Progress on Sanitation and Drinking-Water. 2013 Update

This well illustrated report describes the status and trends with respect to the use of safe drinking-water and basic sanitation, and progress made towards the MDG drinking-water and sanitation target. It presents some striking disparities: the gap between progress in providing access to drinking-water versus sanitation; the divide between urban and rural populations in terms of the services provided; differences in the way different regions are performing, bearing in mind that they started from different baselines; and disparities between different socioeconomic strata in society. Each JMP report assesses the situation and trends anew and so this JMP report supersedes previous reports

WHO ; UNICEF (2013): Progress on Sanitation and Drinking-Water. 2013 Update. New York/Geneva: United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF)/World Health Organisation (WHO) URL [Accessed: 21.08.2013]