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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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    The project operates in Nepal’s Far-Western Region, where low access to water and sanitation facilities contributes to decreased socioeconomic development. In 2009, a cholera epidemic in the Farand Mid-Western regions claimed over 300 lives,...
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    The objective of this five-year project (October 2014-October 2019) is to rebuild marine fisheries stocks and catches through adoption of responsible fishing practices. The project contributes to the Government of Ghana’s fisheries development...
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    USAID’s Regional Water Management Forum seeks to improve regional transboundary water management and promote sustainable management practices. The Forum promotes dialogue on water issues outside of high-level inter-government channels, particularly...
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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 Regional Agricultural Development Program-North (RADP-N) is a sustainable agriculture development program that works in six provinces of northern Afghanistan (Jawzjan, Balkh, Samangan, Baghlan, Kunduz and Badakhshan) in support of U.S....
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    Nexos Locales’s main objective is to strengthen the local governments of 29 municipalities of the western high plateau of Guatemala and guarantee an inclusive, responsible and effective development. To this end, the emphasis is on core issues of...
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    Following repeated large-scale humanitarian emergencies in the Sahel, USAID recognized that continuing to treat these recurrent crises as acute emergencies is extremely costly and does not effectively address their underlying causes. Thus, USAID’s...
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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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    One out of three (32.4%) children under the age of five in Cambodia are stunted. The prevalence of stunting is 10% higher among children born to mothers from the lowest wealth quintile (42%). Recent data also suggest that exclusive breastfeeding...
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    Agricultural Innovation Program (AIP) for Pakistan is working to sustainably increase agricultural productivity and incomes in the agricultural sector through the promotion and dissemination of modern technologies/practices in the livestock,...
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    The success of a future Palestinian state depends upon an infrastructure system capable of providing basic services to a growing population. Prior to USAID intervention, years of underinvestment, poor maintenance, and a lack of repairs led to a...
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    Sikasso Region is one of the most affected regions by malnutrition in Mali. According to the Standardized Monitoring and Assessment of Relief and Transitions Survey in 2016, 30.2 percent of children under 5 years of age are stunted. Causes of...
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    The Palestinian Community Infrastructure Development Program (PCID) is a five-year program which began in March 2013 and will finish in March 2018. The Program aims to increase Palestinians’ access to water and sanitation as well as other small and...
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    KAVES aims to improve economic stability and food security by improving nutritional outcomes, providing WASH training, reducing chronic under-nutrition, building and diversifying sustainable value chains, and increasing productivity and incomes of...
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    The Multi-Input Area Development—Global Development Alliance (MIAD-GDA) is a partnership between USAID and the Aga Khan Development Network to improve the quality of life in Afghanistan's Badakhshan Province by strengthening health, education,...
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    With the adoption of the 2010 Constitution, Kenya set itself on a path toward devolution, introducing a new system of governance that includes 47 county governments with governors and legislatures. The purpose of AHADI is to support Kenya’s vision...
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    Resilience and Economic Growth in Arid Lands – Accelerated Growth is a five-year activity that increases economic growth in rural communities in Kenya by building a more inclusive and competitive livestock value chain. It encourages growth by...
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    Mozambique’s coastal cities serve as economic hubs and primary drivers of the country’s development. These coastal cities house much of the country’s key infrastructure and productive workforce, which are vital to sustaining the strong economic...
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    The KISAN project, part of USAID’s global Feed the Future (FTF) initiative, is a $20 million five-year program working to advance food security objectives by increasing agricultural productivity. Nepal was one of 19 countries chosen for the...
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    Agricultural productivity in Haiti has systematically declined in the last three decades. A shift to annual cropping on steep slopes has caused erosion and exacerbated flooding that affects the slopes, as well as the productive plain areas. The...
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    AIDS, Population and Health Integrated Assistance Plus IMARISHA (Integrated Marginal Arid Regions Innovative Socialized Health Approach) is a five-year activity designed to sustainably improve the health of communities in the Northern Arid Lands of...
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    Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare is a partnership between Moi University School of Medicine, Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital, and a consortium of U.S. medical schools led by Indiana University. It was established in 2001 as a...
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    Funzo Kenya supports the Government of Kenya’s efforts to make dramatic changes to its health worker education and training systems. “Funzo” means training in Kiswahili. The activity works across the public and private sectors to strengthen pre-...
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    The objective of LGP is to enhance USAID’s assistance to the Government of Tajikistan in implementation of its 2009 Law “On Self-Government Bodies in Towns and Villages”. On the subnational level, the project aims to improve local government’s...
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    Not only is infrastructure development in the West Bank being performed in a constantly evolving, highly politicized environment, but since assuming limited self-rule over portions of the West Bank and Gaza in 1993, the Palestinian Authority (PA)...
