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Indicator 6.b.1 – Stakeholder participation

Indicator 6.b.1 tracks the existence of procedures defined in law or policy for participation of local communities in water and sanitation planning, as well as the extent of this participation (high/moderate/low). Data are available for the sub-sectors drinking water, sanitation, hygiene, and water resources planning and management.

  • + Stakeholder participation is measured through multiple indicators which are not aggregated into one overall value (SDG 6 indicator 6.b.1)
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Global status of Indicator 6.b.1 Proportion of local administrative units with established and operational policies and procedures for participation of local communities in water and sanitation management: Sanitation in urban areas, in 2014, 2017 years

The left-hand map shows if a country has procedures defined in law or policy for participation of local communities in urban areas in sanitation management. The right-hand map shows to what extent these communities participate in the management. Data also exist for participation in sanitation management in rural areas.

Existence of procedures (yes/no)
Extent of participation (high/moderate/low)

Global status of Indicator 6.b.1 Proportion of local administrative units with established and operational policies and procedures for participation of local communities in water and sanitation management: Drinking water supply in rural areas, in 2014,2017 years

The left-hand map shows if a country has procedures defined in law or policy for participation of local communities in rural areas in drinking water supply management. The right-hand chart shows to what extent these communities participate in the management. Data also exist for participation in drinking water supply management in urban areas.

Existence of procedures (yes/no)
Extent of participation (high/moderate/low)

Global status of Indicator 6.b.1 Proportion of local administrative units with established and operational policies and procedures for participation of local communities in water and sanitation management: Hygiene promotion, in 2014,2017 years

The left-hand map shows if a country has procedures defined in law or policy for participation of local communities in hygiene promotion (at the national level). The right-hand chart shows to what extent these communities participate in the promotion.

Existence of procedures (yes/no)
Extent of participation (high/moderate/low)

Global status of Indicator 6.b.1 Proportion of local administrative units with established and operational policies and procedures for participation of local communities in water and sanitation management: Water resources planning and management, in 2017 years

The left-hand map shows if a country has procedures defined in law or policy for participation of local communities in water resources planning and management (at the national level). The right-hand chart shows to what extent these communities participate in the planning and management.

Existence of procedures (yes/no)
Extent of participation (high/moderate/low)

Status on different components of Indicator 6.b.1 Proportion of local administrative units with established and operational policies and procedures for participation of local communities in water and sanitation management

Data disaggregated by sub-sector, for one country (as an example)

Source data Indicator 6.b.1 Proportion of local administrative units with established and operational policies and procedures for participation of local communities in water and sanitation management

Country (or area), regional and world data for the latest year of reporting: 2014 - 2017

