India in the World- Benchmarking Progress in Urban Sanitation Performance

Shubhagato Dasgupta, Prakhar Jain

Academic and Action Research

Policy Briefs

This brief makes an attempt to benchmark India’s performance globally, from India’s perspective. It compares the sanitation scenario in India with the MDG regional blocks and other comparator countries. The brief makes use of a set of global data sources to relate urban open defecation (%) with other development indicators like GDP (per capita), HDI and IMR.