Resilience

Progress Report

[OFDA] Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Sector Update FY 2016

Water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) programs represent vital components of USAID Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) responses to slow- and rapid-onset disasters and complex emergencies, as disaster-affected populations are more susceptible to illness and death from waterborne and communicable diseases.

In Fiscal Year (FY) 2016, USAID/OFDA provided approximately $247 million to support WASH programs in more than 35 countries.

Fact Sheet

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Finance (WASH-FIN) Fact Sheet

Globally, 663 million people do not have access to safe drinking water and 2.4 billion people lack access to improved sanitation. The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6 on water sets 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.

Fact Sheet

Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Finance (WASH-FIN) Kenya Fact Sheet

Kenya made considerable progress meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) for water; by 2015 82% of the urban and 57% of the rural population had access to an improved water supply. Limited progress was made in sanitation however, with access at 31% in urban and 30% in rural areas. The UN Sustainable Development Goal 6 sets ambitious targets for universal access to water and sanitation by 2030 requiring an unprecedented mobilization of funds.

Real Impact

Real Impact: Be Secure - Water Security for Resilient Economic Growth and Stability

The Philippines has emerged as one of the fastest growing economies in Southeast Asia, with GDP growth averaging 6 percent between 2010 and 2016. Despite the growth, poverty still persists, exacerbated by 15 million Filipinos lacking access to clean water, and 26.5 million with little or no access to sanitation facilities.

Much of the population is vulnerable to changing weather patterns that include less rain, longer dry seasons, increased flooding, and more violent storms. Further complicating the situation are the approximately 20 typhoons that hit the country annually.

Dataset

Exploring Climate and Development Links

We need to act now and have sufficient information to do so. We will need to both do more of the things that we do today and do many different things to adapt to a changing climate. We will need to pursue activities that have both development and climate co-benefits. Building the evidence base for sustained action now and in the long-term is necessary. Climate change will increase the uncertainty countries face and improved climate information for use in development decision will be a critical factor.

Strategy and Guidance

USAID Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Strategy 2014-2025

Optimal nutrition is fundamental to achieving USAID’s wider mission to end extreme poverty and to promote resilient, democratic societies while advancing our national security and prosperity. USAID’S 2014-2025 Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Strategy is the first of its kind at USAID. It is aligned with the 2025 World Health Assembly Nutrition Targets and reaffirms both USAID’s commitment to global nutrition, and our role as a major international partner in the fight against malnutrition.

Activity

Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction for Resilience

Since 2011, USAID/OFDA has provided more than $1.5 million to the CADRE program, enabling USAID/OFDA and USAID/Indonesia to partner in funding projects that educate and engage communities and local officials in climate change adaptation measures and improve linkages between national-, provincial-, and district-level governments, leading to more coordinated and inclusive DRR and climate change planning.

Evaluation

SERVIR Performance Evaluation: Evaluation Question 1 Report

This report provides summary findings, conclusions, and recommendations for the first of three evaluation questions for a midterm performance evaluation of the SERVIR program. Specifically, this report addresses the following evaluation questions:

Activity

Resilience and Economic Growth in the Sahel – Enhanced Resilience

Following repeated large-scale humanitarian emergencies in the Sahel, USAID recognized that continuing to treat these recurrent crises as acute emergencies is extremely costly and does not effectively address their underlying causes. Thus, USAID’s Resilience in the Sahel Enhanced (RISE) initiative realigned existing and new humanitarian and development assistance efforts to strengthen resilience in agro-pastoral and marginal agriculture livelihood zones of the Sahel.