World Bank Report Examines Children’s Access To Essential Services In Latin America, Says More Progress Needed
Humanosphere: World Bank: Improve water and sanitation access for Latin American kids
Humanosphere journalist Lisa Nikolau discusses data from a new World Bank report measuring children’s access to essential services like education, water and sanitation, and electricity. Nikolau writes, “The report had some good news about Latin America’s progress on fighting poverty: the percentage of people living in extreme poverty dropped dramatically between 2000 and 2014 … The region also now boasts over 90 percent coverage in access to electricity and school enrollment. But the analysis also found that the poverty rate has been declining at a much slower pace since 2012 as a result of the economic slowdown, and some countries in Latin America are still lacking access to internet, safe drinking water, and sanitation” (10/19).