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Hours to complete

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Subtitles: English
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Flexible deadlines

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Intermediate Level

Intermediate Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 20 hours to complete

Suggested: 3 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

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

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Reading
6 videos (Total 67 min), 1 reading
Video6 videos
Video 1-0 Introducing the role of ancient instincts6m
Video 1-1 Ancient instincts 1: State and public rejection of water policy proposals12m
Video 1-2 Ancient instincts 2: Examples11m
Video 1-3 Ancient instincts 3: Water-related18m
Video 1-4 Ancient instincts 4: Water policy-related12m
Reading1 reading
Introduction and how our ‘ancient instincts’ affect water policy interventions10m
Week
2
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

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

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Reading
6 videos (Total 141 min), 1 reading
Video6 videos
Video 2-1 Four types of planning protocols commonly used around the world16m
Video 2-2 Demand-driven planning: Designing for community preferences and affordability8m
Video 2-3 Do demand-driven planning protocols work? Evidence from Bolivia, Ghana and Peru16m
Video 2-4 When do participatory, demand-driven approaches work best? Evidence from a World Bank study8m
Video 2-5 Conversation between Arif Hasan and Diana Mitlin on participation21m
Reading1 reading
Planning better policy interventions: Roles, features and examples of planning protocols10m
Week
3
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

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

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Reading
9 videos (Total 103 min), 1 reading
Video9 videos
Video 3-1 What are the objectives of tariff design?17m
Video 3-2 Possible types of tariff structures18m
Video 3-3 Current tariff structures in low and middle-income countries7m
Video 3-4 Problems with increasing block tariffs (IBTs)14m
Video 3-5 Designing and targeting subsidies in the water and sanitation sector in LDCs11m
Video 3-6 Distribution of subsidies in Chile and Colombia6m
Video 3-7 Evidence on subsidy schemes in Chile and Colombia8m
Video 3-8 Designing improved water subsidy schemes10m
Reading1 reading
Roles, features and problems of water pricing, tariff design and subsidies10m
Week
4
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

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

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Reading
9 videos (Total 193 min), 1 reading
Video9 videos
Video 4-1 Information treatment Case 1: In-house water quality testing18m
Video 4-2 Information treatment Case 2: Information provision via water bills and evidence from OWASA, Chapel Hill, USA11m
Video 4-3 Information treatment Case 3: Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS)17m
Video 4-4 Information treatment Case 3: Evidence from CLTS in Mali, West Africa7m
Video 4-5 Information treatment Case 4: Information provision via water bills in Jerico, Colombia13m
Video 4-6 Information treatment Case 4: UN Declaration on the Human Right to Water8m
Video 4-7 Conversation with Barbara Evans on CLTS41m
Video 4-8 Conservation with Kamal Kar on CLTS (in 7 parts)4m
Reading1 reading
Providing information to households and communities to improve water and sanitation conditions10m

Instructors

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Dr Duncan Thomas

Lecturer
Alliance Manchester Business School
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Prof Dale Whittington

Professor
Manchester Business School

About University of Manchester

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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