Dzaleka refugee camp - Post Distribution Monitoring for Cash-Based Intervention 2020
Other Household Survey [hh/oth]
These data were produced from a household survey that was part of the post-distribtion monitoring exercise for a cash-based intervention (CBI) in Dzaleka Refugee Camp, Dowa district of Malawi. The CBI was intended to provide consumption support to extremely poor households who graduated from the livelihoods programme. A cohort graduates from the programme after 18 months of active participation. Participants are selected from extremely poor households who live below the poverty line and often times engaged in negative coping mechanisms to meet their basic needs. The consumption support is meant as a cushion for their basic needs as they continue participating in various livelihoods activities. Consumption support has a time frame of 12 months for each participating cohort. The target groups involve persons of concern (POCs) and host communities. After 12 months, it is assumed that participants have started generating enough income to cushion for their basic needs including further investments through diversification into additional livelihoods activities.
Out of the 449 households that received the CBI, 264 were randomly sampled for this post-distrubtion monitoring exercise. The total population in Dzaleka camp is 48,557.
Kind of Data
Sample survey data [ssd]
Unit of Analysis
Version 2.1: Edited, anonymous dataset for licensed distribution.
Dzaleka Refugee Camp, Dowa District
persons of concern to UNHCR and host communities
Producers and sponsors
UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR)
Simple random sampling. Out of the 449 households that received the CBI, 264 were randomly sampled for this post-distrubtion monitoring exercise.
Dates of Data Collection
Data Collection Mode
UN Refugee Agency
UNHCR (2020) Malawi: Dzaleka refugee camp - Post Distribution Monitoring for Cash-Based Intervention (Oct-Nov 2020). UNHCR Microdata Library: https://microdata.unhcr.org
DDI Document ID
UN Refugee Agency
Documentation of the study
Development Economics Data Group
Metadata adapted for Microdata Library
Date of Metadata Production
DDI Document version
Version 01: This metadata was downloaded from the UNHCR Microdata Library catalog (https://microdata.unhcr.org/index.php). The following two metadata fields were edited - Document and Survey ID.