CountryYearExistence of procedures defined in law or policy for participation of local communities in water and sanitation planning (yes/no)Extent of local community participation (high/moderate/low)
SanitationDrinking-water supplyHygiene promotionWater resources planning and managementSanitationDrinking-water supplyHygiene promotionWater resources planning and management
UrbanRuralUrbanRuralNationalNationalUrbanRuralUrbanRuralNationalNational
Afghanistan2014-2017NoYesNoYesYesYesLowModerateModerateModerateModerateLow
Albania2017YesYesYesYesYesYesLowLowLowLow
Angola2014YesYesYesYesYesModerateHighLowHighHigh
Argentina2017YesYesYesYesNoYesModerateLowModerateLowModerate
Azerbaijan2017YesYesYesYesYesYesModerateModerateHighHighLowHigh
Bangladesh2017YesYesYesYesYesYesModerateModerateModerateModerateModerateLow
Barbados2017YesYesYesLowLow
Belarus2017YesYesYesYesNoYesModerateModerateModerateModerateModerateModerate
Benin2014YesYesYesYesYesModerateModerateHighModerateModerate
Bhutan2017YesYesYesYesYesYesModerateHighModerateHighHighLow
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)2017YesYesYesYesNoYesLowModerateLowModerateLowLow
Bosnia and Herzegovina2017YesYesYesYesYesYesLowLowModerateModerateLowLow
Botswana2017YesYesYesYesYesYesModerateLowModerateModerateModerateLow
Brazil2017YesYesYesYesYesYesModerateModerateModerateModerateModerateModerate
Burkina Faso2014YesYesYesYesYesLowModerateModerateModerateModerate
Burundi2017YesYesYesYesYesModerateModerateModerateModerateModerate
Cambodia2017YesYesYesYesYesYesLowModerateLowModerateModerateLow
Cameroon2014YesYesNoYesYesModerateHighLowModerateModerate
Central African Republic2014NoNoYesYesYesModerateModerateLow
Chad2014YesNoYesYesYesLowLowLowLow
Chile2017YesYesYesYesLowLowModerateLow
China2017YesYesYesYesYesYesLowLowLowLowLowModerate
Colombia2017YesYesYesYesYesYesModerateLowModerateLowLowLow
Cook Islands2014YesYesNoNoYesModerateModerateModerate
Costa Rica2017YesYesYesYesYesYesLowLowLowLowHighLow
Côte d'Ivoire2014-2017YesYesNoYesNoYesModerateModerateModerateModerateModerateModerate
Cuba2014-2017YesYesYesYesYesYesModerateModerateModerateModerateHighHigh
Democratic Republic of the Congo2014YesYesYesYesLowLowLowLowModerate
Dominican Republic2017NoYesNoYesYesYesLowLowModerate
Ecuador2017YesNoYesYesNoYesHighLowHighHighLow
El Salvador2017NoNoNoNoNoNoLowLowLowLowLowLow
Eritrea2014NoYesYesYesYesModerateHighModerateModerateModerate
Estonia2014YesYesYesYesYesModerateModerateModerateModerateModerate
Ethiopia2017YesYesYesYesYesYesModerateHighHighHighModerateModerate
Fiji2017YesYesYesYesYesYesLowHighLowHighHighLow
Gabon2014NoNoNoNoNoLowLowLowLowLow
Gambia2014YesYesYesYesYesHighHighModerateHighModerate
Georgia2014-2017YesYesYesYesYesYesLowLowModerateModerate
Ghana2014YesYesYesYesYesLowHighModerateHighModerate
Guinea2017YesYesYesYesYesYesLowLowModerateModerateLowLow
Haiti2017NoYesNoYesNoNoLowLowLowLowLowLow
Honduras2017YesYesYesYesYesYesLowLowLowHighLowLow
India2017YesYesYesYesYesYesModerateModerateModerateModerateModerateLow
Indonesia2014YesYesYesYesYesLowHighHighHighHigh
Iran (Islamic Republic of)2014NoNoNoNoNo
Jamaica2017YesYesNoYesYesYesModerateModerateLowModerateModerateHigh
Jordan2014YesYesYesYesNoLowLowLowLowLow
Kazakhstan2014YesYesYesYesYesHighHighHighHighHigh
Kenya2017YesYesYesYesYesYesLowModerateLowHighModerateLow
Kyrgyzstan2014-2017NoNoNoNoNoNoLowLowModerateModerateLow
Lao People's Democratic Republic2017YesYesYesYesYesYesHighModerateHighModerateModerateModerate
Lebanon2014YesYesYesYesNoModerateModerateLowLow
Lesotho2014-2017YesYesYesYesYesYesModerateHighHighHighLowLow
Liberia2017YesYesYesYesYesYesModerateHighModerateModerateModerateLow
Lithuania2017YesYesYesYesYesYesLowModerateLowModerateLowLow
