This paper aims to analyze the water, sanitation, and malnutrition situation in Pakistan and to evaluate the sustainable development goals situation. To find the association, this study applies a chi-square test utilizing a sample of 3,575 children of age less than five years, extracted from the data of Pakistan Demographic and Health Survey (PDHS) 2017-18. The results of chi-square show that underweight and stunting have a significant association with water and sanitation in Pakistan. Pakistan's progress in sustainable development goals is yet slow, especially targets of goal 3 and goal 6, which are far behind other countries of the region. The study concludes that there is a need to allocate more resources in programs such as water, sanitation, nutrition, and poverty reduction to uplift the socio-economic standard of the common folk.
1-Rafit Saheed MPhil Scholar, School of Public Policy, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, Islamabad, Pakistan.2-Hafsa Hina Assistant Professor, Head of PIDE School of Social Sciences, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, Islamabad, Pakistan.3-Muhammad Shahid Former MPhil Scholar, Department of Health Economics, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, Islamabad, Pakistan.