As the DLT seeks to examine the average state of development in Districts across the country, the indicators selected needed to represent a sufficiently wide range of social and economic sectors crucial to people’s welfare. Several key sectors were considered at the outset, and the process of selecting the indicators for the DLT index was lengthy and iterative. Key criteria for indicator selection was agreed in advance1. Proposed indicators were then discussed with the service provider or relevant agency in Government. All the indicators are officially established national indicators available in national Government databases - the DLT did not involve any surveys or estimation of indicators. It is important to note that the DLT uses indicators to compile one single index, with a single score for each District. This means that the DLT provides a holistic overview of development in a District and does not provide a measure of how each District is doing in individual sectors.