World Bank: Course on Water Utility Financing

7 July, 2022

Water Utility Financing e-learning is a new, free, self-paced online course from the World Bank Water Global Practice that explains why adequately financed utilities are imperative to achieving universal access and enhanced water security, and suggests ways to fill utility financing gaps.

The course is designed primarily for water and sanitation utility managers and their staff. However, it will also benefit professionals who work with them, such as national and sub-national government officials, regulators, potential private sector investors, academics, donors and other partners interested in the delivery of water and sanitation services.

The Course objectives are to:

  • Understand the importance of achieving financial sustainability and how it influences the ability to leverage commercial finance in the water sector.
  • Identify key factors impacting, and learn how to attain, financial creditworthiness.
  • Diagnose utility and service provider performance, operating efficiency, and readiness to tap private markets.
  • Describe how potential lenders evaluate financing decisions.

For more information and to register for the course, please click here.