Please note that the 2013 USAID Water and Development Strategy has now been replaced by the 2017 U.S. Government Global Water Strategy and USAID Water and Development Plan.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.
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: