private sector

Final Report

Philippine Water Revolving Fund (PWRF) Follow-On Program – Final Report

The Philippine Water Revolving Fund (PWRF) was an innovative lending program that leveraged public funds with private financing for water and sanitation projects. USAID brought to bear its technical assistance to design, assess feasibility of and structure the Fund; build capability among market players; and provide marketing and institutional support at operational stage. It also provided credit enhancements to private investors.

Webinar

Webinar: How WASH Financing Facilities Can Close the Finance Gap for Universal Access

An estimated $114 billion annual financing gap is preventing countries from providing universal access to water and sanitation. How are countries going to fill this gap? As part of its effort to address this challenge, USAID’s Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Finance Project (WASH-FIN) reviewed the landscape of financing facilities designed to aggregate, leverage, and blend sources and uses of finance for WASH and other sectors. 

Article

Strengthening Zambia’s WASH Infrastructure Improves Health, Changes Lives

The Millennium Challenge Corporation’s (MCC’s) Zambia Compact provided $355 million to improve the water supply, sanitation, and drainage infrastructure in the capital city of Lusaka. It also supported the government’s ongoing water sector reform efforts by strengthening partner institutions and facilitating potential private sector investment opportunities. Approximately 1.2 million Zambians are expected to benefit from these investments over the next 20 years.

Evaluation

WASH for Life Partnership Evaluation

Findings from an evaluation of the partnership between the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene team and USAID’s Development Innovation Ventures
Report

Sustaining WASH services Through Market Based Approaches: Field Experiences by the KIWASH Project

This paper underscores the need for market-based approaches in the delivery and management of Water and Sanitation services especially in the rural and peri-urban areas. The paper seeks to highlight the important role that WASH enterprises which mostly serve as gap fillers in the many rural, urban & peri-urban areas that are mostly unserved / underserved plays in service provision.

Document

Private Sector Engagement in the Water Security Improvement Process

Improving the sustainability of a watershed requires active engagement with all major water users — particularly private sector actors, which can be large, impactful and politically influential water users. However, engaging the private sector in broader water security efforts requires understanding their motivations and drivers, including their water risks and business opportunities.

Blog

Solutions for Pollution

SWP’s panel of experts discusses how best to address challenges of poor water quality.

Webinar

Webinar: Scaling Market-Based Sanitation

The USAID-funded Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Partnerships and Learning for Sustainability (WASHPaLS) project presented an analysis on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 of market-based sanitation (MBS).