Water sanitation hygiene

UN-Water Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking-Water (GLAAS) 2012 Report

The challenge of extending and sustaining services

World Health Organization, UN-Water

Publication details

Number of pages: 112
Publication date: 2012
Languages: English, Arabic, French, Russian and Spanish
ISBN: 9789241503365



This second UN-Water GLAAS report presents data received from 74 developing countries, covering all the Millennium Development Goal regions, and from 24 external support agencies, representing approximately 90% of official development assistance for sanitation and drinking-water.

  • Sections 1 and 2 of the report describe the efforts of countries to be accountable and to plan and coordinate effectively.
  • Section 3 presents data on financial flows.
  • Section 4 examines the adequacy of the human resource base to implement WASH interventions and highlights the gaps in data.
  • Section 5 describes the successes and constraints to extending WASH coverage in an equitable way.
  • Section 6 describes priority-setting, targeting of development aid, and the coordination and alignment of assistance with country programmes.
  • Section 7 focuses on sanitation, hygiene and drinking-water in schools and health care facilities, reporting on access to WASH services in these public institutions.

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