Snapshot of Household Sanitation, Drinking Water and Hygiene
in the East Asia & Pacific, 2000-2017
In the East Asia and Pacific region as a whole, there has been significant progress toward access to ‘at least basic drinking water services’ and access to sanitation services. Similarly, the region has made progress in terms of hygiene with 73 per cent of the population having access to basic hygiene facilities. However, most of this progress regarding acces to water services has been recorded in the East Asia subregion, while progress has remained limited for the Pacific subregion. Likewise, hygiene data is only available for 12 out of 27 countries in the Asia and Pacific region, accounting for only 615 million out of 2.1 billion people in the region.
This East Asia and Pacific regional update presents an overview of the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) situation in the region from 2000 to 2017. It present a snapshot of the overall situation with regards to access to drinking water, sanitation, and hygiene as well as WASH in schools and healthcare facilities. The latest available national data from the JMP is used for the relevant Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) indicators.