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Request for Information: USAID/DRC’s WASH Planning
The purpose of this Request for Information (RFI) is to collect written information about the capabilities and interest of all public and private parties in participating in a co-creation process1 to identify innovative solutions to increase access to sustainable Water and Sanitation in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The information will be used to help make planning decisions and influence activity design to improve future development outcomes and is published in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 10 and FAR 15.201(e).
USAID’s overall goal in the DRC, as outlined in its Country Development Cooperation Strategy for 2015–2019,9 is to support the country’s long-term transition to more effective and empowering development. To maximize impact, USAID programming targets specific institutions, geographic regions, and technical sectors. Development Objective (DO) 1 focuses on strengthening national-level institutions. DO 2 targets provincial and local institutions in the provinces that make up the former, larger, Kasai and Katanga provinces, as well as large urban populations in the cities of Kinshasa and Lubumbashi. Transition Objective (TO) 3 focuses on conflict-affected areas of eastern DRC: North and South Kivu, Tanganyika, and parts of Maniema and Orientale provinces. Coordinated donor efforts in these regions are around key infrastructure investments for roads, rail, water, and power funded primarily by the African Development Bank and the World Bank.
Since 2008, USAID/DRC has made significant investments in water programming. Investments to date have been focused on supporting direct water and sanitation service provision and promoting adoption of improved hygiene behaviors as part of the implementation of the government’s “Healthy Village and schools”(Villages et Ecoles Assainis, VEA) program.
Within this framework, and in response to the challenges and opportunities mentioned above, USAID/DRC is in the process of designing its next phase of activities in the DRC related to sustainable water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). It is anticipated that these activities will be implemented over a period of approximately five years from 2019 - 2024. USAID seeks to incorporate feedback from a wide range of actors in various sectors in order to improve the program design of new WASH activities.
Response Date: Apr. 25, 2018