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General

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Population - 2017
1.39G
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Source: World Bank
Year Value
2017 1,386,395,000
2016 1,378,665,000
2015 1,371,220,000
2014 1,369,435,670
2013 1,362,514,260
2012 1,355,386,952
2011 1,348,174,478
2010 1,340,968,737
2009 1,333,807,063
2008 1,326,690,636
2007 1,319,625,197
2006 1,312,600,877
2005 1,305,600,630
2004 1,298,573,031
2003 1,291,485,488
2002 1,284,349,938
2001 1,277,188,787
2000 1,269,974,572
% of Population Living Below Poverty Line - 2017
3.10
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Year Value
2017 3.100
2016 4.500
2015 5.700
2014 7.200
2013 8.500
2012 10.200
2011 12.700
2010 17.200
% of Population living in Urban Environment - 2015
56
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Water

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Total number of people lacking access to 'at least basic' water - 2015
58M
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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 57,545,973
2014 69,205,478
2013 81,528,159
2012 94,536,059
2011 108,255,056
2010 122,703,271
2009 137,842,141
2008 153,650,335
2007 170,121,833
2006 187,221,237
2005 204,998,316
2004 223,501,108
2003 242,586,073
2002 262,203,405
2001 282,319,268
2000 285,735,387
% of Population with access to 'at least basic' water - 2015
95.8
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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 95.818
2014 94.946
2013 94.016
2012 93.025
2011 91.970
2010 90.850
2009 89.666
2008 88.419
2007 87.108
2006 85.737
2005 84.299
2004 82.789
2003 81.217
2002 79.585
2001 77.895
2000 77.501
% of Population using 'limited' water source - 2015
0.90
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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 0.903
2014 0.897
2013 0.890
2012 0.882
2011 0.874
2010 0.865
2009 0.856
2008 0.845
2007 0.835
2006 0.823
2005 0.811
2004 0.798
2003 0.784
2002 0.770
2001 0.755
2000 0.754
% of Population using an 'unimproved' water source - 2015
3.00
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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 3
2014 4
2013 4
2012 5
2011 6
2010 7
2009 8
2008 9
2007 10
2006 11
2005 12
2004 14
2003 15
2002 17
2001 18
2000 19
% of Population using surface water - 2015
0
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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 0
2014 1
2013 1
2012 1
2011 1
2010 1
2009 2
2008 2
2007 2
2006 2
2005 3
2004 3
2003 3
2002 3
2001 3
2000 3
% of rural population with access to 'at least basic' water - 2015
96.0
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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 96
2014 94
2013 92
2012 90
2011 88
2010 85
2009 83
2008 81
2007 79
2006 77
2005 75
2004 72
2003 70
2002 68
2001 66
2000 66
% of urban population with access to 'at least basic' water - 2015
96.0
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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 96
2014 96
2013 96
2012 96
2011 96
2010 97
2009 97
2008 97
2007 97
2006 97
2005 98
2004 98
2003 98
2002 98
2001 98
2000 98

Sanitation

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Total number of people lacking access to 'at least basic' sanitation - 2015
343M
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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 343,499,265
2014 354,971,028
2013 366,375,196
2012 377,726,234
2011 389,051,255
2010 400,353,032
2009 411,533,309
2008 422,580,121
2007 433,510,174
2006 444,294,704
2005 455,009,255
2004 465,691,806
2003 476,189,019
2002 486,480,751
2001 496,568,220
2000 500,643,358
% of Population with access to 'safely managed' sanitation - 2015
59.7
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Source: WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation Note: ‘Safely managed’ sanitation refers to improved sanitation facilities that are not shared with other households and where excreta are safely disposed of in situ or transported and treated off site.
Year Value
2015 59.692
2014 56.957
2013 54.279
2012 51.663
2011 49.110
2010 46.626
2009 44.217
2008 41.883
2007 39.625
2006 37.443
2005 35.349
2004 33.331
2003 31.390
2002 29.524
2001 29.156
2000 29.065
% of Population with access to 'at least basic' sanitation - 2015
75.0
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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 75.037
2014 74.079
2013 73.110
2012 72.131
2011 71.142
2010 70.144
2009 69.146
2008 68.148
2007 67.149
2006 66.152
2005 65.149
2004 64.138
2003 63.129
2002 62.122
2001 61.120
2000 60.578
% of Population using 'limited' sanitation service - 2015
4.71
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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 4.714
2014 4.640
2013 4.564
2012 4.488
2011 4.411
2010 4.334
2009 4.256
2008 4.179
2007 4.103
2006 4.027
2005 3.950
2004 3.874
2003 3.797
2002 3.722
2001 3.647
2000 3.598
% of Population using an 'unimproved' sanitation service - 2015
18.7
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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 18.742
2014 19.715
2013 20.697
2012 21.687
2011 22.686
2010 23.691
2009 24.694
2008 25.695
2007 26.694
2006 27.689
2005 28.687
2004 29.691
2003 30.691
2002 31.686
2001 32.898
2000 33.444
% of Population who defecate in the open - 2015
2.00
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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 2
2014 2
2013 2
2012 2
2011 2
2010 2
2009 2
2008 2
2007 2
2006 2
2005 2
2004 2
2003 2
2002 2
2001 2
2000 2
% of rural population with access to 'at least basic' sanitation - 2015
61.0
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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 61
2014 60
2013 60
2012 59
2011 58
2010 58
2009 57
2008 56
2007 56
2006 55
2005 54
2004 54
2003 53
2002 52
2001 52
2000 52
% of urban population with access to 'at least basic' sanitation - 2015
100.0
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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 100
2014 100
2013 100
2012 99
2011 99
2010 99
2009 99
2008 98
2007 98
2006 98
2005 97
2004 97
2003 97
2002 96
2001 96
2000 96

