Water and Development Indicator Handbook

The Water and Development Indicator Handbook presents the set of performance monitoring indicators used to measure progress against the United States (U.S.) Government Global Water Strategy and United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Water and Development Plan. 

This handbook includes all current standard performance indicators. The handbook also provides guidance on how to measure specific indicators for a variety of programming types, including when results can be plausibly attributed to USAID activities. The indicators and monitoring guidance in this handbook provide a basis for demonstrating how activities can be linked to the achievement of water and sanitation objectives.   

This handbook is intended to be used by USAID staff and implementing partners involved in water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) programming in order to ensure correct use of USAID’s standard indicators.