WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation (JMP), 2017
This briefing note summarises the new global indicators for monitoring the drinking water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) elements of the SDG targets and reflects extensive technical consultation with over 100 experts from over 60 organisations worldwide. The SDG targets apply to all countries so the JMP proposes to use a ‘service ladder’ approach to benchmark and track progress across countries at different stages of development. Emerging JMP ladders build on existing datasets and introduce new indicators which reflect the ambition of the new SDG targets. Forthcoming thematic reports on safely managed drinking water and safely managed sanitation and hygiene services will describe the indicators, definitions, and proposed methodologies in more detail.