Benin

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General

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Population - 2017
11.20M
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Source: World Bank
Year Value
2017 11,175,692
2016 10,872,298
2015 10,575,952
2014 10,598,482
2013 10,322,232
2012 10,049,792
2011 9,779,391
2010 9,509,798
2009 9,240,982
2008 8,973,525
2007 8,707,637
2006 8,443,717
2005 8,182,362
2004 7,922,796
2003 7,665,681
2002 7,414,744
2001 7,174,911
2000 6,949,366
% of Population Living Below Poverty Line - 2015
40.1
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Year Value
2015 40.100
2011 36.200
2010 35.200
2007 33
2006 37.500
% of Population living in Urban Environment - 2017
47
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Year Value
2017 46.768
2016 46.229
2015 45.695
2014 45.166
2013 44.642
2012 44.125
2011 43.608
2010 43.093
2009 42.580
2008 42.069
2007 41.558
2006 41.049
2005 40.543
2004 40.039
2003 39.536
2002 39.036
2001 38.650
2000 38.333

Water

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Total number of people lacking access to 'at least basic' water - 2017
3.75M
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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 3,753,387
2016 3,661,764
2015 3,588,880
2014 3,517,593
2013 3,447,858
2012 3,379,639
2011 3,313,058
2010 3,248,040
2009 3,184,657
2008 3,122,837
2007 3,062,231
2006 3,002,280
2005 2,942,587
2004 2,882,864
2003 2,823,227
2002 2,764,192
2001 2,704,711
2000 2,646,158
% of Population with access to 'at least basic' water - 2017
66.4
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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 66.415
2016 66.320
2015 66.066
2014 65.804
2013 65.537
2012 65.263
2011 64.981
2010 64.692
2009 64.396
2008 64.093
2007 63.781
2006 63.462
2005 63.136
2004 62.802
2003 62.460
2002 62.110
2001 61.780
2000 61.460
% of Population using 'limited' water source - 2017
10.00
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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 9.999
2016 10.045
2015 9.806
2014 9.566
2013 9.327
2012 9.087
2011 8.848
2010 8.610
2009 8.372
2008 8.135
2007 7.898
2006 7.663
2005 7.428
2004 7.195
2003 6.963
2002 6.731
2001 6.496
2000 6.260
% of Population using an 'unimproved' water source - 2017
19.8
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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 19.804
2016 19.826
2015 19.841
2014 19.860
2013 19.881
2012 19.907
2011 19.936
2010 19.968
2009 20.004
2008 20.043
2007 20.086
2006 20.133
2005 20.183
2004 20.236
2003 20.293
2002 20.353
2001 20.405
2000 20.454
% of Population using surface water - 2017
3.78
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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 3.782
2016 3.809
2015 4.288
2014 4.770
2013 5.255
2012 5.743
2011 6.235
2010 6.730
2009 7.228
2008 7.729
2007 8.234
2006 8.742
2005 9.253
2004 9.767
2003 10.285
2002 10.805
2001 11.318
2000 11.826
% of rural population with access to 'at least basic' water - 2017
58.2
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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 58.216
2016 58.216
2015 57.873
2014 57.523
2013 57.168
2012 56.808
2011 56.441
2010 56.069
2009 55.691
2008 55.308
2007 54.919
2006 54.524
2005 54.124
2004 53.718
2003 53.306
2002 52.889
2001 52.466
2000 52.038
% of urban population with access to 'at least basic' water - 2017
75.7
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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 75.746
2016 75.746
2015 75.802
2014 75.858
2013 75.914
2012 75.970
2011 76.025
2010 76.080
2009 76.135
2008 76.189
2007 76.244
2006 76.298
2005 76.351
2004 76.405
2003 76.459
2002 76.512
2001 76.565
2000 76.617

