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Bolivia

Progress on achieving SDG 6

Bolivia highlights that significant progress has been made regarding access to clean water and sanitation, especially in access to improved water sources. In 2020, 84.7% of the population had access to improved sources of water and 62.5% with access to basic sanitation.

Between 2015 and 2020, the proportion of the population with access to improved water sources increased by 2.1 %age points, from 84.7% in 2015 to 86.8 in 2020, subtracting a difference of 13.2 points %age to reach the goal by 2030 (100%).

The country has been implementing different drinking water and sanitation programs both in urban and rural areas with the aim to increase access to drinking water and sanitation basic, and programs aimed at improving the quality of the provision of these services.

The most relevant is “My Water” Program which aims to increase the access and quality in the provision of drinking water and sanitation. Also, due to emergencies due to water deficit raised in the national territory, rainwater harvesting has been made up of a water supply solution both in rural and urban areas.

The government also set as a goal by 2025 a Bolivia with access to essential basic services with an emphasis on groups vulnerable, with the management of social water prices drinkable and free access for groups affected by the COVID-19 pandemic crisis.

Read the full report here: Bolivia_VNR_Report

 

*The information reflected on this page has been taken directly from the official VNR received from this Member State. The information does not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Secretariat of the United Nations.

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