Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Partnerships and Learning for Sustainability (WASHPaLS)

WASHPaLS aims to improve USAID’s WASH programming by providing technical support to USAID missions, generating new knowledge about the effective implementation of selected interventions and disseminating learning both within and outside of USAID.

Designed to complement other USAID/Washington WASH technical leadership programming managed by the E3 and Africa bureaus, WASHPaLS focuses particularly on WASH interventions that contribute to improved sanitation access and hygiene behaviors in rural areas. A prime focus will be providing sector leadership through innovation and operational research activities that build a rigorous evidence base for new interventions and approaches to address priority problems related to hardware/technologies, behavior change, and the enabling environment for WASH.