USAID’s New Water Strategy: Pros, Cons, and What’s Next?

May 21, 2013  |  by

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) launches its first-ever five-year water strategy today. We’ve all been waiting a long time for this, so some initial and mostly positive reactions follow.  First of all, congratulations to USAID and its many partners for getting this out the door. Any such strategy involves a lot of blood, sweat, and tears, particularly…

What Can WASH Grantmakers Learn from the Sanitation and Water for All Partnership?

April 30, 2012  |  by

“Forty years ago today, Apollo 16 landed on the moon… By anyone’s standards it was a triumph of science, technology, and political will. I remember so many of us thinking that if humankind can do this, what could humankind NOT accomplish?” UNICEF executive director Anthony Lake continued on April 20 at the Sanitation and Water for…