India

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.

Infographic

Infographic: Women + Water Alliance

Women+Water is a Global Development Alliance between USAID and Gap Inc. that is committed to improving and sustaining the health and well-being of women and communities touched by the apparel industry in India. This infographic illustrates some of the issues that USAID and Gap Inc. are addressing and how they are working fullfill their committment to women in India.

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.

Brief

India Fire-D Project Ex-Post Evaluation Brief

India’s rapid urbanization has resulted in overburdened infrastructure as the demand for safe water and sanitation increases. This problem, which disproportionately affects the urban poor, demands a sustainable solution. USAID has invested in urban water and sanitation activities across Asia, Africa, and the Middle East to address gaps in service provision but has seldom had an opportunity to explore whether their outcomes were sustained.

Evaluation

India Financial Institutions Reform and Expansion–Debt and Infrastructure (FIRE-D Ex-Post Evaluation

Rapid urbanization in resource-constrained countries like India places massive pressures on infrastructure, and long-term solutions are needed to meet growing safe water and sanitation (WatSan) demand. USAID has invested in urban WatSan activities across Asia, Africa, and the Middle East that aim to address these needs, but there is seldom opportunity to validate whether its approaches yielded sustainable outcomes.

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