Monitoring of the Effects of Economic Deterioration on Refugee Households 2020
Other Household Survey [hh/oth]
The Monitoring of the Effects of the Economic Deterioration on Refugee Households dataset is a Phone survey of Syrian and non-Syrian households to monitor the changes over time in key areas in the context of the deteriorating economic situation in Lebanon. This wave focuses on livelihoods, economic vulnerability, living conditions, access to health services, food and livelihood coping strategies, covid-19. This dataset includes only the non-Syrian refugees' cases.
Kind of Data
Sample survey data [ssd]
Unit of Analysis
Edited, cleaned, and anonymized data.
The scope of the survey includes:
Livelihoods: Loss of jobs, salary cuts, job retention and new job opportunities
Economic vulnerability: household debt - Living conditions: rental costs, mobility, eviction and eviction threats
Access to health services: demand and access to primary healthcare and hospitalization
Food and Livelihood Coping Strategies: Rates of key negative food and non-food related coping strategies
COVID-19: Access to hygiene items
Health Care Referral Services
Domestic Needs/Household Support
Livelihood & Social cohesion
Producers and sponsors
UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR)
A nationally representative sample was extracted from the UNHCR database in Lebanon using a simple random sampling approach. Two nationally representative samples were extracted: (1) Syrian refugees, and (2) Non-Syrian refugees. Data collected through the call center via Phone survey. To accounting for non-response rate, 1,000 Syrian and 1,000 non-Syrian cases were sampled. NB: Please note that while comparison is usually made to VARON/VASYR, methodologies completely differ and as such comparisons should be approached with caution and not interpreted to the dot. Result: High non-response rate for non-Syrians (close to 65%). Therefore, results might not be representative of the non-Syrian population and therefore should be treated with caution. 353 interviews completed.
The questionnaire included key indicators on household demographics, shelter, expenditures, livelihoods, debt, coping strategies, food security and consumption, and health.
Dates of Data Collection
Mode of data collection
Computer Assisted Telephone Interview [cati]
UN Refugee Agency
Data Collection Notes
Interviews were made by phone.
Please cite as follows: UNHCR (2020) Monitoring of the effects of Economic Deterioration on Refugee Households, Wave 3, UNHCR microdata library, https://microdata.unhcr.org
Disclaimer and copyrights
The user of the data acknowledges that the original collector of the data, the authorized distributor of the data, and the relevant funding agency bear no responsibility for use of the data or for interpretations or inferences based upon such uses.
DDI Document ID
UN Refugee Agency
Documentation of the study
Development Economics Data Group
The World Bank
Metadata adapted for Microdata Library
Date of Metadata Production
DDI Document version
Version 01 (July 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.