Cash transfers and COVID-19: Experiences from Kiryandongo refugee settlement, Uganda

  • Funded by Department of Health and Social Care / National Institute for Health and Care Research (DHSC-NIHR), Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), Wellcome Trust
  • Total publications:0 publications

Grant number: 50195

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Key facts

  • Disease

    COVID-19
  • Start & end year

    2020
    2020
  • Known Financial Commitments (USD)

    $113,296.27
  • Funder

    Department of Health and Social Care / National Institute for Health and Care Research (DHSC-NIHR), Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), Wellcome Trust
  • Principle Investigator

    Pending
  • Research Location

    International, International
  • Lead Research Institution

    IDinsight
  • Research Category

    Policies for public health, disease control & community resilience

  • Research Subcategory

    Approaches to public health interventions

  • Special Interest Tags

    Gender

  • Study Subject

    Non-Clinical

  • Clinical Trial Details

    N/A

  • Broad Policy Alignment

    Pending

  • Age Group

    Unspecified

  • Vulnerable Population

    Internally Displaced and Migrants

  • Occupations of Interest

    Unspecified

Abstract

This study, which is an add-on element to an existing randomised controlled trial (RCT), focuses on which refugee households are implementing COVID-19 public health measures and how unconditional cash transfers affect this. It will also explore household understanding of COVID-19, social distancing measures being implemented, and their effects on household daily life. Expected outcomes are increased understanding of both how large, unconditional cash transfers influence refugee households to implement COVID-19 public health measures, such as social distancing; and of effects of COVID-19 on the daily lives of refugee households, including whether existing programmes and messaging are effective in increasing knowledge and changing behaviours.