DW AngolaLuanda Final Report

Luanda Final Report


This report documents the five aspects of poverty in Luanda and the way in which they vary spatially and interact in Luanda. Remote sensing was used to identify settlement typologies with similar physical and socio-economic characteristics for the City of Luanda in order to be able to generalize about the status of each of the five indicators in each typology. All areas of Luanda were mapped into different zones based on satellite images and informants who are familiar with the urban environment of the city were then requested to identify and categorize each type of development.

Field research was carried out for each of the five indicators in the form of household surveys, focus group discussions with local people and government representatives and field observations. Different types of field research was conducted for each indicator. Information on access to water and basic services, housing quality and location and the number of people per household was collected by carrying out a household survey of more than 700 households in Luanda. Household surveys were carried out in each of the nine typologies and the sample took into account the number of households in each of these typologies.

A minimum of 60 household surveys per typology were selected, and considerably more households were interviewed in the most populous typologies (old musseques and peripheral musseques). Sample areas were identified which are considered representative of each typology in six different municipalities. The data should not be considered as statistically significant for each typology, but give a good indication of the situation in each typology.


Women and children in Luanda: