This report looks at the Service Delivery Assessments (SDAs) that were carried out in seven countries in East Asia and the Pacific. The SDAs looked at rural and urban water supply, as well as rural and urban sanitation. The assessements are a means to determine whether access trends and available funding are sufficient to meet sector targets and to identify specific issues that should be addressed to ensure that finance is effectively turned into sustainable services.
- As of 2012, five of the seven nations have already met the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) targets for water supply. In contrast, access to improved sanitation facilities is substantially lower in all nations; four of seven are unlikely to meet this MDG.
- Urban water supply is the sub-sector with most number of people requiring access across the total of seven countries.
- Across most countries, assumed household contributions to urban water supply investments are fairly low while rural communities are consistently expected to contribute a higher share to investments.
- Urban water supply has the best-developed service delivery pathway in the region, while urban sanitation has the worst when services beyond on-site access are considered.
- All seven countries have similar priorities for rural sanitation and hygiene with the only difference being the maturity of existing sanitation and hygiene promotion programs.