Quality of Life Indicators

Quality of Life Indicators
The MajiData Quality of Life Indicator: 

Quality of life(QoL) is seen in terms of access to water supply and sanitation, environmental conditions, perceived public health risks security and of tenure. You are able to compare the Quality of Life Indicator for your area with the QoL Indicator calculated for other areas. 

Do you want to know how we have calculated the Quality of Life Indicator for each area? Please have a look at the table below.

Quality of Life Indicators for Low Income Areas

Data collection tools and questions used

Water supply situation:

Answer considered

Scores

Tool 4; Q 1

Main sources of drinking water used by dwellings:

Improved sources (*)

0-20% = 0
21-40% = 2
41-60% = 3
61-80% = 4
81-100% = 5

Tool 4; Q 5

Residents views of the quality of their drinking water:

Good

81-100% = 5

Tool 4; Q 10

How residents describe their water situation:

Good

81-100% = 5

Tool 4; Q 8

Time it takes to fetch water (one trip):

Less than 30 min.

81-100% = 5

Tool 5; Q 8.1

Is area linked to the WSP distribution network:

Yes

Yes =3
No = 0

Tool 5; Q 8.2

Technical state of the water supply infrastructure:

Good

Good =3
Fair = 3

Tool 5; Q 8.6

What residents see as the major water supply problem:

No major problems

0

No problems = 5

Tool 5; Q 8.13

Daily hours of water supply:

More than 6

More than 6 = 4

Tool 5; Q 8.15

No of days the area receives water per week:

More than 5

More than 5 = 4

Tool 5; Q 8.16

How resident perceive the water pressure in the area:

Good

0

Good = 3

Subtotal:

Maximum score:

42

3


Sanitation situation:



Tool 4; Q 21

Dwellings have their own sanitation facilities:

Yes

0-20% =

21-40% =
41-60% = 3
61-80% = 4
81-100% = 6

Tool 4; Q 22

Dwellings share the facility they use with others:

No

81-100% = 5

Tool 4; Q 28

Dwellings have their own bathroom:

Yes

81-100% = 6

Tool 4; Q 31

Dwellings have their own rubbish pit:

Yes

81-100% = 5

Subtotal:

Maximum score:

22

0


Area characteristics:



Tool 5; Q 2.5

Security of tenure:

Legal

Being legalised = 2
Partly legalised = 1
Legal = 3

Tool 5; Q 3.2

Is the area subject to flooding:

No

No = 5

Tool 5; Q 3.5

Location of the area:

No answer

No answer = 4

Tool 5; Q 4.5

Population density:

Low, medium

Medium = 2
Low = 4

Tool 5; Q 6.4

Main housing materials:


Concrete bricks = 2

Tool 5; Q10.1

How residents assess the public health situation in the area:

Good, Fair

Good = 5
Fair = 3

Tool 5; Q11.1

How residents assess the solid waste situation in the area:

Good, Fair

Good = 4
Fair = 3

Tool 5; Q 12.2

Technical condition of the roads within the area:

Good, Fair

Good = 3

Fair = 2

Tool 5; Q 12.4

Technical condition of the drainage network in the area:

Good, Fair

Good = 4

Fair = 3

Tool 5; Q 13.4

Levels of vandalism in the area are high?

No

No = 2

Subtotal:

Maximum score:

36

14


Total max. score:

100

17


Total min. score:

0

0

*) :Improved sources are: Indoor connection; Piped water; Own connection, On the plot; Public stand pipe; Communal tap; Water kiosk.