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Access to Sanitation Facilities at Institutions

Indicator Phrasing

% of targeted institutions with accessible improved sanitation facilities
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Indicator Phrasing

English: % of targeted institutions with accessible improved sanitation facilities

French: % des institutions cibles disposant d’installations sanitaires améliorées

Spanish: % de instituciones seleccionadas con instalaciones de saneamiento mejoradas y accesibles

Portuguese: % de instituições-alvo com instalações sanitárias melhoradas acessíveis

Czech: % cílových institucí s přístupnými toaletami vylepšeného typu

What is its purpose?

The indicator assesses the proportion of targeted institutions (such as schools, health centres, administration buildings, evacuation sites) with accessible improved sanitation facilities.

How to Collect and Analyse the Required Data

Collect the following data by using observations (Q1-Q5) and conducting key informant interviews (Q1-Q2) with the institutions' employees and users:



Q1: Is there a latrine at the institution?

A1: yes / no


(ask the following questions only if the previous answer is YES)


Q2: Does the latrine have doors? 

A2: yes / no / only some latrines have doors


Q3: During normal working hours, is the latrine open and operating?

A3: yes / no / only some latrines are operating


Q4 for data collectors: What type of latrine is available?

A4: _

1) pit latrine with a slab

2) ventilated improved pit latrine 

3) flush or pour toilet (connected to a sewer system or a septic tank) 

4) composting toilet

5) pit latrine without a slab 

6) other - specify: ...........................


Q5 for data collectors: Are there separate latrines for women and men?

A5: yes / no


(ask the following question only if relevant)

Q6 for data collectors: Is the latrine accessible for people with physical disabilities?

A6: yes / no


A facility can be considered as having "accessible improved sanitation facilities" if the responses to Q1, Q2, Q3 and Q5 (possibly also Q6) are YES and the response to Q4 is any of the first four options.


To calculate the indicator's value, divide the number of facilities meeting these criteria by the total number of surveyed facilities. Multiply the result by 100 to convert it to a percentage. 

Important Comments

1) In many countries, the relevant ministries or UNICEF defined a range of additional sanitation-related standards for schools, health centres and/ or other institutions. Consider including them in your intervention’s design and M&E system.

This guidance was prepared by People in Need ©

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