Incurred Travel Costs

Process indicator

Indicator Phrasing

the beneficiaries’ average travel costs incurred when accessing and using the provided [specify: vouchers / cash / …]
frais moyens de transport occasionnés par les bénéficiaires afin d’accéder et utiliser les [spécifiez: bons/ espèces/…] fournis
média dos custos de viagem dos/as beneficiários/as para aceder e utilizar os [especificar: vouchers / dinheiro /…] fornecido(s)
průměrné cestovní náklady příjemců pomoci spojené se získáváním a využíváním [určete: poukázek / hotovosti / … ]

Indicator Phrasing

English: the beneficiaries’ average travel costs incurred when accessing and using the provided [specify: vouchers / cash / …]

French: frais moyens de transport occasionnés par les bénéficiaires afin d’accéder et utiliser les [spécifiez: bons/ espèces/…] fournis

Portuguese: média dos custos de viagem dos/as beneficiários/as para aceder e utilizar os [especificar: vouchers / dinheiro /…] fornecido(s)

Czech: průměrné cestovní náklady příjemců pomoci spojené se získáváním a využíváním [určete: poukázek / hotovosti / … ]

What is its purpose?

The indicator measures the beneficiaries’ average travel costs spent on accessing and redeeming the provided cash-based assistance (CBA) for the desired goods (or services). It shows whether the selected modality incurred any significant costs for the beneficiaries and helps with increasing the efficiency and appropriateness of the provided assistance.

How to Collect and Analyse the Required Data

Collect the following data by conducting individual interviews with a representative sample of the CBA recipients:

 

RECOMMENDED SURVEY QUESTIONS (Q) AND POSSIBLE ANSWERS (A)

Q1: When coming to collect the [specify the modality], did you spend any money on travel costs?

A1: yes / no / does not remember

 

(ask the following question only if the previous answer is YES)

 

Q2: Can you please recall how much money you spent on travel costs related to collecting the provided [specify the modality]?

A2:

1) ____ [specify the currency]

2) does not remember

 

Q3: When using the [specify the modality], did you have to spend any money on travelling to the sellers and back home?

A3: yes / no / does not remember

 

(ask the following question only if the previous answer is YES)

 

Q4: Can you please recall how much money you spent on travel costs related to using the provided [specify the modality]?

A4:

1) ____ [specify the currency]

2) does not remember

 

 

To calculate the indicator’s value, sum up the amounts spent on travel costs and divide it by the total number of respondents (exclude those who did not remember).

Disaggregate by

Disaggregate the data by location, age group, and other vulnerability criteria.

Important Comments

1) If you conduct cash transfers / voucher distributions in several phases (or in several locations), do not wait to conduct the PDM until all distributions are over. Starting with the PDM immediately after the first phase / location will help you identify potential issues related to high travel costs and address them in the remaining distributions. 

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