Water supply and sanitation monitoring
Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation
Progress on sanitation and drinking-water
Some 2.4 billion people, one-third of the world’s population, will remain without access to improved sanitation in 2015, according to a joint WHO/UNICEF report. Faster progress on sanitation is needed and both organizations call for a final push to meet the Millennium Development Goal sanitation target.
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 is 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.
Although the JMP has been producing coverage reports since 1990, it was only in 2000 that the JMP statistics were based mainly on data from household surveys such as Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS), Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS) and World Health Surveys (WHS). The reports listed below (available for downloading) are the latest monitoring reports, all of them based on survey information.
Rapid asssessment of drinking-water quality: Handbook for implementation
First consultation on post-2015 monitoring of drinking-water and sanitation
- Progress on sanitation and drinking-water 2010 update
- UN-Water Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking-Water (GLAAS)
- Progress on Drinking-water and Sanitation: special focus on sanitation
- A Snapshot of Sanitation in Africa
- Meeting the MDG drinking-water and sanitation target: the urban and rural challenge of the decade
- Water for life: Making it happen. WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Report, 2005
- WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation Sanitation: Meeting the MDG drinking water and sanitation target, 2004
- Global Water Supply and Sanitation Assessment 2000 Report
Recent WSH publications
Operation and maintenance of rural water supply and sanitation systems
Safe disposal of unwanted pharmaceuticals in and after emergencies
Small-scale incinerators for health-care waste
Core questions on drinking-water and sanitation
Meeting the MDG drinking-water and sanitation target