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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Elrha is a registered charity in England and Wales (1177110).

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