The Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Performance Index

The Sustainable Development Goals call for universal access to water, sanitation, and hygiene (WaSH), and reducing inequalities in access. The WaSH Performance Index compares coverage across 117 countries by assessing performance in achieving water and sanitation access and equality. Results suggest that improvements in water and sanitation can be achieved in conjunction, and that progress is possible in resource-limited countries. The Index offers an objective, comparable assessment of current progress, and alerts ministers, donors, and practitioners to areas in need of targeted improvement.

Cronk, Ryan, Jeanne Luh, Benjamin Mason Meier, and Jamie Bartram. 2015. The Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Performance Index: A comparison of country performance in realizing universal WaSH. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.