Pakistan Safe Drinking Water and Hygiene Promotion
Inadequate access to safe drinking water and limited good hygiene practices pose a serious health and safety threat to Pakistan’s rural population. USAID's Pakistan Safe Drinking Water and Hygiene Promotion project aimed to improve the health and well-being of millions of Pakistani’s without access to safe drinking water.
The USAID project worked with the Government of Pakistan to:
- Design and implement a comprehensive hygiene and sanitation promotion strategy for safe water management and improved hygiene and sanitation practices
- Support local government, non-governmental organizations, and communities through capacity building and training
- Provide a comprehensive review of water treatment and water quality testing technologies for use at the community and household levels
QED conducted an initial needs assessment for capacity building at the provincial and local levels, visiting districts and local governments and leading regional workshops with stakeholders. QED then designed a community capacity building strategy for sustainable water treatment plant management and operations.
QED also developed the project performance management plan. QED worked with stakeholders and USAID/Pakistan to finalize performance measures, establish feasible targets, train project staff in performance management and data collection, and facilitate the collection and analysis of baseline and end of project data. QED also provided technical assistance in the design and implementation of research activities.