Country comparison

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Group total
Burkina Faso
Ghana
Declarations & Commitments
National
Ghana SWA Commitments 11 commitments
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Burkina Faso SWA Commitments 5 commitments
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WASH and Nutrition Integration 2 commitments
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Regional
Ngor 2015 10 commitments
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eThekwini 2015 13 commitments
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eThekwini 2013 13 commitments
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Global
Rights to Water & Sanitation 1 commitment
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Sustainable Development Goals 6 commitments
Little or NoneLittle or NoneLittle or None <>
MDG 7 - Water and Sanitation 2 commitments
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Statistics
General
Population
Source: World Bank
48M 19.20M (2017) 28.80M (2017)
% of Population Living Below Poverty Line N/A 40.1 (2014) 24.2 (2012)
% of Population living in Urban Environment 41.95 30 (2015) 54 (2015)
Water
Total number of people lacking access to 'at least basic' water
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.
14M 8.35M (2015) 6.09M (2015)
% of Population with access to 'at least basic' water
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.
65.83 53.9 (2015) 77.8 (2015)
% of Population with access to 'safely managed' water
Source: WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation Note: ‘Safely managed’ water 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.
26.86 No data 26.9 (2015)
% of Population using 'limited' water source
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.
16.28 21.9 (2015) 10.7 (2015)
% of Population using an 'unimproved' water source
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.
13.50 22.0 (2015) 5.0 (2015)
% of Population using surface water
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.
4.00 2.00 (2015) 6.00 (2015)
% of rural population with access to 'at least basic' water
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.
54.50 43.0 (2015) 66.0 (2015)
% of urban population with access to 'at least basic' water
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.
83.50 79.0 (2015) 88.0 (2015)
Sanitation
Total number of people lacking access to 'at least basic' sanitation
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.
19M 14.00M (2015) 23.50M (2015)
% of Population with access to 'at least basic' sanitation
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.
18.41 22.5 (2015) 14.3 (2015)
% of Population using 'limited' sanitation service
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.
40.54 24.3 (2015) 56.7 (2015)
% of Population using an 'unimproved' sanitation service
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.
7.69 5.14 (2015) 10.20 (2015)
% of Population who defecate in the open
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.
33.37 48.0 (2015) 18.7 (2015)
% of rural population with access to 'at least basic' sanitation
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.
10.50 12.0 (2015) 9.0 (2015)
% of urban population with access to 'at least basic' sanitation
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.
33.50 48.0 (2015) 19.0 (2015)
Hygiene
% of Population with access to 'basic' hygiene facility
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.
15.26 11.60 (2015) 18.90 (2015)
% of Population with access to 'limited' hygiene facility
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.
41.96 58.0 (2015) 25.9 (2015)
% of Population with no access to hygiene facility
Source: WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation Note: ‘No facility’ refers to no handwashing facility on premises.
42.75 30.3 (2015) 55.2 (2015)
WASH Finance
Planned Government Spending in WASH as a % of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) N/A No data 0.22 (2015)
Total Official Development Assistance (ODA) Received ($USD in Millions)
Source: OECD-DAC Creditor Reporting System
To discover our methodology for how we present ODA data read our blog: Changing Statistics: How We Report Official Development Assistance Data
3K 1,090 (2016) 1,440 (2016)
Total Official Development Assistance (ODA) Received Spent on Water and Sanitation ($USD in Millions)
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
186.11 110.0 (2016) 75.7 (2016)
% of the Total Official Development Assistance (ODA) Received Spent on Water and Sanitation
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
0.08 0.10 (2016) 0.05 (2016)
WASH in Schools
% of schools with access to ‘basic water service’
Source: WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation Note: Basic water service refers to water that is on site, an improved source and available.
53.00 53.0 (2016)No data
% of schools with access to a ‘limited water service’
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.
34.50 4.0 (2016) 65.0 (2016)
% of schools with no access to a water service 39.00 43.0 (2016) 35.0 (2016)
% of urban schools with access to a ‘limited water service’
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.
72.00 72.0 (2016)No data
% of urban schools with no access to a water service N/A 28.0 (2016)No data
% of rural schools with access to a ‘limited water service'
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.
51.00 51.0 (2016)No data
% of rural schools with no access to a water service 49.00 49.0 (2016)No data
% of pre-primary schools with access to a ‘limited water service’
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.
71.00 70.0 (2016) 72.0 (2016)
% of pre-primary schools with no access to a water service 29.00 30.0 (2016) 28.0 (2016)
% of primary schools with access to ‘basic water service’
Source: WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation Note: Basic water service refers to water that is on site, an improved source and available.
55.00 55.0 (2016)No data
% of primary schools with access to a ‘limited water service’
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.
