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The world is urbanizing fast. In less than a century more than 1 billion people have been urbanized. That translates into the fact that more than half of the world’s population is already living in cities. Experts forecast that very soon Africa will become one of the most urbanized continents. However, almost 70% of world’s urban population is living in the cities where governments are struggling to provide basic services like sanitation, schools, hospitals, and adequate clean water. The reason is that, their governments do not have enough money. This may also be true also for the city where you live or work. Poor infrastructure affects your daily life. Local governments struggle with mobilizing finances so that they can improve your quality of life but many times they are not aware of the right mechanisms. Imagine that your government wants to know how can they finance cities and they want you to advise – where will you begin with? Our finance experts are bringing their experience right at your Desk through this MOOC. This MOOC has five modules and in five weeks you will learn: • Financial decision making environment in urban systems • Mechanisms for mobilizing local revenues • Innovative mechanisms for financing infrastructure projects through partnerships, and • Financial decision making under uncertainties and risks We will provide you a carefully selected set of literature, quizzes and interactive discussion forums. So join our MOOC and find out the ways to make your city a better place to live in for yourself and for your next generations. (This MOOC was developed in collaboration with the United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG-Africa), African Local Governments Academy (ALGA), and Erasmus University Rotterdam)...
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Week
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Welcome to the Course

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Reading
3 vidéos (Total 19 min), 2 lectures
Video3 vidéos
Introduction to UCLG-Africa7 min
Introduction to UCLG-Africa and the MOOC by Dr. NaJat Zarrouk, Director of UCLG-Africa10 min
Reading2 lectures
Introduction to Course5 min
Meet the FIAC Team5 min
Clock
2 heures pour terminer

Introduction to Urban Finance

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Reading
4 vidéos (Total 27 min), 1 lecture, 1 quiz
Video4 vidéos
The Principles of Finance9 min
Urban Local Bodies and Their Role in Managing Cities9 min
Conclusions from the week3 min
Reading1 lectures
Readings for Week 130 min
Quiz1 exercices pour s'entraîner
Recap for Week 120 min
Week
2
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5 heures pour terminer

Financing Current Expenditures

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Reading
8 vidéos (Total 46 min), 6 lectures, 1 quiz
Video8 vidéos
Revenues and Expenditures of a City Government4 min
Basic Concepts: Principle of Subsidiarity and Decentralization7 min
Conclusions: Principle of subsidiarity and decentralization3 min
Sources of Current Revenues3 min
Taxonomy of Goods10 min
Basic Concepts: The Benefit Model7 min
Conclusions from the week4 min
Reading6 lectures
The Principle of Subsidiarity20 min
Local Governance and Decentralization20 min
Intergovernmental Finances in a Decentralized World20 min
Municipal Revenues45 min
The Benefit Model of Local Government Finance20 min
Week 2 Readings min
Quiz1 exercices pour s'entraîner
Recap of Week 220 min
Week
3
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5 heures pour terminer

Financing Capital Expenditures

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Reading
5 vidéos (Total 59 min), 4 lectures, 1 quiz
Video5 vidéos
The role of the private sector, stakeholders’ involvement and financial structuring8 min
Financial structuring, the environment for PPP projects, sustainable finance and the lessons learned by the Inter-American Development Bank14 min
Getting private sector skills and assets through PPPs and dealing with risks15 min
Conclusions and lessons learned from the Week10 min
Reading4 lectures
The Failure of the Cochabamba drinking water Concession in Bolivia45 min
Lessons learned by the Inter-American Development Bank30 min
Learning more about PPPs in the water sector45 min
List of Recommended Resources min
Quiz1 exercices pour s'entraîner
Recap of Week 320 min
Week
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Financial Decision Making for Municipal Governments

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Reading
8 vidéos (Total 67 min), 1 lecture, 1 quiz
Video8 vidéos
Decision Alternative: Introducing three different approaches7 min
Understanding Uncertainties8 min
Risk Analysis10 min
The presence of games9 min
Decision Making4 min
Methods for Decision-Making9 min
MCA Case Study and Conclusions of Course11 min
Reading1 lectures
Week 4 Readings30 min
Quiz1 exercices pour s'entraîner
Recap of Week 420 min
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par NBFeb 21st 2018

The course is really insightful. The videos are very close to the grass root.

Enseignants

Somesh Sharma

Expert, Environment and Sustainable Development Planning
Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS)

Jaap Spronk

Professor of Financial Management Science
RSM

Meine Pieter van Dijk

Professor of Urban Management in Emerging Economies
IHS

Bernadette Ssanyu

Visiting Lecturer

À propos de United Cities and Local Governments of Africa

The United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa) is the umbrella Pan African Organization and the united voice and representative of Local Governments in Africa....

À propos de African Local Government Academy

The African Local Governments Academy (ALGA), a Subsidiary Body of UCLG-Africa, is the response of UCLG-Africa to tackle and address the challenges facing Local Governments, as a Strategic Lever for the promotion and anchorage of quality, professionalization & performance at a local, African Level...

À propos de Erasmus University Rotterdam

Erasmus University: a top-100 ranked international research university based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Our academic teaching and research focuses on four areas: health, wealth, culture and governance. Erasmus University Rotterdam: make it happen. ...

À propos de Institute for Housing and Urban Development

The Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies is part of Erasmus University Rotterdam. IHS operates on a global scale for almost 60 years, by offering post-graduate education, training, advisory services and applied research. We provide capacity building, advisory, research and training services, specializing in developing countries and emerging economies....

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