resilience

Country Profile

Niger

CONTEXT

Niger is an emerging democracy landlocked in the increasingly unstable Sahel region. It consistently ranks at or near the bottom of the United Nations Human Development Index. USAID assists the Nigerien government and local partners to create economic opportunities and increase civic and political participation for Nigerien youth to help undermine extremist messages and encourage stability in Niger and the region.

APPROACH

Project

Integrated Emergency WASH Response and Gender Based Violence

Integrated Emergency Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Response and Prevention of Gender Based Violence (GBV) with United Nations Children's Fund, International Organization for Migration. In South Sudan, USAID supports a flagship integrated WASH/GBV project. Its three strategies are:

Topic

Resilience

USAID helps build the resilience of vulnerable communities by increasing their ability to navigate droughts and floods and better preparing them to handle other water-related natural disasters. USAID investments in building resilience help share and shift the responsibility for managing risk, with the overriding aim of reducing costs of recurrent crises.

Infographic

Infographic: Increasing Access to Improved Water and Sanitation in Haiti

Access to clean water and improved sanitation is fundamental to preventing the spread of water-borne disease like cholera. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Haiti supports the Haitian National Directorate of Potable Water and Sanitation to build and monitor essential water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) infrastructure and strengthen the national water and sanitation workforce. This infographic details some of their efforts

Report

Is Ecosystem-Based Adaptation Effective? Perceptions and Lessons Learned from 13 Project Sites

Ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) is an increasingly popular strategy for addressing the linked challenges of climate change and poverty in poor countries, where dependence on natural resources for lives and livelihoods is high. But EbA is neither widely nor consistently implemented. It is not sufficiently mainstreamed into national and international policy processes and receives a small proportion of adaptation finance. This is in part due to a weak or poorly consolidated evidence base on EbA effectiveness.

Article

Taking the Pulse of a Water Lifeline to Hundreds of Millions of People

The great intersecting mountain ranges of Central and South Asia collectively stretch thousands of miles across the continent. Within this vast, often impenetrable, and sparsely inhabited wilderness, snowfields and glaciers store water that has fallen as precipitation and accumulated over the course of years, decades, or in some cases, even centuries. 

Project

Water Innovations Technologies

The Water Innovations Technologies (WIT) activity focuses on the conservation of Jordan’s limited water resources through the adoption of proven techniques and the latest available water-saving technologies.

Project

Tigray Productive Safety Net Program 4

The goal of the TPSNP4 is to “enhance resilience to shock, and improve food, nutrition and livelihood security among vulnerable rural women and men in 12 woredas of Tigray”. Central to achieving this goal are four interlinked domains of change (purposes) including: i) reduced vulnerability to shocks and stresses, ii) increased agricultural production and productivity, iii) improved sustainable livelihoods of vulnerable women, men and youth groups, and iv) reduced malnutrition among pregnant and lactating women, and children under five.

Project

Strengthen PSNP4 Institutions and Resilience

The Strengthen PSNP4 Institutions and Resilience [SPIR] Development Food Security Activity (DFSA) implemented by World Vision, CARE and ORDA is aimed to enhance livelihoods, increase resilience to shocks, and improve food security and nutrition for rural households vulnerable to food insecurity in Ethiopia. SPIR is responsive to community needs, carefully

Project

Resiliency in Northern Ghana

The USAID Resiliency in Northern Ghana (RING) project seeks to strengthen this structure in one of Ghana’s poorest regions by partnering directly with the regional and local governments to support their ability to fulfill their mandates to the communities they represent -- and improve the social and economic well-being of those communities (especially women) in the process.