Ahmedabad Sanitation Action Lab

The Ahmedabad Sanitation Action Lab develops inclusive solutions to urban sanitation problems in slums and poor settlements of Ahmedabad. The program provides hands-on technical assistance, community engagement, and improves the management process to strengthen the water and sanitation partnership with the Government of Gujarat, Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation, Sintex Industries, Mahila Housing Trust, City Manager’s Association of Gujarat, Mudra Institute of Communications, and Theater Media Center.


Urban Sanitation: Meeting the SDGs for Universal Access by 2030

In preparation for the United Nations’ World Toilet Day on November 19, 2016, SID-W, together with AECOM, has assembled a panel of experts to discuss experiences and prospects for achieving universal access to sanitation for urban populations by 2030.


South Africa: A New Model for Transformational USAID/Water Office Support?

South Africa is a country of many contradictions. Since the founding of the Republic of South Africa in 1994 and the fall of apartheid, its leadership has made significant strides towards helping the country to achieve Nelson Mandela’s dream of a “rainbow nation.” According to the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business index, it is the fourth-highest ranked economy in sub-Saharan Africa (after Mauritius, Rwanda and Botswana).

Central Program

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Finance

Globally, 663 million people do not have access to safe drinking water and 2.4 billion people lack access to improved sanitation. Governments have set ambitious targets for universal access to water and sanitation by the year 2030, but an unprecedented mobilization of funding will be required to meet this goal.



We envision a world in which land governance systems, both formal and informal, are effective, accessible, and responsive for all.


Indonesia Urban Water and Sanitation Hygiene

Urban areas across Indonesia have reached a critical juncture. Despite high levels of economic growth, access to basic services such as water supply and sanitation services are exceptionally low, especially for the urban poor. Only 37 percent of urbanites have access to piped water supply and only 69 percent have access to the most basic sanitation. Most notably, coverage in several areas is falling even further behind as urban population growth outstrips the ability of most local governments to expand service coverage.


Improving Water Supplies and Sanitation Services in East Africa

Proximity to Lake Victoria — the second largest freshwater body in the world — has not eased the water-related stress of the five East African Community (EAC) Partner States that surround it. Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda have all experienced rapid, unplanned expansion of secondary towns, which has increased competition for water. Urban water distribution systems are inefficient and suffer from excessive systemic water losses. These factors have left the region struggling to increase the resiliency and sustainability of its water and sanitation services.


Indonesia Urban Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Mid-Term Evaluation Review - Final Report

At the mid-point of the project, IUWASH is now well advanced towards meeting its objectives. Its contributions are much appreciated by central government, not only for its support to the water and sanitation sectors in respect of its own statement of work, but also because of its leverage of other GOI and donor investments and technical assistance, particularly so in respect of the evolving sanitation sector.