WASH KAP Survey Palabek Settlement (Refugees & Host Community), October 2019
The purpose of the WASH KAP survey was to collect primary data on several indicators related to the WASH Program implemented in the refugee and host communities of Palabek Settlement, Uganda. The survey aimed at assessing the level of improvement on the accessibility of WASH facilities after a 2 year intervention project.
The survey used cross-sectional design used and both qualitative and quantitative techniques such as use of UNHCR standard WASH questionnaires, field visits and observations were employed during the study. In the 2019/20, the LWF provided WASH services to both refugee settlements and host community living in and around Palabek settlement. In order to gauge the coverage, the LWF conducted this KAP survey. The respondents were drawn from the host community (238 households) and the refugee settlement (446 households).
Kind of Data
Sample survey data [ssd]
Unit of Analysis
v2.1: Edited, anonymous dataset for licensed use.
Household: The Global WASH indicator guide book was used
Water Sanitation Hygiene
Refugees and host community
Producers and sponsors
A sample size of 578 respondents was determined using the sample size calculator for the survey with a 4% margin of error and an 95% confidence level. Through the entire exercise, the survey process however reached a total of 684 respondents. Analysis, interpretation and presentation of data were undertaken using Microsoft Excel Pivot tables and chats.
Computed post hoc
Dates of Data Collection
Data Collection Mode
Computer Assisted Personal Interview [capi]
UNHCR Data Curation Team
David Githiri Njoroge
Snr Technical Coordinator
UNHCR (2020). WASH KAP survey in Palabek, Uganda, 2019. UNHCR's Microdata Library: https://microdata.unhcr.org