Baseline Survey on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

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Request for Proposal

WaterAid India Baseline Survey on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha and Uttar Pradesh


1.0 Background and Rationale:


Established in 1981, WaterAid has its operations in 38 countries worldwide, transforming millions of lives every year with safe water, sanitation and hygiene, and working in India since 1986. From 2010, WaterAid India (WAI) is registered as Jal Seva Charitable Foundation (JSCF), a not-for-profit company under section 25 of the Companies Act, 1956. JSCF is an associate member of WaterAid International. Across India, WAI’s presence is in 13 states, covering 47 districts.


While WAI’s goal is universal access to WASH, its work is prioritised from the locations of the excluded and most marginalized communities. WAI works on themes such as drinking water security, sanitation, WASH in health and nutrition, WASH in schools and Menstrual Hygiene Management, in rural areas and in urban locations including census, small and medium towns.  WAI’s country office is located in Delhi. Each region is managed through a Regional Office (RO): RO-North in Lucknow manages programs in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Rajasthan; RO-East in Bhubaneshwar manages Odisha, Jharkhand and West Bengal; RO-South in Hyderabad manages Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Kerala; and RO- West in Bhopal manages Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra. Apart from its own programs, WAI’s work also focuses on WASH policy and advocacy, both at national and state levels.


2.0 Baseline on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene:


In order to better understand the current state of landscape in context of WASH (Water, Sanitation and hygiene) in communities and institutions in select districts where programme will be implemented under the new WaterAid India Country Strategy (2020-25), WaterAid intends to undertake a baseline on WASH. WaterAid invites proposals to conduct baseline survey across 180 Gram Panchayats and 18 towns spread across 18 districts from six states which includes Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha and Uttar Pradesh.


Objective and Purpose:

  • To establish baseline for the country strategy (in 180 gram panchayats and 18 towns) on the key change indicators which will include, the following as examples
  • Household water access, piped water supply or other means quantity and quality, toilets, usage and handwashing facilities
  • Drinking water sources, technologies, location, functionality and water quality
  • Surface water sources to understand the potential to enhance ground water recharge
  • WASH in Institutions (schools, anganwadi and healthcare centres)

3.0 Methodology:


WaterAid has developed questionnaires for each of the proposed exercise based on our experience and expectations. Once the research agency is selected this can jointly reviewed and refined. Research agency is expected to use the questionnaire for all the tools


It is very important that the data collected is reliable so that robust analysis can be done later. Contextual specificities and feasibility within the time and resources available is to be ensured for expected quality deliverables. The methodology of baseline setting must include visit to each community and begin the survey with key informant interview in select GPs, followed by water point mapping, infrastructure and KAP assessment in all institutions and household survey Knowledge Management team from WaterAid India will lead the overall supervision and coordination. Whereas at field level regional team members and programme implementation partners will provide required support.


WaterAid and local partner staff will participate in enumerators training on data collection to ensure quality assurance at each location


1. The professional agency is expected to undertake the following activities  

  • Key Informant interview (KII) with key government officials and stakeholder as identified by the WaterAid programme team, 4 person per district
  • Household survey sample households covering all habitations
  • Water point mapping of all sources and delivery points (100%) in each habitation
  • Water quality of drinking water sources using field test kits
  • Baseline and infrastructure assessment of all institutions (schools, anganwadi centres and hospitals) in the intervention areas.
  • KAP in anganwadi and schools
  • Field testing of all tools
  • Translation of all tools in regional language (Hindi, Telugu and Oriya) with review by regional teams.

Submission of Proposals


Interested consultants are requested to submit the following documents to "> with subject line ‘WaterAid India Baseline’ by 10 December 2019.