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
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]
David Githiri Njoroge
Snr Technical Coordinator
"UNHCR, WASH KAP survey in Palabek, Uganda, 2019, version 1.1 of the public use dataset (July 2020), provided by the UNHCR Uganda Branch Office"
UNHCR Data Curation Team
Archive where study is originally stored
United Nations Refugee Agency Microdata Library
Original Archive Study ID: DDI_UGA_UNHCR_WASH_KAP_Palabek_2019
DDI Document ID
David WO Oremo
UNHCR Bureau for the East, Horn of Africa, & The Great Lakes Region
Regional Microdata Curator
Date of Metadata Production
DDI Document version
Version 1 (April 2021). This version is identical to UNHCR DDI ID: DDI_UGA_UNHCR_WASH_KAP_Palabek_2019 except the following edits were made:
- Minor spelling and grammatical corrections
- Specified the archive where study is originally stored