Humanitarianresponse Logo

NCA Khost Assessment Survey Report (April 2016)


NCA Emergency & WASH program conducted the baseline survey to ascertain the knowledge, attitude and practices of the target population on water supply, sanitation and hygiene before it implements its program activities. The Baseline will be used to plan, monitor and evaluate the project effectively and also to identify gaps areas where specific strategies could be developed and implemented.


KAP questionnaire and FGDs were used to collect the data. NCA Emergency WASH team and enumerators provide by partners were used for the data collection. The survey was conducted in the month of September but pre- project situation was captured. The survey took a period of 2 weeks. The KAP baseline used a mix of purposive (in order to cover scattered settlements of particular types) and random sampling method for the survey. The survey will took a sample size of 383 (calculated based on the formula mentioned below) for a population of 20,587 individuals. It was representative of geographical locations, income groups, gender, age, tribe, disability and type of settlement. 5% of the questionnaires were triangulated to verify the validity of information.

Key findings: 

The assessment was conducted in 15 villages from in Districts Gurbez and Tani in. The communities identified were mapped during the assessment and visited by survey teams. Khost has received a new high influx of refugees from Pakistan due to military operation against militants in Waziristan. These areas are also highly challenging in terms of access to WASH facilities.
The assessment conducted in the 15 villages will also serve as a baseline for the proposed project. The survey was conducted between 8-12 April, 2016 by the WASH Program Coordinator, Emergency and WASH Advisor (Expat) and Partner staff. During this survey pre-project situation was captured in order to monitoring project developments.
379 households were interviewed during the survey, which included host families and refugees in a period of 14 days followed by analysis and report writing.

Assessment Report: 
Assessment Questionnaire: 
Publicly Available
Assessment Data: 
Publicly Available
Assessment Date(s): 
06 Apr 2016 to 21 Apr 2016

Level of Representation

Report completed
Unit(s) of Measurement: 
Collection Method(s): 
Key Informant Interview
Population Type(s): 
Leading/Coordinating Organization(s): 
United Nations Children's Fund
Participating Organization(s): 
Norwegian Church Aid