Quality of Life

What is Quality of Life?

Quality of life (QOL) is defined by the World Health Organization as:

"an individual's perception of their position in life in the context of the culture and value systems in which they live and in relation to their goals, expectations, standards and concerns". 

QOL has a wide range of contexts, including the fields of international development, healthcare, politics and employment. Health related QOL (HRQOL) in turn is an evaluation of QOL and its relationship with health.

The Alliance of International Aid is orienting on actualized quality of Life indizes. 

The priorization of the AIA lies in the preference of states that according to most indizes have low Quality of Life scores.

An example of a Quality of Life Index with a vivid highlight of preference in Africa, South Africa and Former Soviet (GUS) countries. Those states without data are such that need most aid.  

Typical Fields of Improvement


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The way to help people generate wealth is through the generation of labour and employment. Employment gives a purpose in life and besides helps in structuring oneĀ“s life in an appropriate manner.


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Another clear pillar of Quality of Life is the Health Sector as a qualitative and prosperous life cannot be lived in pain and illnesses.


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Closely related to Health and also infrastructure is Environment. Ecological pollutions are crucial factors that increase various illnesses that decrease the quality of life of societies


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Knowledge is the means of the self-identification of quality of life. The expansion of insight leads to psychological, well-being and means of participating in our society in a global cosmopolitan manner.


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Culture serves as psychological means of establishing and generating quality in life. Cultural prosperity can be achieved through measures of cultural dialogue and the empowerment of cultural identifications, generating a global pluralist society of peace and tolerance.