Water For The World Act Will Improve WASH Globally, Can Increase Effectiveness Of U.S. Foreign Aid

Devex: A 2-way street: The Water for the World Act and modernizing foreign assistance
John Oldfield, CEO of WASH Advocates

“In the final days of the 113th U.S. Congress in late 2014, the Senator Paul Simon Water for the World Act passed without objection and President Barack Obama signed it into law. … The passage of the Water for the World Act in late 2014 is simply the first step toward the significant positive impact the law will have not just on WASH across the developing world, but on related and complementary development assistance efforts on the Hill and within the administration. The law clearly learns from, builds on, and points toward stronger efforts to increase the effectiveness of U.S. foreign assistance across the globe” (6/8).