water service delivery

Annual Report Story

Women Mobilize to Promote Cheaper, Cleaner Drinking Water in India

n late 2017, USAID Administrator Mark Green visited a water kiosk in Hyderabad, India, to understand how a public-private partnership model of water service delivery makes safe drinking water available and affordable for people who generally have limited access to it. He met a community mobilizer, Surekha, who encourages her neighbors to frequent the kiosk. “I have six people living in my home: two sons, two daughters- in-law, and two grandsons. I earn money working as a community mobilizer by going door-to-door and convincing people to get clean drinking water from the nearby kiosks.

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Sensor Monitoring Keeps the Water Flowing in Ethiopia's Lowlands

In the harsh, arid lowlands of Ethiopia, USAID is working with the government to accelerate progress on its One WASH National Program to increase access to basic water services to 83 percent of its population. In the mostly pastoral communities where the USAID Lowland WASH Activity is based, water sources are few and far between, and even when available, may not be functioning or dispensing safe water.

Final Report

Advancing the Blue Revolution Initiative: Final Report – May 2007-September 2010

As originally conceived, Advancing the Blue Revolution Initiative (ABRI) was expected to transform the culture and governance of water in the Middle East and Africa. ABRI‘s mandate was to advance that transformation. This final report outlines how, in its brief three years of implementation, ABRI did exactly that.


Northern Uganda Water Supply Services

The Northern Uganda Water Supply Services Project (NUWATER (formally NUWSS) was a three-year initiative funded by USAID/Uganda. The NUWATER contract was signed on June 10, 2008, more than a year after the original feasibility study that provided the foundation for project design, for a period of 36 months and a total life-of-project funding of just under $3 million. The objective of the project was to assist the local authorities with reestablishing their water supply services with initial focus on the northern Uganda towns of Kitgum and Pader.


Mobilizing Additional Funds for Pro-Poor Water Services

Meeting the Sustainable Development Goal for universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water by 2030 requires utilities serving the poorest households to play critical roles. Yet these utilities are frequently unable to cover their current operational costs, much less expand access, through existing tariffs and transfers. New models and approaches are needed to identify new sources of sustainable subsidies for these utilities.