Water development paths

Review of Week 6 of Water Supply and Sanitation Policy in Developing Countries Part 1: Understanding Complex Problems (University of Manchester, Coursera)

The final week considered the pathways to achieving full water supply and sanitation coverage. There are different pathways, such as water first or eliminating open defecation first, and there is no one right pathway. One approach could be to listen to what the community wants (which is my personal preference).


The lecturers then examined UK’s water and sanitation development path, with examples from London and Manchester.

Due to time constraints, I was not able to complete the final assignment. But the exercise to produce a policy memo for evaluating UNICEF’s water supply and sanitation program in Africa looked very interesting… I may just have to retake this module in future!


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