Progress on Drinking-water and Sanitation: special focus on sanitation
WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation
As 2008 is the International Year of Sanitation (IYS), JMP has taken the opportunity to make sanitation a major focus in its 2008 update report, entitled "Progress on Drinking-water and Sanitation: special focus on sanitation."
This report details global progress towards the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) target for drinking-water and sanitation, and analyses what these trends suggest for the remainder of the UN Decade "Water for Life" (2005 - 2015).
It introduces a new way of assessing global, regional and country progress using the "ladder" concept for both sanitation and drinking-water. For sanitation, trends in using improved, shared, and unimproved sanitation facilities are shown, in addition to the trend in open defecation. The drinking-water ladder shows the percentage of global population using piped connections into a dwelling, plot or yard; other improved water sources; and unimproved sources. The intention is to continue refining the "ladders" in future reports.
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