Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) for Water Supply and Sanitation
The WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) for Water Supply and Sanitation is the official United Nations mechanism tasked with monitoring progress towards the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) relating to drinking-water and sanitation (MDG 7, Target 7c), which is to: "Halve, by 2015, the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking-water and basic sanitation".
Access to drinking-water and to basic sanitation is measured by the MDG indicators:
- Proportion of population using an improved drinking-water source;
- Proportion of population using an improved sanitation facility.
In fulfilling this mandate, the JMP publishes updated estimates every two years on the use of various types of drinking-water sources and sanitation facilities at the national,regional and global levels. The JMP is also collaborating with international organizations and with individual countries to further develop national and global monitoring.