The World Resources Institute (WRI) and the Rural Development Institute (RDI) are launching a new initiative that will improve the livelihoods of farmers by creating a system of Web-based multimedia tools to illustrate and communicate complex property rights issues in Africa. The initiative is funded with a grant to WRI from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
By Norbert Henninger and Florence Landsberg on October 8, 2009
State of the art GIS maps shed new light on Uganda’s development challenges.
This map shows the percentage of households that cannot afford to use soap, a measure from the census showing the lack of basic necessities.
This map shows the percentage of households relying on open sources of drinking water, such as lakes, streams, etc., and therefore at risk of waterborne diseases attributed to unsafe sources.
This map shows the densities of households without access to improved sanitation in each subcounty.
The more darkly shaded areas have the highest density of households without adequate sanitation,
This map displays the poverty density (the number of poor people per square km) for subcounties that had not achieved Uganda’s interim national rural target of 58 percent improved sanitation coverag
This map displays the poverty rate (the percent of the population below the poverty line) for subcounties that had not achieved Uganda’s interim national rural target of 58 percent improved sanitation
This map highlights the rural subcounties that had not attained the Uganda’s interim national rural target of 58 percent of improved sanitation coverage (HSSP I) in 2002.
This map shows the spatial distribution of improved sanitation coverage data by subcounty.
Planners can use this map to identify areas of progress as well as underachieving locations.
Note: Seven subcounties in Kaabong District, all with safe drinking water coverage below 20 percent, are not shown in this map because reliable poverty estimates were not available for 2005.
This map highlights the rural subcounties with safe drinking water coverage rates below 60 percent.
This map shows the proportion of the rural subcounty population with safe drinking water coverage.
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A new report of scientific findings confirms not only that human activity is the primary cause of rising temperatures, but that climate change impacts are accelerating.
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