Cash transfers and COVID-19: Experiences from Kiryandongo Refugee Settlement, Uganda Survey

Cash transfers and COVID-19: Experiences from Kiryandongo Refugee Settlement, Uganda Survey

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Little is known about the effects of large cash transfers in contexts of protracted displacement. This includes the influence of cash transfers on health behaviors during shocks such as the COVID-19 pandemic. IDinsight plans to develop evidence in this area by building on an on-going impact evaluation of GiveDirectly’s unconditional cash transfer program in Kiryandongo refugee settlement, Uganda. The team will gather data on the COVID-19 public health measures that refugee households are implementing, the health services they are able to access, and their understanding of COVID-19 and preventative measures. By comparing refugee households who have already received their GiveDirectly cash transfer with refugee households who will receive their cash transfer in the near future, we will develop better evidence on how unconditional cash transfers influence refugee household knowledge, behaviors, and access to health services during a pandemic.

Questionnaire Description

Questionnaire for first out of three data collection rounds; focus on COVID-19 related KAP, food security, psychological well-being, access to health care, COVID-19 related shocks.

Respondent Population Characteristics

Adults, Rural only, Households, Refugees

Implementing Organization


Project Data Collection Mode

  • CATI (Computer-assisted telephone interviewing)

Researchers (*corresponding author)

Daniel SteinHeather LanthornEmma KimaniRico Bergemann


IDInsightElrhaGiveDirectlyUK Department for International Development (DFID)WellcomeUK National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)

Questionnaire File Type

Coded form

Questionnaire Language(s)

English, Juba Arabic, Acholi, Dinka, Nuer, Bari

Questionnaire Stage

Data Collection in Progress

August 05, 2020