IMPROVED WATER SOURCE (% OF POPULATION WITH ACCESS) IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA DURING THE YEARS 1990, 2000, 2008
UN member states and various international organizations have set for themselves lofty Millennium Development Goals (MDG'S) to aid international development. Improving access to an improved water source is one of them.
Steady improvements over the past two decades have been recorded in developing regions, with the exception of Sub-Saharan Africa, which still lags far behind. In 1990, the access to water sources, as a percentage of the total population, was a poor 49%, which increased to only 53% by the year 2000, and 60% by 2008. Judging by these slow trends, Sub-Saharan Africa is unlikely to achieve the MDG’S target.
The visualization shows this marginal increase in access to clean water in Sub-Saharan Africa over the years 1990 (inner ring), 2000 (middle ring) and 2008 (outer ring). Each country is represented by a uniform color.