The effects of social assistance interventions on gender, familial and household relations among refugees and displaced populations: a review of the literature on interventions in Syria, Iraq, Jordan and Lebanon

This literature review aims to explore the evidence on the effects of social assistance on gender, familial, and household relations and power dynamics among refugees and (internally) displaced populations in Syria, Iraq, Jordan, and Lebanon. It examines the findings from an intersectional gender perspective allowing the authors to build on the knowledge of ‘what works’ in interventions in general and hopefully improve gender equality and social inclusion. Out of 1,564 papers initially identified and screened, 22 were included in the final stage.


Better Assistance in Crises (BASIC) Research is a partnership between the Institute of Development StudiesHumanitarian Outcomes and the Centre for International Development Training funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO). BASIC Research aims to inform policy and programming on how to help poor and vulnerable people cope better with crises and meet their basic needs. Visit the page to learn more and explore other resources.