The learning platform for water and sanitation systems strengthening
Course objectives: This course is for anyone wanting to know how to use the Excel tool "Life-Cycle Costing of water services" to identify the costs and financing gap of water services in a specific area, often a district or municipality.
Course content: The course is designed as a standalone course, although it is recommended that participants are familiar with the concepts of water, sanitation, and hygiene systems strengthening and the Life-Cycle Cost Approach (LCCA). The course includes video tutorials and is divided into two parts:
This course includes animations, graphics, videos, documentation, and multiple-choice tests. There is also the opportunity to connect with other WASH sector professionals through online forum discussions. The majority of this course is also available offline. You can download the complete session texts, including all the exercises, via the course resources tab. This allows you to follow part of the course offline. However, you will need to connect to the online platform to participate in the forum discussions, upload the materials you create, and complete the multiple-choice tests and quizzes.
The tool provides important inputs for school directors and others involved in school budget planning process, producing clear and convincing budget requests with ample evidence
Abinet Kebede | IRC Ethiopia
This tool can be used by government, NGOs, civil society to establish the true costs for delivering services and ascertain the current levels of investment in support of the delivery of these services
Jeremiah Atengdem | IRC Ghana
Session overview: This course consists of 7 sessions and needs to be completed in consecutive order (from session 1 to 7). The subjects of the individual sessions are:
Welcome and introduction to the course
Length: On average, the course takes a minimum of 4 hours to complete.
This course has been made possible by the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The contents are the responsibility of the PRO-WASH Award and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the US Government.