Water supply and sanitation monitoring
Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation (JMP)
2014 update - Progress on drinking water and sanitation
Even though progress towards the MDG target represents important gains in access for billions of people around the world, it has been uneven. Sharp geographic, sociocultural and economic inequalities in access persist and sometimes have increased. This report presents examples of unequal progress among marginalized and vulnerable groups.
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.
- JMP report 2013: Progress on sanitation and drinking-water
Rapid asssessment of drinking-water quality: Handbook for implementation
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
Water Safety in Distribution Systems
Toxic cyanobacteria in water
Management of solid health-care waste at primary health-care centres
Updated WHO/WEDC Technical Notes on WASH in Emergencies
Safe management of wastes from healthcare activities - Second edition
Progress on sanitation and drinking-water