Costa Rica

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10.50
0.66 - 1
Good
0.33 - 0.65
Some
0 - 0.32
Little or none

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General

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Population - 2017
4.91M
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Source: World Bank
Year Value
2017 4,905,769
2016 4,857,274
2015 4,807,852
2014 4,757,606
2013 4,706,433
2012 4,654,148
2011 4,600,487
2010 4,545,273
2009 4,488,261
2008 4,429,506
2007 4,369,465
2006 4,308,790
2005 4,247,843
2004 4,187,039
2003 4,125,970
2002 4,063,208
2001 3,996,800
2000 3,925,450
% of Population Living Below Poverty Line - 2017
20.0
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Year Value
2017 20
2016 20.500
2015 21.700
2014 22.400
2013 20.700
2012 20.600
2011 21.700
2010 21.200
% of Population living in Urban Environment - 2015
77
×

Water

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Total number of people lacking access to 'at least basic' water - 2015
15K
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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 14,529
2014 20,774
2013 32,877
2012 46,008
2011 59,689
2010 73,941
2009 88,710
2008 103,966
2007 119,704
2006 135,910
2005 152,567
2004 169,663
2003 187,174
2002 204,979
2001 222,916
2000 240,796
% of Population with access to 'at least basic' water - 2015
99.7
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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
2015 99.698
2014 99.563
2013 99.301
2012 99.011
2011 98.703
2010 98.373
2009 98.024
2008 97.653
2007 97.260
2006 96.846
2005 96.408
2004 95.948
2003 95.464
2002 94.955
2001 94.423
2000 93.866
% of Population with access to 'safely managed' water - 2015
89.8
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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.
Year Value
2015 89.801
2014 89.328
2013 88.746
2012 88.120
2011 87.457
2010 86.759
2009 85.351
2008 83.704
2007 82.049
2006 80.385
2005 78.715
2004 77.038
2003 75.354
2002 73.665
2001 71.971
2000 70.273
% of Population using 'limited' water source - 2015
0.30
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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 0.302
2014 0.303
2013 0.304
2012 0.305
2011 0.306
2010 0.307
2009 0.308
2008 0.309
2007 0.310
2006 0.311
2005 0.311
2004 0.312
2003 0.313
2002 0.313
2001 0.314
2000 0.314
% of Population using an 'unimproved' water source - 2015
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 0
2014 0
2013 0
2012 0
2011 0
2010 1
2009 1
2008 1
2007 1
2006 1
2005 1
2004 2
2003 2
2002 2
2001 2
2000 2
% 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 0
2013 0
2012 0
2011 1
2010 1
2009 1
2008 1
2007 1
2006 2
2005 2
2004 2
2003 2
2002 3
2001 3
2000 3
% of rural population with access to 'at least basic' water - 2015
100.0
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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 100
2014 99
2013 98
2012 97
2011 96
2010 95
2009 95
2008 94
2007 93
2006 92
2005 91
2004 90
2003 89
2002 88
2001 87
2000 86
% of urban population with access to 'at least basic' water - 2015
100.0
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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 100
2014 100
2013 100
2012 100
2011 100
2010 100
2009 99
2008 99
2007 99
2006 99
2005 99
2004 99
2003 99
2002 99
2001 99
2000 99

Sanitation

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Total number of people lacking access to 'at least basic' sanitation - 2015
137K
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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 137,093
2014 142,910
2013 148,828
2012 154,851
2011 160,973
2010 167,184
2009 173,408
2008 179,624
2007 185,847
2006 192,084
2005 198,340
2004 204,620
2003 210,908
2002 217,101
2001 223,072
2000 228,699
% of Population with access to 'at least basic' sanitation - 2015
97.1
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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
2015 97.149
2014 96.996
2013 96.838
2012 96.673
2011 96.501
2010 96.322
2009 96.136
2008 95.945
2007 95.747
2006 95.542
2005 95.331
2004 95.113
2003 94.888
2002 94.657
2001 94.419
2000 94.174
% of Population using 'limited' sanitation service - 2015
1.00
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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 1.000
2014 1.003
2013 1.006
2012 1.009
2011 1.013
2010 1.017
2009 1.021
2008 1.025
2007 1.029
2006 1.033
2005 1.037
2004 1.041
2003 1.045
2002 1.049
2001 1.053
2000 1.057
% of Population using an 'unimproved' sanitation service - 2015
1.66
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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 1.658
2014 1.769
2013 1.886
2012 2.008
2011 2.136
2010 2.270
2009 2.410
2008 2.556
2007 2.707
2006 2.863
2005 3.026
2004 3.194
2003 3.369
2002 3.549
2001 3.736
2000 3.928
% of Population who defecate in the open - 2015
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 0
2014 0
2013 0
2012 0
2011 0
2010 0
2009 0
2008 0
2007 1
2006 1
2005 1
2004 1
2003 1
2002 1
2001 1
2000 1
% of rural population with access to 'at least basic' sanitation - 2015
94.0
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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 94
2014 94
2013 94
2012 93
2011 93
2010 93
2009 93
2008 92
2007 92
2006 92
2005 91
2004 91
2003 91
2002 91
2001 90
2000 90
% of urban population with access to 'at least basic' sanitation - 2015
98.0
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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 98
2014 98
2013 98
2012 98
2011 98
2010 98
2009 98
2008 98
2007 97
2006 97
2005 97
2004 97
2003 97
2002 97
2001 97
2000 97

