Data collection of Communication Needs Assessment Mid Term Review completed

Equal Access Nepal has completed the the Communication Needs Assessment Mid Term Review Project, implemented with support of UNDP/Common Feedback Project (CFP). The mid-term review study aimed to examine the communication needs across 14 most affected districts of April 25, 2015 devastating earthquake and its aftershocks. The field survey took place between December 17 to 24, 2015. The final analysis and report of the Communication Need Assessment will be prepared by UNDP/Common Feedback Project team.

Primary objectives of the assessment included;

  1. collecting information on communication preferences of earthquake affected households and communities;
  2. gauging whether current community messaging efforts have reached their targeted audiences; and
  3. assessing the impact of current messaging on the behavior and attitudes of the affected population.

Under the project activities, Equal Access organized a 3 days Enumerators’ Training from December 14 to 16, 2015 for 41 enumerators in Kathmandu. The enumerators were trained on on social survey, monitoring, interview techniques and research ethics. After the training, the enumerators visited and conducted household survey in the 14 most affected districts which were Gorkha, Dhading, Makwanpur, Rasuwa, Nuwakot, Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Bhaktapur, Kavrepalanchowk, Sidhnupalchowk, Dolakha, Sindhuli, Ramechhap and Okhaldhunga).