The Multi Cluster Needs Assessment (MCNA) is an iterative cluster-led program and the primary multi-cluster nationwide needs assessment in Iraq. It provides a quantitative evidence base for humanitarian decision makers with the purpose of informing planning, sector prioritization and target group identification.
The MCNA seeks to understand multi-sectoral household conditions and priority needs of conflict-affected populations living in Iraq and to provide insights that allow aid sectors to understand geographic differences in humanitarian conditions and needs, as well as to identify gaps and opportunities for the provision of humanitarian assistance across Iraq. The MCNA allows for in-depth nation-wide analysis, enabling the identification of mid to long-term trends and shifting needs over time.
The findings from this assessment provide a comprehensive overview of multi-sectoral household needs and priorities to inform the humanitarian response and strategic programming in Iraq.
Kind of Data
Event/transaction data [evn]
Unit of Analysis
Version 2.1: Edited, cleaned and anonymised data.
The scope includes:
- household demographics
- education and livelihoods
- health and food security
Livelihood and Social cohesion
Producers and sponsors
Iraq Assessment Working Group
Dates of Data Collection
Data Collection Mode
Computer Assisted Personal Interview [capi]
The questionnaire contained the following sections: household profile, needs, intentions, education, protection, food security, health, livelihoods, NFI, shelter, wash, social cohesion, assistance.
UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR)
REACH, Iraq Assessment Working Group (2020). Iraq: Iraq Multi Cluster Need Assessment, 2020. Accessed from: https://microdata.unhcr.org
DDI Document ID
UN Refugee Agency
Development Economics Data Group
The World Bank
Metadata adapted for World Bank Microdata Library
Date of Metadata Production
DDI Document version
Version 01 (June 2023): This metadata was downloaded from the UNHCR catalog (https://microdata.unhcr.org/index.php/home) and it is identical to UNHCR version (UNHCR_IRQ_2020_MCNA_v2.1). The following two metadata fields were edited - Document ID and Survey ID.