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