“Natural leaders” have played a pivotal role in fostering community-based sanitation improvements in Ghana and elsewhere across West Africa.   Photo credit: USAID/Ghana

How We Work

USAID Water Activities

USAID continues to develop new approaches to meet global water challenges. The Agency is actively engaged with partners in securing new sources of finance for WASH; establishing systems-based approaches to strengthen service delivery; and conducting rigorous monitoring, evaluation, and learning to ensure the sustainability of its investments.

Detailed information on USAID’s water partnerships, centrally managed programs, and Water and Development Initiative mechanisms can be found in this section, including scopes of activities, technical areas of expertise, and products ranging from reports to videos. 

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    PAP was a public education and behavior change communications program whose ultimate goals were to increase “efficiency and conservation in the use of water and energy, proper solid waste handling practices, and the introduction of policy changes.”...
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    The LWWSS was designed to continue the USAID commitment to improve water supply and sanitation services for the people of Lebanon. The predecessor Lebanon Water Policy Program (LWPP) reflected a bold action by USAID to work directly with the...
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    The Laikipia Biodiversity Conservation Program supports the Laikipia Wildlife Forum, a membership-based organization established to conserve Laikipia’s wildlife and ecosystem integrity. The program improves the lives of Laikipia’s people by bringing...
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    Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) is generally a challenge in Ethiopia with coverage levels amongst the lowest in the world. USAID helped support the Alternative Basic Education (ABE) program to reach children with education through its project “...
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    In 2007 and 2008, Ethiopia was described by the World Food Program (WFP) as a global hunger “hot spot,” where the food insecurity emergency had put the wellbeing of more than 12 million people at risk. At that time, it was estimated that 6.4 million...
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    In order to meet Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) 4 and 5, the government of Ghana prioritized increasing the number of midwives to ensure that all births are attended by skilled providers. To meet this objective, the government opened 15 more...
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    The central objective of the ICFG Program was to work with partners at the local (Western Region coastal districts and their communities and other institutions) and national scales to assemble the necessary pre-conditions for a fresh approach to a...
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    AESP provided architectural and engineering services for USAID in various sectors, including water and sanitation, and energy. This seven-year program, valued at $97 million, ran from November 2009 to November 2016. The program initiated over 250...
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    The $127 million WINNER project, implemented by Chemonics International, began in June 2009 and was originally designed to protect watersheds by preserving hillsides, stabilizing waterways, and building non-farm livelihoods options. As a result of...
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    The Litani River Basin suffers the fate of many river basins around the world: increasing demands compete for limited natural resources. Groundwater over-exploitation, deforestation and overgrazing, unplanned urban sprawl, untreated wastewater...
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