Sanitation

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Total number of people lacking access to 'at least basic' sanitation - 2017
9.34M
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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 9,336,965
2016 9,094,553
2015 8,882,558
2014 8,674,381
2013 8,495,404
2012 8,317,801
2011 8,141,878
2010 7,967,699
2009 7,795,612
2008 7,625,613
2007 7,456,954
2006 7,288,496
2005 7,119,472
2004 6,949,333
2003 6,778,496
2002 6,608,428
2001 6,439,941
2000 6,275,148
% of Population with access to 'at least basic' sanitation - 2017
16.5
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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 16.453
2016 16.351
2015 16.012
2014 15.674
2013 15.084
2012 14.506
2011 13.941
2010 13.388
2009 12.847
2008 12.318
2007 11.802
2006 11.299
2005 10.808
2004 10.331
2003 9.867
2002 9.416
2001 8.998
2000 8.605
% of Population using 'limited' sanitation service - 2017
19.5
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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 19.537
2016 19.408
2015 19.004
2014 18.602
2013 18.457
2012 18.302
2011 18.138
2010 17.964
2009 17.780
2008 17.586
2007 17.382
2006 17.167
2005 16.941
2004 16.705
2003 16.458
2002 16.200
2001 15.957
2000 15.719
% of Population using an 'unimproved' sanitation service - 2017
10.20
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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 10.179
2016 10.160
2015 10.048
2014 9.934
2013 9.816
2012 9.697
2011 9.574
2010 9.449
2009 9.321
2008 9.190
2007 9.056
2006 8.920
2005 8.781
2004 8.640
2003 8.496
2002 8.349
2001 8.208
2000 8.071
% of Population who defecate in the open - 2017
53.8
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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 53.832
2016 54.080
2015 54.936
2014 55.790
2013 56.643
2012 57.494
2011 58.347
2010 59.200
2009 60.052
2008 60.906
2007 61.760
2006 62.615
2005 63.469
2004 64.324
2003 65.179
2002 66.034
2001 66.836
2000 67.605
% of rural population with access to 'at least basic' sanitation - 2017
7.62
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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 7.621
2016 7.621
2015 7.410
2014 7.198
2013 6.739
2012 6.294
2011 5.864
2010 5.449
2009 5.049
2008 4.665
2007 4.295
2006 3.940
2005 3.601
2004 3.276
2003 2.967
2002 2.672
2001 2.393
2000 2.128
% of urban population with access to 'at least basic' sanitation - 2017
26.5
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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 26.505
2016 26.505
2015 26.234
2014 25.964
2013 25.432
2012 24.906
2011 24.386
2010 23.871
2009 23.361
2008 22.857
2007 22.359
2006 21.866
2005 21.379
2004 20.897
2003 20.420
2002 19.949
2001 19.484
2000 19.024

Hygiene

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% of Population with access to 'basic' hygiene facility - 2017
11.00
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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 11.035
2016 10.977
2015 10.290
2014 9.608
2013 8.931
2012 8.259
2011 7.592
2010 6.930
2009 6.273
2008 5.621
2007 4.973
2006 4.330
2005 3.692
2004 3.058
2003 2.429
2002 1.805
2001 1.376
2000 1.028
% of Population with access to 'limited' hygiene facility - 2017
15.9
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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 15.903
2016 15.911
2015 15.197
2014 14.480
2013 13.762
2012 13.042
2011 12.320
2010 11.596
2009 10.870
2008 10.142
2007 9.413
2006 8.681
2005 7.947
2004 7.212
2003 6.475
2002 5.736
2001 4.811
2000 3.809
% of Population with no access to hygiene facility - 2017
73.1
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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 73.062
2016 73.112
2015 74.514
2014 75.912
2013 77.307
2012 78.699
2011 80.088
2010 81.474
2009 82.857
2008 84.237
2007 85.615
2006 86.989
2005 88.361
2004 89.730
2003 91.096
2002 92.459
2001 93.814
2000 95.163

WASH Finance

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Total Official Development Assistance (ODA) Received ($USD in Millions) - 2017
723
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Source: OECD-DAC Creditor Reporting System
To discover our methodology for how we present ODA data read our blog: Changing Statistics: How We Report Official Development Assistance Data
Year Value
2017 723
2016 530
2015 468
2014 560
2013 611
2012 487
2011 640
2010 647
2009 607
2008 547
2007 430
2006 1,564
Total Official Development Assistance (ODA) Received Spent on Water and Sanitation ($USD in Millions) - 2017
19.3
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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 19.304
2016 15.113
2015 4.501
2014 39.345
2013 38.810
2012 28.490
2011 34.479
2010 49.433
2009 40.283
2008 45.208
2007 43.299
2006 29.379
% of the Total Official Development Assistance (ODA) Received Spent on Water and Sanitation - 2017
2.67
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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 2.672
2016 2.853
2015 0.961
2014 7.023
2013 6.350
2012 5.851
2011 5.390
2010 7.646
2009 6.634
2008 8.257
2007 10.071
2006 1.879

