USAID Water Development Strategy 2013-2018

April 24, 2013 · 0 comments

USAID Water Development Strategy 2013-2018. USAID.

To address global water­ related development needs, this Strat­egy provides an increased focus for USAID’s water programs that is sustainable,works through host country systems,uses emerging science and technology, and learns from past efforts. 

The goal of this Strategy is:

To save lives and advance develop­ment through improvements in water supply, sanitation,and hygiene (WASH) programs, and through sound management and use of water for food security. To achieve this goal, the Strategy sets two strategic objectives(SOs):

SO1) Improve health outcomes through the provision of sustain­able WASH. This will be achieved through a continued focus on providing safe water,an increased emphasis on sanitation,and support for programs that can be brought to scale and be sus­tained. Based on previously requested funding levels,USAID projects providing a minimum of 10 million persons with sustain­able access to improved water supply and 6 million persons with sustainable access to improved sanitation over the next five years.

SO2) Manage water for agriculture sustainably and more pro­ductively to enhance food security. This will be achieved through increased emphasis on more efficient use of rainfall and improved efficiency and management of existing irrigation sys­tems including private and farmer­ owned micro ­irrigation systems. The Strategy recognizes that the greatest and most cost ­effective potential for crop yield increases are in rainfed areas. USAID will focus on increasing irrigated agriculture in select countries, including expanding irrigation in a responsible, sustainable, and climate resilient way.

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