Digital Technology and WASH Fact Sheet
Date published: April 12, 2022
This factsheet explores the different ways USAID and its Bureau for Resilience and Food Security utilize digital technologies.
In the area of water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH), digital tools can improve asset management and service delivery, monitor and predict water resource availability, strengthen payment systems, and influence individual behaviors. Digital solutions for WASH are at varying stages of development and demonstration of results and sustainability. As the field continues to evolve, it is critical to understand and plan around the challenges of using digital solutions and to recognize the risks of exacerbating inequalities presented by digital divides—gaps in digital technology access, literacy, and adoption that exist between populations (e.g., urban and rural, male and female).