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General

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Population - 2017
35.5M
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Source: World Bank
Year Value
2017 35,530,081
2016 34,656,032
2015 33,736,494
2014 31,627,506
2013 30,682,500
2012 29,726,803
2011 28,809,167
2010 27,962,207
2009 27,207,291
2008 26,528,741
2007 25,877,544
2006 25,183,615
2005 24,399,948
2004 23,499,850
2003 22,507,368
2002 21,487,079
2001 20,531,160
2000 19,701,940
% of Population Living Below Poverty Line - 2011
35.8
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Year Value
2011 35.800
2007 36.300
% of Population living in Urban Environment - 2017
25
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Year Value
2017 25.250
2016 25.020
2015 24.803
2014 24.587
2013 24.373
2012 24.160
2011 23.948
2010 23.737
2009 23.528
2008 23.320
2007 23.113
2006 22.907
2005 22.703
2004 22.500
2003 22.353
2002 22.261
2001 22.169
2000 22.078

Water

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Total number of people lacking access to 'at least basic' water - 2017
11.7M
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Source: WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation Note: 'At least basic' water refers to 'basic' drinking water that is from an improved source, provided collection time is not more than 30 minutes for a round trip, including queuing. It also includes 'safety managed' water where data is available which refers to drinking water from an improved water source that is located on premises, available when needed and free from faecal and priority chemical contamination.
Year Value
2017 11,701,966
2016 12,376,887
2015 12,972,717
2014 13,482,797
2013 13,908,111
2012 14,264,353
2011 14,578,810
2010 14,875,004
2009 15,173,001
2008 15,471,606
2007 15,745,382
2006 15,948,719
2005 15,978,808
2004 15,888,079
2003 15,682,929
2002 15,407,759
2001 15,138,361
2000 14,513,339
% of Population with access to 'at least basic' water - 2017
67.1
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Source: WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation Note: 'At least basic' water refers to 'basic' drinking water that is from an improved source, provided collection time is not more than 30 minutes for a round trip, including queuing. It also includes 'safety managed' water where data is available which refers to drinking water from an improved water source that is located on premises, available when needed and free from faecal and priority chemical contamination.
Year Value
2017 67.065
2016 64.286
2015 61.547
2014 58.841
2013 56.170
2012 53.532
2011 50.927
2010 48.356
2009 45.819
2008 43.315
2007 40.844
2006 38.406
2005 36.265
2004 34.126
2003 32.005
2002 29.901
2001 27.797
2000 27.772
% of Population using 'limited' water source - 2017
3.17
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Source: WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation Note: ‘Limited’ water source refers to drinking water from an improved source for which collection time exceeds 30 minutes for a round trip including queuing.
Year Value
2017 3.174
2016 3.500
2015 3.793
2014 4.055
2013 4.284
2012 4.482
2011 4.648
2010 4.783
2009 4.886
2008 4.958
2007 4.998
2006 5.007
2005 4.722
2004 4.436
2003 4.151
2002 3.866
2001 3.581
2000 3.580
% of Population using an 'unimproved' water source - 2017
18.9
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Source: WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation Note: ‘Unimproved’ water source refers to drinking water from an unprotected dug well or unprotected spring.
Year Value
2017 18.884
2016 20.443
2015 21.997
2014 23.548
2013 25.095
2012 26.639
2011 28.180
2010 29.718
2009 31.252
2008 32.783
2007 34.312
2006 35.837
2005 37.359
2004 38.878
2003 40.388
2002 41.891
2001 43.392
2000 43.401
% of Population using surface water - 2017
10.9
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Source: WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation Note: ‘Surface water’ refers to drinking water directly from a river, dam, lake, pond, stream, canal or irrigation canal.
Year Value
2017 10.877
2016 11.770
2015 12.663
2014 13.556
2013 14.451
2012 15.347
2011 16.245
2010 17.143
2009 18.043
2008 18.944
2007 19.846
2006 20.749
2005 21.654
2004 22.559
2003 23.456
2002 24.342
2001 25.230
2000 25.248
% of rural population with access to 'at least basic' water - 2017
57.3
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Source: WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation Note: 'At least basic' water refers to 'basic' drinking water that is from an improved source, provided collection time is not more than 30 minutes for a round trip, including queuing. It also includes 'safety managed' water where data is available which refers to drinking water from an improved water source that is located on premises, available when needed and free from faecal and priority chemical contamination.
Year Value
2017 57.321
2016 54.841
2015 52.387
2014 49.960
2013 47.561
2012 45.188
2011 42.843
2010 40.525
2009 38.234
2008 35.970
2007 33.733
2006 31.523
2005 29.542
2004 27.561
2003 25.581
2002 23.600
2001 21.619
2000 21.619
% of urban population with access to 'at least basic' water - 2017
95.9
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Source: WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation Note: 'At least basic' water refers to 'basic' drinking water that is from an improved source, provided collection time is not more than 30 minutes for a round trip, including queuing. It also includes 'safety managed' water where data is available which refers to drinking water from an improved water source that is located on premises, available when needed and free from faecal and priority chemical contamination.
Year Value
2017 95.909
2016 92.594
2015 89.318
2014 86.081
2013 82.882
2012 79.722
2011 76.601
2010 73.518
2009 70.473
2008 67.468
2007 64.501
2006 61.573
2005 59.156
2004 56.739
2003 54.321
2002 51.904
2001 49.487
2000 49.487

