The Senator Paul Simon Water for the World Act of 2014 builds on the Water for the Poor Act of 2005 and sets principles for WASH projects to achieve maximum impact by focusing on priority countries, and emphasizes that resources go to those that are in the most need of WASH programming. It also emphasizes the importance of WASH and making WASH programs more efficient. The Water for the World Act of 2014 also ensures that all U.S. Government agencies focusing on WASH are working closely together to achieve long term impact.
About the Water for the Poor Act of 2005
The Senator Paul Simon Water for the Poor Act of 2005 One of the primary sources of guidance for USAID water programming is the Water for the Poor Act. As amended to the Foreign Assistance Act, this legislation defines access to safe water and sanitation for developing countries as a specific policy objective of U.S. foreign assistance programs. Each year USAID, with the U.S. Department of State, reports to the U.S. Congress on progress achieved towards the goals of this Act.