USAID CLA Case Competition Win 2022 – Expanding the Reach of Women + Water in India through Collaboration and Adaptation

USAID CLA Case Competition Win 2022 – Expanding the Reach of Women + Water in India through Collaboration and Adaptation






Case Study




I4DI, in collaboration with USAID and Gap Inc, our partners on the Women + Water Alliance, won USAID’s 2022 Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) Case Competition. This resource details our submission to that competition, including how we applied CLA best practices to improve and sustain the health and wellbeing of women and communities touched by the apparel industry in India, as well as to empower women to become change agents for water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) management in their communities. As a result of our CLA efforts, the number of people empowered to improve their access to drinking water and sanitation through the Women and Water Alliance increased from just under 70,000 to more than 900,000, and ultimately reached more than 2 million people by the end of the activity. 


USAID’s CLA Case Competition is a highly competitive annual event where activities from across the agency submit stories of how their CLA best practices had impacts on their programs and ultimately the people benefiting from those programs. Not only was our submission selected as a winner in the 2022 CLA Case Competition, we were told that it is one of the best examples of combining CLA with localization, a major priority for the Agency. We were interviewed by the CLA team within USAID and are awaiting the release of a video highlighting Women and Water and the tremendous impact we had on women and communities in India.

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