WASH in Schools

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% of schools with access to a ‘limited water service’ - 2016
72.0
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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 72
% of schools with no access to a water service - 2016
28.0
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% of primary schools with access to a ‘limited water service’ - 2016
74.0
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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 74
% of primary schools with no access to a water service - 2016
26.0
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% of secondary schools with access to a ‘limited water service’ - 2016
68.0
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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 68
% of secondary schools with no access to a water service - 2016
32.0
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% of schools with access to a ‘limited sanitation service’ - 2016
72.0
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Source: WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation Note: A limited sanitation service refers to a sanitation service that is an improved service but is not usable or segregated by gender.
Year Value
2016 72
% of schools with no access to a sanitation service - 2016
28.0
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% of primary schools with access to a ‘limited sanitation service’ - 2016
69.0
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Source: WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation Note: A limited sanitation service refers to a sanitation service that is an improved service but is not usable or segregated by gender.
Year Value
2016 69
% of primary schools with no access to a sanitation service - 2016
31.0
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% of secondary schools with access to a ‘limited sanitation service’ - 2016
76.0
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Source: WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation Note: A limited sanitation service refers to a sanitation service that is an improved service but is not usable or segregated by gender.
Year Value
2016 76
% of secondary schools with no access to a sanitation service - 2016
24.0
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Health

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Life Expectancy at Birth (Years) - 2016
60.9
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Year Value
2016 60.907
2015 60.639
2014 60.373
2013 60.113
2012 59.855
2011 59.595
2010 59.319
2009 59.009
2008 58.654
2007 58.255
2006 57.817
2005 57.355
2004 56.887
2003 56.436
2002 56.025
2001 55.668
2000 55.391
Under 5 Mortality Rate (per 1,000 live births) - 2015
100
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Year Value
2015 99.500
2014 102
2013 105
2012 107
2011 109
2010 112
2009 114
2008 116
2007 119
2006 122
2005 126
2004 129
2003 133
2002 137
2001 141
2000 145
Total number of deaths due to diarrhoeal diseases among children aged under 5 years - 2017
3.61K
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Year Value
2017 3,614
2016 3,734
2015 4,030
2014 4,271
2013 4,667
2012 4,992
2011 5,366
2010 6,153
2009 5,692
2008 5,341
2007 5,139
2006 4,967
2005 4,832
2004 4,751
2003 4,606
2002 4,562
2001 4,378
2000 4,302
Total number of deaths due to diarrhoeal diseases caused by poor WASH among children aged under 5 years - 2017
2.10K
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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 2,096
2016 2,166
2015 2,337
2014 2,477
2013 2,707
2012 2,896
2011 3,112
2010 3,569
2009 3,301
2008 3,098
2007 2,981
2006 2,881
2005 2,803
2004 2,756
2003 2,671
2002 2,646
2001 2,539
2000 2,495
% of Stunting in Children Under 5 - 2014
34.0
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Year Value
2014 34
Cholera Cases Reported - 2014
832
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Year Value
2014 832
2013 528
2012 625
2011 755
2010 983
2009 74
2008 985
2006 91
2005 749
2004 642
2003 434
2002 270
2001 3,948
2000 468
1999 855
1998 206
1997 796
1996 6,190
1995 203
1994 187
1993 10
1992 413
1991 7,474

Education

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Adult Literacy Rate (% of population over 15) - 2015
38.4
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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
37.6K
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Year Value
2015 37,624
Total cost to extend adequate sanitation services to each unserved person per year in 1,000USD (including Capital, Capital Maintenance and Operational) - 2015
55.5K
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Year Value
2015 55,526
Total cost to extend hygiene services to each unserved person per year in 1,000USD (including Capital, Capital Maintenance and Operational) - 2015
21.7K
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Year Value
2015 21,653
Total cost to extend safely managed water services to each unserved person per year in 1,000USD (including Capital, Capital Maintenance and Operational) - 2015
93.7K
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Year Value
2015 93,708
Total cost to extend safely managed sanitation services to each unserved person per year in 1,000USD (including Capital, Capital Maintenance and Operational) - 2015
120M
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Year Value
2015 120,415,000

WASH ODA Donors

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$ 9,189,000
$ 9,189,000
$ 3,595,000
$ 3,595,000
$ 2,758,565
$ 2,758,565
$ 843,000
$ 843,000
$ 654,000
$ 654,000
$ 401,000
$ 401,000
$ 313,000
$ 313,000
$ 276,000
$ 276,000
$ 170,000
$ 170,000
$ 164,000
$ 164,000
$ 66,000
$ 66,000
$ 54,000
$ 54,000
$ 42,000
$ 42,000
$ 10,000
$ 10,000