El Salvador

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General

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Population - 2017
6.38M
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Source: World Bank
Year Value
2017 6,377,853
2016 6,344,722
2015 6,312,478
2014 6,107,706
2013 6,089,644
2012 6,072,233
2011 6,055,208
2010 6,038,306
2009 6,021,368
2008 6,004,199
2007 5,986,414
2006 5,967,556
2005 5,947,206
2004 5,925,089
2003 5,900,929
2002 5,874,301
2001 5,844,738
2000 5,811,836
% of Population Living Below Poverty Line - 2016
38.2
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Year Value
2016 38.200
2015 34.900
2014 31.800
2013 29.600
2012 34.500
2011 40.600
2010 36.500
2009 37.800
2008 40
2007 34.600
2006 30.700
2005 35.200
% of Population living in Urban Environment - 2017
71
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Year Value
2017 71.275
2016 70.501
2015 69.700
2014 68.874
2013 68.036
2012 67.187
2011 66.325
2010 65.452
2009 64.570
2008 63.678
2007 62.774
2006 62.187
2005 61.648
2004 61.107
2003 60.561
2002 60.014
2001 59.464
2000 58.912

Water

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Total number of people lacking access to 'at least basic' water - 2017
167K
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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 166,566
2016 186,290
2015 250,584
2014 324,004
2013 398,372
2012 473,680
2011 549,941
2010 627,124
2009 705,174
2008 784,055
2007 863,741
2006 938,453
2005 1,011,974
2004 1,085,032
2003 1,157,554
2002 1,229,194
2001 1,299,636
2000 1,303,440
% of Population with access to 'at least basic' water - 2017
97.4
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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 97.388
2016 97.064
2015 96.030
2014 94.842
2013 93.627
2012 92.386
2011 91.119
2010 89.827
2009 88.510
2008 87.168
2007 85.802
2006 84.505
2005 83.215
2004 81.918
2003 80.615
2002 79.308
2001 77.995
2000 77.786
% of Population using 'limited' water source - 2017
0.22
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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 0.221
2016 0.226
2015 0.588
2014 1.038
2013 1.488
2012 1.938
2011 2.387
2010 2.834
2009 3.278
2008 3.718
2007 4.154
2006 4.562
2005 4.957
2004 5.341
2003 5.714
2002 6.076
2001 6.426
2000 6.475
% of Population using an 'unimproved' water source - 2017
0.01
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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 0.011
2016 0.159
2015 0.676
2014 1.256
2013 1.856
2012 2.476
2011 3.117
2010 3.778
2009 4.461
2008 5.165
2007 5.892
2006 6.603
2005 7.323
2004 8.055
2003 8.801
2002 9.559
2001 10.331
2000 10.426
% of Population using surface water - 2017
2.38
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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 2.379
2016 2.551
2015 2.706
2014 2.864
2013 3.029
2012 3.199
2011 3.377
2010 3.561
2009 3.751
2008 3.948
2007 4.152
2006 4.329
2005 4.506
2004 4.685
2003 4.869
2002 5.057
2001 5.248
2000 5.313
% of rural population with access to 'at least basic' water - 2017
92.2
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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 92.218
2016 91.807
2015 89.253
2014 86.600
2013 83.984
2012 81.406
2011 78.865
2010 76.362
2009 73.896
2008 71.468
2007 69.077
2006 66.724
2005 64.409
2004 62.131
2003 59.891
2002 57.688
2001 55.523
2000 55.523
% of urban population with access to 'at least basic' water - 2017
99.5
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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 99.472
2016 99.264
2015 98.976
2014 98.566
2013 98.157
2012 97.749
2011 97.341
2010 96.935
2009 96.529
2008 96.124
2007 95.720
2006 95.317
2005 94.914
2004 94.513
2003 94.112
2002 93.712
2001 93.313
2000 93.313

