Infrastructure Needs Program II

Not only is infrastructure development in the West Bank being performed in a constantly evolving, highly politicized environment, but since assuming limited self-rule over portions of the West Bank and Gaza in 1993, the Palestinian Authority (PA) has struggled to allocate sufficient resources to fully support the maintenance of existing infrastructure. Transportation, water and other infrastructure in the West Bank and Gaza have suffered badly from neglect, lack of investment and the direct impacts of conflict.


Peru: Water Reservoirs Boost Crop Potential

USAID is helping poor, small farmers in Ayacucho and other Peruvian Andean regions to build irrigation systems, diversify crops, increase access to markets, and strengthen community organizations that represent farmers.


What Is USAID Doing to Improve Access to Water in the West Bank and Gaza?

Since 2000, USAID West Bank/Gaza has installed 900 kilometers of water pipelines; built or renovated 28 reservoirs; drilled or renovated 29 wells; and connected 140,000 Palestinians to running water for the first time. These efforts have improved access to clean water for more than one million people.