Post Distribution Monitoring: Winter Cash Support 2020-2021
Other Household Survey [hh/oth]
The purpose of winter cash assistance is to reduce the harsh winter weather burden on refugees and allow them to get through the cold season without having to resort to negative coping strategies like borrowing money to make ends meet. The one-off cash transfers allow refugees to purchase essential winter items, such as heaters, gas tanks/refills, blankets, etc. A lifeline for many, this program supported over 70,000 cases with a one-off cash injection of winterization cash aid in 2019 for a total investment of 17.9 million Jordanian dinars (JOD). In 2020, partly due to additional Covid-related cash support having been made available at the height of the 2020 Covid-19 crisis, the scope was decreased significantly: some 45,000 cases were assisted by UNHCR with winterization assistance for a total envelope of close to nine million JOD.
Post Distribution Monitoring is a tool that UNHCR uses to keep track of how winter cash assistance is used and its impact on recipient well-being and gathers key feedback from recipients on the appropriateness of cash distribution mechanisms.
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: 50% Syrian households and 50% non-Syrian households - all in host communities (outside camps).
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: Winter Cash Support, 2020–2021. 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_WINTER_v2.1). The following two metadata fields were edited - Document ID and Survey ID.