ACCEND stands for Assisting Communities in Creating Environmental and Nutritional Development. It is a project carried out by Oxfam in the districts of Nuwaraeliya, Monaragala, and Matale. The project’s main objective is to introduce new methods of governance and management mechanisms for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) related work. This includes increasing access to WASH facilities, improving personal hygiene and sanitation practices. The baseline study for the said project was conducted by MTS.
This assignment conducted as the Baseline survey for implementing the ACCEND project. The ACCEND project has clearly defined overall objective, outcome, intermediate outcomes and outputs as stated in the log frame with indicators. It was vital for the project to ensure that the intended results will be achieved within the project timeframe by comparing against the baseline data that were collected through this process.