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Joint Price Monitoring Initiative (JPMI) - 2019

Subject/Objective: 
The Joint Price Monitoring Initiative (JPMI) was developed by the Cash Working Group (CWG) and REACH Initiative (REACH) to conduct harmonized price monitoring activities among cash actors in Iraq.
Methodology: 
Data collection for the JPMI occurs on a bimonthly basis with the dashboard being updated once the analysis is complete. In the methodology, markets are defined as permanent areas of commerce diverse enough to provide access to a variety of food and non-food items (NFIs). Within each districts, markets are selected by partner agency field staff, in order to ensure that localized knowledge is taken into consideration. Partner staff are instructed to select the primary markets within their selected districts, to ensure relevant price data is collected. In line with the purpose of the SMEB, only the lowest available prices are recorded for each item. All data collection is conducted through a KoBo-based mobile data collection tool. Following data collection, REACH compiles and cleans all partner data, normalizing prices and crosschecking outliers. The cleaned data is then analysed by commodity and by district. In addition, REACH calculates and maps the average cost of a SMEB in each district. All these findings are presented in the dashboard.
Key findings: 
For key findings please refer to the REACH dashboard: https://reach3.cern.ch/irq/jpmi/#tab3
Assessment Report: 
Publicly Available
Assessment Questionnaire: 
Available on Request
Instructions: 
The assessment questionnaire is available on request. Please contact Maria Wrabel, REACH Assessment Officer maria.wrabel@reach-initiative.org
Assessment Data: 
Publicly Available
Contact(s): 
Maria Wrabel
maria.wrabel@reach-initiative.org
Webspace(s): 
Assessment Date(s): 
01 Jan 2019 to 31 Dec 2019

Level of Representation

District / Province / Locality / County
Frequency: 
Other
Status: 
Ongoing
Unit(s) of Measurement: 
Community
Collection Method(s): 
Field Interview
Population Type(s): 
All affected population
Cluster(s)/Sector(s): 
Leading/Coordinating Organization(s): 
REACH Initiative
Participating Organization(s): 
Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development
Danish Refugee Council
German Red Cross
International Rescue Committee
Mercy Corps
Norwegian Refugee Council
OXFAM
Polish Humanitarian Action
People in Need
Tearfund
Welthungerhilfe
CARE International
Medair
Save The Children
Location(s): 
Al Anbar
Baghdad
Salah al-Din
Diyala
Dahuk
Erbil
Kirkuk
Ninewa
Theme(s): 
Cash Transfer Programming
Market Assessment