USAID Water for Africa through Leadership and Institutional Support (WALIS) Program Summary

The Water for Africa through Leadership and Institutional Support (WALIS) Program reflects the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)’s latest thinking on achieving transformative improvements in access to clean water and improved sanitation. This six-year initiative, awarded under the Water and Development Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity contract, aims to bolster the ability of African leaders, donors, and stakeholders to better use existing data and analyses to shape national water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) policy, planning, and budgets to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). WALIS was originally a five-year initiative, but has been extended for a sixth year to respond to COVID-19 in Africa. This summary will cover activities completed in years one through five.