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Multi-purpose Cash Transfers and Health among Vulnerable Syrian Refugees in Jordan

6 August 2020

This briefing sheet summarises findings from a research study conducted from May 2018 through July 2019 to evaluate the impact of MPC on healthcare-seeking and expenditures by Syrian refugees in Jordan. The study compared approximately 429 households receiving multi-purpose cash transfers (MPC) from UNHCR with 448 control households not receiving MPCs for the study’s duration. The study reveals varied impacts of MPC on health. While MPC should not be considered as a stand-alone health intervention, findings may be positive for humanitarian response financing given the potential for investment in MPC to translate to savings in the health sector response.