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What sanitation interventions have been effective in increasing access to improved sanitation globally?


Aquaya was selected in conjunction with Tetra Tech, FHI 360, and FSG (India), to lead a USAID market-based sanitation analysis over the coming 5 years. The goal of the program is to strengthen USAID’s WASH programming at a country level and enhance global learning and adoption of the evidence-based programmatic foundations needed to achieve of the SDGs. The geographic focus is still to be determined, though countries will be selected from among USAID’s EPMCD (Ending Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths) and Water Priority countries lists.

Components of the projects will include:

– short-term technical assistance to support USAID Missions in designing, implementing, and assessing the performance of WASH programming
– implementation research focused on sanitation service delivery and reducing environmental enteropathic dysfunction (could include behavior interventions, market-based solutions, limiting exposure to pathogens, etc.)
– provide small grants to partners working in hygiene behavior change
– support USAID’s participation in strategic partnerships related to WASH


Image: Sanitation Marketing_Kenya © Alicea Cock-Esteb - Aquaya Institute


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Alicea Cock-Esteb
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Behaviour change Community sanitation Enabling environment and institutional strengthening Global Rural Rural Sub-Saharan Africa United States government University, education or research institution


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