Sanitation and the Global Monitoring Report 2008

Chapter: Water and Sanitation

While wide agreement exists on the need for adequate water and sanitation, progress has been slow, particularly compared with progress on other MDGs.  (…)   The most recent assessment suggests that the world is roughly on target for reaching the MDG goal of halving the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water, but it is expected to miss the goal for access to basic sanitation by half a billion people.   (…)  In addition, the summary global statistics are averages and conceal major disparities by income group.  (…)  , over half of the bottom quintile has no access to sanitation of any kind, while only 6 percent of the top quintile has no access to sanitation. (pp.82-84)

Read Global Monitoring Report Chapter 2 Achieving Better Results in Human Development

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