Capacity Building

Activity

Maternal and Child Health Integrated Project – Nigeria

The goal of the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID’s) Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP) in Nigeria was to contribute to the reduction of maternal and neonatal mortality by achieving its life-of-project (LOP) objective of increased utilization of quality emergency obstetric and newborn care (EmONC) services by pregnant women, mothers, and their newborns in selected local government areas (LGAs) in three states—Kano, Zamfara, and Katsina.

Activity

Productive Safety Net Program Graduation with Resilience to Sustainable Development

PSNP-GRAD seeked to bring change on multiple levels including: economic opportunities, financial services, agricultural extension services, women’s resiliency, nutritional status, and climate change resiliency, while creating a sustainable environment that is collaborative and inclusive for participants, in order to graduate families out of social assistance programs, and create long term food security for communities in Ethiopia.

Activity

Empowering New Generations to Improve Nutrition and Economic Opportunities

A major part of ENGINE’s technical assistance work was to promote nutrition-sensitive agriculture techniques and livestock management to increase production and consumption of diverse foods (e.g., homestead production of horticultural crops and livestock such as chicken, demonstration of agronomic practices and preparation of diversified foods at farmers training centers and schools, and public-private partnership to avail high productive chicken).

Activity

Water Sanitation and Hygiene Transformation for Enhanced Resiliency

The pastoralist production system in Ethiopia, once a model of adaptive environmental balance, is under ever-increasing threat. Population growth, climate change, and policy trends are placing pressure on pastoralist communities, whose livelihoods depend on natural rangeland, placing them at risk to accelerating environmental shocks such as droughts. These vulnerabilities are exacerbated by the lack of services available in under-developed pastoralist areas. Pastoralist communities in Ethiopia exhibit some of the lowest water and sanitation coverage rates in the world.

Activity

Ghana Water Access, Sanitation and Hygiene

Ensuring long-term sustainability of water and sanitation infrastructure interventions has long been a challenge in rural communities in Ghana. For years, significant investments in water and sanitation infrastructure have rarely translated to sustained access and use of services and achievement of improved health outcomes. Approximately 25 percent of water and sanitation infrastructure established in Ghana becomes non-operational after just five years, and a large percentage of the remaining facilities are either underutilized or diverted for other purposes.

Activity

Services de Santé de Qualité pour Haiti

Services de Santé de Qualité pour Haïti (SSQH) is a three-year, $95 million project funded by USAID/Haiti whose objectives are to improve the health of the Haitian population by increasing the quality of primary health care services, health referral networks, facility- and community-based management practices, and enhance the Government of Haiti’s (GOH) capacity to manage and monitor service delivery at the departmental level.

Activity

Sanitation Service Delivery

USAID/West Africa’s Sanitation Service Delivery (SSD) Program seeks to dramatically scale-up sanitation services delivery through market-based approaches that strategically complement the recent policy shifts and massive demand generation efforts in West Africa. The SSD program will develop, test, and scale market-based models, reaching all segments of the unserved population, to achieve and sustain an improved level of sanitation service over time.

Final Report

Water Sector Communications and Knowledge Management (WSCKM) Project : Final Report and Results

The Water Sector Communications and Knowledge Management (WSCKM) Task Order was designed to fill a critical need among USAID staff and external stakeholders for greater understanding of cross-cutting water issues. This document is the final report of the Water Sector Communications and Knowledge Management (WSCKM) Project, overseen by USAID's Bureau for Economic Growth, Education, and Environment (E3). It covers results achieved during the Task Order period of performance from December 1, 2011 through June 30, 2014.

Fact Sheet

Resilience in the Limpopo Basin Program (RESILIM): Olifants Catchment

CHALLENGE

The Olifants and its contributing waterways are critical for supporting life in the Limpopo River Basin. Yet unchecked pollution, inappropriate land and resource use, weak and poorly enforced policies and regulations, and poor protection of habitats and biodiversity are degrading the Olifants at an alarming rate. Improved water security, wise resource management, and healthy ecosystems are necessary to continue to support livelihoods and resilient economic development.