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Central African Republic

Location

  • Geographical region: Africa
  • SDG region: Sub-Saharan Africa

Area

  • Total area: 622,980 km2
  • Land used by sector : 8 % agriculture, 36 % forest and 56 % other

Population

  • Total: 4,666,377 people
  • Population density : 7 people per km2
  • Geographical distribution : 41 % lives in urban areas and 59 % lives in rural areas

Economy

  • GDP: 3,614,985,036 USD per year
  • GDP per capita: 775 USD per year
  • Value added by sector : 34 % from agriculture, 28 % from services and 18 % from industry

Data provider: World Bank

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SDG 6 snapshot in Central African Republic

  • Drinking water

    --- % of the population in Central African Republic use a safely managed drinking water service (SDG indicator 6.1.1, 2017)
  • Sanitation

    --- % of the population in Central African Republic use a safely managed sanitation service (SDG indicator 6.2.1a, 2017)
  • Hygiene

    --- % of the population in Central African Republic have access to a basic handwashing facility (SDG indicator 6.2.1b, 2017)
  • Wastewater

    --- % of the household wastewater in Central African Republic are safely treated (SDG indicator 6.3.1, 2015)
  • Water quality

    --- % of water bodies covered by reporting in Central African Republic have a good ambient water quality (SDG indicator 6.3.2, 2017)
  • Efficiency

    12 $/m<sup>3</sup> is the value added from the use of water by people and the economy in Central African Republic (SDG indicator 6.4.1 on water-use efficiency, 2005)
  • Water stress

    0 % of the renewable water resources in Central African Republic are being withdrawn, after taking into account environmental flow requirements (SDG indicator 6.4.2 on level of water stress, 2013)
  • Water management

    31 % is the degree of implementation of integrated water resources management (IWRM) in Central African Republic (SDG indicator 6.5.1, 2017)
  • Transboundary

    --- % of transboundary basin area in Central African Republic have an operational agreement for water cooperation (SDG indicator 6.5.2, 2018)
  • Ecosystems

    -0.7 % is the change in spatial extent of water-related ecosystems in Central African Republic in 2016 (compared to the baseline year period of 2001–2005), based on earth observation data (SDG indicator 6.6.1)
  • Cooperation

    12 m$ is the amount of water- and sanitation-related official development assistance disbursed to Central African Republic in 2018 (SDG indicator 6.a.1)
  • Participation

    --- Stakeholder participation is measured through multiple indicators which are not aggregated into one overall value (SDG indicator 6.b.1)

Drinking water

6.1.1 Proportion of population using drinking water services in Central African Republic, progress over time

6.1.1 Proportion of population using drinking water services in Central African Republic, by service level and by location (2017)

Sanitation and hygiene

6.2.1a Proportion of population using sanitation services in Central African Republic, progress over time

6.2.1a Proportion of population using sanitation services in Central African Republic, by service level and by location (2017)

6.2.1b Proportion of population with handwashing facilities with soap and water at home in Central African Republic, by service level and by location (2017)

Water quality and wastewater

6.3.1 Proportion of household wastewater treated in Central African Republic (2015), compared to other countries in the region

6.3.1 Proportion of wastewater treated in Central African Republic, by stream ()

6.3.2 Proportion of water bodies with good water quality in Central African Republic (2017), compared to other countries in the region

Water use and scarcity

Water resources and withdrawal in Central African Republic, per capita and by source

Long-term average annual precipitation in depth: 1,343 (mm/year) (2017)

Renewable water resources: 30,264 m3 per capita (2017)

Water withdrawal: 17 m3 per capita (2005)

Environmental flow requirements: 84 % of the renewable water resources (2017)

6.4.2 Level of water stress in Central African Republic, change over time, compared to countries in the same region

Water withdrawal by sector in Central African Republic, as a percentage of total water withdrawal (2005)

6.4.1 Water use efficiency (USD/m3) in Central African Republic, progress over time, compared to other countries in the region

Water resources management

6.5.1 Degree of integrated water resources management implementation (0-100) in Central African Republic, score by dimension (2017)

6.5.2 Proportion of transboundary basin area with an operational arrangement for water cooperation (%) in Central African Republic, by component (2017)

The “overall” SDG 6.5.2 indicator value represents the values for river and lake basins and transboundary aquifers combined. The SDG 6.5.2 indicator value can also be disaggregated into values for transboundary river and lake basins, and transboundary aquifers.

International cooperation and capacity-building

6.a.1 Amount of water- and sanitation-related official development assistance disbursements (million 2017 USD) to Central African Republic, over time

Water and sanitation-related official development assistance includes assistance for drinking-water supply, sanitation, wastewater treatment, water resources conservation, development and management, agricultural water resources, flood protection, and hydroelectric power.

6.a.1 Amount of water- and sanitation-related official development assistance disbursements (million 2017 USD) to Central African Republic, by sub-sector, in (2018)

Annual expenditure for drinking water, sanitation and hygiene in Central African Republic (million 2014 USD), by source (2018)

Stakeholder participation

6.b.1 Existence of procedures defined in law or policy for participation of local communities in water and sanitation planning in Central African Republic ()