Water and Development Strategy 2013-2018

Water and Development Strategy 2013-2018.pdf

Please note that the 2013 USAID Water and Development Strategy has now been replaced by the 2017 U.S. Government Global Water Strategy and USAID Water and Development Plan. Click here for more information.


USAID launched its first global Water and Development Strategy to refine and focus USAID's approach to water programming. The five-year Strategy provided an increased focus on sustainability, working through host country systems, use of emerging science and technology, and learning from past efforts.

Strategic Focus

The goal of USAID's Water and Development Strategy was to save lives and advance development through improvements in water supply, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) programs, and through sound management and use of water for food security.

To achieve this goal, the Strategy set two strategic objectives and a series of intermediate results:

  • Water for Health: Improve health outcomes through the provision of sustainable WASH;
    • IR 1.1 – Increase first time and improved access to sustainable water supply
    • IR 1.2 – Increase first time and improved access to sustainable sanitation
    • IR 1.3 – Increase adoption of key hygiene behaviors
  • Water for Food: Manage water for agriculture sustainably and more productively to enhance food security.
    • IR 2.1 – Improve the efficiency and sustainability of food production in rainfed agricultural systems
    • IR 2.2 – Improve the efficiency and sustainability of food production from irrigated agricultural systems

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