Living Conditions


The Living Conditions issue draws a picture of nations that are committed to provide their residents with decent living conditions; the foundation for safety and well-being for all and at all ages. An adequate standard of living implies making the human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable. Among other factors, citizens are provided with secure access to drinking water, hygiene & sanitation, clean energy, appropriate housing and safe transportation – all designed with respect for the environment. The Living Conditions issue relates to the Sustainable Development Goals 3, 6, 7 and 11.

To measure the state of this issue, four publicly available indicators serve as proxies: access to electricity (EPI, 2014) representing the percentage of population with secure access to electricity sources and services, access to improved drinking water (EPI, 2014) that reflects the percentage of the population using an improved drinking water source, safe sanitation (SSI, 2014) measuring the number of people with sustainable access to improved sanitation, and road safety (SPI, 2015) that estimates the number of the road traffic fatal injuries.

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