Water and Development Technical Series

The Water and Development Technical Series is a set of technical briefs that provide guidance on important topics for developing and implementing water and sanitation activities in support of the U.S. Government Global Water Strategy and USAID’s plan under the strategy. These briefs draw upon the latest evidence and provide recommendations for activity design, implementation, and monitoring. Each brief also provides links to additional resources.


The Technical Briefs

Rural Water Services

This Water and Development Technical Brief provides an overview of the important factors to consider when designing a rural water activity and information on the strengths and weaknesses of various possible water service delivery models.
 

Rural Sanitation Services

This Water and Development Technical Brief provides an overview of the important factors to consider in rural sanitation programming, including information on how to address governance, financing, markets, and behaviors for sanitation. It provides guidance for developing, implementing, and monitoring rural sanitation activities based on recent evidence.

WASH and its Links to Nutrition

This Water and Development Technical Brief summarizes the current state of the evidence of the links between WASH and nutrition. It provides guidance about approaches to WASH that are likely to have greater impact on nutrition outcomes and discusses recommendations for USAID WASH programming.