Accessibility to water

This section analyses the service levels in Liberia counties as defined by the service levels of SDG goal 6.1. , We define basic service level as people having access to a functioning and improved water point within 1 km, and the limited service level as people having access to a functioning and improved water point between 1 and 2 km. The process used was:

  1. Define circles of 1 and 2 km radius around each water point
  2. Using the 2014 WorldPop population estimate, count the number of people inside each area *
  3. Using the total population count per county, which is also obtained from WorldPop, compute the percentage service levels.

* The population data that was used is an estimate. This method of estimating coverage is not ideal, because of the uncertainty in the data sources such as WorldPop used.