• AfricaSan 4: Perspectives on success in urban sanitation

    1 Jun 2015 in Events
    by By Jesse Shapiro, WASH Advisor and Sanitation Focal Point, USAID

    Sanitation and hygiene are critical to health, survival, and development. Many countries are challenged in their efforts to provide adequate sanitation for their entire population, leaving people at risk for water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH)-related diseases. Although a majority of those unserved by sanitation live in rural areas, the urgent…

  • The Sustainability Index Tool (SIT): one of USAID’s responses to reducing WASH system failure

    27 Aug 2014 in Events
    by Heather Skilling, Spécialiste eau et assainissement pour USAID

    Like many development partners, USAID has invested in the creation of a “sustainability tool.” Our tool, called the Sustainability Index Tool or SIT, was created together with our partner Rotary International to help ensure that the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services we support are sustained. USAID has a dual…