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Cabo Verde

Location

  • Geographical region: Sub-Saharan Africa, Africa
  • SDG region: SDG Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Small Island Developing States

Land

  • Total area: --- km2
  • Land area: 4,030 km(2018)
  • Land use by sector: 20% agriculture, 23% forest and 57% other (2016)

People

  • Total population: 543,767 people (2018)
  • Population density: 135 people per km2 (2018)  
  • Urbanisation: 66% lives in urban areas and 34% lives in rural areas (2018)  

Economy

  • Total GDP: 3,622,568,231 USD per year (2018)
  • GDP per capita: 6,662 USD per year (2018)
  • Value added by sector: 5% from agriculture, 61% from services and 19% from industry (2018)
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SDG 6 snapshot in Cabo Verde

  • Drinking water

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

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

    --- % of the population in Cabo Verde has a handwashing facility with soap and water available at home (SDG indicator 6.2.1b, 2020)
  • Wastewater

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

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

    58 $/m<sup>3</sup> is the value added from the use of water by people and the economy in Cabo Verde (SDG indicator 6.4.1, 2019)
  • Water stress

    8 % of the renewable water resources in Cabo Verde is being withdrawn, after taking into account environmental flow requirements (SDG indicator 6.4.2, 2019)
  • Water management

    62 % is the degree of implementation of integrated water resources management in Cabo Verde (SDG indicator 6.5.1, 2020) 
  • Transboundary

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

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

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

Drinking water

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

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

Sanitation and hygiene

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

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

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

Water quality and wastewater

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

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

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

Water use and scarcity

Water resources and withdrawal in Cabo Verde, total and per capita

Long-term average annual precipitation in depth: 228 (mm/year) (2019)

Renewable water resources: 549 m3 per capita (2017)

Water withdrawal: 49 m3 per capita (2001)

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

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

6.4.1 Change in water-use efficiency over time in Cabo Verde, 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 Cabo Verde, 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 Cabo Verde, 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 Cabo Verde, 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 Cabo Verde, over time

6.a.1 Amount of water- and sanitation-related official development assistance received by Cabo Verde 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 Cabo Verde, by funding source

Community participation

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

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