“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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    USAID's Commercialization of Afghanistan Water and Sanitation Activity (CAWSA) program was designed to develop a viable commercial business model for urban water and sanitation service delivery in Afghanistan. The project worked with local units of...
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    The West Africa Water Initiative (WAWI) works with communities and governments in Ghana, Mali, and Niger:  To increase the access to sustainable, safe water and environmental sanitation for poor and vulnerable communities in rural and peri-urban...
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    From 2008 - 2014, the Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP) worked in more than 50 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean to improve the health of women and their families. USAID’s flagship maternal and child...
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    The project started in 2008 with a focus on improving health service delivery in the counties of Bong, Nimba, Lofa, River Gee and Grand Cape Mount. In 2011, RBHS shifted from its original focus to capacity building of the MOHSW and County Health...
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    In Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), socioeconomic development has been inhibited by a lack of development funds. In addition, worsening insecurity in the region is contributing to the gap in development between FATA and the...
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    USAID’s program focused on birth preparedness and maternity services, newborn care and treatment, treatment of child illnesses, health systems strengthening, and household water, sanitation, and hygiene improvement. As new programs are currently...
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    RTI is responsible for the implementation of the Project "Pollution Management in the Alto-Lago Titicaca Hydrographic Hub" (PROLAGO), which began in FY 2009 and has as a general objective "to contribute to the improvement of health and environmental...
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    The Sudan Infrastructure Services Project, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), was initiated in 2007 to provide critical public infrastructure and capacity building activities in support of the 2005 Comprehensive Peace...
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    In response to the influx of Syrian refugees,USAID built on previous projects' previous success through a complex crisis fund-supported cost extension from May 2013 to October 2015. To this effect, CBIWDM II came to life to reduce the social and...
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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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