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Financing Africa’s Future with Access to Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene
In my home country of Ghana, while 81% of people have access to at least basic drinking water services, only 18% have access to at least basic sanitation services (USAID).
The African Ministers’ WASH Finance Brief
All African countries adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development calling for universal and equitable access to safe water, sanitation, and hygiene by 2030.
The Case for Using Decision Support Tools (DST) for Sanitation-Related Policymaking
This poster summarizes the case for using Decision Support Tools (DST) for sanitation-related policymaking.
The State of Food and Agriculture 2020: Overcoming water challenges in agriculture
More than three billion people live in agricultural areas with high to very high levels of water shortages and scarcity, and almost half of them face severe constraints.
Five Ways USAID is Supporting Sustainable Sanitation
Global Waters Article
Despite the demonstrated health, economic, social, and environmental benefits that sanitation improvements provide, governments consistently underfund and place a low priority on sanitation.
Policy Diffusion in the Rural Sanitation Sector: Lessons from Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS)
This paper uses a qualitative approach to analyze the reasons and processes that drove the wide diffusion of CLTS.
Doing More with Less : Smarter Subsidies for Water Supply and Sanitation
This report explores how scarce public resources can be used most effectively to achieve universal delivery of water supply and sanitation services.
USAID at the 2020 UNC Water and Health Conference
The 2020 UNC Water and Health Conference: Science, Policy, and Practice, hosted by the University of North Carolina (UNC)-Chapel Hill, will take place from October 26–30, 2020.
Rethinking The Economics of Water in Rural Africa
Rural Africa faces an ongoing challenge to provide safe drinking water to everyone.
Water and WASH Futures 2022: Achieving SDG 6 in a Changing Climate
Global development professionals and communities are working hard towards Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6, but climate change is highlighting the critical need for water, sanitation and hygiene and water resource management professionals to w