IFRC Tools

WatSan Emergency Plan of Action Template - Outcomes, Outputs and Activities
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IFRC WatSan PoA template - Indicators

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MSM rapid assessment and checklist
IFRC VCA toolkit
Hygiene promotion - Core areas assessment checklist
Hygiene promotion - Needs assessment checklist
Sphere Project: Water and Sanitation Initial Needs Assessment checklist
Oxfam Rapid Assessment checklist
Rapid KPC survey-household watsan
IFRC Sociocultural assessment tool for water, sanitation and hygiene programmes English French Spanish

Assessment, Appraisal, and Analysis powerpoint

ToT Assessment analysis module, handouts, and overheads


IFRC Guidelines for Emergency Assessment in English, French, Spanish, Arabic
MSF manual for the Assessment of Health and Humanitarian Emergencies
Rapid Appraisal in Humanitarian Emergencies Using Participatory Ranking Methodology Guide
Participatory Ranking Methodology Manual

Baseline surveys

IFRC PHAST baseline survey
WatSan Household survey-Nigerian Red Cross
Ivory Coast survey questionnaire (ACH)
KAP template (Kakuma ACF)
Myanmar KAP survey questionnaire
MICS household survey (UNICEF)
Mini baseline survey Oxfam
Oxfam KAP B public health baseline
Rapid health facility assessment (EHP-USAID)
Spatial sanitary survey form (IRC)
ACF Simplified Sampling Tools: English French

Data collection methods

IFRC Working with communities: A toolbox
WHO FACT sheets:Collecting information about current hygiene practices
Data collection methods: Gender training package
Manual de campo (ACH)
Sample in-depth interview guide (EHP)
ToT Assessment information gathering-overhead
ToT How to gather information handout
Working with interpreters

Participatory Assessment

Participatory methods
Methodology for participatory assessment (IRC)
Participatory assessment methodology (World Bank)

Focus groups

How to conduct group discussion (Oxfam PHP guide)
Generic focus group discussion guide (EHP)
Focus group discussion for women for KAP survey (ACF)


Transect walk and observation guide (IFRC)
Structured observation guide
The use of structured observations (LSHTM)
How to conduct a community meeting (ACH)
HP Background information checklist (EHP)

How to conduct a survey

Choosing the sample-UNICEF
Documenting WatSan coverage
Guidance note on sampling
Guidelines for using a mini survey
How to do a questionnaire (UNICEF)
Hygiene education and KAP surveys-French
Assessing community health programs: A trainer’s Guide: Using LQAS for baseline surveys
Assessing Community Health Programs: A Participant’s Manual and Workbook
KAP survey field guide (USAID)
Random number table
Sanitary surveying technical brief
Short guidance note for survey-IFRC
Statistical procedures for surveys (IFRC)
Survey manual

Tabulate and Analyze Data

KAP survey template 1 and template 2

Examples of Survey Reports

Angola KAP survey report
Cambodia KAP survey report
Sri Lanka KAP survey report