Strengthening Urban Resilience for Growth with Equity – Philippines

The Strengthening Urban Resilience for Growth with Equity (SURGE) Project is a five-year, $47.8 million project, which fosters the development of conditions for broad-based, inclusive and resilient economic growth for a critical mass of cities and surrounding areas outside Metro Manila, Cebu, and Davao. SURGE assists cities and adjacent areas to plan effectively, guarantee basic public services, reduce business transaction costs, promote competitiveness, support sustainable development, and reduce disaster and climate change risks while ensuring inclusive and sustainable growth.


Commercialization of Afghanistan Water & Sanitation Activity

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 the Afghan Urban Water Supply and Sewerage Corporation (AUWSSC), the country's central authority on water supply and sewage, in the cities of Jalalabad, Mazar-e-Sharif, Ghazni, and Gardez to assist with improving water supply management. Later during its implementation, USAID extended the project to focus on Kandahar and four satellite towns.