Sanitation

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Total number of people lacking access to 'at least basic' sanitation - 2017
20.1M
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Source: WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation Note: 'At least basic' sanitation refers to 'basic' sanitation that is the use of improved facilities that are not shared with other households. It also includes 'safety managed' sanitation where data is available which refers to sanitation facilities that are improved facilities not shared with other households and where excreta are safely disposed of in situ or transported and treated off site.
Year Value
2017 20,103,770
2016 20,081,721
2015 20,003,140
2014 19,859,572
2013 19,655,930
2012 19,415,837
2011 19,174,792
2010 18,959,101
2009 18,788,195
2008 18,654,197
2007 18,522,154
2006 18,337,535
2005 18,041,304
2004 17,631,076
2003 17,121,296
2002 16,562,939
2001 16,034,561
2000 15,368,563
% of Population with access to 'at least basic' sanitation - 2017
43.4
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Source: WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation Note: 'At least basic' sanitation refers to 'basic' sanitation that is the use of improved facilities that are not shared with other households. It also includes 'safety managed' sanitation where data is available which refers to sanitation facilities that are improved facilities not shared with other households and where excreta are safely disposed of in situ or transported and treated off site.
Year Value
2017 43.418
2016 42.054
2015 40.708
2014 39.375
2013 38.056
2012 36.750
2011 35.457
2010 34.177
2009 32.910
2008 31.655
2007 30.412
2006 29.181
2005 28.039
2004 26.900
2003 25.769
2002 24.645
2001 23.523
2000 23.516
% of Population using 'limited' sanitation service - 2017
9.82
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Source: WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation Note: ‘Limited’ sanitation facilities refers to improved facilities shared between two or more households.
Year Value
2017 9.824
2016 9.641
2015 9.452
2014 9.256
2013 9.053
2012 8.843
2011 8.627
2010 8.404
2009 8.175
2008 7.940
2007 7.699
2006 7.452
2005 7.122
2004 6.795
2003 6.478
2002 6.168
2001 5.860
2000 5.850
% of Population using an 'unimproved' sanitation service - 2017
34.0
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Source: WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation Note: ‘Unimproved’ sanitation facilities refers to the use of pit latrines without a slab or platform, hanging latrines or bucket latrines.
Year Value
2017 34.018
2016 34.854
2015 35.657
2014 36.346
2013 37.027
2012 37.700
2011 38.366
2010 39.023
2009 39.673
2008 40.315
2007 40.950
2006 41.577
2005 42.197
2004 42.810
2003 43.416
2002 44.020
2001 44.620
2000 44.614
% of Population who defecate in the open - 2017
12.7
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Source: WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation Note: ‘Open Defecation’ refers to the disposal of human faeces in fields, forests, bushes, open bodies of water, beaches or other open spaces, or with solid waste.
Year Value
2017 12.740
2016 13.451
2015 14.183
2014 15.023
2013 15.864
2012 16.706
2011 17.550
2010 18.396
2009 19.242
2008 20.090
2007 20.939
2006 21.790
2005 22.642
2004 23.496
2003 24.337
2002 25.167
2001 25.998
2000 26.020
% of rural population with access to 'at least basic' sanitation - 2017
37.1
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Source: WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation Note: 'At least basic' sanitation refers to 'basic' sanitation that is the use of improved facilities that are not shared with other households. It also includes 'safety managed' sanitation where data is available which refers to sanitation facilities that are improved facilities not shared with other households and where excreta are safely disposed of in situ or transported and treated off site.
Year Value
2017 37.052
2016 36.092
2015 35.132
2014 34.173
2013 33.214
2012 32.256
2011 31.299
2010 30.342
2009 29.386
2008 28.431
2007 27.476
2006 26.522
2005 25.577
2004 24.631
2003 23.686
2002 22.741
2001 21.796
2000 21.796
% of urban population with access to 'at least basic' sanitation - 2017
62.3
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Source: WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation Note: 'At least basic' sanitation refers to 'basic' sanitation that is the use of improved facilities that are not shared with other households. It also includes 'safety managed' sanitation where data is available which refers to sanitation facilities that are improved facilities not shared with other households and where excreta are safely disposed of in situ or transported and treated off site.
Year Value
2017 62.261
2016 59.922
2015 57.612
2014 55.330
2013 53.078
2012 50.855
2011 48.662
2010 46.497
2009 44.361
2008 42.255
2007 40.178
2006 38.129
2005 36.421
2004 34.712
2003 33.003
2002 31.295
2001 29.586
2000 29.586

