Global Waters Radio: Jacky Ralaiarivony on Water and Sanitation in Madagascar

For the past eight years, Jacky Ralaiarivony has served as USAID/Madagascar’s water and sanitation program specialist. During that time, he has helped expand the role that public-private partnerships play in the island’s capacity-building efforts to improve water supply, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH), and has also been closely involved with Madagascar’s successful community-led total sanitation (CLTS) campaign, which continues to take root across rural districts and has become an internationally recognized success.

Connecting Innovators to the Marketplace

USAID’s Global Development Lab hosted an Innovation Marketplace at the 2017 Global Innovation Week in Washington, D.C., September 28 and 29. This is one of those truly inspiring events where creative and entrepreneurial minds are being applied to some of the world’s most intractable problems.

Retrospective Performance Evaluation of the Afghan Sustainable Water Supply and Sanitation Project

USAID/Afghanistan’s $443 million investment in the Afghan Sustainable Water Supply and Sanitation (SWSS) activity is one of the Agency’s largest single investments in sustainable rural water supply delivery. The project installed about 2,123 wells with hand pumps across Afghanistan from 2009–2012. This report presents findings from a retrospective evaluation of a random selection of wells with hand pumps installed under the SWSS project.

This evaluation’s key purpose is to identify factors that support and hinder sustainable water service delivery in different contexts. 


Madagascar Rural Access to New Opportunities for Health and Prosperity (RANO-HP) Ex-Post Evaluation Brief

USAID is supporting a series of independent ex-post evaluations of USAID–funded water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) activities to inform future USAID programming. This brief summarizes the first of the evaluations in the series, which examines the sustainability of sanitation and hygiene outcomes associated with the Madagascar Rural Access to New Opportunities for Health and Prosperity (RANO-HP) activity.

Sustainable WASH Research Initiative Madagascar Project Report - 2017

This paper describes the results of a two-year study on the sustainability of PPP Managed Water Supply in Madagascar. This study is a part of an ongoing multi-year initiative that includes the continuously monitoring of water supply infrastructure. The primary objective of this research initiative is to develop tools to improve system performance by providing local management teams with the information needed to improve operation and maintenance.

Snapshot from Stockholm: Tapping Capital Markets to Fund WASH Services

This is the third in a series of blogs in which participants provide a recap of their Stockholm World Water Week event.

Safe water and sanitation are crucial for human health and economies. But how do we pay for these essential services and unlock new sources of funding? This question was at the forefront of topics at Stockholm World Water Week 2017, an annual gathering of more than 3,000 doers and thinkers in the water sector.

The Water and Development Alliance

The Water and Development Alliance (WADA) is a collaboration between the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and The Coca-Cola Company and its Foundations and, managed by the Global Environment & Technology Foundation, to promote improved water management and expand clean water access to help build sustainable communities in the developing world.