The monitoring of 2019 shelter confirms the main findings of the previous years: the repair of houses damaged by conflict-related incidents continue to be highly appreciated by recipients (91 per cent of respondents) and executed with good quality (almost 100 per cent of cases).
In only one case out of 433 the repair works were deemed by the monitoring team as being not in accordance with the locally accepted standards and good construction practices. For comparison, there were seven such cases (less than 2 per cent) in 2018 and none in 2017.
Kind of Data
Sample survey data [ssd]
Unit of Analysis
Edited, anonymous dataset for licensed distribution.
The study covered the following topics:
Geographical characteristics of repaired shelter; beneficiary's information and protection assessment; vulnerability criteria; safety; technical assessments of buildings; satisfaction with repairs; access to basic services.
Emergency Shelter and NFI
Peace Building/Conflict Prevention Sector
Housing, Land and Property
Domestic Needs/Household Support
Mariupol, Sloviansk and Severodonetsk, and Donetsk and Luhansk
All 1316 repairs conducted by UNHCR between October 2019 and April 2020.
Producers and sponsors
UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR)
The monitored sample covers repairs completed in the geographic areas of four of the five UNHCR offices in eastern Ukraine: Mariupol, Sloviansk and Sievierodonetsk in government-controlled areas (GCA); and Donetsk in non-government-controlled areas (NGCA). Last year, Luhansk office in NGCA was not allowed to implement field visits and therefore could not contribute to the 2019 monitoring exercise.
Nonrandom sample (purposive), selected to comply with 3 principles:
- to cover as many areas as possible to capture the different conditions in which house repairs are conducted, while giving priority to areas with difficult access and conditions
- to accord priority to problematic cases (in terms of technical or protection-related issues)
- to cover all types of repairs, but giving priority to interventions that have required high investments in terms of time and money (heavy repairs and reconstructions)
Dates of Data Collection
Data Collection Mode
Computer Assisted Telephone Interview [cati]
Data Collection Notes
The monitoring visits took place between October 2019 and April 2020 and were performed by UNHCR teams composed of at least two members, one from the shelter team and one from the protection unit.
The collection of the information was based on the standard Kobo Shelter Monitoring Form (is provided in the Documentation tab). The form has two main sections, one focusing on technical aspects, the other on protection. A few changes to the questionnaire were introduced in 2019, mainly to capture the feedback on cash-based interventions; all changes, though, comply with the principle of preserving the comparability of data and findings across the implementation years.
All visits were conducted in accordance with the recommendations included in the Standard Operating Procedures for Shelter (see Annex 4 of the report) and the dedicated guidelines (see Annex 5 of the report).
UN Refugee Agency
The survey questionnaire/ form consisted of the following sections:
- Survey details
- Beneficiary's info
- Technical assessment
- Quality assessment/ satisfaction level
- Selection and vulnerability criteria
- Access to basic services
- Sustainability of the intervention
- Other comments/ important information
Version 01 (May 2022): 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.