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Table 9 Benchmarks for household well-being measure and its indicators

From: Sustainability of community-owned mini-grids: evidence from India

Indicator Score 1 Score 2 Score 3 Score 4 Score 5
Education No improvements in terms of increased study time for children Households reporting about an hour of extra study time for children Households reporting more than an hour of extra study time for children
Health No improvements in terms of regarding health About half of HHs surveyed report improvements in terms of better eyesight, reduced respiratory problems and body pain. More than 70% of HHs surveyed report improvements in terms of better eyesight, reduced respiratory problems and body pain.
Safety No improvements in terms of increased safety at night or in the house About half of HHs surveyed report feeling of increased safety at night and/or at home More than 70% of HHs surveyed report feeling of increased safety at night and/or at home
Women’s time No improvements in terms of increased time available for women Women reporting about an hour of extra time Women reporting more than an hour of extra time
Women independence Women are not able to conclusively communicate an increased sense of independence in the home or within the communities. Women highlight some degree of increased autonomy, particularly in the home. Women provide rich description of examples where they took decisions autonomously or are more independent in areas previously not allowed to them. Examples include purchase of equipment, ability to move freely in the village or visit the market, visit friends, and participate in meetings.