Effects of community-led WASH on Covid-19 in the Democratic Republic of Congo- Household Survey

Effects of community-led WASH on Covid-19 in the Democratic Republic of Congo- Household Survey

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Abstract

This study uses a cluster-level randomized controlled trial to evaluate the causal impact of the VEA program across 332 rural villages. VEA is a national community-led water, sanitation, and hygeine program in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Although VEA has been operational since 2008, the study focused on more recent activities; as the program was implemented in these villages in the later phase of the program (throughout 2019). It involves experimentally varying the provision of the VEA program to a set of villages to examine the causal impacts on Covid-19 knowledge, attitudes, and practices, water governance, water access, infrastructure development, availability of sanitation services, and health. We interviewed households in-person at 5 months post-intervention, and by phone at 12 months and 18 months. We plan two more rounds of phone surveys and one more in-person interview.

Questionnaire Description

This is the accompanying survey for this project.

Implementing Organization

Multiple- see RECOVR Hub Summary

Project Data Collection Mode

  • CAPI (Computer-assisted personal interviewing)
  • CATI (Computer-assisted telephone interviewing)

Researchers (*corresponding author)

Aidan CovilleKevin CrokeEric MvukiyeheJohn Quattrochi

Partners

World Bank

UNICEF

DRC Ministry of Public Health

DRC Ministry of Primary, Secondary, and Professional Education

Innovation Hub for Research in Africa

Questionnaire File Type

Reader-friendly survey instrument

Questionnaire Language(s)

English, French, Kikongo

Questionnaire Usage Permissions

Use with attribution

Questionnaire Stage

Data Collection in Progress
February 26, 2021