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United Cities and Local Governments of Africa

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African Local Government Academy

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Erasmus University Rotterdam

Institute for Housing and Urban Development

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Welcome to the Course

1 hour to complete
3 videos (Total 19 min), 2 readings
3 videos
Introduction to UCLG-Africa7m
Introduction to UCLG-Africa and the MOOC by Dr. NaJat Zarrouk, Director of UCLG-Africa10m
2 readings
Introduction to Course5m
Meet the FIAC Team5m
3 hours to complete

Introduction to Urban Finance

3 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 27 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
4 videos
The Principles of Finance9m
Urban Local Bodies and Their Role in Managing Cities9m
Conclusions from the week3m
1 reading
Readings for Week 11h 30m
1 practice exercise
Recap for Week 130m
Week
2

Week 2

5 hours to complete

Financing Current Expenditures

5 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 46 min), 6 readings, 1 quiz
8 videos
Revenues and Expenditures of a City Government4m
Basic Concepts: Principle of Subsidiarity and Decentralization7m
Conclusions: Principle of subsidiarity and decentralization3m
Sources of Current Revenues3m
Taxonomy of Goods10m
Basic Concepts: The Benefit Model7m
Conclusions from the week4m
6 readings
The Principle of Subsidiarity20m
Local Governance and Decentralization20m
Intergovernmental Finances in a Decentralized World20m
Municipal Revenues45m
The Benefit Model of Local Government Finance20m
Week 2 Readings2h
1 practice exercise
Recap of Week 230m
Week
3

Week 3

6 hours to complete

Financing Capital Expenditures

6 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 59 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
5 videos
The role of the private sector, stakeholders’ involvement and financial structuring8m
Financial structuring, the environment for PPP projects, sustainable finance and the lessons learned by the Inter-American Development Bank14m
Getting private sector skills and assets through PPPs and dealing with risks15m
Conclusions and lessons learned from the Week10m
4 readings
The Failure of the Cochabamba drinking water Concession in Bolivia45m
Lessons learned by the Inter-American Development Bank30m
Learning more about PPPs in the water sector45m
List of Recommended Resources2h
1 practice exercise
Recap of Week 330m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

Financial Decision Making for Municipal Governments

3 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 67 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
8 videos
Decision Alternative: Introducing three different approaches7m
Understanding Uncertainties8m
Risk Analysis10m
The presence of games9m
Decision Making4m
Methods for Decision-Making9m
MCA Case Study and Conclusions of Course11m
1 reading
Week 4 Readings1h 30m
1 practice exercise
Recap of Week 430m

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