Resource Collection

Asia Resources

As Asia plays a larger role in world affairs, USAID’s water programs in the region are focused on promoting improved health outcomes; ending hunger; reducing climate change impacts; and helping communities better manage their natural resources. Through partnerships with Asian governments, civil society, businesses, and nonprofits, USAID is working to harness the innovation and ideas that can tackle these challenges.

For more information on Asia, visit the Asia region home page.

Resource Collection

Africa Resources

The Agency’s water programs invest in Africa’s greatest resource – its people – and call on African leaders, thinkers, entrepreneurs, and innovators to work to end extreme poverty and sustain development for this and future generations.

For more information on Africa, visit the Africa region home page.

To learn more about USAID supported water programming, visit the Africa activities page.


More Water for Everyone (Photo Essay)

This photo essay was created by USAID in Exposure. USAID’s SPEED+ program (Supporting the Policy Environment for Economic Development) supports Mozambique’s National Directorate of Water Supply and Sanitation in setting technical and quality standards for private water providers and implementing licensing regulations to allow businesses to fill a gap in public water systems.


Rural Water Supply Network Series 2020

RWSN Webinar Series: Human Right to Water - Achievable by 2030?

This series of webinars will focus on “Human Right to Water - Achievable by 2030?” and will run every Tuesday from April 14th, 2020 until June 23rd, 2020, in English, French and Spanish.

Case Studies

Promoting Latrine Sales in CLTS Interventions through Integrated Sanitation Marketing

In 2015, after a decade of approaching rural sanitation by subsidizing latrine construction with minimal results, the Government of Senegal launched a new strategy for rural sanitation defined by a transfer of responsibility for the acquisition of sanitation services to communities. This created an opportunity for market-based approaches for increased sanitation outcomes.


In Senegal, Sanitation Means Dignity

Like many of us, Fatou Badji balances a hectic schedule. She is the chairlady of a women's group that sells onions and other essentials. She is also on the frontlines of addressing the global sanitation crisis. 

Today, six in 10 people lack proper sanitation, costing economies $260 billion annually. Poor sanitation leads to the deaths of more than a quarter-million children annually, and affects the safety of women and girls. 


POSTPONED - Sanitation and Water for All Finance Ministers’ Meeting, April 17, 2020

The upcoming SWA Finance Ministers’ Meeting (FMM) will be convened in Washington, D.C. USA, on April 17, 2020. The objective of the FMM is to highlight practical actions that finance ministers can take to mobilize additional financing through increased cost recovery, better planning, and improved efficiency to deliver universal access to water supply and sanitation. This will be achieved by presenting evidence, practical experience and active dialogue between participants.

Water Currents

Water Currents: Sanitation Topics

Because sanitation uptake continues to lag behind drinking water in terms of access gains, development practitioners are taking a closer look at what has and hasn’t worked in the past, modifying approaches that delivered early wins but not sustainable gains in coverage, and making sanitation financing a priority.