Development of the Data Collection Tools

The Data Collection Tools were developed by the MajiData team in close cooperation with the main Kenyan Water Sector stakeholders; the Ministry of Water and Irrigation (MWI), the Regulator (WASREB), some of the WSBs and WSPs and UN-Habitat. The final versions of the Data Collection Tools were prepared on the basis of the analysis of the draft versions during a stakeholder workshop. The tools were pre-tested in one of the low income areas of Nairobi (Kikuyu Town). The final testing of the tools and data collection techniques was carried out in the town of Busia in Western Kenya.

To collect all the required data the MajiData team developed 9 Data Collection Tools
. Each tool was accompanied by a manual and for some tools laminated checklists/guidelines were developed together with the Data Collectors.

In addition to the tools, the team also developed a set of typologies and definitions (e.g. what constitutes a planned or an unplanned low income urban area?; what is an improved kiosk, a protected yard well?; etc.). Some of these definitions were illustrated with pictures or with drawings prepared by an artist.

: The same Data Collection Tools (albeit adapted to local circumstances) were also used to collect data on the low income urban areas of the 19 main cities and towns of mainland Tanzania.