Progress on achieving SDG 6
The Government of Chad attaches importance to improving access to drinking water, integrated management of water resources and the restoration of ecosystems, in particular mountains, forests, wetlands, rivers, aquifers and lakes.
There has been a substantial improvement in the proportion of populations consuming water from improved sources as well as those with access to improved toilets. The proportion of the population consuming water from an improved source is increasing, from 56.1% in 2015 to 61.8% in 2019. However, there is a significant disparity according to the place of residence regardless of the year considered.
The proportion of the population that has access to improved toilets has increased nationally from 14.8% in 2015 to 16.1% in 2019. This progress is also observed according to the area of residence but more pronounced in rural areas (3.8% in 2015 against 7% in 2019).
The use of improved toilets shared with members of other households is clearly decreasing (6.6% in 2015 against 4% in 2019) while that of improved unshared toilets is on the rise (8.2% against 12.1%). This positive decline in shared improved toilets is partly explained by the increase in the use of clean toilets in households.
The following policies and initiatives are being implemented improve water and sanitation:
- The national sanitation policy and strategy adopted in 2017.
- The National Water and Sanitation Investment Plan 2016-2030.
- The roadmap for an open defecation-free Chad by 2030.
Read the full report here: CHAD VNR
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