Hygiene

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% of Population with access to 'basic' hygiene facility - 2017
37.7
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Source: WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation Note: ‘Basic’ hygiene refers to the availability of a handwashing facility on premises with soap and water.
Year Value
2017 37.746
2016 37.667
2015 37.592
2014 37.517
2013 37.443
2012 37.369
2011 37.296
2010 37.223
2009 37.151
2008 37.079
2007 37.007
2006 36.936
2005 36.866
% of Population with access to 'limited' hygiene facility - 2017
34.4
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Source: WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation Note: ‘Limited’ hygiene refers to the availability of a handwashing facility on premises without soap and water.
Year Value
2017 34.445
2016 34.480
2015 34.514
2014 34.547
2013 34.579
2012 34.612
2011 34.645
2010 34.677
2009 34.709
2008 34.741
2007 34.772
2006 34.804
2005 34.835
% of Population with no access to hygiene facility - 2017
27.8
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Source: WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation Note: ‘No facility’ refers to no handwashing facility on premises.
Year Value
2017 27.809
2016 27.853
2015 27.895
2014 27.936
2013 27.978
2012 28.019
2011 28.059
2010 28.100
2009 28.140
2008 28.180
2007 28.220
2006 28.260
2005 28.299

WASH Finance

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Actual Government Spending in WASH as a % of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) - 2016
0.02
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Year Value
2016 0.020
Planned Government Spending in WASH as a % of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) - 2015
0.05
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Year Value
2015 0.050
2014 0.070
2013 0.050
2012 0.050
Total Official Development Assistance (ODA) Received ($USD in Millions) - 2017
3.80K
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Source: OECD-DAC Creditor Reporting System
To discover our methodology for how we present ODA data read our blog: Changing Statistics: How We Report Official Development Assistance Data
Year Value
2017 3,797
2016 4,173
2015 4,333
2014 4,612
2013 4,736
2012 6,103
2011 6,304
2010 6,357
2009 5,530
2008 4,504
2007 3,739
2006 2,975
Total Official Development Assistance (ODA) Received Spent on Water and Sanitation ($USD in Millions) - 2017
44.1
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Source: WASHwatch calculations based on data from OECD-DAC Creditor Reporting System
To discover our methodology for how we present ODA data read our blog: Changing Statistics: How We Report Official Development Assistance Data
Year Value
2017 44.147
2016 49.453
2015 24.718
2014 52.753
2013 63.260
2012 55.092
2011 63.679
2010 32.055
2009 34.275
2008 14.191
2007 13.042
2006 21.159
% of the Total Official Development Assistance (ODA) Received Spent on Water and Sanitation - 2017
1.16
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Source: WASHwatch calculations based on data from OECD-DAC Creditor Reporting System
To discover our methodology for how we present ODA data read our blog: Changing Statistics: How We Report Official Development Assistance Data
Year Value
2017 1.163
2016 1.185
2015 0.571
2014 1.144
2013 1.336
2012 0.903
2011 1.010
2010 0.504
2009 0.620
2008 0.315
2007 0.349
2006 0.711

