The Impact of Cash Transfers on Local Markets in Iraq: Lessons from Baiji and Rawa

This report provides the findings of a two-part research undertaken by Proximity International for the Cash Consortium for Iraq (CCI) on the impact of Multi-Purpose Cash Assistance (MPCA) on local markets. The study focuses on two locations targeted for assistance by the CCI: the southern neighborhoods in Rawa (Anbar governorate), and three neighborhoods in Baiji (Salah al Din governorate). These two locations were selected because they had not received cash assistance for a year or more prior to their selection for CCI assistance, making it possible to control for previous cash assistance received.