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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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    Water Access Sanitation and Hygiene for the Urban Poor (WASH-UP), funded by USAID, helped to improve availability and access to water and sanitation services in three slum communities of Accra and two slum communities in the urban area of Sekondi-...
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    From June 2012 to December 2017, the USAID-funded Resilience in the Limpopo Basin Program (RESILIM) contributed to significant advances in water management, biodiversity, and climate change adaptation across an area of Southern Africa as large as...
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    USAID/Kenya supported an integrated service delivery model to improve the health of Kenyans in all 47 counties. AIDS, Population and Health Integrated Assistance Program, also known as APHIAplus, Health Communications and Marketing used social...
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    The PREPARED Project was a five year initiative funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to strengthen the resilience and sustainability of East Africa economies, transboundary and freshwater ecosystems and...
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    The pastoralist production system in Ethiopia, once a model of adaptive environmental balance, is under ever-increasing threat. Population growth, climate change, and policy trends are placing pressure on pastoralist communities, whose livelihoods...
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    The vision of the partnership was to establish a long-term, mutually beneficial academic partnership between the U.S. and Ethiopian institutions to train the next generation of leaders to develop and manage Ethiopia’s water resources in a...
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    PSNP-GRAD seeked to bring change on multiple levels including: economic opportunities, financial services, agricultural extension services, women’s resiliency, nutritional status, and climate change resiliency, while creating a sustainable...
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    Mafraq is a provincial capital of 60,000 people in northern Jordan, about 15 km from the Syrian border. Mafraq’s existing wastewater treatment plant (WWTP), approximately 6 km north of city, utilizes stabilization ponds for wastewater treatment on a...
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    The WASHplus project in Kenya supported the Ministry of Health and its partners to scale up improved water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) practices and incorporated them into HIV policies and interventions. The project worked closely with...
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    USAID/Kenya supported an integrated service delivery model to improve the health of Kenyans across the country. The AIDS, Population and Health Integrated Assistance Program, also known as APHIAPlus, combined family planning, maternal/child health,...
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    APHIAplus Nuru ya Bonde improved the lives of mothers, children and their families in Kenya’s Rift Valley region. The project focused on delivery of quality health services related to HIV/AIDS, family planning, reproductive health, malaria and...
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    USAID Kenya supported an integrated service delivery model to improve the health of Kenyans across the country. The AIDS, Population and Health Integrated Assistance program, also known as APHIAplus, combined family planning, maternal/child health,...
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    In early 2014 the Mission is investing in the SPRING (Strengthening Partnerships, Results, and Innovations in Nutrition Globally) Project. SPRING will focus on averting wasting and stunting among 60,000 children through supporting work in the...
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    Indonesia is still facing a high maternal mortality rate, weak education system, high unemployment and environmental management challenges. The PRESTASI Program provided opportunities for Indonesians to study for an advanced degree in the USA as...
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    Since 2011, USAID/OFDA has provided more than $1.5 million to the CADRE program, enabling USAID/OFDA and USAID/Indonesia to partner in funding projects that educate and engage communities and local officials in climate change adaptation measures and...
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    Diarrhea is a major public health problem in Indonesia. The national prevalence of diarrhea is 11 percent, and it is one of the biggest killers of children under five. Multiple studies (eg. Fewtrel L et al., 2005; Curtis, 2003) suggest that hygiene...
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    Indonesia, with more than 17,000 islands, is the world’s largest archipelagic nation, possessing a tremendous richness of marine biological resources and some of the world’s most important fisheries. The country is at the heart of the Coral Triangle...
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    Efforts are underway to improve nutrition outcomes in Nigeria, including efforts by the Federal Ministry of Health and many Nigerian nongovernmental organizations. Although global trends show a gradual decline in stunting worldwide, Nigeria’s rate...
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    Sustainable Water and Sanitation in Africa (SUWASA) is a regional initiative of the US Agency for International Development (USAID), implemented by Tetra Tech, with a mission of fostering the transformation of water and sanitation delivery services...
