Evaluation of CBI for Protection Outcomes, UNHCR, Greece

An evaluation of cash-based interventions as an effective means of delivering assistance and achieving protection outcomes for UNHCR.

This evaluation sought to contribute to the understanding of CBIs as an effective means of delivering assistance and achieving protection outcomes. To achieve this the evaluation had the following three objectives:

  1. To explore the relationship between the Greece CBI programme and UNHCR’s protection outcomes. 
  2. To explore enabling and hindering factors for these results in the Greek context according to a range of contextual factors. 
  3. To provide recommendations that can be applied to future CBI programmes, both in Greece and throughout UNHCR’s CBI programmes globally.



The project began with a two-day kick-off meeting in Greece and a document review, making a sample selection and designing tools. This was followed by a week-long data collection trip to Athens, which in addition to data collection also included the training of data collection company Kapa Research. Qualitative data collection consisted of six focus group discussions and 21 key informant interviews. During the next phase data analysis was completed using NVivo, and using R for the analysis of 400 household surveys conducted by Kapa Research. The final phase included a day-long data validation workshop in Athens.


  • Inception report
  • Validation workshop
  • Final report
  • Infographics

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Section: Meal ServicesUncategorized
Thematic Area: Cash-based Interventions
Location: Greece
Type: Report
Language: English

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Author: Katherine Dunlop, Elizabeth Smith, Mariagni Ellina, Alice Hale

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