Instructions

These questions are based on the table below presenting data on percentage population covered by drinking water and sanitation facilities in selected Asian countries.

Country A is said to dominate B or A > B if A has higher percentage in total coverage for both drinking water and sanitation facilities, and, B is said to be dominated by A, or B < A. A country is said to be on the coverage frontier if no other country dominates it. Similarly, a country is not on the coverage frontier if it is dominated by at least one other country.

Question 153

# These relate to the above table with the additional provison that the gap between the population coverages of ‘sanitation facilities’ and ‘drinking water facilities’ is a measure of disparity in coverage.The country with the least disparity in coverage of urban sector is

Solution

The least disparity => The least difference between the coverage in urban drinking water facilities and the coverage in urban sanitation facilities.

Phillipines has a disparity of 92-88 = 4, which is the least.

Hence, option C is the answer.

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