Benin

Partnership

Water and Development Alliance

The Water and Development Alliance (WADA) is a collaboration between the USAID and The Coca-Cola Company and its Foundations, managed by the Global Environment & Technology Foundation, to promote improved water management and expand clean water access to help build sustainable communities in the developing world.

Fact Sheet

Water and Development Alliance Partnership Overview

The Coca-Cola Company (TCCC) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) have created a unique partnership to address community water needs in developing countries around the world.

Partnership

Global Handwashing Partnership

The Global Handwashing Partnership is a coalition that brings together the expertise, experience, ideas, resources, and reach of the public and private sectors around the world to promote handwashing with soap. We recognize hygiene as a pillar of international development and health as an easy, effective, and affordable “do-it-yourself vaccine” that prevents infections and saves lives.

Activity

Enhanced Agricultural Productivity, Food Security, and Natural Resources Management

CILSS conducts research and distributes information on climate and weather patterns, water management, market systems and agricultural statistics, and implements early-warning systems for ecological events that affect farmers. Through these endeavors, CILSS aims to help vulnerable populations of the Sahel and West Africa (WA) to better predict, adapt to and recover from their changing environment.

Activity

WASHplus

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 household air pollution (HAP). This multi-year project (2010-2016), led by FHI 360 in partnership with CARE and Winrock International, is funded through USAID’s Bureau for Global Health. WASHplus is also joined by a diverse set of NGO, university, and private sector resource partners.

Country Overview

Benin

Benin is a stable and peaceful country that has maintained more than two decades of democratic governance. The country’s refurbished port, increased investments in infrastructure, and sustained economic growth rate of around 5.5% underscore its potential to move in the right direction.  However, the country continues to face many of the same challenges related to endemic poverty that affects countries in the region.  Benin ranks 166 out of 187 countries on the Human Development Index, and more than a third of the population lives in poverty.

Activity

Sanitation Service Delivery

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 West Africa. The SSD program will develop, test, and scale market-based models, reaching all segments of the unserved population, to achieve and sustain an improved level of sanitation service over time.