Lesotho

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General

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Population - 2017
2.23M
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Source: World Bank
Year Value
2017 2,233,339
2016 2,203,821
2015 2,174,645
2014 2,109,197
2013 2,083,061
2012 2,057,331
2011 2,032,950
2010 2,010,586
2009 1,990,413
2008 1,972,194
2007 1,955,656
2006 1,940,345
2005 1,925,844
2004 1,912,042
2003 1,898,778
2002 1,885,488
2001 1,871,489
2000 1,856,225
% of Population Living Below Poverty Line - 2010
57.1
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Year Value
2010 57.100
2002 56.600
% of Population living in Urban Environment - 2017
28
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Year Value
2017 27.730
2016 27.317
2015 26.908
2014 26.502
2013 26.101
2012 25.704
2011 25.310
2010 24.798
2009 24.293
2008 23.796
2007 23.304
2006 22.820
2005 22.249
2004 21.689
2003 21.137
2002 20.597
2001 20.067
2000 19.548

Water

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Total number of people lacking access to 'at least basic' water - 2017
700K
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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 700,153
2016 691,363
2015 685,111
2014 678,654
2013 672,029
2012 665,432
2011 659,102
2010 653,867
2009 649,032
2008 644,543
2007 640,295
2006 636,089
2005 632,166
2004 628,020
2003 623,637
2002 618,907
2001 613,713
2000 607,960
% of Population with access to 'at least basic' water - 2017
68.6
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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 68.650
2016 68.629
2015 68.495
2014 68.373
2013 68.261
2012 68.160
2011 68.069
2010 67.956
2009 67.857
2008 67.772
2007 67.699
2006 67.640
2005 67.574
2004 67.523
2003 67.487
2002 67.466
2001 67.459
2000 67.466
% of Population using 'limited' water source - 2017
9.6
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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 9.575
2016 9.655
2015 9.851
2014 10.038
2013 10.217
2012 10.388
2011 10.551
2010 10.716
2009 10.870
2008 11.014
2007 11.149
2006 11.275
2005 11.394
2004 11.502
2003 11.599
2002 11.686
2001 11.763
2000 11.830
% of Population using an 'unimproved' water source - 2017
14.5
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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 14.452
2016 14.842
2015 15.235
2014 15.630
2013 16.027
2012 16.426
2011 16.828
2010 17.249
2009 17.674
2008 18.100
2007 18.529
2006 18.961
2005 19.410
2004 19.861
2003 20.315
2002 20.770
2001 20.778
2000 20.704
% of Population using surface water - 2017
7.32
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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 7.323
2016 6.873
2015 6.419
2014 5.960
2013 5.495
2012 5.026
2011 4.552
2010 4.079
2009 3.599
2008 3.114
2007 2.622
2006 2.125
2005 1.623
2004 1.114
2003 0.599
2002 0.078
2001 0
2000 0
% of rural population with access to 'at least basic' water - 2017
59.3
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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 59.323
2016 59.494
2015 59.794
2014 60.096
2013 60.398
2012 60.701
2011 61.004
2010 61.308
2009 61.613
2008 61.919
2007 62.226
2006 62.533
2005 62.841
2004 63.150
2003 63.459
2002 63.769
2001 64.080
2000 64.392
% of urban population with access to 'at least basic' water - 2017
93.0
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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
2017 92.958
2016 92.935
2015 92.131
2014 91.327
2013 90.524
2012 89.721
2011 88.919
2010 88.117
2009 87.315
2008 86.514
2007 85.713
2006 84.913
2005 84.113
2004 83.313
2003 82.514
2002 81.715
2001 80.917
2000 80.119

Sanitation

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Total number of people lacking access to 'at least basic' sanitation - 2017
1.28M
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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 1,278,490
2016 1,305,248
2015 1,325,171
2014 1,345,039
2013 1,364,913
2012 1,385,153
2011 1,406,248
2010 1,428,749
2009 1,452,725
2008 1,478,125
2007 1,504,727
2006 1,532,120
2005 1,560,136
2004 1,588,443
2003 1,616,945
2002 1,645,330
2001 1,674,625
2000 1,702,476
% of Population with access to 'at least basic' sanitation - 2017
42.8
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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 42.754
2016 40.773
2015 39.063
2014 37.317
2013 35.537
2012 33.722
2011 31.873
2010 29.982
2009 28.055
2008 26.091
2007 24.091
2006 22.056
2005 19.974
2004 17.856
2003 15.701
2002 13.509
2001 11.205
2000 8.895
% of Population using 'limited' sanitation service - 2017
19.6
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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 19.618
2016 18.699
2015 17.513
2014 16.364
2013 15.254
2012 14.181
2011 13.146
2010 12.114
2009 11.123
2008 10.173
2007 9.264
2006 8.395
2005 7.546
2004 6.739
2003 5.975
2002 5.254
2001 4.650
2000 4.059
% of Population using an 'unimproved' sanitation service - 2017
10.3
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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 10.347
2016 12.227
2015 14.097
2014 15.957
2013 17.807
2012 19.646
2011 21.476
2010 23.295
2009 25.100
2008 26.894
2007 28.676
2006 30.447
2005 32.198
2004 33.937
2003 35.663
2002 37.376
2001 39.077
2000 40.767
% of Population who defecate in the open - 2017
27.3
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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 27.280
2016 28.300
2015 29.327
2014 30.362
2013 31.403
2012 32.450
2011 33.504
2010 34.609
2009 35.722
2008 36.841
2007 37.969
2006 39.103
2005 40.282
2004 41.468
2003 42.662
2002 43.862
2001 45.067
2000 46.279
% of rural population with access to 'at least basic' sanitation - 2017
42.8
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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 42.766
2016 40.570
2015 38.620
2014 36.642
2013 34.635
2012 32.601
2011 30.538
2010 28.447
2009 26.328
2008 24.181
2007 22.005
2006 19.802
2005 17.570
2004 15.311
2003 13.023
2002 10.706
2001 8.313
2000 5.920
% of urban population with access to 'at least basic' sanitation - 2017
42.7
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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 42.724
2016 41.315
2015 40.266
2014 39.191
2013 38.091
2012 36.965
2011 35.814
2010 34.638
2009 33.436
2008 32.209
2007 30.956
2006 29.678
2005 28.375
2004 27.046
2003 25.692
2002 24.313
2001 22.726
2000 21.139

