economic development

Project

Small Project Assistance Program with Peace Corps

Started in 1983, the Small Project Assistance (SPA) Program represents the largest and longest-running partnership between United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Peace Corps. Since 2000, nearly $44 million in USAID funds have enabled the SPA Program to support life-changing projects around the world. SPA grant projects have generated an additional $34 million in local community and third party contributions.

Report

The State of Water, Sanitation, and Women’s Empowerment

A baseline exploration on Women + Water (W+W) Global Development Alliance implementation areas in Madhya Pradesh, India October, 2018

This baseline evaluation study was designed to collect up-to-date information across targeted communities on activities related to water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH). This includes insights on WASH facilities, practices, demand for improvement, and women’s agency in decision making.

Project

Development Food Security Activity

The CRS DFSA in Ethiopia is funded by the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Office of Food for Peace to sustain and build on the previous food security improvements achieved under the Productive Safety Net Programme, or PSNP, the Government of Ethiopia’s rural safety net for food-insecure households. Now in its fourth phase, the PSNP has expanded from its traditional emphasis on food and cash transfers for work and maternal and child health and nutrition, to include gender, youth and economic livelihoods (on-farm, off-farm and wage employment pathways).

Blog

The State of Women and WASH in Textile Manufacturing Communities in India

Addressing the water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) needs of females is one of the key priorities for achieving gender equity. Women and girls often have the primary responsibility for managing household water and sanitation—a burden that presents health and safety risks and limits their opportunities for advancement. To address this challenge, USAID and Gap Inc.

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Financial Institutions Reform and Expansion

FIRE-D partnered with India’s central, state, and city governments to develop sustainable urban environmental services and to ensure the poor have access to those services. It worked to expand WatSan access to the poor in particular by integrating their perspectives into project planning processes

Final Report

Multiple-Use Water Services : Close-Out Report

The Niger Multiple-Use Water Services project, implemented from November 15, 2008 to December 3, 2010, improved the access of rural communities to water for drinking and productive uses through the installation water services (rope pumps, treadle pumps and the rehabilitation of traditional wells) and capacity building. The project also promoted hygiene and productive use livelihood activities such as gardens and fisheries. The project focused on communities in the Zinder Region, Departments of Kantché and Magaria, and Communes of Matameye, Doungou, Ichirnawa, Bandé, and Magaria

Fact Sheet

Women + Water WaterAid Fact Sheet

Access to safe water and sanitation is essential for community health and well-being. In India, 163 million people lack access to improved water sources and 210 million lack access to improved sanitation. Over the next five years, this number is expected to increase as India faces a growing water and sanitation crisis. The Indian apparel industry–as one of the most intensive users of water–is a key player in ensuring sustainable access and stewardship of this precious resource.

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Identifying Indian Textile Water Best Practices with the Women + Water Alliance

Access to clean water is essential for community health and well-being, yet in India more than half the population faces high to extremely high water stress.[1]India is in the midst of a growing water crisis exacerbated by mismanagement and unsustainable use of water. The apparel industry — one of the largest and most intensive users of water — has a critical role to play to help stem the crisis as a steward for this resource.