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    Through USAID/ PEPFAR, “Turengere Abana Program “ let us protect the children Program; FXB Rwanda received a grant to support vulnerable households permanently escape poverty by providing a comprehensive package of support, helping households and...
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    The project’s overall goal is to reduce food and nutrition insecurity for the most vulnerable rural families in targeted regions. To achieve the goal, PAISANO aims to increase household access to food, reduce malnutrition among girls and boys under...
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    The Satpara Development Project is constructing on-farm irrigation systems on 15,500 acres downstream from the Satpara Dam in Gilgit-Baltistan. The project is improving the supply of irrigation water by lining the primary, secondary, and tertiary...
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    The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has traditionally operated in a highly centralized manner, with limited authorities delegated to the subnational levels. But in 2006, the new constitution made several profound institutional reforms based...
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    A combination of low productivity, maizecentric farming, and poor value chain development for diversified crops has resulted in stagnated agricultural growth in Zambia. PROFIT+ builds on previous USAID-funded activities by connecting agricultural...
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    The focus of the project was to increase awareness of and engagement with the community and this focus saw new milestones in delivering sustainable health impact across the 6 health areas namely: HIV prevention, malaria, family planning, maternal...
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    The Resiliency through Wealth, Agriculture, and Nutrition (RWANU) project is designed to reduce food insecurity among vulnerable people in South Karamoja, Uganda. RWANU means “future” in NgaKarimojong. This five-year, Development Food Aid Program is...
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    The 1.2 million inhabitants of the Karamoja sub-region of northeastern Uganda face a slow crisis produced by the breakdown of their traditional agro-pastoralist livelihood strategy, repeated climactic shocks and ongoing insecurity from cattle...
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    Located in Central Asia, Tajikistan is a post-conflict, post-Soviet country with significant food security needs: 10.4 percent of the population in the Feed the Future target region lives on less than $1.25 a day, and many women and children are...
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    The Pastoralist Areas Resilience Improvement and Market Expansion (PRIME) project, funded under the United States government’s Feed the Future initiative, was launched in October 2012 in one of the most shock-prone areas of the world, the drylands...
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    NHSDP is the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)/Bangladesh’s largest health initiative; this flagship project is the latest in a series of programs going back to at least 1998 that have sought to improve the ability of local...
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    Financial Inclusion for Rural Microenterprises (FIRM) is a financial services activity that works in agriculture, clean/renewable energy and policy reform. FIRM facilitates the expansion of financial services and investment for entrepreneurs and...
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    Sindh is Pakistan’s second largest province in population and economic output. Despite Sindh’s economic progress, however, education indicators remain low. According to data from the Pakistan Social and Living Standards Measurement (PLSM) 2014-2015...
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    LMWP will assist local and national authorities in developing plans for urban water supply and sanitation improvements, implementing short and medium-term water supply infrastructure improvements, and re-establishing local capability to sustainably...
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    NASA/WISP activity’s objective is to improve water resources and agricultural management and planning within and across beneficiary countries based on quantitative and spatial-based decision making tools. NASA/WISP activity was developed out of a...
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    The SSDI-Services project set out to improve the health and well-being of the population of Malawi by implementing an integrated service delivery program that sought to significantly expand and improve quality of priority Essential Health Package (...
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    It is widely recognized that inadequate access to water and sanitation services has enormous health, economic and social consequences. Poor water quality continues to pose a major threat to human health. Diarrheal disease is the second leading cause...
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    The regional water problems in MENA countries are rather universal, vary in intensity and impact, but share common problems in water scarcity, poor investment in water services to the poor, and limited coverage in water supply and sanitation. The...
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    "CAEWDP was formally established as a trust fund in 2010 by the Government of Switzerland and the World Bank. The Program supports the Central Asian (CA) countries (Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan) and the...
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    The Water and Development Alliance (WADA) is a collaboration between the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and The Coca-Cola Company and its Foundations, managed by the Global Environment & Technology Foundation, to promote...
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    The SERVIR project is helping people in more than 45 countries access and use satellite imagery and climate and weather information to make better decisions about development. A collaboration between USAID and NASA, SERVIR has established hubs in...
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    The Permanent Interstate Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel (CILSS) conducts research and distributes information on climate and weather patterns, water management, market systems and agricultural statistics, and implements early-warning...
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    Support to International Fund to Save the Aral Sea - Analysis of Socio-Economic Dimension of Regional Trans-Boundry Water/Energy Coordination USAID partnered with the Executive Committee for the International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea to develop...
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    To respond to the El Niño drought crisis in Mozambique, and support the goals of the PEPFAR program, USAID/Mozambique is funding the expansion of drought and flood resilient water supply systems to communities and health facilities in 14 heavily...
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    The Natural Infrastructure for Water Security (NIWS) project is funded by the United States Agency for International Development and the Government of Canada. It aims to scale up investments in natural infrastructure in Peru to safeguard water...
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