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CFW Assessment 2016

Status: Data collection finished 1 October 2016 - 1 December 2016
Funded
Methodology: widgets.needs_assessment.status.5
Methodology description: A Cash for Work Assessment Task Force will be established to ensure the incorporation of inter-agency input into the assessment tools and methodology design. This task force will be formed as an ad hoc and temporary subset of the Basic Needs and Livelihoods Working Group (BNLWG), and will be comprised of ACTED, IMC, REACH, UNHCR, and potentially NRC and Save the Children. These agencies have been identified by the BNLWG due to their key roles in engaging cash for workers in the camp. The primary assessment tool will be a closed-ended questionnaire. As the first assessment of its kind, there are no questionnaires from preceding years with which to be comparable. The questionnaire will be developed by REACH, in close collaboration with the Task Force, and then submitted to the BNLWG for endorsement prior to the start of data collection. In addition to data collection, secondary data regarding SOP compliance, such as eligibility indicators on age and number of CfWers per case, as well as advertisement monitoring data, will be analyzed. This will be provided by the UNHCR Registration Unit, through a compilation of data submitted by organizations engaged in CfW on a monthly basis since December 2015, and a specific advertisement monitoring exercise carried out by the BNLWG in October-November 2016. Data Collection The assessment will collect quantitative data using closed-ended questionnaires conducted at the individual level. Individuals will be selected from a random sample broken down by district population, taken from UNHCR provided lists of all active cash for workers over the last 6 months. All data will be collected and recorded using Open Data Kit (ODK) collect, an Android-based mobile application, across a representative sample of respondents. The following information will be gathered through interviews with respondents above the age of 18 who will report on their experiences engaging with cash for work opportunities (See Annex 1 for the complete list of indicators): • Individual and related case demographic information • Nature and duration of participants’ current/ most recent CfW position • Frequency of cases with more than one member in CfW at the same time • Frequency of movement across districts to find CfW opportunities • Prevalence of training and health and safety precautions in places of CfW engagement • Usage of CfW cash assistance • Perceived adequacy of CfW feedback and complaint mechanisms available • Awareness of standard operating procedures for CfW programmes implemented in the camp • Overall compliance with CfW SOPs at the district and camp level in 2016 Data collection will be undertaken by a mixed-gender team of partner enumerators who are trained on the questionnaire, as well as REACH data collection best practices and standards. This team will be comprised of: 5 REACH data collection officers for the first week, and then 10 UNHCR and implementing partner field staff, with a REACH Field Coordinator supervising the team and leading the data collection exercise for the remaining period of data collection (see Table 1 for a breakdown of enumerators by nominating agency). Table 1: Number of enumerators by nominating agency Agency Number of enumerators ACTED 2 SCI 2 NRC ? UNHCR 2 REACH 5 (1 week) Sampling Assessment findings will be based on a sample size of 67 participants per district, with the addition of a 20% buffer, resulting in 80 individuals for each of the 12 districts in the camp. This will mean a total random sample of 965 individuals. Participants will be selected randomly from a list of individuals who have engaged in cash for work opportunities over the last 6 months, provided by UNHCR. The additional 20% buffer will be drawn to ensure that the target sample size is attained in the event a randomly selected individual is unable or unwilling to participate in the interview. Findings will thereby be generalizable at the camp level with a 95% confidence level and a 4% margin of error, and a minimum 90% confidence level and 10% margin of error for each district (there may be slight variations due to different populations sizes across the districts). Data Entry and Analysis Data will be recorded using the Open Data Kit (ODK) platform to enable data entry directly during the interview, while also mitigating data entry errors typically found when administering pen-and-paper questionnaires. All appropriate methods of quantitative data analysis will be used to provide analytical depth to the findings as well as significant statistics to help orient future actions and provide recommendations. Quantitative data will be analysed by a review of descriptive statistics in addition to more advanced statistical analysis where appropriate, through the use of Excel and SPSS software. Prior to the start of the analysis, the Cash for Work Task Force will meet to discuss and highlight priority areas of analysis for the key stakeholders
Sampling: Stratified
Sampling size: 80 individuals
Target population: Population in Camp
Unit of Measurement: Individual