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    MCHIP in Mozambique focused on building a favorable national policy environment while supporting the Ministry of Health in two of their national priorities: to scale up the Model Maternities Initiative (MMI) and the Cervical and Breast Cancer...
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    Since 2001, HtW has been providing health care services in Haiti’s overcrowded, understaffed and under-equipped prison system. A primary focus of this effort is the identification, prevention, and management of infectious diseases, especially HIV/...
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    Ranked 186th out of 187 countries in the UNDP’s 2013 Human Development Index, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) faces critical challenges that affect its capacity to ensure a peaceful and sustainable living for its inhabitants. While...
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    The objective of the Tuendelee Pamoja program was to improve food security among vulnerable families in two ways: by improving socio-economic conditions, and by improving the health and nutrition of individuals, women, and young children. Specific...
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    The RISE program sought to reduce food insecurity among vulnerable families in North Kivu. The program was based on three key strategic objectives: Diversified production and increased incomes for small farmers; Improved nutritional status of...
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    Zambian smallholder agriculture is dominated by a single crop, maize, and characterized be little private sector investment. CASH works with over 5,000 smallholder horticulture producers and processers in Eastern and Lusaka provinces to increase...
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    SPLASH’s overall objective was to improve learning outcomes among students in the 495 schools reached by the program. However, since funding came from the “Paul Simon Water for The Poor Act” earmark, SPLASH was also expected to respond to the key...
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    Senegal’s fisheries play a critical role in food security, livelihoods, and local and national economic growth. Fisheries products constitute 12.3 % of export earnings and 1.3 percent of Senegal’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) (not including post-...
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    Improving the health of the Senegalese population is a priority Development Objective (DO) of the United States Agency for International Development in Senegal (USAID/Senegal). In order to achieve this objective, USAID/Senegal continues to build...
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    Improving the health of the Senegalese population is a priority Development Objective (DO) of the United States Agency for International Development in Senegal (USAID/Senegal). In order to achieve this objective, USAID/Senegal continues to build...
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    The purpose of IFPRI’s PSSP is to contribute to pro-poor economic growth and food security through strengthened national capacity to design and implement evidence-based policy reforms. The overall goal is to enhance agricultural growth and economic...
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    The five-year, $39 million Hariyo Ban project falls under the U.S. Government’s Global Climate Change Initiative, and is designed to reduce threats to the country’s ecosystems through interventions in two critical bio-diverse areas covering over a...
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    USAID has made substantial contributions to health and nutrition in partnership with the Government of Nepal (GON) and other external development partners. As part of its strategy to strengthen the country’s health and nutrition programs, USAID, in...
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    Su-SWASTHA operates in the Mid-Western Region where socio-economic development lags far behind. In 2009, there was an extensive cholera epidemic in the Mid- and Far Western Regions which claimed the lives of more than 300 people and drew attention...
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    CDM Smith (via their subsidiary CDM Constructors Inc.) was contracted by USAID/Tanzania (on an A&E IQC) to provide engineering services for the Technical Assistance to Support the Development of Irrigation and Rural Roads Infrastructure Project...
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    The Support for Service Delivery Integration (SSDI)-Communication project was a five year (2011-2016) USAID-funded social and behavior change communication (SBCC) project that worked with the Ministry of Health (MOH) and other stakeholders in Malawi...
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    Mwayi wa Mayo was a five-year Innovation Project (CS-27 cycle) running between I October 2011-31 March 2016. The project was funded by USAID's Child Survival and Health Grant Program (CSHGP), with matching funding from Save the Children, Towers...
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    The primary goal of the Rwanda Integrated Water Security Program (RIWSP) is to improve the sustainable management of water quantity and quality to positively impact human health, food security, and resiliency to climate change for vulnerable...
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    This project aims to strengthen community awareness and resilience to the impacts of global climate changes that negatively affect livelihoods in rural areas.