35.00 1.00 (2016) 69.00 (2016)
% of primary schools with no access to a water service 37.50 44.0 (2016) 31.0 (2016)
% of secondary schools with access to ‘basic water service’
Source: WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation Note: Basic water service refers to water that is on site, an improved source and available.
42.00 42.0 (2016)No data
% of secondary schools with access to a ‘limited water service’
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.
56.00 19.0 (2016) 93.0 (2016)
% of secondary schools with no access to a water service 23.00 39.0 (2016) 7.0 (2016)
% of schools with access to ‘basic sanitation service’
Source: WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation Note: Basic sanitation service refers to an improved sanitation source that is usable and segregated by gender.
70.00 70.0 (2016)No data
% of schools with access to a ‘limited sanitation service’
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.
37.50 6.0 (2016) 69.0 (2016)
% of schools with no access to a sanitation service 27.00 23.0 (2016) 31.0 (2016)
% of urban schools with access to a ‘limited sanitation service’
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.
90.00 90.0 (2016)No data
% of urban schools with no access to a sanitation service 11.00 11.0 (2016)No data
% of rural schools with access to a ‘limited sanitation service’
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.
70.00 70.0 (2016)No data
% of rural schools with no access to a sanitation service 30.00 30.0 (2016)No data
% of pre-primary schools with access to a ‘limited sanitation service’
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.
78.00 85.0 (2016) 71.0 (2016)
% of pre-primary schools with no access to a sanitation service 22.00 15.0 (2016) 29.0 (2016)
% of primary schools with access to ‘basic sanitation service’
Source: WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation Note: Basic sanitation service refers to an improved sanitation source that is usable and segregated by gender.
74.00 74.0 (2016)No data
% of primary schools with access to a ‘limited sanitation service’
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.
33.00 2.0 (2016) 64.0 (2016)
% of primary schools with no access to a sanitation service 29.50 23.0 (2016) 36.0 (2016)
% of secondary schools with access to ‘basic sanitation service’
Source: WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation Note: Basic sanitation service refers to an improved sanitation source that is usable and segregated by gender.
52.00 52.0 (2016)No data
% of secondary schools with access to a ‘limited sanitation service’
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.
58.00 24.0 (2016) 92.0 (2016)
% of secondary schools with no access to a sanitation service 16.00 24.0 (2016) 8.0 (2016)
% of schools with access to ‘basic hygiene service’
Source: WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation Note: Basic hygiene service refers to a facility with water and soap.
18.00 18.0 (2016)No data
% of primary schools with access to ‘basic hygiene service’
Source: WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation Note: Basic hygiene service refers to a facility with water and soap.
18.00 18.0 (2016)No data
Health
Life Expectancy at Birth (Years) 61.55 60.4 (2016) 62.7 (2016)
Under 5 Mortality Rate (per 1,000 live births) 75.10 88.6 (2015) 61.6 (2015)
Total number of deaths due to diarrhoeal diseases among children aged under 5 years 10K 7.86K (2015) 1.69K (2015)
Total number of deaths due to diarrhoeal diseases caused by poor WASH among children aged under 5 years
Source: WASHwatch Calculations based on data from The Lancet Read our blog on WASH related Diarrheal Disease to learn more.
6K 4,560 (2015) 980 (2015)
% of Health Care Facilities with Access to a Water Point N/A 87.0 (2012)No data
% of Health Care Facilities with Access to a Sanitation Facility N/A 95.0 (2013) 94.0 (2003)
% of Health Care Facilities with Access to a Hygiene Point N/A 89.0 (2012) 97.0 (2002)
% of Stunting in Children Under 5 19.00 33.0 (2012) 19.0 (2014)
Cholera Cases Reported 692.00 143 (2012) 692 (2015)
Education
Adult Literacy Rate (% of population over 15) 57.15 37.7 (2015) 76.6 (2015)
Infrastructures
Total cost to extend basic water services to each unserved person per year in 1,000 USD (including Capital, Capital Maintenance and Operational) 159K 43.7K (2015) 115.0K (2015)
Total cost to extend adequate sanitation services to each unserved person per year in 1,000USD (including Capital, Capital Maintenance and Operational) 592K 73.9K (2015) 518.0K (2015)
Total cost to extend hygiene services to each unserved person per year in 1,000USD (including Capital, Capital Maintenance and Operational) 136K 50.7K (2015) 85.0K (2015)
Total cost to extend safely managed water services to each unserved person per year in 1,000USD (including Capital, Capital Maintenance and Operational) 939K 297.0K (2015) 642.0K (2015)
Total cost to extend safely managed sanitation services to each unserved person per year in 1,000USD (including Capital, Capital Maintenance and Operational) 822M 242.0M (2015) 580.0M (2015)