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

6 August 2020

This briefing sheet summarizes findings from a research study conducted from May 2018 through July 2019 to evaluate the impact of MPC on health care-seeking and expenditures by Syrian refugees in Jordan. The study compared approximately 429 households receiving multipurpose cash transfers (MPC) from UNHCR with 448 control households not receiving MPCs for the study’s duration. The study reveal varied impacts of MPC on health and 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.