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 - 2015
27
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Water

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Total number of people lacking access to 'at least basic' water - 2015
606K
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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 606,498
2014 606,490
2013 606,195
2012 605,813
2011 605,643
2010 605,887
2009 606,625
2008 607,793
2007 609,348
2006 611,149
2005 613,523
2004 615,977
2003 618,480
2002 620,836
2001 622,825
2000 624,251
% of Population with access to 'at least basic' water - 2015
71.6
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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
2015 71.593
2014 71.245
2013 70.899
2012 70.553
2011 70.209
2010 69.865
2009 69.523
2008 69.182
2007 68.842
2006 68.503
2005 68.143
2004 67.784
2003 67.427
2002 67.073
2001 66.720
2000 66.370
% of Population using 'limited' water source - 2015
11.6
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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
2015 11.600
2014 11.584
2013 11.567
2012 11.549
2011 11.531
2010 11.512
2009 11.493
2008 11.473
2007 11.452
2006 11.432
2005 11.414
2004 11.397
2003 11.378
2002 11.359
2001 11.339
2000 11.318
% of Population using an 'unimproved' water source - 2015
16.0
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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 16
2014 16
2013 17
2012 17
2011 18
2010 18
2009 18
2008 19
2007 19
2006 19
2005 20
2004 20
2003 20
2002 21
2001 21
2000 21
% of Population using surface water - 2015
1.00
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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 1
2014 1
2013 1
2012 1
2011 1
2010 1
2009 1
2008 1
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' water - 2015
66.0
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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 66
2014 65
2013 65
2012 65
2011 65
2010 64
2009 64
2008 64
2007 64
2006 63
2005 63
2004 63
2003 63
2002 63
2001 62
2000 62
% of urban population with access to 'at least basic' water - 2015
87.0
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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 87
2014 87
2013 87
2012 87
2011 86
2010 86
2009 86
2008 86
2007 86
2006 85
2005 85
2004 85
2003 85
2002 85
2001 84
2000 84

Sanitation

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Total number of people lacking access to 'at least basic' sanitation - 2015
1.20M
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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 1,200,072
2014 1,235,825
2013 1,270,319
2012 1,303,975
2011 1,337,436
2010 1,371,246
2009 1,405,665
2008 1,440,669
2007 1,476,195
2006 1,511,998
2005 1,548,036
2004 1,584,084
2003 1,620,053
2002 1,655,473
2001 1,689,722
2000 1,722,222
% of Population with access to 'at least basic' sanitation - 2015
43.8
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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
2015 43.791
2014 41.408
2013 39.017
2012 36.618
2011 34.212
2010 31.799
2009 29.378
2008 26.951
2007 24.517
2006 22.076
2005 19.618
2004 17.152
2003 14.679
2002 12.199
2001 9.712
2000 7.219
% of Population using 'limited' sanitation service - 2015
17.2
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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 17.217
2014 16.245
2013 15.288
2012 14.346
2011 13.419
2010 12.507
2009 11.609
2008 10.727
2007 9.858
2006 9.003
2005 8.138
2004 7.290
2003 6.457
2002 5.642
2001 4.842
2000 4.057
% of Population using an 'unimproved' sanitation service - 2015
8.9
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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 8.948
2014 11.293
2013 13.626
2012 15.949
2011 18.261
2010 20.562
2009 22.854
2008 25.135
2007 27.406
2006 29.667
2005 31.911
2004 34.143
2003 36.365
2002 38.576
2001 40.777
2000 42.968
% of Population who defecate in the open - 2015
30.0
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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 30.044
2014 31.055
2013 32.069
2012 33.087
2011 34.108
2010 35.132
2009 36.159
2008 37.188
2007 38.220
2006 39.254
2005 40.334
2004 41.415
2003 42.499
2002 43.584
2001 44.670
2000 45.756
% of rural population with access to 'at least basic' sanitation - 2015
43.0
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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 43
2014 40
2013 38
2012 35
2011 33
2010 30
2009 28
2008 25
2007 22
2006 20
2005 17
2004 15
2003 12
2002 10
2001 7
2000 4
% of urban population with access to 'at least basic' sanitation - 2015
46.0
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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 46
2014 44
2013 42
2012 40
2011 38
2010 37
2009 35
2008 33
2007 31
2006 29
2005 28
2004 26
2003 24
2002 22
2001 20
2000 19

Hygiene

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% of Population with access to 'basic' hygiene facility - 2015
2.10
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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 2.095
2014 2.067
2013 2.040
2012 2.013
2011 1.986
2010 1.960
% of Population with access to 'limited' hygiene facility - 2015
2.69
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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 2.694
2014 2.675
2013 2.655
2012 2.635
2011 2.616
2010 2.597
% of Population with no access to hygiene facility - 2015
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
2015 95.211
2014 95.258
2013 95.305
2012 95.352
2011 95.398
2010 95.443

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
×

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