Post Distribution Monitoring: Multi Purpose Cash Assistance 2021
Other Household Survey [hh/oth]
This dataset contains the results of the 2021 annual Post-Distribution Monitoring (PDM) exercise of UNHCR’s urban basic needs cash assistance programme in Jordan. Through an automated teller machine (ATM) banking network equipped with iris scan technology,and mobile wallet technology, the agency disburses approximately 5.5 million USD per month to over 33,000 vulnerable refugee families across the country. UNHCR Jordan’s population of concern consists mainly (90+%) of Syrian refugees, but the organization also assists approximately 3,000 refugee families from other countries such as Iraq, Sudan, Somalia and Yemen. Assistance is designed to allow refugees who reside outside the camps in urban environments throughout Jordan to meet their basic needs and reduce their susceptibility to protection risks.
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. Sampling was designed to ensure results that are representative of the Syrian and non-Syrian UNHCR cash-based intervention (CBI) beneficiary populations in Jordan at a 95% confidence level and 6% margin of error.
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: Multi Purpose Cash 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_MPC_v2.1). The following two metadata fields were edited - Document ID and Survey ID.