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Urban Sanitation

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Eligible Countries:

  • Bangladesh
  • Cambodia
  • Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Ethiopia
  • Ghana
  • Haiti
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Kenya
  • Liberia
  • Malawi
  • Mali
  • Mozambique
  • Nepal
  • Nigeria
  • Philippines
  • Rwanda
  • Senegal
  • South Sudan
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
  • Zambia

Additional Criteria for Applicants:

Review general eligibility requirements

Indonesia: Universities and non-governmental research institutions are eligible to receive PEER funding. While laboratories managed within government agencies are not eligible to apply for PEER funding, it is encouraged that proposed research submitted by universities and non-governmental research institutions include potential collaborations with government-managed laboratories.


PEER seeks to support projects related to the challenges and opportunities in reaching scale with commercially viable and sustainable sanitation solutions for low-income, urban environments. Research projects can address development-related issues through the perspective of technical, operational, social/behavioral, and/or enabling environment considerations across the sanitation service chain (waste capture, storage, transport, treatment, and reuse/disposal).

Projects detailing the needs and opportunities of specific cities within eligible countries are encouraged.

Proposals should be aligned with the objectives of USAID’s Water and Development Strategy and the current concept note for the USAID Urban Sanitation Problem Set team. Additional information on USAID's interests relevant to this focus area may be accessed on the agency's new urban sanitation website.