Bangladesh

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SWA Focal Points

  • Government

  • Md. Khairul lslam, Deputy Secretary, Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives

  • Development Partner

  • Charlie Hrachya Sargsyan, WASH Specialist, UNICEF

  • Hamidou Maiga, WASH Specialist, UNICEF

  • Mark Ellery, WASH Specialist, World Bank

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  • Civil Society Partner

  • Dibalok Singha, Executive Director, Dustha Sastha Kendra (DSK)

  • Yakub Hossain, National Convener of FANSA and Deputy Executive Director (WERC)

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Key statistics

Access to improved drinking water in 2012 was estimated at

84,8%*

Access to improved sanitation in 2012 was estimated at

57%*

Out of the 43% which use unimproved sanitation, percent that practice open defecation:

2,5%*

For every dollar invested in sanitation,
the average economic return is $2.3**

For every dollar invested in water supply,
the average economic return is $1.1**

* WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) for Water Supply and Sanitation, 2014. ** Global costs and benefits of drinking-water supply and sanitation interventions to reach the MDG target and universal coverage”. World Health Organization, 2012.

 

Bangladesh WASH-Related Documents

 

SWA High Level Meeting Commitments

WASH sector data and analysis

Government policies, strategies and guidelines

Regional documents