private sector

Video

Sanergy Explains "Why We Need to Talk $h*t"

Lindsay Stradley spoke at the 2017 TEDwomen conference about a major hurdle to the global sanitation efforts: No one wants to talk about poop.  Stradley's describes what she and her organization, Sanergy, do in Nairobi’s growing informal cities to build an economical sanitation solution.

Blog

South Africa: A New Model for Transformational USAID/Water Office Support?

South Africa is a country of many contradictions. Since the founding of the Republic of South Africa in 1994 and the fall of apartheid, its leadership has made significant strides towards helping the country to achieve Nelson Mandela’s dream of a “rainbow nation.” According to the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business index, it is the fourth-highest ranked economy in sub-Saharan Africa (after Mauritius, Rwanda and Botswana).

Blog

Strategy to Help Achieve Access for All

According to the 2015 WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme 435 million Africans lacked basic drinking water service, and 736 million Africans lacked basic sanitation service.  

In November 2017, the African Ministers’ Council on Water (AMCOW) took a concrete step toward its role in realizing available and sustainable water and sanitation for all. At the 15th Anniversary Celebration and Executive Committee meetings of AMCOW, ministers from African countries, development partners, and sector stakeholders gathered to review and pass the 2018–2030 Strategic Plan for AMCOW.

Toolkit

Funding Water Security - SWP Toolkit #4

Funding Water Security is the fourth in a series of six toolkits from the Sustainable Water Partnership (SWP). This series of toolkits presents an effective and efficient process to address water risks, including long-term water stresses that constrain social and economic development and sudden shocks that can quickly jeopardize the health and livelihoods of vulnerable populations.

This toolkit is designed to improve stakeholder capacity to investigate and evaluate the current and possible sources for funding water security activities in a geographic focus area. 

Activity

Integrated Nutrition, Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene

One out of three (32.4%) children under the age of five in Cambodia are stunted. The prevalence of stunting is 10% higher among children born to mothers from the lowest wealth quintile (42%). Recent data also suggest that exclusive breastfeeding rates in Cambodia have declined, and only 30% of children 6-23 months receive a minimum acceptable diet. Cambodia’s Council for Agriculture and Rural Development (CARD) estimates that malnutrition costs the country nearly $400 million in gross domestic product annually.

Evaluation

Sectoral Synthesis of 2013–2014 Evaluation Findings

The E3 Sectoral Synthesis of 2013-2014 Evaluation Findings is an in-depth review of 117 evaluations published between January 2013 and September 2014 of projects related to E3 technical sectors. This study builds upon the success of the E3 Sectoral Synthesis of 2012 Evaluation Findings by reviewing evaluations against more detailed criteria related to technical and sectoral lessons learned, as well as adding a structured review of the quality of the evaluation reports.

Brief

Briefing Note - E3 Sectoral Synthesis of 2013-2014 Evaluation Findings

This briefing note summaries an in-depth review, produced by USAID’s Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and Environment (E3), which follows a previous E3 study of 2012 evaluation findings. The review is examines evaluations completed between January 2013 and September 2014 that were related to E3 technical sectors. The E3 Sectoral Synthesis is intended to disseminate knowledge gained from evaluation in order to inform and improve future programming and project designs,as well as generate lessons learned to improve the quality of future evaluations.