Friday, August 13, 2010

Water for the Poor Act 2010 Report to Congress

OK - everybody exhale now - (in particular the hardworking team at US State Department): the highly anticipated Senator Paul Simon Water for the Poor Act 2010 Report to Congress has been released.  

With no further ado, here it is. 

Blogging on Water will review and offer unsolicited commentary shortly. In the interim, for you jetsetters reading this on your BBs in your private aircraft, the summary of the report: 

Report at a Glance

The United States invested* about $774 million in FY 2009 for all water sector- and sanitation-related activities in developing countries.†

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) invested over $513.7 million to improve access to sustainable water supply, sanitation, and hygiene in at least 57 countries. About 32 percent of this went to activities in sub-Saharan Africa.‡

In FY 2009, some 5.7 million people gained improved access to safe drinking water and 1.3 million gained improved access to sanitation as a result of USAID investments.§

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