CFW Assessment 2016

Status: Data collection finished 1 October 2016 - 1 December 2016
Funded
Methodology: Individual key informant interviews
Methodology description: A Cash for Work Assessment Task Force will be established to ensure the incorporation of inter-agency input into the assessment tools and methodology design. This task force will be formed as an ad hoc and temporary subset of the Basic Needs and Livelihoods Working Group (BNLWG), and will be comprised of ACTED, IMC, REACH, UNHCR, and potentially NRC and Save the Children. These agencies have been identified by the BNLWG due to their key roles in engaging cash for workers in the camp. The primary assessment tool will be a closed-ended questionnaire. As the first assessment of its kind, there are no questionnaires from preceding years with which to be comparable. The questionnaire will be developed by REACH, in close collaboration with the Task Force, and then submitted to the BNLWG for endorsement prior to the start of data collection. In addition to data collection, secondary data regarding SOP compliance, such as eligibility indicators on age and number of CfWers per case, as well as advertisement monitoring data, will be analyzed. This will be provided by the UNHCR Registration Unit, through a compilation of data submitted by organizations engaged in CfW on a monthly basis since December 2015, and a specific advertisement monitoring exercise carried out by the BNLWG in October-November 2016. Data Collection The assessment will collect quantitative data using closed-ended questionnaires conducted at the individual level. Individuals will be selected from a random sample broken down by district population, taken from UNHCR provided lists of all active cash for workers over the last 6 months. All data will be collected and recorded using Open Data Kit (ODK) collect, an Android-based mobile application, across a representative sample of respondents. The following information will be gathered through interviews with respondents above the age of 18 who will report on their experiences engaging with cash for work opportunities (See Annex 1 for the complete list of indicators): • Individual and related case demographic information • Nature and duration of participants’ current/ most recent CfW position • Frequency of cases with more than one member in CfW at the same time • Frequency of movement across districts to find CfW opportunities • Prevalence of training and health and safety precautions in places of CfW engagement • Usage of CfW cash assistance • Perceived adequacy of CfW feedback and complaint mechanisms available • Awareness of standard operating procedures for CfW programmes implemented in the camp • Overall compliance with CfW SOPs at the district and camp level in 2016 Data collection will be undertaken by a mixed-gender team of partner enumerators who are trained on the questionnaire, as well as REACH data collection best practices and standards. This team will be comprised of: 5 REACH data collection officers for the first week, and then 10 UNHCR and implementing partner field staff, with a REACH Field Coordinator supervising the team and leading the data collection exercise for the remaining period of data collection (see Table 1 for a breakdown of enumerators by nominating agency). Table 1: Number of enumerators by nominating agency Agency Number of enumerators ACTED 2 SCI 2 NRC ? UNHCR 2 REACH 5 (1 week) Sampling Assessment findings will be based on a sample size of 67 participants per district, with the addition of a 20% buffer, resulting in 80 individuals for each of the 12 districts in the camp. This will mean a total random sample of 965 individuals. Participants will be selected randomly from a list of individuals who have engaged in cash for work opportunities over the last 6 months, provided by UNHCR. The additional 20% buffer will be drawn to ensure that the target sample size is attained in the event a randomly selected individual is unable or unwilling to participate in the interview. Findings will thereby be generalizable at the camp level with a 95% confidence level and a 4% margin of error, and a minimum 90% confidence level and 10% margin of error for each district (there may be slight variations due to different populations sizes across the districts). Data Entry and Analysis Data will be recorded using the Open Data Kit (ODK) platform to enable data entry directly during the interview, while also mitigating data entry errors typically found when administering pen-and-paper questionnaires. All appropriate methods of quantitative data analysis will be used to provide analytical depth to the findings as well as significant statistics to help orient future actions and provide recommendations. Quantitative data will be analysed by a review of descriptive statistics in addition to more advanced statistical analysis where appropriate, through the use of Excel and SPSS software. Prior to the start of the analysis, the Cash for Work Task Force will meet to discuss and highlight priority areas of analysis for the key stakeholders
Sampling: Stratified
Sampling size: 80 individuals
Target population: Population in Camp
Unit of Measurement: Individual
Primary Objective:  Assess the extent to which agencies engaged in CfW programming are compliant with UNHCR and BNLWG standard operating procedures and guidelines in the following areas: o Eligibility for CfW employment o CfW position skills level classification o CfW position rotation o CfW recruitment process o CfW inclusion e.g. % CFW positions for vulnerable groups, gender parity o CfW feedback and complaint mechanism provision and accessibility Secondary Objectives:  Assess the implementation of health and safety measures and training in places of CfW engagement  Assess priority expenditures of CfW cash assistance  Assess awareness and perceived adequacy of CfW feedback and complaint mechanisms  Assess the extent to which individuals are aware of the CfW SOPs in place  Identify trends in CfW SOP compliance since December 2015

Sectors

  •  Livelihood & Social cohesion

Locations

  • Jordan
  • Mafraq Governorate
  • Zaatari Refugee Camp
  • Syrian Arab Republic