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Honduras

Location

  • Geographical region: Latin America and the Caribbean, Americas
  • SDG region: SDG Latin America and the Caribbean

Land

  • Total area: --- km2
  • Land area: 111,890 km(2018)
  • Land use by sector: 29% agriculture, 40% forest and 31% other (2016)

People

  • Total population: 9,587,522 people (2018)
  • Population density: 86 people per km2 (2018)  
  • Urbanisation: 57% lives in urban areas and 43% lives in rural areas (2018)  

Economy

  • Total GDP: 43,716,574,088 USD per year (2018)
  • GDP per capita: 4,560 USD per year (2018)
  • Value added by sector: 12% from agriculture, 57% from services and 27% from industry (2018)
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SDG 6 snapshot in Honduras

  • Drinking water

    --- % of the population in Honduras uses a safely managed drinking water service (SDG indicator 6.1.1, 2020)
  • Sanitation

    50 % of the population in Honduras uses a safely managed sanitation service (SDG indicator 6.2.1a, 2020)
  • Hygiene

    84 % of the population in Honduras has a handwashing facility with soap and water available at home (SDG indicator 6.2.1b, 2016)
  • Wastewater

    --- % of domestic wastewater in Honduras is safely treated (SDG indicator 6.3.1, 2020)
  • Water quality

    --- % of monitored water bodies in Honduras has good ambient water quality (SDG indicator 6.3.2, 2020)
  • Efficiency

    13 $/m<sup>3</sup> is the value added from the use of water by people and the economy in Honduras (SDG indicator 6.4.1, 2019)
  • Water stress

    5 % of the renewable water resources in Honduras is being withdrawn, after taking into account environmental flow requirements (SDG indicator 6.4.2, 2019)
  • Water management

    25 % is the degree of implementation of integrated water resources management in Honduras (SDG indicator 6.5.1, 2020) 
  • Transboundary

    0 % of transboundary basin area has an operational arrangement for water cooperation (SDG indicator 6.5.2, 2020)
  • Ecosystems

    25 % of the water basins in Honduras is experiencing rapid changes in the area covered by surface waters (SDG 6 indicator 6.6.1, 2020)
  • Cooperation

    65 m$ is the amount of water- and sanitation-related official development assistance received by Honduras in 2020 (SDG indicator 6.a.1)
  • Participation

    + is the number of sub-sectors (out of 6) with a high level of participation by communities in Honduras (SDG indicator 6.b.1, 2017)

Drinking water

6.1.1 Proportion of population using safely managed drinking water services in Honduras, progress over time

6.1.1 Proportion of population using safely managed drinking water services in Honduras, by service level and location (2020)

Sanitation and hygiene

6.2.1a Proportion of population using safely managed sanitation services in Honduras, progress over time

6.2.1a Proportion of population using safely managed sanitation services in Honduras, by service level and location (2020)

6.2.1b Proportion of population with a handwashing facility with soap and water available at home in Honduras, by service level and location (2020)

Water quality and wastewater

6.3.1 Proportion of wastewater flow (safely) treated > Domestic in Honduras (2020), compared to other countries (and areas) in the region

6.3.1 Proportion of wastewater flow (safely) treated in Honduras, by source

6.3.2 Level 1 Proportion of bodies of water with good ambient water quality in Honduras (2020 - 2020), compared to other countries (and areas) in the region

Water use and scarcity

Water resources and withdrawal in Honduras, total and per capita

Long-term average annual precipitation in depth: 1,976 (mm/year) (2019)

Renewable water resources: 9,947 m3 per capita (2017)

Water withdrawal: 208 m3 per capita (2003)

Environmental flow requirements: 62 % of the renewable water resources (2019)

6.4.2 Level of water stress: freshwater withdrawal as a proportion of available freshwater resources in Honduras, change over time, compared to other countries (and areas) in the region

6.4.1 Change in water-use efficiency over time in Honduras, by sector (2019)

Water-use efficiency for ‘Agriculture, forestry and fishing’ only takes into account the proportion of gross value added that comes from irrigated agriculture, since that activity is associated with water withdrawal (other activities are rain-fed).

6.4.1 Change in water-use efficiency over time in Honduras, progress over time, compared to other countries (and areas) in the region

Water resources management

6.5.1 Degree of integrated water resources management implementation (0-100) in Honduras, progress over time, by dimension

Very low (0-10) – Low (11-30) – Medium-low (31-50) – Medium-high (51-70) – High (71-90) – Very high (91-100)

6.5.2 Proportion of transboundary basin area with an operational arrangement for water cooperation in Honduras, progress over time, by component

Very low (0-10) – Low (11-30) – Medium-low (31-50) – Medium-high (51-70) – High (71-90) – Very high (91-100)

International cooperation and capacity-building

6.a.1 Amount of water- and sanitation-related official development assistance received by Honduras, over time

6.a.1 Amount of water- and sanitation-related official development assistance received by Honduras in 2020, by sub-sector

Water and sanitation-related official development assistance includes water sector policy and governance, water supply, sanitation, water sector policy, water resources conservation, river basins development, waste management/disposal, education and training, agricultural water resources and hydroelectric power.

Annual expenditure for drinking water, sanitation and hygiene in Honduras, by funding source (2017)

Community participation

6.b.1 Procedures in law or policy for participation by users/communities and level of participation in Honduras (2019)

6.b.1 Level of participation by users/communities in Honduras, progress over time, by sub-sector