Africa

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Webinar Discusses the Use of Monitoring Data in WASH Sector Decision-Making

Thanks to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as well as other smaller-scale initiatives throughout the world focused on improving access to water and sanitation, vast amounts of new data are being generated within the water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) sector to measure progress against these goals. But are these data being used to inform decisions? And if not, how do we support the use of monitoring data in the decision-making process?

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).

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Country Profile

Benin

CONTEXT

Benin is a stable and peaceful country with two decades of democratic governance. The country’s refurbished port, increased investments in infrastructure, and sustained economic growth rate of around 5.5 percent underscore its potential. However, the country continues to face many of the same challenges related to endemic poverty that affect countries in the region. Benin ranks 167 out of 187 countries on the United Nations Human Development Index, and more than one-third of the population lives in poverty.

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Awareness Rising on the Use of Constructed Wetlands for Wastewater Treatment in Rwanda: Project Report to the African Water Association

The current report recapitulates the results from the project that was conducted by the Rwanda Young Water Professionals in partnership with RENGOF titled “Awareness rising on the use of constructed wetlands (CW) for wastewater treatment in Rwanda.” This project was in line with the Further Advancing the Blue Revolution Initiative (FABRI), initiated by AfWA and funded by USAID.

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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.

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