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Household Data Collection on WASH Condition in WJDT

As part of the monitoring and evaluation activities, USAID IUWASH PLUS conducts participatory monitoring activities to document the behavior change process. Through such activities, USAID IUWASH PLUS expects to get complete data on WASH condition and access profile in the targeted area, drive WASH behavior change in the community, and encourage the relationship between government and community, as well as citizen involvement mechanism (CEM).

To support that, a baseline data needed as the reference to monitor the progress in the next four years. In the West Java, DKI and Tangerang (WJDT) region, USAID IUWASH PLUS already conducted baseline data collections in several hotspot locations in six cities/districts from February–March 2018. From these activities, the WJDT team obtained WASH baseline data of 2,894 household respondents from Bogor district, Karawang district, Bogor city, Bekasi city, Depok city, and Tangerang district.

The baseline-data collection activities in hotspot locations were conducted through several processes, among others were determining the hotspot location’s boundary using GPS system and training the enumerators on how to use the mWater, an Android-based application for the survey, and to ensure coordinate accuracy and the access to water supply and sanitation facilities in the targeted areas. “The training on how to use this Android-based application for survey is very useful, not only for USAID IUWASH PLUS, but also for me, because this is the first time I use this application for survey,” said Sundari, an enumerator in Depok city.

From this survey, it is also expected that all relevant stakeholders in the respective hotspot locations recognize the condition of access to water supply and sanitation in their area. This activity will also be conducted in all USAID IUWASH PLUS assisted cities/districts in the other regions.