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FY 2020 Global Water and Development Report

Summary

Released amidst the 7th anniversary of the Senator Paul Simon Water for the World Act, the FY 2020 annual Global Water and Development Report explores USAID’s water security, sanitation and hygiene activities and highlights USAID’s achievements towards targets and goals set out in the U.S. Government Global Water Strategy, which were met and exceeded ahead of schedule.

This report highlights USAID’s WASH approach across key thematic areas, including the COVID-19 response, data-informed decision making, climate resilience, managing water resources in fragile states, and empowering women, illustrating how USAID programming increased access to sustainable drinking water and sanitation services, strengthened sector governance and finance, and improved water resource management over the past year. The report also summarizes USAID FY 2020 WASH funding and the results of its water and sanitation activities in the countries where USAID works.

A brief of the report is now available in Arabic, French, Spanish, and Swahili.

Use the links below to learn more how USAID is achieving its water security, sanitation and hygiene development goals in countries around the world.

 

Snapshot of FY 20 Results

$216 million

mobilized outside of U.S. taxpayer funding

289

water and sanitation institutions strengthened

3.9 million

people gained access to sustainable water service (68 percent of those gaining access for the first time)

4.1 million

people gained access to sustainable sanitation service (90 percent of those gaining access for the first time)

51%

of those who gained access to sustainable water and sanitation services were women and girls