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Western Africa / Liberia

Summary

Sanitation Verdict 10/20
Water Verdict 1/20
WASH % of gov. budget N/A
Key Facts
HDI Position (UNDP) 174/187
Population (millions, World Bank) 4.13
Child mortality rate (UNICEF) 22/1000
Annual child diarrhoea deaths (UNICEF) 1,520

The majority of data on this country page was provided by Traffic Lights Publication 2011 from UNICEF/WaterAid/WSP washwatch@gmail.com

Sanitation Policy

(Monitoring the eThekwini declaration)

Last edited by Zach White at WaterAid 6 months ago

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Key:

2
= Good progress
1
= Some progress
0
= No progress
n/a
= Don't know
Category Criteria Rating Justification
Verdict (out of 20) 10
Policy Did they sign eThekwini? 2
Is there one national sanitation plan to meet the MDG target? 1

2013 trafficlight score: 0.5/1 Previous assessment: (1)Currentiy under elaboration with SWA Compact process

Is there a national sanitation policy? 2

2013 trafficlight score: 1/1 Previous assessment: (2)Policy has now been adapted and is being implemented

Institutions What profile is given to sanitation within the PRSP? 2

2013 trafficlight score: 1/1 Previous assessment: (2)

Is there a principal accountable institution to take leadership? 1

2013 trafficlight score: 0.5/1 Previous assessment: (1)

Is there one coordinating body involving all stakeholders? 2

2013 trafficlight score: 0.83/1 Previous assessment: (1)National WASH coordination committee

Finance Is there a sanitation monitoring and evaluation (M+E) system? 0

2013 trafficlight score: 0/1 Previous assessment: (1)

Is 0.5% of GDP allocated to sanitation? 0

2013 trafficlight score: red Previous assessment: (0)

Is there a specific public sector budget line for sanitation? 0

2013 trafficlight score: 0/1 Previous assessment: (0)

Monitoring Do institutional sanitation programs include gender aspects? 0

2013 trafficlight score: 0.25/1 Previous assessment: (1)

Verdict (out of 20) 10

WASH Finance

Gov. WASH Budget (local currency, millions)

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Gov. WASH Budget as % of total budget

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Financial indicators 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Gov. WASH Budget as % of total budget 0.662 0.502 N/A N/A N/A
Gov. WASH budget as % of GDP 0.281 0.176 0.167 N/A N/A
Gov. WASH budget (current $US, millions) 2.47 1.74 1.94 N/A N/A
Gov. WASH Budget (local currency, millions) 168 124 139 N/A N/A
Gov. budget for sanitation only (local currency, millions) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total Gov. budget (local currency, millions) 25,400 24,700 N/A N/A N/A
GDP (current $US, millions, IMF) 879 988 1,160 1,160 1,160
Average $US exchange rate for that year (xe.com) 68.3 71.4 72.2 72.2 72.2
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Liberia: Access To WASH in 2011 (JMP 2013)

Water Sanitation
74% 18%

There are a number of ways to measure the proportion of people that have access to sanitation and water in a country. Governments often use a combination of management information systems and household surveys.

The official data which the UN uses to monitor progress on the Millenium Development Goals (MDGs) comes from the WHO / UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP). JMP aggregates data from household surveys carried out by governments.

WASHwatch.org shows JMP data because it is comparable across countries and uses the MDG definitions of access to sanitation and water. Some Governments prefer to quote the latest data from their household surveys, the best source of this information is the national statistics bureau or equivalent.

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