Post-Distribution Monitoring of Cash-Based Interventions, April 2020
UNHCR increasingly uses Cash-Based Interventions (CBIs) as a preferred modality for delivering assistance, offering greater dignity and choice to forcibly displaced and stateless persons in line with UNHCR's core protection mandate. To ensure the cash assistance provided meets the intended programme objectives and that desired outcomes are achieved, UNHCR conducts regular post-distribution and outcome monitoring. Post-Distribution Monitoring (PDM) is a mechanism to collect feedback on the quality, sufficiency, utilization and effectiveness of assistance. The underlying principle behind the process is linked to accountability, as well as a commitment to improve the quality and relevance of support provided, and related services.
This CBI PDM took place in Anderambouane in the Ménaka region of Mali in April 2020. It includes 251 returnee and host community households out of 1,161 who received cash from UNHCR. Most returnees were refugees returning from Chinagodrare (Niger), with a small portion returning from internal displacement within the Ménaka region. The objective of the cash intervention was to support shelter, non-food items and basic needs. Each household received 150,000 FCFA.
Unit of Analysis
v2.1: Edited, anonymous dataset for public distribution
The PDM covered the following topics:
- beneficiary details and household demographics
- receiving and spending the cash assistance
- risks and problems
- markets and prices
- medium-term outcomes
- longer-term outcomes
Anderambouane, Ménaka region of Mali
Producers and sponsors
Random sample of 251 returnee and host community households out of 1,161 who received cash from UNHCR
Dates of Data Collection
Data Collection Mode
Data Collection Notes
Data was collected using a mix of face-to-face interviews and telephone interviews.
UNHCR (2021). Mali - Post-Distribution Monitoring of Cash-Based Intervention – April 2020. Accessed from https://microdata.unhcr.org.
Archive where study is originally stored
United Nations Refugee Agency Microdata Library
Original Archive Study ID: UNHCR_MLI_2020_CBI_PDM_v2.1
DDI Document ID
UN Refugee Agency
Development Data Group
Metadata adapted for World Bank Microdata Library
DDI Document version
Version 1 (December 2022). This version is identical to UNHCR DDI ID: UNHCR_MLI_2020_CBI_PDM_v2.1, except the following edits were made:
-Document ID and Survey ID,
- Minor formatting corrections
- Specified the archive where study is originally stored