Post Distribution Monitoring: COVID-19 Emergency Response Assistance 2021
Other Household Survey [hh/oth]
This dataset contains the results of the Post-Distribution Monitoring exercise conducted to assess the 2021 COVID-19 Emergency Cash assistance operation by UNHCR Jordan. Jordan hosts some 760,000 refugees, most of whom (83% as of April 2022) live outside of camps. Many of them suffered gravely as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic. With the support of flexible funding from a number of UNHCR donors, as well as earmarked funding from Austria, the European Union, and the United States, UNHCR distributed cash assistance to over 70,000 households to help cover fixed expenses, like rent, as a safety net during times of income loss. This assistance was specifically targeted towards those refugees and their families who were severely affected by the impact of the pandemic and had not been receiving regular cash assistance. The assistance was thus a preventative measure to ensure such families did not slip into poverty due to economic sector closures and the general economic slowdown.
Kind of Data
Sample survey data [ssd]
Unit of Analysis
Version 2.1: Edited, cleaned and anonymised data.
The scope includes:
- household and member demographics
Producers and sponsors
UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR)
Simple random sample of households receiving cash assistance.
Dates of Data Collection
Data Collection Mode
Computer Assisted Telephone Interview [cati]
UN Refugee Agency
The questionnaire contained the following sections: demographics, receiving and spending the cash assistance, risks and problems, expenditure, outcomes.
UNHCR (2021). Jordan: Post Distribution Monitoring: COVID-19 Emergency Response Assistance, 2021. 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 (July 2023): This metadata was downloaded from the UNHCR catalog (https://microdata.unhcr.org/index.php/home) and it is identical to UNHCR version (UNHCR_JOR_2021_PDM_COVID_v2.1). The following two metadata fields were edited - Document ID and Survey ID.