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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. 

USAID Water Activities

  • Sustainable Water Partnership (SWP)
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    The Sustainable Water Partnership (SWP) is a five-year, Leader with Associates cooperative agreement that supports USAID thought leadership, innovation, and action in global water security by...
  • Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Partnerships and Learning for Sustainability (WASHPaLS)
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    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...
  • TRANSFORM/WASH
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    There has been a great deal of progress in the sanitation and hygiene sector in Ethiopia during the past five years, much of it achieved through the Government’s Health Extension Program, where seven...
  • District Coverage of Health Services (DISCOVER)
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    Zambia has a largely rural population of 13.1 million, of whom 45% are below the age of 15. Although the population is relatively small, it is geographically scattered, making delivery of equitable...
  • Nepal Health and Hygiene Activity (HHA)
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    The USAID-funded, five-year (2016 – 2021) Health and Hygiene Activity, named as Swachchhata, aims to contribute to Nepal’s 2014–2018 Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) goal of a...
  • Suaahara (Good Nutrition) II (Suaahara II)
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    The Suaahara II project in Nepal, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), builds on the success of the Suaahara I project. The project’s goal is to improve the nutritional...
  • Growth Through Nutrition
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    Despite great progress, undernutrition rates in Ethiopia remain poor. The key child indicators of stunting, wasting and underweight are at unacceptably high levels nationwide. The key child...
  • The Water and Development IDIQ (WADI)
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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...
  • Sustainable WASH Systems Initiative (SWS)
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    Applying, researching, and learning about systems-based approaches to improve the sustainability of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene services​.
  • Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Finance (WASH-FIN)
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    Closing financing gaps to achieve universal access to water and sanitation services through sustainable and creditworthy business models, increased public funding and expanded access to market...