public-private partnerships


Evaluation of USAID/India development objective (DO) 3: Assessing the Relevance, Effectiveness, and Impact of Public-Private Partnerships


The U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) five-year (2012-2017) Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) reflects the transformation of the USAID-India relationship from a traditional donor-recipient to a peer-to-peer partnership whereby India and the U.S. collaborate to solve global development challenges together. Development Objective (DO) 3 of the USAID/India CDCS seeks to impact people’s lives at the base of the economic pyramid (BOP) in India through Alliances, partnership platforms, and other appropriate mechanisms.

Focus Area Topic

Governance & Finance

Strong governance, financing, and institutions are critical to helping countries transition away from donor assistance in the water sector.

Why it Matters

Sound governance is essential to achieving water security. National governments must make water and sanitation issues a priority, while both national and local governments must create enabling environments that will improve drinking water and sanitation service delivery, improve water sector coordination, mobilize investment, and incentivize management of water resources.


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.