Created in 2010, the Sanitation and Water for All Partnership (SWA) is a multi-stakeholder global platform to support member countries in achieving universal access to safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). SWA’s goal is to mobilize the full range of partner expertise to support national governments in achieving their targets for access to safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene. Consistent with the S enator Paul Simon Water for the World Act of 2014 , the U.S. Global Water Strategy, and USAID’s emphasis on the Journey to Self-Reliance, USAID is committed to SWA’s collaborative partnership model, and to its objectives of strengthening water and sanitation systems, governance and finance in order to increase sustainable, resilient, and self-reliant access to WASH.
In April 2019, to coincide with the Sanitation and Water for All Partnership’s biannual Sector Ministers’ Meeting, USAID made a multi-year commitment to SWA partners and the global WASH community. These commitments state the Agency’s plans to align with SWA’s multi-stakeholder approach by contributing specific support and investments over a three-year period.