The monitoring of 2018 shelter activities confirms the main findings of the 2017 campaign: the repair of houses damaged by conflict-related incidents is still highly appreciated by recipients (95% of respondents, compared to 97% in 2017) and is executed with good quality (99% of cases, compared to 100% in 2017).
In only 7 cases out of 464 (less than 2%), the repair works were deemed by the monitoring team as being not in accordance with the locally accepted standards and good construction practices (0 cases in 2017).
The 464 monitoring visits conducted in 2018 correspond also to more than three-quarters of the minimum sample suggested by the SOPs (602 visits, or 44% of the total number of repairs). Also, this is a significant improvement compared to 2017, when the monitoring teams managed to cover only one-third of the recommended sample. UNHCR was able to monitor a higher proportion of houses in 2018 as compared to the previous year for two main reasons. First, to address the chronic lack of vehicles to conduct field visits, teams made a concerted effort to plan field visits in advance for times when vehicles would be available. Second, teams used the Kobo format of the monitoring form consistently and correctly, which eliminated the extra step of data entry and made the monitoring process more efficient.
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 1374 repairs conducted by UNHCR between September 2018 and March 2019.
Producers and sponsors
UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR)
The monitored sample covers repairs completed in the geographic areas of all five UNHCR offices in eastern Ukraine (Mariupol, Sloviansk and Sievierodonetsk in government-controlled areas [GCA]; Donetsk and Luhansk in non-government-controlled areas [NGCA]).
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 September 2018 and March 2019 and were performed by 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), which has two main sections, one focused on technical aspects, the other on Protection.
All visits were conducted also in accordance with the recommendations included in the Shelter SOPs (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.