Environment-Related Livelihoods- Water Collection

Environment-Related Aquaculture- Water Collection includes 6 items related to fetching water to make any income/monetary gains from activities, as well as aspects of safety related to fetching water. Navigational aspects (i.e. skip-out patterns and next question sequences) have not been included on this page but can be viewed on the original questionnaire which can be found here.


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Populations Included: Female, Male

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1. In the past 12 months, did you fetch water?

Response Options:
Yes- 1
No- 2

2. Was fetching water MAINLY performed…?

Response Options:
For own useconsumption of the household- 1
For sale profit- 2
Wage work- 3

3. In the past 12 months, did you individually make any incomemonetary gains from activities?

Response Options:
Yes- 1
No- 2

4. What is the approximate share of your individual income that came from …? (include income from selling, trading and handling these materials)

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5. During the last 12 months, have you ever felt unsafe or worried about your surroundings in the process of water or firewood collection?

Response Options:
Yes, I have felt unsafe at least once- 1
Yes, I have often felt unsafe- 2
No, I have never felt unsafe when collecting fuel or water- 3
Prefer not to answer- 4

6. Do you participate in any water management committees?

Response Options:
Yes- 1
No- 0

Scoring Procedures

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Original Citation

UN Women (2020). Model questionnaire: Measuring the nexus between gender and environment.

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