Belize MDG Acceleration Framework, Water and Sanitation

Published on 31 Jul 2011
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Report Summary

When the opportunity arose to participate in the Millennnium Development Goals Acceleration Framework (MAF), Belize accepted this challenge to throughly review its national water and sanitation coverage and analyze the likelihood of the country meeting the MDG 7 Target to halve by 2015 the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation.  Belize is an MDG Plus Country, having set a national target of 100% acess to water and sanitation by 2015. However, current progress indicates achievement of 94% and 73.5%, respectively.  This report puts water and sanitation as a key component of national development planning and visioning and proposes a Country Action Plan (CAP) to meet this MDG.

Highlights

  • Access to rudimentary water systems rose from 43.8% in 1995 to 94% in 2009
  • Progress on sanitation slowed by cultural, capacity, and governance issues like unregulated migration and squatting
  • Report profiles existing commitment and captures evidence available to put forward concrete and realistic solutions
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