Africa

Country Profile

Burkina Faso

CONTEXT

Burkina Faso and Niger are the focus countries for USAID’s resilience agenda in the Sahel. USAID coordinates all of its programs with the Government of Burkina Faso, other donors—particularly G7 member countries under the New Alliance for Nutrition and Food Security—and regional organizations such as the Permanent Interstate Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

APPROACH

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

Fact Sheet

USAID's WASH-FIN Southern Africa

Closing financing gaps for universal water and sanitation access through sustainable and transparent business models, increased public funding, and expanded market finance for infrastructure investment.

Manual

Frontiers of CLTS No. 12 – Rural Sanitation in Africa: Challenges, Good Practices and Ways Forward

This edition of Frontiers of CLTS draws on two discussions co-convened by the Institute of Development Studies (IDS). The first, supported by SNV, was held in Arusha, Tanzania, 16-20 April 2018, and brought together stakeholders from eight countries across East and Southern Africa.1 The second held in Saly, Senegal, 25-28 June 2018, was co-convened with WaterAid, WSSCC and UNICEF with support from AGETIP and had representatives from 14 countries across West and Central Africa.

Blog

AMCOW looks to accelerate progress towards the SDG 2030 Agenda: Key Takeaways from the 7th Africa Water Week

Three years after the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2030 Agenda was adopted, the African Ministers Council on Water (AMCOW) convened the 7th Africa Water Week (AWW) in Libreville, Gabon. USAID, a lead supporter of AMCOW’s path to self-reliance, was on hand as AMCOW assembled the largest gathering of the continent’s political leadership and decision-makers in the WASH sector.

Blog

7th Africa Water Week: Canisius Kanangire and Richard Rapier on Strategic Planning for Africa’s Water and Sanitation Sectors

“The changes on the African continent are very much alarming—when we talk of sanitation and look at the growth of the populations in Africa, and also the urbanization phenomenon, with the growth of slums,” said Dr. Canisius Kanangire, Executive Secretary of the African Ministers’ Council on Water (AMCOW), acknowledging the challenges facing the region in a recent interview with USAID’s Global Waters Radio.