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Title: Bangladesh government's commitment '100% sanitation by 2010' : from myth to reality
Authors: Rahman, Mustafizur
Ghosh, Sudhir K.
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: © WEDC, Loughborough University
Citation: RAHMAN, M. and GHOSH, S.K., 2006. Bangladesh government's commitment '100% sanitation by 2010' : from myth to reality. IN: Fisher, J. (ed). Sustainable development of water resources, water supply and environmental sanitation: Proceedings of the 32nd WEDC International Conference, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 13-17 November 2006, pp. 161-164.
Abstract: In spite of widespread access to microbiologically safe drinking water the limited access to sanitation has undermined the expected health impact in Bangladesh. In 2003 the Bangladesh Government set a target of 100% sanitation by 2010, sharply ahead of the Millennium Development Goals target. Following the declaration of the Government’s commitment, a base line survey was conducted involving Central Government, the Local Government Institutions, NGOs, development partners and communities. The survey revealed that only 33% of households were using a sanitary latrine. The Government’s initiatives including the formation of a Task Force involving different administrative tiers, supporting the LGI adoption of pro-poor strategies, observation of a sanitation month, media campaigns, and the introduction of award system has dramatically raised the sanitation coverage to 78% by June 2006. This remarkable achievement gives rise to a sense of optimism that the target of 100% sanitation will be reached even before 2010.
Description: This is a conference paper.
Version: Published
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/30711
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