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Central African Republic

Location

  • Geographical region: Middle Africa, Africa
  • SDG region: SDG Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Least Developed Countries, Land Locked Developing Countries

Land

  • Total area: --- km2
  • Land area: 622,980 km(2018)
  • Land use by sector: 8% agriculture, 36% forest and 56% other (2016)

People

  • Total population: 4,666,377 people (2018)
  • Population density : 7 people per km2 (2018)  
  • Urbanisation: 41% lives in urban areas and 59% lives in rural areas (2018)  

Economy

  • Total GDP: 3,614,985,036 USD per year (2018)
  • GDP per capita: 775 USD per year (2018)
  • Value added by sector: 34% from agriculture, 28% from services and 18% from industry (2017)
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SDG 6 snapshot in Central African Republic

  • Drinking water

    6 % of the population in Central African Republic uses a safely managed drinking water service (SDG indicator 6.1.1, 2020)
  • Sanitation

    14 % of the population in Central African Republic uses a safely managed sanitation service (SDG indicator 6.2.1a, 2020)
  • Hygiene

    22 % of the population in Central African Republic has a handwashing facility with soap and water available at home (SDG indicator 6.2.1b, 2020)
  • Wastewater

    1 % of domestic wastewater in Central African Republic is safely treated (SDG indicator 6.3.1, 2020)
  • Water quality

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

    17 $/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, 2019)
  • Water stress

    0 % of the renewable water resources in Central African Republic is being withdrawn, after taking into account environmental flow requirements (SDG indicator 6.4.2, 2019)
  • Water management

    37 % is the degree of implementation of integrated water resources management in Central African Republic (SDG indicator 6.5.1, 2020) 
  • Transboundary

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

    9 % of the water basins in Central African Republic is experiencing rapid changes in the area covered by surface waters (SDG 6 indicator 6.6.1, 2020)
  • Cooperation

    15 m$ is the amount of water- and sanitation-related official development assistance received by Central African Republic 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 Central African Republic (SDG indicator 6.b.1, 2019)

Drinking water

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

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

Sanitation and hygiene

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

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

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

Water quality and wastewater

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

6.3.1 Proportion of wastewater flow (safely) treated in Central African Republic, by source (2020)

6.3.2 Level 1 Proportion of bodies of water with good ambient water quality in Central African Republic (2017 - 2020), compared to other countries (and areas) in the region

Water use and scarcity

Water resources and withdrawal in Central African Republic, total and per capita

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: freshwater withdrawal as a proportion of available freshwater resources in Central African Republic, change over time, compared to other countries (and areas) in the region

6.4.1 Change in water-use efficiency over time in Central African Republic, by sector (2005)

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 Central African Republic, 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 Central African Republic, 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 Central African Republic, 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 Central African Republic, over time

6.a.1 Amount of water- and sanitation-related official development assistance received by Central African Republic 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 Central African Republic, by funding source (2018)

Community participation

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

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