Hygiene

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% of Population with access to 'basic' hygiene facility - 2015
83.8
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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 83.841
2014 83.830
2013 83.818
2012 83.806
2011 83.793
2010 83.779
2009 83.765
2008 83.751
2007 83.736
% of Population with access to 'limited' hygiene facility - 2015
10.0
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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 10.039
2014 10.059
2013 10.081
2012 10.104
2011 10.129
2010 10.155
2009 10.181
2008 10.208
2007 10.236
% of Population with no access to hygiene facility - 2015
6.12
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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 6.121
2014 6.111
2013 6.101
2012 6.090
2011 6.079
2010 6.066
2009 6.054
2008 6.041
2007 6.028

WASH Finance

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Total Official Development Assistance (ODA) Received ($USD in Millions) - 2016
122.0
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Source: OECD-DAC Creditor Reporting System
To discover our methodology for how we present ODA data read our blog: Changing Statistics: How We Report Official Development Assistance Data
Year Value
2016 122
2015 137
2014 76.109
2013 64.936
2012 55.962
2011 59.475
2010 117
2009 114
2008 96.267
2007 116
2006 64.439
Total Official Development Assistance (ODA) Received Spent on Water and Sanitation ($USD in Millions) - 2016
13.10
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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 13.056
2015 39.435
2014 20.337
2013 11.376
2012 6.589
2011 3.825
2010 3.039
2009 3.236
2008 0.412
2007 0.147
2006 0.276
% of the Total Official Development Assistance (ODA) Received Spent on Water and Sanitation - 2016
0.11
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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 0.107
2015 0.288
2014 0.267
2013 0.175
2012 0.118
2011 0.064
2010 0.026
2009 0.028
2008 0.004
2007 0.001
2006 0.430