Sanitation

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Total number of people lacking access to 'at least basic' sanitation - 2017
801K
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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 801,469
2016 810,371
2015 819,965
2014 830,271
2013 841,205
2012 852,791
2011 865,067
2010 878,037
2009 891,690
2008 906,031
2007 921,072
2006 933,894
2005 946,730
2004 959,995
2003 973,659
2002 987,527
2001 986,974
2000 985,707
% of Population with access to 'at least basic' sanitation - 2017
87.4
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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 87.434
2016 87.228
2015 87.010
2014 86.782
2013 86.542
2012 86.292
2011 86.031
2010 85.757
2009 85.471
2008 85.172
2007 84.859
2006 84.580
2005 84.297
2004 84.002
2003 83.695
2002 83.376
2001 83.289
2000 83.201
% of Population using 'limited' sanitation service - 2017
10.90
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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 10.867
2016 10.523
2015 10.174
2014 9.820
2013 9.460
2012 9.094
2011 8.724
2010 8.348
2009 7.967
2008 7.582
2007 7.192
2006 6.800
2005 6.409
2004 6.020
2003 5.632
2002 5.246
2001 5.230
2000 5.213
% of Population using an 'unimproved' sanitation service - 2017
0.69
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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 0.694
2016 0.886
2015 0.926
2014 0.962
2013 0.998
2012 1.035
2011 1.072
2010 1.110
2009 1.148
2008 1.187
2007 1.226
2006 1.260
2005 1.294
2004 1.329
2003 1.363
2002 1.398
2001 1.407
2000 1.416
% of Population who defecate in the open - 2017
1.01
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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 1.006
2016 1.364
2015 1.890
2014 2.437
2013 3.000
2012 3.579
2011 4.174
2010 4.786
2009 5.414
2008 6.060
2007 6.723
2006 7.359
2005 7.999
2004 8.649
2003 9.309
2002 9.980
2001 10.075
2000 10.170
% of rural population with access to 'at least basic' sanitation - 2017
78.6
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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 78.590
2016 78.410
2015 78.210
2014 77.991
2013 77.752
2012 77.494
2011 77.217
2010 76.921
2009 76.605
2008 76.269
2007 75.915
2006 75.541
2005 75.147
2004 74.735
2003 74.303
2002 73.851
2001 73.851
2000 73.851
% of urban population with access to 'at least basic' sanitation - 2017
91.0
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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
2017 90.998
2016 90.917
2015 90.836
2014 90.754
2013 90.672
2012 90.589
2011 90.505
2010 90.421
2009 90.336
2008 90.250
2007 90.164
2006 90.077
2005 89.989
2004 89.901
2003 89.812
2002 89.722
2001 89.722
2000 89.722

Hygiene

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% of Population with access to 'basic' hygiene facility - 2017
90.6
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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 90.650
2016 90.602
2015 90.553
2014 90.502
2013 90.451
2012 90.399
2011 90.346
2010 90.292
% of Population with access to 'limited' hygiene facility - 2017
6.65
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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 6.653
2016 6.690
2015 6.727
2014 6.766
2013 6.805
2012 6.845
2011 6.886
2010 6.927
% of Population with no access to hygiene facility - 2017
2.70
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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 2.697
2016 2.708
2015 2.720
2014 2.732
2013 2.744
2012 2.756
2011 2.769
2010 2.781

WASH Finance

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Total Official Development Assistance (ODA) Received ($USD in Millions) - 2017
212
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Source: OECD-DAC Creditor Reporting System
To discover our methodology for how we present ODA data read our blog: Changing Statistics: How We Report Official Development Assistance Data
Year Value
2017 212
2016 200
2015 151
2014 145
2013 212
2012 289
2011 335
2010 381
2009 310
2008 251
2007 215
2006 197
Total Official Development Assistance (ODA) Received Spent on Water and Sanitation ($USD in Millions) - 2017
2.72
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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 2.717
2016 2.322
2015 2.124
2014 5.937
2013 3.044
2012 2.204
2011 4.575
2010 22.993
2009 34.957
2008 8.499
2007 8.606
2006 8.738
% of the Total Official Development Assistance (ODA) Received Spent on Water and Sanitation - 2017
1.28
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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 1.279
2016 1.163
2015 1.404
2014 4.083
2013 1.434
2012 0.764
2011 1.366
2010 6.038
2009 11.269
2008 3.380
2007 3.994
2006 4.434