WASH Finance

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Total Official Development Assistance (ODA) Received ($USD in Millions) - 2016
1.49K
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Source: OECD-DAC Creditor Reporting System
To discover our methodology for how we present ODA data read our blog: Changing Statistics: How We Report Official Development Assistance Data
Year Value
2016 1,486
2015 1,490
2014 1,212
2013 1,501
2012 1,973
2011 2,158
2010 2,190
2009 2,394
2008 2,498
2007 2,539
2006 2,742
Total Official Development Assistance (ODA) Received Spent on Water and Sanitation ($USD in Millions) - 2016
63.4
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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 63.431
2015 138
2014 118
2013 132
2012 123
2011 93.906
2010 148
2009 237
2008 172
2007 202
2006 186
% of the Total Official Development Assistance (ODA) Received Spent on Water and Sanitation - 2016
0.04
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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 0.043
2015 0.092
2014 0.098
2013 0.088
2012 0.063
2011 0.044
2010 0.068
2009 0.099
2008 0.069
2007 0.079
2006 6.780

WASH in Schools

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% of schools with access to a ‘limited water service’ - 2016
97.0
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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 97
% of schools with no access to a water service - 2016
3.00
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% of schools with access to a ‘limited sanitation service’ - 2016
58.0
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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 58
% of schools with no access to a sanitation service - 2016
42.0
×

Health

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Life Expectancy at Birth (Years) - 2016
76.3
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Year Value
2016 76.252
2015 76.092
2014 75.932
2013 75.769
2012 75.602
2011 75.425
2010 75.236
2009 75.032
2008 74.808
2007 74.562
2006 74.291
2005 73.987
2004 73.642
2003 73.257
2002 72.840
2001 72.401
2000 71.955
Under 5 Mortality Rate (per 1,000 live births) - 2015
10.7
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Year Value
2015 10.700
2014 11.400
2013 12.300
2012 13.400
2011 14.500
2010 15.700
2009 17
2008 18.500
2007 20.100
2006 21.900
2005 24
2004 26.300
2003 28.900
2002 31.600
2001 34.300
2000 36.900
Total number of deaths due to diarrhoeal diseases among children aged under 5 years - 2015
1.92K
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Source: The Lancet
Year Value
2015 1,920
Total number of deaths due to diarrhoeal diseases caused by poor WASH among children aged under 5 years - 2015
1.11K
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Source: WASHwatch Calculations based on data from The Lancet Read our blog on WASH related Diarrheal Disease to learn more.
Year Value
2015 1,114
% of Stunting in Children Under 5 - 2010
9.00
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Year Value
2010 9
Cholera Cases Reported - 2015
13
×
Year Value
2015 13
2014 24
2013 53
2012 77
2011 26
2010 157
2009 85
2008 174
2007 168
2006 161
2005 980
2004 244
2003 223
2001 140
2000 1,846
1999 4,589
1998 4,642
1997 1,177
1996 316
1995 10,337
1994 34,877
1993 11,673
1992 583
1991 210
1990 644

Education

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Adult Literacy Rate (% of population over 15) - 2015
96.4
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Year Value
2015 96.400
2010 95.100

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
894K
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Year Value
2015 893,901
Total cost to extend adequate sanitation services to each unserved person per year in 1,000USD (including Capital, Capital Maintenance and Operational) - 2015
3.78M
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Year Value
2015 3,784,181
Total cost to extend hygiene services to each unserved person per year in 1,000USD (including Capital, Capital Maintenance and Operational) - 2015
755K
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Year Value
2015 754,550
Total cost to extend safely managed water services to each unserved person per year in 1,000USD (including Capital, Capital Maintenance and Operational) - 2015
9.35M
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Year Value
2015 9,349,630
Total cost to extend safely managed sanitation services to each unserved person per year in 1,000USD (including Capital, Capital Maintenance and Operational) - 2015
14.8M
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Year Value
2015 14,841,365

WASH ODA Donors

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$ 50,023,212
$ 50,023,212
$ 12,072,753
$ 12,072,753
$ 831,420
$ 831,420
$ 200,352
$ 200,352
$ 176,813
$ 176,813
$ 56,427
$ 56,427
$ 20,476
$ 20,476
$ 13,227
$ 13,227