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Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet: Afghanistan Strengthening Watershed and Irrigation Management (SWIM)

The Strengthening Watershed and Irrigation Management (SWIM) project supports sustainable, agriculture-led economic growth by increasing the sustainable and productive use of water and strengthening water resource management. Specifically, SWIM:

  • Increases the sustainable and productive use of water for agriculture in targeted areas;
  • Strengthens the water regulatory environment; and
  • Strengthens local entities to manage water resources.

Last updated: July 2017

Report

Sustaining WASH services Through Market Based Approaches: Field Experiences by the KIWASH Project

This paper underscores the need for market-based approaches in the delivery and management of Water and Sanitation services especially in the rural and peri-urban areas. The paper seeks to highlight the important role that WASH enterprises which mostly serve as gap fillers in the many rural, urban & peri-urban areas that are mostly unserved / underserved plays in service provision.

Webinar

Webinar: A Look Back at the USAID/India FIRE-D Project

How sustainable are outcomes several years after water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) projects have closed? In this webinar, Leslie Greene Hodel presents findings from an evaluation of the USAID/India Financial Institutions Reform and Expansion–Debt and Infrastructure (FIRE-D) project, implemented by TCG International between 1994 and 2011.

Blog

Examining USAID Efforts to Strengthen India’s Urban Water and Sanitation Sector Governance and Finance

From 1994–2011, USAID’s Financial Institutions Reform and Expansion–Debt and Infrastructure (FIRE-D) activity partnered with India’s central, state, and municipal governments to provide technical assistance to 16 Indian states. USAID published an independent ex-post evaluation that followed up on six states and cities, seven years after FIRE-D ended to look at the project's long-term impact, to understand how urban water and sanitation services have changed, and to what extent policies, practices, and financing mechanisms introduced through FIRE-D have been sustained. This is the fourth in a series of ex-post evaluations of past USAID water and sanitation projects.

Webinar

Upcoming Webinar: A Look Back at the USAID/India FIRE-D Project

How sustainable are outcomes several years after water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) projects have closed? In this webinar, Leslie Greene Hodel will present findings from an evaluation of the USAID/India Financial Institutions Reform and Expansion–Debt and Infrastructure (FIRE-D) project, implemented by TCG International between 1994 and 2011

Overview

Ex-Post Evaluation: USAID/India FIRE-D Project

About FIRE-D

From 1994 to 2011, USAID’s Financial Institutions Reform and Expansion–Debt and Infrastructure (FIRE-D) activity partnered with India’s central, state, and municipal governments in 16 states to expand sustainable water and sanitation (WatSan) access to the poor, while improving the ability of city and state governments to mobilize resources and increase their revenues.  

Article

Keeping the Water Flowing in Nepal

When the citizens of Lapilang, a village in the northeastern region of Nepal, needed fresh drinking water, they would collect their buckets and set out on an hours long journey up a steep mountainside overlooking the foothills of the Himalayas.

Case Studies

Presentation: Using Network Analysis to Understand Alignment Toward Collective Action

At University of North Carolina’s 2018 Water and Health Conference, University of Colorado Boulder's Kimberly Pugel presented two case studies to highlight a method SWS is using to visualize the priorities of each actor within a network by combining standard network analysis with qualitative interviews. SWS partners are seeking to strengthen these networks of agencies, organizations, service providers, and users by increasing collaboration and consensus toward a common agenda.