WASH in Schools

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% of schools with access to ‘basic water service’ - 2016
84.0
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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 84
% of schools with access to a ‘limited water service’ - 2016
2.00
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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 2
% of schools with no access to a water service - 2016
14.0
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% of urban schools with access to a ‘limited water service’ - 2016
95.0
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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 95
% of urban schools with no access to a water service - 2016
5.00
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% of primary schools with access to ‘basic water service’ - 2016
80.0
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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 80
% of secondary schools with access to ‘basic water service’ - 2016
87.0
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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 87
% of schools with access to a ‘limited sanitation service’ - 2016
87.0
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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 87
% of schools with no access to a sanitation service - 2016
13.0
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% of urban schools with access to a ‘limited sanitation service’ - 2016
98.0
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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 98
% of urban schools with no access to a sanitation service - 2016
2.00
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% of rural schools with access to a ‘limited sanitation service’ - 2016
83.0
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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 83
% of rural schools with no access to a sanitation service - 2016
17.0
×

Health

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Life Expectancy at Birth (Years) - 2016
73.5
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Year Value
2016 73.512
2015 73.267
2014 73.015
2013 72.753
2012 72.479
2011 72.195
2010 71.902
2009 71.599
2008 71.291
2007 70.980
2006 70.668
2005 70.357
2004 70.048
2003 69.743
2002 69.440
2001 69.135
2000 68.834
Under 5 Mortality Rate (per 1,000 live births) - 2015
16.8
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Year Value
2015 16.800
2014 17.400
2013 18
2012 18.600
2011 19.300
2010 20
2009 20.800
2008 21.600
2007 22.600
2006 23.600
2005 24.800
2004 26.100
2003 27.500
2002 29
2001 30.600
2000 32.400
Total number of deaths due to diarrhoeal diseases among children aged under 5 years - 2017
61
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Year Value
2017 60.867
2016 61.974
2015 65.019
2014 67.932
2013 74.980
2012 79.244
2011 85.180
2010 93.936
2009 108
2008 121
2007 140
2006 168
2005 201
2004 244
2003 293
2002 354
2001 434
2000 539
Total number of deaths due to diarrhoeal diseases caused by poor WASH among children aged under 5 years - 2017
35.3
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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 35.303
2016 35.945
2015 37.711
2014 39.400
2013 43.488
2012 45.962
2011 49.405
2010 54.483
2009 62.779
2008 70.151
2007 80.971
2006 97.454
2005 117
2004 141
2003 170
2002 205
2001 252
2000 313
% of Stunting in Children Under 5 - 2008
21.0
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Year Value
2008 21
Cholera Cases Reported - 2000
0.63K
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Year Value
2000 631
1999 134
1998 8
1996 182
1995 2,932
1994 11,745
1993 6,573
1992 8,717
1991 947

Education

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Adult Literacy Rate (% of population over 15) - 2015
87.6
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Year Value
2015 87.600
2011 85.500
2010 84.500
2009 84.100
2008 84

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
27.1K
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Year Value
2015 27,118
Total cost to extend adequate sanitation services to each unserved person per year in 1,000USD (including Capital, Capital Maintenance and Operational) - 2015
24.4K
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Year Value
2015 24,385
Total cost to extend hygiene services to each unserved person per year in 1,000USD (including Capital, Capital Maintenance and Operational) - 2015
847
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Year Value
2015 847
Total cost to extend safely managed water services to each unserved person per year in 1,000USD (including Capital, Capital Maintenance and Operational) - 2015
118K
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Year Value
2015 118,499
Total cost to extend safely managed sanitation services to each unserved person per year in 1,000USD (including Capital, Capital Maintenance and Operational) - 2015
194M
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Year Value
2015 193,507,000

WASH ODA Donors

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$ 1,779,000
$ 1,779,000
$ 388,000
$ 388,000
$ 233,000
$ 233,000
$ 88,000
$ 88,000
$ 57,000
$ 57,000
$ 13,000
$ 13,000
$ 6,000
$ 6,000