Determine the indicator’s value by using the following methodology:
1) Review the following sources to identify the number of people (not households) who were supposed to be supported by the project’s cash assistance:
- distribution lists (in the case of payments in cash)
- financial reports / bank statements (in the case of bank transfers)
- documents providing evidence on the average number of people living in the supported households (if households, not individuals are the intended beneficiaries)
2) Verify the number of supported people from the results of post-distribution surveys (e.g. the % of intended beneficiaries who reported receiving the assistance shown by the documents listed above). If required, adjust the number of benefiting people (e.g. if 3% of the respondents say that they did not receive any assistance, the number of people identified in step 1 should also be reduced by 3%).
3) The indicator’s value includes all the people who were supported by the project with any type of cash assistance for meeting their basic needs (i.e. do not automatically use the originally planned number of direct beneficiaries – use the actual number of people that were supported). If support was provided to households, count the number of people living in the targeted households, not the number of households.