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 - 2015
44
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Water

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Total number of people lacking access to 'at least basic' water - 2015
3.59M
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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
2015 3,588,463
2014 3,542,865
2013 3,496,836
2012 3,449,943
2011 3,401,601
2010 3,351,348
2009 3,299,146
2008 3,245,164
2007 3,189,503
2006 3,132,264
2005 3,073,688
2004 3,013,488
2003 2,951,919
2002 2,890,426
2001 2,831,036
2000 2,775,282
% of Population with access to 'at least basic' water - 2015
67.0
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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
2015 67.017
2014 66.572
2013 66.123
2012 65.671
2011 65.217
2010 64.759
2009 64.299
2008 63.836
2007 63.371
2006 62.904
2005 62.435
2004 61.964
2003 61.492
2002 61.018
2001 60.543
2000 60.064
% of Population using 'limited' water source - 2015
8.45
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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
2015 8.448
2014 8.410
2013 8.371
2012 8.330
2011 8.288
2010 8.244
2009 8.199
2008 8.152
2007 8.104
2006 8.054
2005 8.003
2004 7.951
2003 7.897
2002 7.842
2001 7.785
2000 7.728
% of Population using an 'unimproved' water source - 2015
21.0
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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
2015 21
2014 21
2013 21
2012 21
2011 21
2010 21
2009 21
2008 21
2007 21
2006 20
2005 20
2004 20
2003 20
2002 20
2001 20
2000 20
% of Population using surface water - 2015
3.00
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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
2015 3
2014 4
2013 5
2012 5
2011 6
2010 6
2009 7
2008 7
2007 8
2006 9
2005 9
2004 10
2003 10
2002 11
2001 12
2000 12
% of rural population with access to 'at least basic' water - 2015
60.0
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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
2015 60
2014 59
2013 58
2012 58
2011 57
2010 56
2009 56
2008 55
2007 55
2006 54
2005 53
2004 53
2003 52
2002 52
2001 51
2000 50
% of urban population with access to 'at least basic' water - 2015
77.0
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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
2015 77
2014 77
2013 76
2012 76
2011 76
2010 76
2009 76
2008 76
2007 76
2006 76
2005 76
2004 76
2003 76
2002 76
2001 76
2000 76

Sanitation

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Total number of people lacking access to 'at least basic' sanitation - 2015
9.36M
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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
2015 9,364,257
2014 9,152,146
2013 8,942,569
2012 8,734,458
2011 8,526,347
2010 8,317,183
2009 8,106,972
2008 7,896,242
2007 7,685,249
2006 7,474,352
2005 7,264,136
2004 7,053,955
2003 6,844,437
2002 6,638,948
2001 6,441,992
2000 6,256,623
% of Population with access to 'at least basic' sanitation - 2015
13.9
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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
2015 13.930
2014 13.647
2013 13.366
2012 13.088
2011 12.813
2010 12.541
2009 12.272
2008 12.005
2007 11.741
2006 11.480
2005 11.222
2004 10.966
2003 10.713
2002 10.463
2001 10.215
2000 9.968
% of Population using 'limited' sanitation service - 2015
20.2
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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
2015 20.204
2014 19.796
2013 19.391
2012 18.989
2011 18.591
2010 18.196
2009 17.804
2008 17.416
2007 17.031
2006 16.649
2005 16.270
2004 15.895
2003 15.522
2002 15.153
2001 14.787
2000 14.423
% of Population using an 'unimproved' sanitation service - 2015
10.70
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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
2015 10.705
2014 10.525
2013 10.343
2012 10.160
2011 9.975
2010 9.789
2009 9.601
2008 9.413
2007 9.223
2006 9.032
2005 8.840
2004 8.647
2003 8.453
2002 8.259
2001 8.063
2000 7.867
% of Population who defecate in the open - 2015
55.0
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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
2015 55
2014 56
2013 57
2012 58
2011 59
2010 59
2009 60
2008 61
2007 62
2006 63
2005 64
2004 64
2003 65
2002 66
2001 67
2000 68
% of rural population with access to 'at least basic' sanitation - 2015
5.00
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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
2015 5
2014 5
2013 5
2012 5
2011 5
2010 5
2009 5
2008 4
2007 4
2006 4
2005 4
2004 4
2003 4
2002 4
2001 3
2000 3
% of urban population with access to 'at least basic' sanitation - 2015
25.0
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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
2015 25
2014 25
2013 24
2012 24
2011 24
2010 23
2009 23
2008 23
2007 23
2006 22
2005 22
2004 22
2003 21
2002 21
2001 21
2000 21

