Step-by-step methodology for monitoring drinking water and sanitation (6.2.1)

Target 6.2 is: “By 2030, achieve access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all and end open defecation, paying special attention to the needs of women and girls and those in vulnerable situations.”

Indicator 6.2.1a tracks the population using an improved sanitation facility, that is not shared with other households, and where the excreta produced are either: treated and disposed of in situ, emptied and treated off-site, or transported through a sewer with wastewater and treated off-site.

Indicator 6.2.1b tracks the proportion of population with a handwashing facility with soap and water on premises. Handwashing facilities may be fixed or mobile and include a sink with tap water, buckets with taps, tippy-taps, and jugs or basins designated for handwashing. Soap includes bar soap, liquid soap, powder detergent and soapy water.

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