In the Democratic Republic of Congo, Dieudonné Mbuka looks on as community members build a channel for water, so the surrounding land can be drained and used for farming. Photo Credit: Marisa Traniello/USAID



In addition to USAID's regional and country-level water programming, the Agency funds a wide variety of global initiatives to increase the reliability and sustainability of water supply; improve hygiene and public health; and extend sanitation coverage and promote associated behavioral change. Managed from Washington, DC, these global initiatives combine the resources and technical expertise of both the public and private sectors to help deliver sustainable WASH solutions, at scale, in partner communities across Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East.

Current USAID global programming to improve water and sanitation in support of Sustainable Development Goal Target 6 includes: