Life in peri-urban Matlab  Country boats transport people across the Meghna-Dhonagoda River.  Photo credit: Rob Hope/REACH


Many parts of the world today are experiencing significant levels of rural-to-urban migration, as rural residents flock to cities in search of greater economic opportunity and a better quality of life. However, due to high costs of living, many migrants end up in peri-urban settlements on the fringes of major cities, where they often find themselves disconnected from municipal water and sanitation services. USAID seeks to enhance public health in peri-urban communities through improvements to local access to WASH infrastructure, and through work with water and sanitation utilities to extend their service into these neighborhoods. This collection page contains resources showcasing best practices and lessons learned for WASH infrastructure and services in peri-urban settings.

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