of Multi-Purpose Cash Assistance 2022
Other Household Survey [hh/oth]
UNHCR uses cash based interventions (CBIs) as a preferred modality for delivering assistance, offering greater dignity and choice in line with UNHCR’s core protection mandate. In order to ensure that the cash assistance provided meets the intended objectives and that desired outcomes are achieved, UNHCR conducts regular post-distribution and outcome monitoring (PDM) with a sample of cash recipients residing across the country.
This PDM follows the multi-purpose cash assistance (MPCA) programme in Poland in response to the arrival of refugees from Ukraine. The programme was carried out in coordination with Lutheran World Federation (LWF) and the Polish Centre for International Aid (PCPM). The objective of the programme was to address the basic needs of the refugees, relieve the financial burden of their households and put them on a path to sustainable solutions. The programme was initially aimed at all refugees that left Ukraine after 24 February 2022, with 126,304 refugee households (267,746 individuals) benefiting from cash assistance between 11 March and 26 July 2022. New criteria was introduced on 27 July, seeking to target the most vulnerable refugees. 9,945 households (22,2923 individuals) benefited from cash assistance between 27 July and 9 September 2022 according to the new criteria.
A PDM assessment was carried out between August and September of 2022. It consisted of a structured household-level survey using a tool developed by UNHCR. The survey was administered via phone interviews to a representative sample of 1,260 beneficiary households who received CBIs, and was broken up into two strata:
- Stratum 1: Households enrolled in the MPCA programme between 11 March and 27 July (n = 637 HHs)
- Stratum 2: Households enrolled in the MPCA programme (with new criteria) between 27 July and 9 September (n = 623 HHs)
Data collection for the 1st stratum took place 22 August and 8 September and for the 2nd stratum between 9 September and 4 October. Data was collected in Ukrainian and Russian by female enumerators of the REACH Initiative in Poland. Data was cleaned and analysed by REACH Initiative Poland, according to the Impact Initiative’s standards.
This is an anonymous version of the original data collected and used for the primary analysis.
Kind of Data
Sample survey data [ssd]
Unit of Analysis
Version 2.1: Edited, cleaned and anonymised data.
The scope includes:
- delivery of cash assistance
- risks and problems
- markets and prices
Refugees in Poland that left Ukraine after 24 February 2022
Producers and sponsors
UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR)
Stratified random sampling - The survey was administered via phone interviews to a representative sample of 1,260 beneficiary households who received CBIs, and was broken up into two strata: 1) Households enrolled in the MPCA programme between 11 March and 27 July (n = 637 HHs); and 2) Households enrolled in the MPCA programme (with new criteria) between 27 July and 9 September (n = 623 HHs).
Dates of Data Collection
Data Collection Mode
Computer Assisted Telephone Interview [cati]
UNHCR Global Data Service Statistics and Demographics Section
This metadata was downloaded from the UNHCR catalog (https://microdata.unhcr.org/index.php/home) and it is identical to UNHCR version (UNHCR_POL_2022_PDM_MPCA_v2.1). The following two metadata fields were edited - Document ID and Survey ID.