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Enabling Environment for WASH e-Learning Course

Enabling Environment for WASH e-Learning Course

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This online course is intended to build the capacity of WASH professionals so they can support national governments in improving WASH service delivery. It presents existing approaches, processes, tools, resources, new thinking, and innovative mechanisms for strengthening the EE for WASH service delivery. The course course is open for self-enrollment and can be taken at the learner’s own pace.

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Capacity Development
Both national and subnational
Both urban and rural
Organization responsible for the tool
UNICEF - United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund
Detailed description of Tool

This online course was created by UNESCO in 2016. While it is suitable for anyone who wants to learn about strengthening the enabling environment for WASH service delivery, it is specifically intended for UNICEF WASH Chiefs and WASH focal points responsible for strengthening the enabling environment for WASH service delivery.

Length: Approximately five hours.

Methodology: Seven self paced modules. The "Introduction" module is a prerequisite and must be taken before the other modules. The remaining modules are stand alone and can be undertaken in any order.


1. Introduction to WASH Enabling Environment
1.1 Political Leadership
2. Sector Policy and Strategy
3. Institutional Arrangements
3.1 Sector Coordination
3.2 Service Delivery Arrangements
3.3 Regulation and Accountability
4. Sector Planning
5. Sector Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning
6. Sector Budgeting and Financing
7. Sector Capacity Development

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