Convergence in access to safe water and adequate sanitation: an analysis across countries and time
This short note reports that developing countries have tended to converge in terms of percentage of population having access to safe drinking water and adequate sanitation between 1980 and 1993-1996. It suggests that this represents a good message, but no reason for complacency. Enormous efforts are still needed until all people on earth can enjoy access to safe drinking water and adequate sanitation.
Keywords: access, convergence, disease, drinking water, sanitation