Water sanitation hygiene

Water supply, sanitation and hygiene monitoring

2 young girls at a water point
WaterAid/Mani Karmacharya

At the end of the International Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation decade (1981-1990), WHO and UNICEF established a Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation (JMP).

The overall aim of the JMP is to report globally on the status of water supply and sanitation sector, and to support countries in improving their monitoring performance to enable better planning and management at the country level. The JMP was the official arrangement within the UN System to produce information for the UN Secretary General on the progress of achieving the Millennium Development Goals related to water supply and sanitation, and will continue its global monitoring role for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The JMP is currently producing baseline estimates for the Sustainable Development Goals related to WASH (targets 6.1 and 6.2) and has opened a "data drive" to collect information that could be used for global reporting purposes, with the aim of publishing an SDG baseline in summer 2017.

Further information

Explanatory notes and data request formats

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