WASH infrastructure


Taking a Closer Look at Indonesia’s Environmental Services Program

What happens after USAID-funded WASH projects have closed? Are end-of-project outcomes sustained after one, two, or even seven years? USAID is supporting a series of independent ex-post evaluations of closed USAID WASH activities to inform future programming and these are the questions the Water Communications and Knowledge Management Team answered through its most recent ex-post evaluation of the Environmental Services Program (ESP), implemented by DAI in Indonesia between 2004 and 2010.

Fact Sheet

Nepal Fact Sheet: Safaa Paani (WASH Recovery) Program

USAID’s Safaa Paani (WASH Recovery) project increases sustainable access to safe drinking water, improves sanitation through promoting proper hygiene and construction of public toilets, and heightens awareness of menstrual hygiene through school programs in two earthquake-affected districts.


Urban Sanitation: Meeting the SDGs for Universal Access by 2030

In preparation for the United Nations’ World Toilet Day on November 19, 2016, SID-W, together with AECOM, has assembled a panel of experts to discuss experiences and prospects for achieving universal access to sanitation for urban populations by 2030.


Learning How to Fix the System and Not Just the Pump

As Ethiopia manages to develop more and more new rural water schemes – springs, wells or boreholes with hand-pumps or engines, piped water – keeping the existing infrastructure running well and safely is a challenge that gets bigger every day. And, despite some encouraging efforts, it's a challenge that the sector has not yet started to address at scale.

[This article was prepared by John Butterworth, IRC WASH lead for the USAID SWS Learning Partnership, and Scott Short, Chief of Party, AECOM/USAID Lowland WASH Activity]

Global Waters Article

Upgrading Rural Afghanistan’s Water Supply

After enduring decades of conflict, more than 200,000 rural Afghans across 17 provinces are making progress toward a healthier and more water-secure future.
Global Waters Article

Quiet Heroes in the Fight against Ebola

While the Ebola crisis was at its peak in Liberia, a small group of water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) entrepreneurs helped in a significant way by repairing hand pumps in clinics and other health facilities in some of the country’s hardest-hit counties. By restoring access to water — not only for drinking, but also for infection prevention and control — these WASH entrepreneurs ensured that facilities had the resources they needed to promote handwashing and safe hygiene practices that could help combat the spread of the disease.


Indonesia Environmental Services Program Ex-Post Evaluation – Executive Summary (Bahasa)

USAID is supporting a series of independent ex-post evaluations of USAID water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) activities to inform future USAID programming. This executive summary, translated from English into Bahasa, provides the key findings from the second evaluation in the series. It examines the sustainability of water utility capacity building, microcredit, and financial outcomes associated with the Indonesia Environmental Services Program (ESP) activity implemented by Development Alternatives Inc. (DAI) from December 2004 to March 2010.