Project Description:
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.
Project Type:
Randomized Evaluation
Project Timeline:
June 2019- December 2021
Data Collection Mode:
CAPI (Computer-assisted personal interviewing); CATI (Computer-assisted telephone interviewing)
Implemented by IPA:
Implementing Organization:
Multiple- see RECOVR Hub Summary
Researchers (*corresponding author):
World Bank UNICEF DRC Ministry of Public Health DRC Ministry of Primary, Secondary, and Professional Education Innovation Hub for Research in Africa
Questionnaire Description:
This is the accompanying survey for this project.
Questionnaire Stage:
Data Collection in Progress
Questionnaire File Type:
Reader-friendly survey instrument
Questionnaire Language:
English, French, Kikongo
Questionnaire Usage Permissions:
Use with attribution
Last Updated On:
February 26, 2021