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The purpose of this guidance note is to provide an overview of the important factors to consider when designing a rural water activity and information on the strengths and weaknesses of various possible service delivery models. It concludes with guidance for putting this into practice in the context of a United States Agency for International Development (USAID) activity, to be used in conjunction with Agency guidance on programming.

This is part of a series of USAID Technical Briefs.

Technical Brief 1: Rural Water Services (this brief)

Technical Brief 2: Rural Sanitation

Technical Brief 3: WASH and its links to Nutrition