WASH in Schools

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% of schools with access to a ‘limited water service’ - 2016
70.0
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Source: WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation Note: A limited water service refers to a water service from an improved source that is not available all the time.
Year Value
2016 70
% of schools with no access to a water service - 2016
30.0
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Health

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Life Expectancy at Birth (Years) - 2016
63.7
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Year Value
2016 63.673
2015 63.288
2014 62.895
2013 62.494
2012 62.086
2011 61.666
2010 61.226
2009 60.754
2008 60.243
2007 59.694
2006 59.110
2005 58.500
2004 57.875
2003 57.250
2002 56.637
2001 56.044
2000 55.482
Under 5 Mortality Rate (per 1,000 live births) - 2015
91
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Year Value
2015 91.100
2014 93.900
2013 96.700
2012 99.500
2011 102
2010 105
2009 108
2008 110
2007 113
2006 116
2005 120
2004 123
2003 127
2002 130
2001 134
2000 137
Total number of deaths due to diarrhoeal diseases among children aged under 5 years - 2017
5.91K
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Year Value
2017 5,911
2016 5,800
2015 5,963
2014 6,229
2013 6,361
2012 6,317
2011 6,789
2010 7,264
2009 7,731
2008 8,723
2007 10,092
2006 11,426
2005 12,508
2004 13,299
2003 13,130
2002 11,114
2001 11,885
2000 12,685
Total number of deaths due to diarrhoeal diseases caused by poor WASH among children aged under 5 years - 2017
3.43K
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Source: WASHwatch Calculations based on data from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017 and Prüss-Ustün et al (2014). Read our blog on WASH related Diarrhoeal Disease to learn more.
Year Value
2017 3,428
2016 3,364
2015 3,459
2014 3,613
2013 3,690
2012 3,664
2011 3,937
2010 4,213
2009 4,484
2008 5,059
2007 5,854
2006 6,627
2005 7,255
2004 7,714
2003 7,615
2002 6,446
2001 6,893
2000 7,357
% of Stunting in Children Under 5 - 2013
41.0
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Year Value
2013 41
Cholera Cases Reported - 2015
58,100.0
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Year Value
2015 58,064
2014 45,481
2013 3,957
2012 12
2011 3,733
2010 2,369
2009 662
2008 4,384
2005 33
2003 41
2002 3
2001 4,499
2000 4,330
1999 24,639
1998 10,000
1997 4,170
1995 19,903
1994 38,735
1993 37,046

Education

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Adult Literacy Rate (% of population over 15) - 2015
38.2
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Year Value
2015 38.200
2011 31.700

Infrastructures

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Total cost to extend basic water services to each unserved person per year in 1,000 USD (including Capital, Capital Maintenance and Operational) - 2015
40.8K
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Year Value
2015 40,752
Total cost to extend adequate sanitation services to each unserved person per year in 1,000USD (including Capital, Capital Maintenance and Operational) - 2015
73.5K
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Year Value
2015 73,519
Total cost to extend hygiene services to each unserved person per year in 1,000USD (including Capital, Capital Maintenance and Operational) - 2015
12.7K
×
Year Value
2015 12,692
Total cost to extend safely managed water services to each unserved person per year in 1,000USD (including Capital, Capital Maintenance and Operational) - 2015
414K
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Year Value
2015 413,833
Total cost to extend safely managed sanitation services to each unserved person per year in 1,000USD (including Capital, Capital Maintenance and Operational) - 2015
118M
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Year Value
2015 118,253,000

WASH ODA Donors

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$ 18,063,000
$ 18,063,000
$ 13,190,000
$ 13,190,000
$ 3,579,000
$ 3,579,000
$ 2,730,000
$ 2,730,000
$ 2,255,000
$ 2,255,000
$ 1,721,000
$ 1,721,000
$ 1,096,000
$ 1,096,000
$ 548,000
$ 548,000
$ 347,000
$ 347,000
$ 268,000
$ 268,000
$ 199,000
$ 199,000
$ 84,000
$ 84,000
$ 52,000
$ 52,000
$ 16,000
$ 16,000