Hygiene

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% of Population with access to 'basic' hygiene facility - 2015
9.06
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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
2015 9.055
2014 8.751
2013 8.450
2012 8.151
2011 7.855
2010 7.562
2009 7.271
2008 6.983
2007 6.697
2006 6.414
2005 6.134
2004 5.855
2003 5.579
2002 5.305
2001 5.034
2000 4.763
% of Population with access to 'limited' hygiene facility - 2015
14.0
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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
2015 14
2014 14
2013 13
2012 13
2011 13
2010 12
2009 12
2008 12
2007 11
2006 11
2005 11
2004 10
2003 10
2002 10
2001 9
2000 9
% of Population with no access to hygiene facility - 2015
76.8
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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
2015 76.827
2014 77.478
2013 78.128
2012 78.776
2011 79.422
2010 80.066
2009 80.709
2008 81.350
2007 81.989
2006 82.627
2005 83.263
2004 83.898
2003 84.531
2002 85.162
2001 85.792
2000 86.422

WASH Finance

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Total Official Development Assistance (ODA) Received ($USD in Millions) - 2016
529
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Source: OECD-DAC Creditor Reporting System
To discover our methodology for how we present ODA data read our blog: Changing Statistics: How We Report Official Development Assistance Data
Year Value
2016 529
2015 467
2014 558
2013 607
2012 484
2011 634
2010 641
2009 602
2008 542
2007 427
2006 1,755
Total Official Development Assistance (ODA) Received Spent on Water and Sanitation ($USD in Millions) - 2016
15.0
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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
2016 14.986
2015 4.428
2014 38.950
2013 38.460
2012 28.295
2011 34.067
2010 48.716
2009 39.979
2008 44.919
2007 42.827
2006 33.785
% of the Total Official Development Assistance (ODA) Received Spent on Water and Sanitation - 2016
0.03
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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
2016 0.028
2015 0.010
2014 0.070
2013 0.063
2012 0.059
2011 0.054
2010 0.076
2009 0.066
2008 0.083
2007 0.100
2006 1.920

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
×
% 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
×
% 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
×
% 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
×
% 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
×
% 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
×

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 - 2015
2.28K
×
Source: The Lancet
Year Value
2015 2,280
Total number of deaths due to diarrhoeal diseases caused by poor WASH among children aged under 5 years - 2015
1.32K
×
Source: WASHwatch Calculations based on data from The Lancet Read our blog on WASH related Diarrheal Disease to learn more.
Year Value
2015 1,322
% of Health Care Facilities with Access to a Water Point - 2013
82.0
×
% of Health Care Facilities with Access to a Sanitation Facility - 2014
92.0
×
% of Health Care Facilities with Access to a Hygiene Point - 2013
89.0
×
% of Stunting in Children Under 5 - 2014
34.0
×
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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$ 5,564,219
$ 5,564,219
$ 3,953,516
$ 3,953,516
$ 2,758,565
$ 2,758,565
$ 1,025,908
$ 1,025,908
$ 995,056
$ 995,056
$ 224,394
$ 224,394
$ 169,584
$ 169,584
$ 109,028
$ 109,028
$ 57,915
$ 57,915
$ 51,342
$ 51,342
$ 36,145
$ 36,145
$ 26,401
$ 26,401
$ 837
$ 837