Factful math: Grade 3rd-5th
Math skills: Average
Related issues: Water / SDGs6: Clean Water and Sanitation
Not all the people in the world has access to toilets, and about 500 million people still practice open defecation. The number of people practicing open defecation decreased by 245 million between 2015 and 2020. On average, about how many people gained access to toilets per year between 2015 and 2020?
245 million / 5 = 49 million = about 50 million
Source: UNICEF, July 2021. Progress on household drinking water, sanitation and hygiene, 2000-2020: Five years into the SDGs.