USAID has released its recently revised Water and Conflict Toolkit, first published in 2014. As of 2015, 177 million people lacked basic drinking water and 284 million people did not use basic sanitation in conflict-affected settings.
Water security, sanitation, and hygiene are critical elements of a healthy, resilient, prosperous, and secure world. This report describes USAID’s work in fiscal year 2021 toward the vision of a water-secure world.
The Senator Paul Simon Water for the World Act of 2014 calls on USAID to develop a data-driven “WASH Needs Index” that allows the Agency to compare water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) needs across geographies.
A 2015 assessment revealed progress in Benin’s decentralization process, including the existence of laws covering the organization of local elections, effective service delivery to citizens through town halls, training activities for elected offic