WHO/UNICEF Water and Sanitation Data

Short Name: 
WHO/UNICEF Water and Sanitation Data 

The WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) for Water Supply and Sanitation is the official United Nations mechanism tasked with monitoring progress toward the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) relating to drinking water and sanitation (MDG 7, Target 7c), which is to: "Halve, by 2015, the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking-water and basic sanitation".

Access to drinking-water and to basic sanitation is measured by the MDG indicators:
- Proportion of population using an improved drinking-water source, and
- Proportion of population using an improved sanitation facility.

Three tools were provided to dynamically build water supply and sanitation data representations in the form of maps, graphs, and tables that users can then export.

For each output, users can choose the:

- type of data (water or sanitation coverage);
- geographical area of interest (country, regional, or global);
- level of aggregation (country or group level);
- year(s);
- areas (urban, rural, or both).

Once a search has been initiated, related information, documents, and links are provided below the map and graphs.
In addition, users will find in the documents and links section all country files available with the latest estimates for drinking water and sanitation. These country files also include the origin of all data used in the estimates.
Please note that the figures found in the different related JMP reports may differ from those found on this website, since the data is regularly being updated with new evidence.


First released on: 
1 Jan, 2012 
Last version on: 
1 Jan, 2012 
Data Query, Interactive Map 
Use Policy: 
Free to use, modify and distribute with due credits and citation.