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    ESMPIN was a USAID-funded nationwide social marketing project focused on 15 priority states in Nigeria, aimed at improving maternal and child health by promoting family planning methods, and child health products. Some diseases like diarrhea,...
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    STEWARD III was a forest conservation and sustainable livelihoods project working in trans-boundary priority zones in the Upper Guinean Forest ecosystem, occurring in Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Côte d’Ivoire. It was the third iteration of...
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    IWASH facilitates accelerated achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) related to water and sanitation, in February 2010. The IWASH program goal is “to make measurable improvements in water supply, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), as...
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    The WASHplus project supports healthy households and communities by creating and delivering interventions that lead to significant improvements in access, practices, and health outcomes related to water supply, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) and...
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    The USAID Regional Management of Aquatic Resources and Economic Alternatives (MAREA) program worked to gain acceptance of the ban by bringing together officials from environmental and fishing agencies of the Central American countries along with...
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    The Regional Partnership for Culture and Development (RPCD) was a three-year, $7.2 million program funded by USAID/Egypt’s Office of Middle East Programs (OMEP).The goal of the program was to gather and disseminate information that will improve...
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    USAID and the Government of Jordan (GoJ) worked together to protect and conserve scarce resources through WRECP. The project supported the preservation of the environment, training on pollution prevention and environmental management, rehabilitation...
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    Jordan is one of the most water-scarce countries in the world. Rapid population growth coupled with economic development needs places huge strain on already limited water supplies. The added burden of a large refugee influx has caused water demand...
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    With the objective of improving how water resources are utilized and wastewater facilities are managed over the next 25 years, the Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Project (WIP) responded to dire improvements needed in the water sector. The...
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    The Kenya Horticulture Competitiveness Project improved food security and nutrition, and raises incomes for more than 200,000 smallholder farmers. The project helped farmers grow more and better quality fruits, vegetables, and flowers, with a...
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    Devastated by a 14-year civil war, the Liberian government established a peace accord and transition toward a democratic government in 2003. The nation has now undergone five years of peace building and reconstruction, investing in roads, schools,...
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    Urban areas across Indonesia have reached a critical juncture. Despite high levels of economic growth, access to basic services such as water supply and sanitation services are exceptionally low, especially for the urban poor. Only 37 percent of...
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    Indonesia is home to some of the world’s largest tropical rainforests and peatlands. Their stature is such that they are often referred to as the “lungs of the world.” These areas sustain rich biodiversity and are the habitat of many keystone...
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    Hati Kami, an urban health project located in the West Jakarta Municipality of Jakarta Province in Indonesia, was a four-year Innovation Child Survival and Health Grants Project (CSHGP). The project, whose name means “Our hearts”, was designed to...
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    The Community Livelihoods Project (CLP) was a multi-sectoral project in Yemen funded by USAID. CLP commenced implementation in July 2010 and has carried out interventions in the areas of health, education and agriculture. The agriculture program, a...
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    RGP was designed to strengthen government institutions at the national and local levels to help them improve the delivery of public services while encouraging more citizen participation in the political process. The program is also intended to...
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    Three decades of war and civil unrest have wreaked havoc on both Afghanistan‟s environment and the lives of its people. Since over 80 percent of the population live in rural areas and depend economically on the country‟s natural resource base,...
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    The SDS Program encompassed four core objectives to improve sustainability of decentralized service delivery by the Government of Uganda. Through its objectives, SDS worked to improve the capabilities of district local governments, so that district...
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    In Uganda, WASHplus worked in the districts of Kisoro, Kabale, and Kanungu to strengthen the capacity of USAID implementing partners—SPRING, Community Connector, STAR-SW, among others—to integrate WASH into both nutrition and HIV activities. In...
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    The Zambia Integrated Systems Strengthening Program (ZISSP) was a four-and-a-half year USAID-funded, Abt Associates-led project which increased the use of quality, high-impact health services through a health systems strengthening approach in Zambia...
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    The Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ), through the Ministry of Health (MOH), has committed to achieving Millennium Development Goal targets by improving the quality of health care services and providing greater and equitable access to...
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