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

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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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    PASS promotes healthy outcomes for the poor, especially women and children, in selected slum settlements of Delhi to reduce household poverty by promoting service equity, improving liquid and solid waste management and creating health awareness....
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    This grant provides technical support to the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA), states and Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) to enable them to implement the Swachh Bharat (Clean India) Mission at the national, state and city levels. The...
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    Rapid growth in developing countries and the added stress of climate change threaten the reliability of infrastructure services, which are critical to achieving development objectives. CRIS is working with cities in developing countries and USAID...
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    Sustaining Health Outcomes through the Private Sector (SHOPS) Plus is USAID’s flagship initiative in private sector health. The project seeks to harness the full potential of the private sector and catalyze public-private engagement to improve...
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    More than 660 million people meet each new day without safe drinking water. One in three people still lack access to a toilet, and every day more than 350,000 children are born into a world that produces less food than it did the day before. Water...
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    The Strengthening Urban Resilience for Growth with Equity (SURGE) Project is a five-year, $47.8 million project, which fosters the development of conditions for broad-based, inclusive and resilient economic growth for a critical mass of cities and...
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    This grant activity will strengthen Malians’ ability to lead healthy, productive lives by promoting malaria prevention and treatment, good nutrition and hygiene practices as well as reproductive health behaviors like family planning. Pairing social...
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    Known locally as the USAID/Twiyubake1 Program, the ISVP Program aims to improve the protection of at least 50,000 vulnerable populations from adverse circumstances in 12 target districts of Rwanda. This work reducesthe risk and impact of health...
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    This activity will design and field validate ultra-low pressure drip irrigation systems for the MENA region that will cut pumping energy by 50%, enable drip systems to run on low-pressure municipal water supplies, and facilitate the dissemination of...
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    The USAID Partnership for Advancing Community Based Services( PACS) Activity is designed to provide technical and operational support to the Government of Liberia’s Ministries of Health (MOH), Public Works (MPW), and Gender, Child and Social...
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    Kenya RAPID is a five-year development program bringing together public and private institutions to increase access to water and sanitation for people and water for livestock, and to rebuild a healthy rangeland-management ecosystem. Kenya RAPID...
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    UBALE, which means partnership in Chichewa and also stands for United in Building and Advancing Life Expectations, is a key element of USAID’s comprehensive development cooperation strategy in Malawi.  The project is implemented with local NGOs...
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    The Corporate Plan was developed with support from USAID through its Sustainable Water and Sanitation in Africa (SUWASA) project. The SUWASA project is part of the policy reform process that is aimed at strengthening SSUWC’s institutional framework...
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    Strengthening Local Capacity for Climate Change Adaptation in the Hualgayoc high-Andes Ecosystems strengthens local government capacity to design and implement climate change adaptation plans and policies and strengthens capacity for integrated...
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    The purpose of the project is to disseminate and disseminate effectiveness of adaptation measures (MoA) to climate change, with the objective of leveraging public and private funds, and this way to scale up investment for sustainable management of...
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    The Water and Development IDIQ (WADI) will support USAID missions, bureaus, and other operating units in implementing USAID’s Water and Development Strategy. Task orders implemented through this IDIQ will reflect the Agency’s strategic direction in...
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    The USAID Bureau for Global Health’s flagship Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP) focuses on 27 high-priority countries with the ultimate goal of preventing child and maternal deaths. The Program is introducing and supporting high-impact,...
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  • Tuberculosis CARE1 (TB CARE1 Program )
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    Challenge TB (CTB) is a five year global United States Agency for International Development (USAID)- funded project implemented by the CTB partnership with KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation (KNCV) as the prime. The project builds and expands upon...
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    Jordan loses over 50 percent of its precious water to non-revenue water (NRW). NRW is water loss in the system due to illegal theft, leakage, or inaccurate metering. The NRW activity will support the GOJ to achieve the ambitious targets from the...
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    USAID/West Africa’s Sanitation Service Delivery (SSD) Program seeks to dramatically scale-up sanitation services delivery through market-based approaches that strategically complement the recent policy shifts and massive demand generation efforts in...
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