Hygiene

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% of Population with access to 'basic' hygiene facility - 2017
2.12
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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 2.117
2016 2.095
2015 2.074
2014 2.052
2013 2.031
2012 2.010
2011 1.989
2010 1.962
% of Population with access to 'limited' hygiene facility - 2017
2.71
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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 2.710
2016 2.695
2015 2.679
2014 2.664
2013 2.648
2012 2.633
2011 2.618
2010 2.599
% of Population with no access to hygiene facility - 2017
95.2
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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 95.172
2016 95.210
2015 95.247
2014 95.284
2013 95.321
2012 95.357
2011 95.393
2010 95.439

WASH Finance

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Planned Government Spending in WASH as a % of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) - 2015
5.19
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Year Value
2015 5.190
2014 5.360
2012 3.690
Total Official Development Assistance (ODA) Received ($USD in Millions) - 2017
172
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Source: OECD-DAC Creditor Reporting System
To discover our methodology for how we present ODA data read our blog: Changing Statistics: How We Report Official Development Assistance Data
Year Value
2017 172
2016 137
2015 104
2014 126
2013 331
2012 293
2011 265
2010 263
2009 127
2008 137
2007 119
2006 77.808
Total Official Development Assistance (ODA) Received Spent on Water and Sanitation ($USD in Millions) - 2017
6.5
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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 6.497
2016 11.235
2015 11.917
2014 27.210
2013 78.327
2012 64.730
2011 47.005
2010 32.233
2009 18.172
2008 15.690
2007 7.683
2006 3.894
% of the Total Official Development Assistance (ODA) Received Spent on Water and Sanitation - 2017
3.8
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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 3.773
2016 8.190
2015 11.473
2014 21.565
2013 23.671
2012 22.119
2011 17.744
2010 12.260
2009 14.255
2008 11.437
2007 6.462
2006 5.004

WASH in Schools

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% of schools with access to a ‘limited sanitation service’ - 2016
96.0
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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 96
% of schools with no access to a sanitation service - 2016
4.00
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% of primary schools with access to a ‘limited sanitation service’ - 2016
96.0
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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 96
% of primary schools with no access to a sanitation service - 2016
4.00
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Health

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Life Expectancy at Birth (Years) - 2016
54.2
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Year Value
2016 54.174
2015 53.745
2014 53.268
2013 52.738
2012 52.158
2011 51.530
2010 50.826
2009 50.014
2008 49.112
2007 48.171
2006 47.266
2005 46.521
2004 46.078
2003 46.021
2002 46.394
2001 47.195
2000 48.405
Under 5 Mortality Rate (per 1,000 live births) - 2015
90
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Year Value
2015 90.200
2014 92
2013 93.600
2012 94.100
2011 96.800
2010 101
2009 107
2008 117
2007 119
2006 123
2005 123
2004 123
2003 122
2002 120
2001 119
2000 117
Total number of deaths due to diarrhoeal diseases among children aged under 5 years - 2017
474
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Year Value
2017 474
2016 483
2015 504
2014 520
2013 547
2012 588
2011 624
2010 649
2009 710
2008 775
2007 822
2006 855
2005 901
2004 933
2003 943
2002 957
2001 961
2000 922
Total number of deaths due to diarrhoeal diseases caused by poor WASH among children aged under 5 years - 2017
275
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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 275
2016 280
2015 293
2014 302
2013 317
2012 341
2011 362
2010 377
2009 412
2008 450
2007 477
2006 496
2005 522
2004 541
2003 547
2002 555
2001 558
2000 535
% of Stunting in Children Under 5 - 2014
33.0
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Year Value
2014 33

Education

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Adult Literacy Rate (% of population over 15) - 2015
79.4
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Year Value
2015 79.400
2009 75.800

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
3.78K
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Year Value
2015 3,776
Total cost to extend adequate sanitation services to each unserved person per year in 1,000USD (including Capital, Capital Maintenance and Operational) - 2015
9.20K
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Year Value
2015 9,197
Total cost to extend hygiene services to each unserved person per year in 1,000USD (including Capital, Capital Maintenance and Operational) - 2015
2.10K
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Year Value
2015 2,095
Total cost to extend safely managed water services to each unserved person per year in 1,000USD (including Capital, Capital Maintenance and Operational) - 2015
81.8K
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Year Value
2015 81,846
Total cost to extend safely managed sanitation services to each unserved person per year in 1,000USD (including Capital, Capital Maintenance and Operational) - 2015
27.0M
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Year Value
2015 27,037,000

WASH ODA Donors

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$ 2,517,228
$ 2,517,228
$ 1,684,000
$ 1,684,000
$ 1,468,000
$ 1,468,000
$ 234,000
$ 234,000
$ 3,000
$ 3,000