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Baseline Assessment for Education Cash Transfer Programming for IDPs in Dahuk

Subject/Objective: 
It aimed to improve the efficiency of potential humanitarian cash assistance for improved education access in the target areas by ascertaining baseline location-specific information on available education facilities and caseloads, as well as identify household-level barriers to education access in 3 districts within Dahuk Governorate: Dahuk, Summel and Zakho.
Methodology: 
A mixed methodology of household sampling, focus group discussions, and key informant interviews was employed - as part of which all 647 available public schools were assessed, 30 FGDs were held with teachers, 546 households were interviewed, and 14 social worker interviews were held across all districts.
Key findings: 
The assessment found that education-related costs were a key barrier to education access amongst both IDP and host community. Also, IDP households are in need of financial support to facilitate education access. In terms of supply and service provision, it was found that the existing school system is primarily unable to absorb more students due to a shortage of teachers, rather than institutions.
Assessment Report: 
Assessment Questionnaire: 
Publicly Available
Assessment Data: 
Publicly Available
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Assessment Date(s): 
18 Nov 2015 to 30 Apr 2016
Status: 
Field work completed
Unit(s) of Measurement: 
Community
Households
Collection Method(s): 
Key Informant Interview
Focus group discussion
Observation
Mixed
Population Type(s): 
Host communities
Teachers
IDPs
Other
Cluster(s)/Sector(s): 
Leading/Coordinating Organization(s): 
REACH Initiative
Participating Organization(s): 
United Nations Children's Fund
Location(s): 
Dahuk
Sumel
Zakho