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Baseline study of water use and hygiene behaviour in the region of Tambacounda, Senegal

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GWI Senegal surveyed its project area near Tambacounda, Senegal in 2010 to establish the baseline for the long term M&E indicators. This report describes the project area, the sampling methods the data gathered and the challenges encountered. Randomised questionnaires established the baseline status of drinking water supply, hygiene and use of water for household activities. The quantitative household method was complemented by focus groups using Rapid Rural Appraisal approaches. The report presents basic data on ethnic composition, assets, age groups, livestock and water availability for different uses.