Infova Foundation is having more than 22 Years of expertise in the area of Baseline and end line surveys for projects related to health, education, livelihood, disaster management, Child rights, animal welfare etc.
Infova Foundation’s important principles in designing the survey are:
- Conduct the baseline/end line survey as early as possible.
- The survey design must be based on the evaluation design which is, in turn, based on the program theory. Data must be collected across the results chain, not just on outcomes.
- The comparison group sample must be of adequate size, and subject to the same, or virtually the same, questionnaire. Whilst some intervention-specific questions may not be appropriate, similar questions of a more general nature can help test for contagion.
- Multiple instruments (e.g. household and facility level) are usually desirable, and must be coded in such a way that they can be linked.
- Survey design takes time. Allow six months from beginning design to going to the field, though 3-4 months can be possible. Test, test and re-test the instruments. Run planned tabulations and analyses with dummy data or the data from the pilot. Once data are collected one to two months are required for data entry and cleaning.
- Include information to allow tracing of the respondents for later rounds of the survey, and ensure that they can be linked in the data.
- Avoid changes in survey design between rounds. Ideally the same team will conduct all rounds of the survey.