Distributional impacts of cash transfers on the multidimensional poverty of refugees: The Emergency Social Safety Net in Turkey

Published: 12 March 2024| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/d9899vc48f.1
Matthew Robson,


This code accompanies the paper Robson, Vollmer, Doğan & Grede, (2024), “Distributional Impacts of Cash Transfers on the Multidimensional Poverty of Refugees: The Emergency Social Safety Net in Turkey”, World Development. In the paper, we analyse the impact of the Emergency Social Safety Net (ESSN) cash programme on the multidimensional poverty of refugees in Turkey, using a purpose-built Refugee Multidimensional Poverty Index. We conduct a causal analysis of both average and distributional impacts of the ESSN on the incidence and intensity of multidimensional poverty, and decompose effects for separate dimensions and indicators of poverty. Here, we provide code for the paper in R and Stata. In the R Script, we include programmes to estimate probabilistic potential outcomes, using the beta-binomial distribution. The data we used was the Comprehensive Vulnerability Monitoring Exercise (CVME), is a confidential, so is not uploaded here. Please contact us if you have any questions.


Steps to reproduce

See R and Stata files.


University of York, Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam, University of Oxford, World Food Programme


Propensity Score, Refugee, Turkey, Poverty Alleviation, Causal Inference


Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (DG ECHO)