It is intended as a quick reference for users of the World Development Indicators database, book, and mobile app. The database, which covers more than 1,200 indicators and spans more than 50 years.
United Nations, Apr 22, 2013: A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, but starting now we can march a thousand days forward into a new future.
On April 5, the world reached a vital moment in history’s largest and most successful anti-poverty push — the 1,000-day mark before the target date to achieve the Millennium Development Goals.
These eight concrete goals were set in the year 2000, when more leaders than ever before gathered at the United Nations and agreed to cut global poverty and hunger by half, fight climate change and disease, tackle unsafe
Apr 17, 2013: The 2013 Global Monitoring Report (GMR) marks the tenth edition of the GMR since the inception of the report in 2004. The GMR continues to provide an annual assessment of progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). This assessment allows the World Bank and the IMF together with the larger international development community to reinforce accountabilities among developing and developed countries and institutional partners.
Washington, Apr 20, 2013: One out of every three people in the world today have no toilet, the World Bank said today.
Uganda, Apr 17, 2013: Uganda is likely to meet the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) target for access to safe water, but it is off track on sanitation, according to Prof. Ephraim Kamuntu, the Minister of Water and Environment.
The Millennium Development Goals contain a commitment to halve, by 2015, the proportion of the people without access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation.
Mar 28, 2013: Everyone, everywhere: A vision for water, sanitation and hygiene post-2015, outlines WaterAid’s vision for water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in the post-2015 framework. Published on World Water Day 2013, it calls on UN member states to put WASH at the core of any future framework after the Millennium Development Goals expire.
Mar 26, 2013, Sindh, Pakistan: As reported in this paper (March 23), Pakistan pays heavily for poor sanitation, according to UN estimates. Poor sanitation costs Pakistan over $4.2 billion or 6.3 per cent of its GDP. The UN Deputy Secretary-General, Jan Eliasson, has called for urgent action to end the crisis of 2.5 billion people without basic sanitation.
The Joint Monitoring Programme, 2012, reports 2.6 billion people lacking improved sanitation in 2010.
Mar 26, 2013: The Global Sanitation Fund Progress Report 2012, a new report from the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC), details programmatic results, reporting methodology and financial data from Global Sanitation Fund (GSF) programmes in Africa and Asia.
In 10 countries – Cambodia, Ethiopia, India, Madagascar, Malawi, Nepal, Nigeria, Senegal Tanzania and Uganda – Global Sanitation Fund Sub-grantees have implemented sanitation and hygiene awareness-raising and promotion activities resulting in:
- 1.4 million people with improved toilets.