WASH in Schools

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% of schools with access to ‘basic water service’ - 2016
82.0
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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.
Year Value
2016 82
% of schools with access to a ‘limited water service’ - 2016
8.00
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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 8
% of schools with no access to a water service - 2016
10.0
×
% of urban 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 urban schools with no access to a water service - 2016
3.00
×
% of rural schools with access to a ‘limited water service' - 2016
100
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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 100
% of rural schools with no access to a water service - 2016
0
×
% of pre-primary schools with access to a ‘limited water service’ - 2016
98.0
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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 98
% of pre-primary schools with no access to a water service - 2016
2.00
×
% of primary schools with access to ‘basic water service’ - 2016
85.0
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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.
Year Value
2016 85
% of primary schools with access to a ‘limited water service’ - 2016
3.00
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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 3
% of primary schools with no access to a water service - 2016
11.0
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% of secondary schools with access to ‘basic water service’ - 2016
78.0
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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.
Year Value
2016 78
% of secondary schools with access to a ‘limited water service’ - 2016
16.0
×
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 16
% of secondary schools with no access to a water service - 2016
6.00
×
% of schools with access to ‘basic sanitation service’ - 2016
70.0
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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.
Year Value
2016 70
% of schools with access to a ‘limited sanitation service’ - 2016
20.0
×
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 20
% of schools with no access to a sanitation service - 2016
10.0
×
% of pre-primary schools with access to ‘basic sanitation service’ - 2016
89.0
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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.
Year Value
2016 89
% of pre-primary schools with access to a ‘limited sanitation service’ - 2016
9.00
×
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 9
% of pre-primary schools with no access to a sanitation service - 2016
3.00
×
% of primary schools with access to ‘basic sanitation service’ - 2016
68.0
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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.
Year Value
2016 68
% of primary schools with access to a ‘limited sanitation service’ - 2016
21.0
×
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 21
% of primary schools with no access to a sanitation service - 2016
11.0
×
% of secondary schools with access to ‘basic sanitation service’ - 2016
76.0
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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.
Year Value
2016 76
% of secondary schools with access to a ‘limited sanitation service’ - 2016
18.0
×
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 18
% of secondary schools with no access to a sanitation service - 2016
5.00
×
% of schools with access to ‘basic hygiene service’ - 2016
70.0
×
Source: WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation Note: Basic hygiene service refers to a facility with water and soap.
Year Value
2016 70
% of schools with access to a ‘limited hygiene service’ - 2016
0
×
Source: WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation Note: A limited hygiene service refers to a hygiene service with water access.
Year Value
2016 0
% of schools with no access to a hygiene service - 2016
30.0
×
% of pre-primary schools with access to a ‘limited hygiene service’ - 2016
87.0
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Source: WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation Note: A limited hygiene service refers to a hygiene service with water access.
Year Value
2016 87
% of pre-primary schools with no access to a hygiene service - 2016
13.0
×
% of primary schools with access to ‘basic hygiene service’ - 2016
68.0
×
Source: WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation Note: Basic hygiene service refers to a facility with water and soap.
Year Value
2016 68
% of primary schools with access to a ‘limited hygiene service’ - 2016
0
×
Source: WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation Note: A limited hygiene service refers to a hygiene service with water access.
Year Value
2016 0
% of primary schools with no access to a hygiene service - 2016
32.0
×
% of secondary schools with access to ‘basic hygiene service’ - 2016
76.0
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Source: WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation Note: Basic hygiene service refers to a facility with water and soap.
Year Value
2016 76
% of secondary schools with access to a ‘limited hygiene service’ - 2016
2.00
×
Source: WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation Note: A limited hygiene service refers to a hygiene service with water access.
Year Value
2016 2
% of secondary schools with no access to a hygiene service - 2016
23.0
×

Health

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Life Expectancy at Birth (Years) - 2016
79.8
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Year Value
2016 79.831
2015 79.634
2014 79.440
2013 79.254
2012 79.077
2011 78.911
2010 78.756
2009 78.613
2008 78.481
2007 78.355
2006 78.234
2005 78.114
2004 77.993
2003 77.868
2002 77.736
2001 77.597
2000 77.448
Under 5 Mortality Rate (per 1,000 live births) - 2015
9.7
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Year Value
2015 9.700
2014 9.900
2013 10
2012 10.100
2011 10.100
2010 10.200
2009 10.200
2008 10.300
2007 10.300
2006 10.300
2005 10.400
2004 10.700
2003 11
2002 11.600
2001 12.200
2000 13
Total number of deaths due to diarrhoeal diseases among children aged under 5 years - 2015
16.0
×
Source: The Lancet
Year Value
2015 16
Total number of deaths due to diarrhoeal diseases caused by poor WASH among children aged under 5 years - 2015
9.28
×
Source: WASHwatch Calculations based on data from The Lancet Read our blog on WASH related Diarrheal Disease to learn more.
Year Value
2015 9.280
% of Stunting in Children Under 5 - 2008
6.00
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Year Value
2008 6
Cholera Cases Reported - 1997
1.0
×
Year Value
1997 1
1996 19
1995 24
1994 38
1993 14
1992 12

Education

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Adult Literacy Rate (% of population over 15) - 2015
97.6
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Year Value
2015 97.600
2011 97.410

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
14.7K
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Year Value
2015 14,682
Total cost to extend adequate sanitation services to each unserved person per year in 1,000USD (including Capital, Capital Maintenance and Operational) - 2015
34.0K
×
Year Value
2015 34,030
Total cost to extend hygiene services to each unserved person per year in 1,000USD (including Capital, Capital Maintenance and Operational) - 2015
1.83K
×
Year Value
2015 1,832
Total cost to extend safely managed water services to each unserved person per year in 1,000USD (including Capital, Capital Maintenance and Operational) - 2015
78.3K
×
Year Value
2015 78,331
Total cost to extend safely managed sanitation services to each unserved person per year in 1,000USD (including Capital, Capital Maintenance and Operational) - 2015
410M
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Year Value
2015 409,740,000

WASH ODA Donors

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$ 12,521,159
$ 12,521,159
$ 473,097
$ 473,097