Analysis, Monitoring & Evaluation (AME) Unit conducted a market assessment in Nakivale, Oruchinga, Rwamwanja, Kyaka II and Kyangwali to understand the functionality of markets in these settlements and there capacity to support cash based transfers.
Nakivale and Oruchinga settlements totally depend on in-kind food assistance and therefore, this market assessment was to ascertain the feasibility of introducing cash transfers. For Rwamwanja, Kyaka II and Kyangwali the major reason was to understand the current state of markets and the possibility to expand cash transfers in some of these settlements.
The assessment started with a training of Mbarara Sub office staff (ANYIK Francis, Johnson MBOGHA, Andrew ANDAMA, Miriam EGAU and Charles OKWAKOL on 19th December and later followed by data collection in the five settlements starting 20th -22nd December 2017.
Key informant interviews with Camp Commandants, refugee leaders and trader representative were conducted in addition to the 57 trader surveys collected across all settlements. Market observation, transact walks and price data collection were some of the methods used to understand the functionality of the markets.