Core SubjectClean Water and Sanitation

Difficulty : Foundational

Length : Approximately 3-4 Hours

Structure :

  • Self-guided online course 
  • Reading
  • Assesment
  • IIX Institute Digital Credential

Price: $20

Group rates available. Contact : for more info.


According to UN Water, as of the beginning of 2022, 2 billion people still lacked access to safe drinking water while 3.6 billion people lacked access to safely managed sanitation services. Poor sanitation practices are widespread causing compounded effects on health. The lack of finance for strengthening an enabling environment in the WASH sector remains unsolved. Far behind meeting SDG targets, we see untapped opportunities in blended finance. To meet the challenges involved in achieving SDG 6, Clean Water and Sanitation, it is imperative to scale up investments in water and sanitation sectors and look to meet these basic human needs. This calls for leveraging existing financing mechanisms and also for developing new ones.  This self-guided course uncovers how finance can drive sustainable WASH projects in countries that need it most and achieve ambitious targets set forth in SDG 6.

Course Objective: To understand how innovative financing mechanisms can help promote water and sanitation in developing countries. 

This will be a self-guided course with readings and videos.

Course Structure

This course will consist of three learning topics:

  1. Introduction to the current state of the global WASH challenges and issues involved in financing WASH projects
  2. New mechanisms for financing in the WASH sector
  3. Innovative WASH Financing today


The quiz at the end of the course will cover all three parts including required reading and case studies but will not include the optional readings. Please note that you are strongly encouraged to do all the required readings to get the most out of the course.


Key Benefits

Renowned Instructors

Learn from the most recognized innovators in the space

Immediate Applicability

Jumpstart your career in sustainability and discover new answers to old problems

Online, Self-Guided Course

Learn anytime, anywhere with unimitated access for 90 days

IIX Institute digital credential

Earn a verified digital credential from the IIX Institute that can be used as evidence of knowledge acquired


Professor Durreen Shahnaz

CEO and Founder, Impact Investment Exchange (IIX)

Durreen Shahnaz is a global leader of social impact and impact investing. Born in Bangladesh, Durreen has built an international track record as a social entrepreneur, banker, media executive and academic at institutions, including Morgan Stanley (New York), Grameen Bank (Bangladesh), Hearst Magazines International (New York) and the National University of Singapore.

She is the recipient of 2017 Oslo Business for Peace Award, often referred to as the ‘Nobel Prize for Business’, amongst numerous other awards.

Professor Robert Kraybill

CIO and Managing Director, Impact Investment Exchange (IIX)

Prof. Robert Kraybill has over 20 years in the traditional capital markets as an advisor and investor, where he was previous head of Asian private equity for Marathon Asset Management and ex-head of investment banking, Asia ex-Japan, for Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein. Kraybill began his career at Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse.

Prof. Kraybill leads all of IIX’s portfolio management activities, notably the launch of IIX’s first Women’s Livelihood Bond™ and is leading the team developing the $150 million Women’s Livelihood Bond™ Series and the Women’s Catalyst Fund™. He is also a member of the Innovation Working Group of the Task Force on Justice and Navigating Impact Investment Project.

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