In April 2017, MDRI conducted the “Baseline Survey for Scaling up Rural Water Supply and Sanitation in Vietnam” in 4 provinces in the Northern Mountains and Central Highlands (NM-CH) regions of Vietnam as commissioned by the World Bank.
The survey was part of the technical assistance provided by the Work Bank to the government, which aims to strengthen institutional capacities of government at central, provincial and district level in implementing rural sanitation activities for the NM-CH region. The programm will scaled up to 21 provinces of the NM-CH Regions with the lowest sanitation coverage.
The survey was carried out in Dien Bien, Hoa Binh, Dak Lak, Tuyen Quang with primary participants being heads of household, mothers and caretakers of children under eleven years old. The baseline survey covered information on household roster and demographics; sanitation, hygiene and water situation (infrastructure and behaviors); knowledge, attitudes and practices, including handwashing behavior using sticker diaries; and sanitation program exposure. The survey was implemented to a total of 400 households.