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Knowledge, Attitude and Practice (KAP) Survey -Final Report NRC, SC, WV Kirkuk - Iraq, September 2015


This survey provides benchmark values for indicators of NRC, SC and WV WASH projects and will be used as a tool to inform future programme planning, as well as, to measure the progress of current programming in the operational areas in the locations of NRC, SC and WV. This survey also aims to build the capacity of WASH and MEAL team through the application of KoBo Toolbox and the use of tablets to support data collection through technology.


The survey population for the KAP survey consists of the affected population, children, women and men, residing in the governorate of Kirkuk. The target population considered for this survey was 10,975 households. The study area was divided into three clusters covering forty-two location of WASH projects. The sample unit was determined to be households. The sampling method employed was multi-stage random sampling was conducted, combining systematic random sampling with cluster sampling to select the locations and households for participation in the survey. The survey focused on quantitative data collection. The quantitative information was collected using the tablets and an online, structured questionnaire created on KoBo Toolbox developed by the WASH and MEAL team, globally and in-country. The online, structured questionnaire was based on a mapping of the key indicators.

Key findings: 

Following is a summary of the key findings and results from the KAP survey report.
- Household demographics: Total of 1,147 household respondents, accounting for approximately 10% of the targeted households sampled by Norwegian Refugee Council, Save the Children and World Vision in the 42 locations of the governorate of Kirkuk.
- Water: Most common main water source is ‘piped water supply’, cited at 84% overall for the locations sampled. The second most common water source is ‘protected borehole’ cited at 6%. 82% of households reported `no Water Management Committee`(WMC), and 60% cited `do not know if WMC received training.
- Sanitation and Waste: Access to latrines was cited at 83% for ‘latrine (individual)’, 15% for ‘latrine (communal)’ and 3% for ‘no access’ overall for the locations sampled.
- Hygiene Knowledge and Practice

Assessment Report: 
Publicly Available
Assessment Questionnaire: 
Publicly Available
Assessment Data: 
Publicly Available
Assessment Date(s): 
01 Mar 2015 to 16 Jun 2016
Field work completed
Unit(s) of Measurement: 
Collection Method(s): 
Structured Interview
Population Type(s): 
All affected population
Leading/Coordinating Organization(s): 
Norwegian Refugee Council
Participating Organization(s): 
Save The Children