For more than 50 years, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has worked in cooperation with U.S. and international partners to save and improve lives around the world. USAID is committed to an approach that values partnerships and embraces a spirit of innovation. Success is measured in high-impact, results-oriented projects that are sustainable, and foster knowledge and ownership in communities.
This report looks at USAID water programming for Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 to protect and strengthen water resources for the well-being of both people and the environment throughout the developing world. Water is cross-cutting and vital to other USAID programs, including the President’s Feed the Future, Global Health, and Global Climate Change Initiatives. While the Agency’s new Water and Development Strategy was under development in FY2011, it had not yet been completed and therefore did not yet have any effect on programming.