Percentage of population with improved coverage

Year
Population
Use of improved sanitation facilities
Use of improved drinking water sources
 
Total
(thousands)
Urban
(%)
Urban
(%)
Rural
(%)
Total
(%)
Urban
(%)
Rural
(%)
Total
(%)
1990
105,256
20
54
34
38
87
74
76
2000
129,592
24
55
42
45
86
77
79
2011
150,494
28
55
55
55
85
82
83
2015
MDG target
-
 
 
 
70
 
 
89
n/a
n/a
n/a

Source: WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) for Water Supply and Sanitation; *Figures calculated by WSSCC based on the JMP.

Between 1990 and 2008, 39.7 million people gained access to improved sanitation facilities. The number of people using improved drinking water sources increased by 37.8 million.

Figures calculated by WSSCC based on the WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) for Water Supply and Sanitation.

Bangladesh is NOT on track to reach the MDG target for sanitation.

Last updated: Mon, 05/27/2013 - 16:11
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