STEP 9

STEP 9. HOUSEHOLD DATA SHEETS

9.1 Rationale for using household data sheets

Household data sheets are an add-on feature of P3DM for DRR that gives communities an entire GIS made of spatial and tabular data. This is without requiring  any  computer  hardware  and  software,  which  are  most  often beyond the reach of marginalized communities.

The rationale for using household data sheets is that, in most cases, not all household information can be plotted on a 3D map. This is for two reasons. Firstly,  there  is  not  enough  space  for  the  pushpins,  yarns,  and  paints  to depict  all  household  information  especially  in  the  case  of  large-scale  3D map or if the households are concentrated in a particular part of the 3D map.  For  instance,  it  is  often  hardly  possible  to  plot  all  children  in  the community using pushpin but only those children that are malnourished or  below  a  certain  age.  Yet,  for  DRR  and  in  facing  an  actual  disaster,  a comprehensive set of data is essential.

Secondly, there are some household data that cannot be shown in the 3D map but are equally important information. For instance, data pertaining for example to single parenthood, gender minorities or household violence, are pertinent data but those persons might be ashamed to be pinpointed on the 3D map. In some context, the law also prevents private and individual data being revealed to the larger public.

Whatever  the  reason  is  for  not  plotting  particular  information  on  the  3D map, it can still be stored on a household data sheet. The primary objective of the household data sheet is therefore to associate more data to a single household.

9.2 Using household data sheets

Household data sheets compile and list data for each household which is plotted on the map through the use of pushpins. A number is assigned to each household on the 3D map and written on the top / side of the pushpin or  on  a  small  piece  of  paper  affixed  on  the  pushpin  (Figures  47  and  48). This number is eventually reported on the data sheet (Box 3). Additional information  for  that  household  is  then  listed  and  available  when  needs arise, for example, in time of action planning (Table 11).

Box 3 – Synchronizing the existing household datasheet of the village to  the 3D map

Box 3 – Synchronizing the existing household datasheet of the village to the 3D map

Figure 47:  Small pieces of paper with a number glued on top of each pushpin depicting houses in  Odraha, Nepal (JC Gaillard, May 2012)

Figure 47: Small pieces of paper with a number glued on top of each pushpin depicting houses in Odraha, Nepal (JC Gaillard, May 2012)

Figure 48: Columnar data serving as household data sheets in Irosin, Philippines – The number on top  of the pushpins correspond to the number on the leftmost column of the notebook (JC Gaillard, January  2010)

Figure 48: Columnar data serving as household data sheets in Irosin, Philippines – The number on top of the pushpins correspond to the number on the leftmost column of the notebook (JC Gaillard, January 2010)

Table 11– A sample household datasheet

Table 11– A sample household datasheet

Figure 49:  Adding data to household datasheets in Josefina, Philippines (JC Gaillard, January 2010)

Figure 49: Adding data to household datasheets in Josefina, Philippines (JC Gaillard, January 2010)

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