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Water Supply and Sanitation Policy in Developing Countries Part 2 is our second MOOC in a two-part sequence, and looks at ‘Developing Effective Interventions’. Here we invite you to develop analytical skills and deep understanding about a complex, controversial policy problem – one with no simple, easy answers. About half a billion people on our planet still lack access to improved water supplies and about two billion do not have improved sanitation services, leading to an unknown but very large number of avoidable deaths each year from water-related diseases. Millions of dollars are spent on avoidable health care expenditures, and people – mostly women – spend many billions of hours carrying water from sources outside the home. Reducing these costs is a major global challenge for us all in the 21st century. Join us to explore the challenging and complex political, economic, social, and technical dimensions of the policy interventions that donors, national governments and water utilities use to address this challenge. This second MOOC consists of the following seven sessions: • Session 1: Introduction and how our ‘ancient instincts’ affect water policy interventions. • Session 2: Planning better policy interventions: Roles, features and examples of planning protocols. • Session 3: Water pricing, tariff design and subsidies. • Session 4: Providing information to households and communities to improve water and sanitation conditions. • Session 5: Changing the institutions that deliver water and sanitation services: Privatization in developing countries. • Session 6: Changing institutions: Lessons from the UK water privatization story. • Session 7: Changing institutions: Improving regulation of the water and sanitation sector. Your instructors for this course have worked in and studied this sector for many years. Professor Dale Whittington has worked on water and sanitation policy and planning issues for over 40 years in more than two dozen low and middle-income countries. Dr Duncan Thomas has worked in the UK and European water sectors for 15 years, focusing on overcoming barriers to technological, organizational, regulatory and policy innovations. Please watch this introductory video outlining the course: https://youtu.be/KkBmo3EKkkI...
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Section
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2 heures pour terminer

Introduction and how our ‘ancient instincts’ affect water policy intervention

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Reading
6 vidéos (Total 67 min), 1 lecture
Video6 vidéos
Video 1-0 Introducing the role of ancient instincts6 min
Video 1-1 Ancient instincts 1: State and public rejection of water policy proposals12 min
Video 1-2 Ancient instincts 2: Examples11 min
Video 1-3 Ancient instincts 3: Water-related18 min
Video 1-4 Ancient instincts 4: Water policy-related12 min
Reading1 lecture
Introduction and how our ‘ancient instincts’ affect water policy interventions10 min

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Section
Clock
3 heures pour terminer

Planning better policy interventions: Roles, features and examples of planning protocols

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Reading
6 vidéos (Total 141 min), 1 lecture
Video6 vidéos
Video 2-1 Four types of planning protocols commonly used around the world16 min
Video 2-2 Demand-driven planning: Designing for community preferences and affordability8 min
Video 2-3 Do demand-driven planning protocols work? Evidence from Bolivia, Ghana and Peru16 min
Video 2-4 When do participatory, demand-driven approaches work best? Evidence from a World Bank study8 min
Video 2-5 Conversation between Arif Hasan and Diana Mitlin on participation21 min
Reading1 lecture
Planning better policy interventions: Roles, features and examples of planning protocols10 min

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Section
Clock
2 heures pour terminer

Roles, features and problems of water pricing, tariff design and subsidies

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Reading
9 vidéos (Total 103 min), 1 lecture
Video9 vidéos
Video 3-1 What are the objectives of tariff design?17 min
Video 3-2 Possible types of tariff structures18 min
Video 3-3 Current tariff structures in low and middle-income countries7 min
Video 3-4 Problems with increasing block tariffs (IBTs)14 min
Video 3-5 Designing and targeting subsidies in the water and sanitation sector in LDCs11 min
Video 3-6 Distribution of subsidies in Chile and Colombia6 min
Video 3-7 Evidence on subsidy schemes in Chile and Colombia8 min
Video 3-8 Designing improved water subsidy schemes10 min
Reading1 lecture
Roles, features and problems of water pricing, tariff design and subsidies10 min

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Section
Clock
4 heures pour terminer

Providing information to households and communities to improve water and sanitation conditions

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Reading
9 vidéos (Total 193 min), 1 lecture
Video9 vidéos
Video 4-1 Information treatment Case 1: In-house water quality testing18 min
Video 4-2 Information treatment Case 2: Information provision via water bills and evidence from OWASA, Chapel Hill, USA11 min
Video 4-3 Information treatment Case 3: Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS)17 min
Video 4-4 Information treatment Case 3: Evidence from CLTS in Mali, West Africa7 min
Video 4-5 Information treatment Case 4: Information provision via water bills in Jerico, Colombia13 min
Video 4-6 Information treatment Case 4: UN Declaration on the Human Right to Water8 min
Video 4-7 Conversation with Barbara Evans on CLTS41 min
Video 4-8 Conservation with Kamal Kar on CLTS (in 7 parts)4 min
Reading1 lecture
Providing information to households and communities to improve water and sanitation conditions10 min

Enseignants

Dr Duncan Thomas

Lecturer
Alliance Manchester Business School

Prof Dale Whittington

Professor
Manchester Business School

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Tracing its roots back to 1824, the University of Manchester is home to almost 40,000 students. The University has three Nobel laureates among its current staff – more than any other British university - and a total of 25 Nobel laureates have come from our past and present students and staff. We have three main goals: to undertake world-class research; to deliver an outstanding learning and student experience; and to be socially responsible....

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