This is the response to a DEWPoint helpdesk enquiry about the use of
Knowledge, Attitude and Practice (KAP) surveys in WASH projects. It
discusses: the KAP approach and how it is translated into surveys; the
common context in WASH programmes in developing countries; the purpose
of baseline surveys and impact assessment in WASH programmes; examples
of where and how KAP surveys are used in WASH programmes, issues raised
in the use of KAP surveys on WASH projects. Based on the rapid
literature review and discussions, a number of concluding points are
This report was produced by DEW Point, a Resource Centre for
Environment, Water and Sanitation, that was funded by DFID and managed
by a consortium of companies led by Harewelle International Limited. The
Resource Centre closed in 2012.
Mansoor Ali. KAP surveys in the context of WASH projects. Draft Report, October 2009. DEW Point, Blisworth, UK (2009) 10 pp.