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February 15, 2018

Working together to Achieve Safe Urban Sanitation in Nigeria

The USAID WASH Stakeholder Retreat 2017 is the first for the Kaduna Environmental Protection Agency staff…and has widened our vision of the possibility…for a sanitation standard […]
February 8, 2018

South Africa: A New Model for Transformational USAID/Water Office Support?

South Africa is a country of many contradictions.  Since the founding of the Republic of South Africa in 1994 and the fall of apartheid, its leadership […]
February 7, 2018
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Helping Vulnerable Young Hondurans to Gain Job Skills, Self-Confidence and Hope for the Future

Through its “Internships for Inclusion” program under the Honduras Local Government Activity (HLG), USAID is strengthening the competencies of Honduran youth by engaging them in educational, […]
February 7, 2018

In Guatemala, Participatory Planning Produces Strategic Blueprints for Cities

Is it possible for urban municipalities to efficiently deliver public services without a strategic annual operating plan? Surely, large-scale infrastructure projects, like road construction or amplification […]
February 6, 2018
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Progress Mapping: How maps are improving government accountability in Liberia’s cities

As a country that has endured two civil wars in the past 28 years, Liberia and its citizens are all too familiar with what can happen […]
March 1, 2018

Urban Development Media Scan – 1 March 2018

USAID A Look Back at the 2018 World Urban Forum Global UN to development community: Think urban for the SDGs (2/16/18) Source: Devex Corruption and the […]
February 27, 2018

A Look Back at the 2018 World Urban Forum

In February, USAID Urban was proud to participate in the 2018 World Urban Forum (WUF) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Held biannually, WUF is the most important […]
February 20, 2018

The Case of Jordan: Empowering Municipalities to Improve Public Service Delivery

Quick infusions of public services are usually a surefire way for local officials to increase their political capital. But pushing through reforms that spur longer-term economic […]
February 20, 2018

Governor Mohammed Abubakar Fast Tracks Bauchi Water Board’s Reform with Support from USAID’s WASH Coordination Project

Just months after the launch of the USAID WASH Coordination Project (WCP), the Bauchi State Governor, Barrister Abubakar issued an Executive Memorandum on February 27, 2017, […]
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