Multi-purpose and conditional cash-based transfers (CBTs) and public health among Syrian refugees
Grant awarded: £ 545,931
Lead organisation: Johns Hopkins University
Partnering organisations: UNHCR, Switzerland; Lebanese American University, Lebanon; Medair, Jordan; UNHCR, Jordan; UNHCR, Lebanon
Project length: 2017 -2019
Study locations: Jordan
Principal Investigator: Shannon Doocy
The study will assess effectiveness of cash transfers, including multi-purpose cash (MPC) and conditional cash transfers (CCTs) for health, among Syrian refugees in Jordan (MPC and CCTs) and Lebanon (MPC). The CCT component will follow a randomly sampled cohort of vulnerable hypertension and/or diabetes patients over the course of a year. The study will examine how MPC and CCTs for non-camp Syrian refugees affect: 1) health expenditures (quantity, debt); 2) health-seeking behaviour and health service utilization (frequency of care seeking, private vs. public); 3); and for CCTs, health outcomes (control of diabetes/hypertension).
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