Definition | Tools | Indicators | Benefits | Methodology
Speech by Mawlana Hazar Imam at theThe Enabling Environment Conference Kabul | 4 Jun 2007
“How do we know whether these programs are actually working or not? How do we know whether they are improving? It would be very easy to mislead ourselves on this score – and to assume that because we are trying hard, or spending significant sums of money, or are inspired by noble intentions, or are holding a lot of meetings – we must therefore be making an effective impact.
But this is not always the case. And that is why it is so important that all of us should be held accountable for the results we produce – that our work should be measured by its observable, positive impact on the quality of peoples lives.”
Air quality; noise/visual pollution; access to water; distance to recreational facilities and/or walking paths; access to clean drinking water; etc
Social / Quality of Life
Housing/home-ownership; empowerment of women and disadvantaged; elimination of caste/gender/education/ income based discrimination; participation in programs/services; improved social relations amongst groups; etc.
Source(s) of income; savings; employment/unemployment; percentage of families above poverty line; wages; contribution to reduction in poverty; improvement in economic status; reduction in families living below poverty line.
Enrolment rates; attainment rates; investment per capita; increase in education attainment (through formal and informal institutions; human capital formation (education); universal education; etc.
Access to quality health care facilities; rates of illnesses/diseases; birth/death rates; sanitation; human capital formation (health); reduction in incidence of preventable diseases and malnutrition; etc.