Community Snapshot

The Community Snapshot is being utilized to collect and analyse data related to the changes in economic activity, access to services and markets, and to pick up any other unexpected changes as a result of the road rehabilitation.

There are two data collection phases.

Baseline - During the initial community engagement and technical survey and design period, information is collected from the community about the following indicators:

  • Time and cost to access school, health services, markets;
  • # and type of economic activity in the village;
  • Transport options in dry and wet seasons;
  • Demographic data (population, households etc);

Endline: As close as possible to 12 months after the baseline data collection in target villages, a follow-up Community Snapshot endline will be applied to assess change against the same indicators.

 Traffic Count:Traffic and Origin and Destination Surveys are conducted to determine the number, movements and classification of road users. Traffic Surveys along with Origin and Destination Surveys will be conducted over 7 days at the entrance (s) for each road to be rehabilitated.  This will occur twice during the project cycle.

"Easier access to move goods in and out of communities has resulted in direct and improved condition of the road, the cost of transportation has gone down by almost half and now we have access to ambulance transport as well" Graciano Soares, chief of Hatugau Village, Letefoho.

Community Satisfaction: Stories of change will be sought through small group FGDs (men and women separately) that will be conducted as part of the endline. A community meeting will be held upon completion of the road rehabilitation works as part of the community engagement process to make an assessment of the construction process by the community.