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UNHCR Cash Assistance: Assessment of the Jordanian Marketplace - Multi-Market Assessment Jordan 2017

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Executive Summary

• Why do we conduct market assessments?

• Why conduct a market assessment in Jordan?


• Is Cash the appropriate response?
• How did the Jordanian market respond to Syrian refugee crisis?
• What was the effect on the supply chain?

Key Findings

• Cash assistance is an appropriate intervention to support Syrian refugees
• The supply chain can expand quickly
• Food prices have remained steady
• Syrian and Iraqi border closings caused havoc on the markets
• Non-cash assistance can be seen as impediment to small-medium sized retailers