What are the expected household effects of a road corridor project connecting Uganda & Rwanda?
The Road from Resumo to Kampala
POTENTIAL TO IMPROVE QUALITY OF LIFE FOR 10 MILLION PEOPLE
A multilateral development agency was developing a $245 million road improvement project connecting Kampala with southeastern Rwanda. The project was expected to improve the quality of life for the nearly 10 million people living in the corridor. However, the agency did not have baseline indicators on these households’ well-being. Addressing this gap through traditional field surveys was extremely expensive and slow.
Analyzing Road Corridor Conditions
ECONOMIC & SOCIAL DIMENSIONS
Access to Electricity & Safe Drinking Water
Fraym applied its flexible geospatial framework to deliver timely baseline indicators for the Kampala-Rusumo corridor. We analyzed household living conditions at various intervals from the highway (0-10 km, 10-20 km, and 0-20 km) as well as along different segments of the highway. This analysis spanned a wide variety of economic and social dimensions. Examples include: car ownership, livestock ownership, housing quality, female literacy, malaria incidence, and access to electricity and safe drinking water. Fraym also provided historical data to provide further time trend context.