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The WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene (JMP) has reported country, regional and global estimates of progress on drinking water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) since 1990. The JMP maintains an extensive global database and has become the leading source of comparable estimates of progress at national, regional and global levels. The 2015 update marked the end of the Millennium Development Goal period and the 2017 update established baseline estimates for monitoring the new Sustainable Development Goal targets.

The JMP has developed a new 5-year strategy (2016-2020) focused on further enhancing global monitoring of drinking water, sanitation and hygiene in the context of the new 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The JMP has updated its vision and mission statements in line with the 2030 Agenda, and rebranded itself as the WHO/UNICEF Joint Programme for Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene. The JMP strategy comprises four main objectives which include consolidating its normative function and its role as a global custodian of WASH data, further strengthening country support, and promoting a more integrated approach to monitoring WASH and related issues in collaboration with other agencies.