WASHPaLs: Providing Convenient Access to Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Expertise

The Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Partnerships and Learning for Sustainability (WASHPaLS) project is a five-year (2016–2021) Task Order working to improve water supply, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) programming by identifying, sharing, and guiding the use of best practices for the delivery of WASH services and sustained behavior change. Through operational research, small grants, and technical assistance, the project works with USAID, governments, key sector donors and implementers to fill evidence gaps related to rural sanitation and behavior change. WASHPaLS is implemented by Tetra Tech in collaboration with a team of globally renowned NGOs and small business partners, including Aquaya Institute, FHI 360, FSG, and Iris Group.

Led by an internal technical committee of leading academics and supported by an external Advisory Board of distinguished practitioners and policymakers, WASHPaLS offers USAID missions and technical bureaus ready access to thought leaders and analytical expertise across a wide range of WASH themes. WASHPaLS can provide bespoke technical expertise that is responsive to analytical and programmatic needs and grounded in the unique economic, social norms and local systems of each country or context. Our short-term technical assistance (STTA) assignments apply evidence-based technical acumen based on international best practices and stress participatory design and close engagement with national stakeholders, local systems, and ongoing programs.