WASH Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices survey - 2020
Demographic and Health Survey [hh/dhs]
UNHCR Cox’s Bazar Field Office conducted the second round of its WASH Knowledge, Attitude and Practice (KAP) survey from 2nd November to 1st December 2020 in UNHCR’s area of operation in Kutupalong and Teknaf. Five WASH partners implemented the survey: NGO Forum, BRAC, OXFAM, Solidarité International and ACF. Preparation began in early November, as UNHCR discussed methodologies with participating organisations.
The objectives of the study were:
1.To monitor and evaluate impacts of UNHCR WASH interventions in camps;
2.To identify and measure weaknesses and gaps in UNHCR WASH interventions in 2019;
3.To provide guidance for UNHCR WASH future interventions and future sustainable WASH programming for Rohingya refugees;
4.UNHCR Bangladesh WASH interventions able to compare to UNHCR Global KAP standards.
Kind of Data
Sample survey data [ssd]
Unit of Analysis
v2.1: Edited, cleaned and anonymised data
The survey includes the following topics:
- Household main characteristics
- Sources of drinking and non-drinking water
- Information about water collection
- Hygiene of drinking water
- General hygiene practices
- Hand-washing habits and knowledge
- Defecation habits and latrine types
- Waste disposal
Water Sanitation Hygiene
14 UNHCR WASH supported camps in Cox's Bazar.
All households in UNHCR managed camps
Producers and sponsors
Action Against Hunger
NGO Forum for Public Health
Simple Random Sampling calculated by estimating a 5% non-response rate to reach a 95% confidence level. The number of interviews required was 1316. 1605 responses were obtained.
Weights were added ex post. Sample weights for the household data were computed dividing the population by the sample size
Dates of Data Collection
Data Collection Mode
Data Collection Notes
Each NGO partners collected data from households located in camps other than their own area of operation. This was done to avoid the possibility of bias due to familiarity and acquaintance with the households.