Three publications from the World Bank Water and Sanitation Program provide insight into Indonesia’s sanitation challenges and how these compare with other countries in the region. WSP estimates that 2.3% of Indonesia’s GDP is lost due to poor sanitation and hygiene. Despite the large public welfare gains expected from investment in sanitation, it is often still considered to be the responsibility of  individuals rather than the government in Indonesia. At current rates of investment, the country will struggle to meet the SDG goal of access to sanitation for all by 2030.

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