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Post distribution monitoring findings highlight key successes and opportunities for improvement in ACTED Libya’s cash programming

Whilst giving recipients agency and freedom to self-prioritise their needs, ACTED evidence supports global findings that there can be a range of positive outcomes from giving cash.

As the conflict in Libya approaches the end of its third year, many families continue to live in situations of protracted displacement, unable to return to their homes due to insecurity and violence. This holds true in Benghazi, which plays hosts an estimated 115,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs). Here the situation of IDPs and host communities alike have been slowly but steadily degraded, as financial capacities become more and more exhausted with each passing day. These difficulties are made worse by the political instability and the subsequent distribution in the payment of public salaries and provision of basic services. As a means to respond to the far reaching needs of families in Eastern Libya, ACTED has initiated a multi-purpose unconditional cash assistance programme composed of several projects funded by GAC, ECHO, and UNHCR. Through these different projects, ACTED is continually trying to learn and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the programming, in an effort to make limited humanitarian aid budgets go further. A key tool for learning is the pre and post cash distribution monitoring (PDM) surveys, designed to collect information on access to basic services, coping mechanisms, spending habits, and the quality of the cash distribution process. To mark the end of ACTED’s UNHCR-funded intervention in Benghazi where 1,000 beneficiaries received one to two cash transfers (depending on vulnerability) valued at 200 LYR (150 USD), ACTED has compiled a factsheet highlighting some key PDM and market monitoring findings.

Click here to download the ACTED Libya post cash distribution monitoring (PDM) factsheet