The monitoring of 2017 shelter activities confirms that shelter assistance - in terms of repair of houses damaged by conflict-related activities - is highly appreciated by the recipients and is generally executed with good quality. The consistent quality is related to the fact that it is easy to find construction companies and brigades with sufficient expertise, and the technology involved is basic and repetitive.
Based on the received forms, in all 232 cases, the repair works were deemed to be in accordance with the locally accepted standards and good construction practices.
During the monitoring, shelter colleagues perform visual verification of the materials actually used in the repairs against what partners/contractors reported in the lists of utilized construction materials (including materials procured by both UNHCR and partners). In all 232 cases, the visual check confirmed the consistency of the actual utilization with what partners/contractors had reported.
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
Housing, Land and Property
Mariupol, Sloviansk and Severodonetsk, and Donetsk and Luhansk
All 1732 repairs conducted by UNHCR between December 2017 and August 2018.
Producers and sponsors
UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR)
The monitored sample covers all five UNHCR offices in the field (Mariupol, Sloviansk and Severodonetsk in GCA1; Donetsk and Luhansk in NGCA).
Nonrandom sample, 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 December 2017 and August 2018 and were performed by teams composed by 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.