AKDN Quality of Life Assessment, Indicator List March 2012

Aga Khan Foundation

The overall goal of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) is the improvement of Quality of Life (QoL) in the areas where its member institutions work. AKDN’s vision and strategies encompass an improvement in material standards of living, health and education, as well as a set of values and norms in the organization of society which include pluralism and cultural tolerance, gender and social equity, civil society organization and good governance. AKDN therefore has a holistic view of what constitutes progress that goes beyond material benefits or only poverty alleviation, and which encompasses a more rounded view of human experience and aspirations. This list details the quantitative and qualitative indicators to measure the quality of life (QoL) of beneficiaries of the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) and Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN). These indicators include factors regarding household economy, health, education, built and natural environments, social and cultural life, voice and representation, and overall quality of life. March 2012.

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