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Is USAID Water Office Reshuffle Adequate?


As the COVID-19 crisis grew this spring, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) revamped its Water Office, renamed it as the Center for Water Security, Sanitation, and Hygiene, and added it to the Bureau for Resilience and Food Security, home to the Feed the Future Initiative. The elevation of water security within USAID is an important acknowledgement that access to water plays a central role in a range of development challenges.