Sanitation was one of the most off-track Millennium Development Goals globally. The world missed the target by almost 700 million people.

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), launched in 2015, include a target to achieve access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all and end open defecation by 2030, paying special attention to the needs of women and girls and those in vulnerable situations.

As this blog explains, to step up efforts to achieve sanitation for all by 2030, the World Bank Group is aligning its efforts around five priority themes: sustainability, inclusion, institutions, financing and resilience.

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