Madagascar2017YesYesYesYesYesYesLowModerateLowModerateModerateLow
Malaysia2017YesYesYesYesYesModerateModerateHigh
Maldives2017YesYesYesYesYesYesModerateModerateModerateModerateModerateModerate
Mali2017YesYesYesYesYesYesModerateModerateModerateModerateLowLow
Mauritania2014NoNoNoNoNo
Mexico2017YesYesYesYesYesYesLowModerateLowModerateModerateLow
Micronesia (Federated States of)2017NoNoNoNoNoYesModerateModerateModerateModerateModerateModerate
Mongolia2017YesYesYesYesYesNoModerateLowModerateLowModerate
Morocco2014YesYesYesYesNoModerateLowModerateModerateModerate
Mozambique2017YesYesYesYesYesYesLowLowModerateModerateLowModerate
Myanmar2014NoNoNoNoYesHighHighHighModerateHigh
Nepal2017YesYesYesYesYesYesModerateHighHighHighModerateLow
Niger2014YesYesYesYesYesHighHighHighHighHigh
Nigeria2017YesYesYesYesYesYesModerateModerateModerateModerateModerateModerate
North Macedonia2014YesYesYesYesYes
Oman2014YesYesYesYesYesModerateModerateModerateModerateModerate
Pakistan2017YesYesYesYesYesYesLowModerateLowModerateLowLow
Panama2017YesYesYesYesYesYesHighHighHighHighHighModerate
Papua New Guinea2017NoNoNoNoNoNo
Paraguay2017YesYesYesYesYesYesModerateLowModerateModerateModerateModerate
Peru2017YesYesYesYesYesYesModerateModerateModerateModerateModerateHigh
Philippines2017YesYesYesYesYesYesModerateModerateModerateModerateModerateModerate
Republic of Moldova2014NoNoNoNoYesModerateModerateModerateModerateModerate
Rwanda2017YesYesYesYesYesYesModerateHighModerateHighModerateModerate
Senegal2017YesYesYesYesYesYesModerateModerateModerateModerateModerateLow
Serbia2017YesYesYesYesYesYesHighHighHighHighHighHigh
Sierra Leone2014YesYesYesYesYesModerateHighModerateHighModerate
Solomon Islands2017YesYesYesYesYesNoLowHighLowHighModerate
South Africa2017YesYesYesYesYesNoLowModerateLowModerateModerateLow
South Sudan2014YesYesYesYesYesLowModerateLowModerateLow
Sri Lanka2014YesYesNoYesYesModerateHighHighHigh
State of Palestine2014YesYesYesYesNoModerateModerateModerateModerateLow
Sudan2014YesYesYesYesYesModerateHighHighHighLow
Tajikistan2017YesYesYesYesYesYesLowLowLowModerateModerateModerate
Thailand2017YesYesYesYesYesYesModerateModerateModerateModerateLowModerate
Timor-Leste2014-2017NoYesNoYesNoYesLowLowLowHighLow
Togo2014YesYesYesYesYesLowLowLowLowLow
Tonga2017YesYesYesYesYesYesModerateModerateModerateModerateModerateModerate
Tunisia2014YesNoYesYesNoModerateModerateModerateModerateLow
Uganda2014YesYesYesYesYesModerateModerateHighModerateModerate
Ukraine2014-2017YesNoYesYesNoYesLowLowModerateLowLowLow
United Republic of Tanzania2017YesYesYesYesYesYesHighHighModerateModerateModerateLow
Uruguay2014-2017YesYesYesYesYesYesModerateLowModerateLowLowModerate
Uzbekistan2017YesYesYesYesLowLowLowModerate
Vanuatu2017NoNoNoNoNoNoLowLowLowLowLowLow
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)2017YesYesYesYesYesYesHighHighHighHighModerateModerate
Viet Nam2014-2017NoYesYesYesNoYesLowLowLowLowLowLow
Yemen2014NoYesYesYesNoLowLowLowModerate
Zambia2017YesYesYesYesYesYesModerateHighModerateHighHighModerate
Zimbabwe2017YesYesYesYesYesYesModerateModerateLowModerateHighModerate
Australia and New Zealand2017000016.6715.38000000
Central and Southern Asia2017808080800002010201020
Eastern and South-Eastern Asia201777.7810088.8910011.11011.11011.1111.11011.11
Europe and Northern America201710083.331001005016.6716.6716.6716.6716.6716.67
Latin America and the Caribbean2014-201780.9581.2576.1985.7116.675014.299.5214.2919.059.5214.29
Northern Africa and Western Asia201710010010010016.670005050050
Oceania (excluding Australia and New Zealand)2014-201750755050033.33033.33033.3316.670
Sub-Saharan Africa2017909085904.7605305251030
World201782.4383.7881.0886.498.1108.1117.5710.8121.629.468.11
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