1.2: Pathways Approach case study: Liquid Dynamics

Essential reading

Mehta, L., Marshall, F., Movik, S., Stirling, A., Shah, E., Smith, A. and Thompson, J. (2007) Liquid Dynamics: challenges for sustainability in water and sanitation, STEPS Working Paper 6 (OA)
Questions to guide reading
  1. What have been the dominant pathways in global water and sanitation debates?
  2. Does the STEPS Pathways Approach help in challenging some of these? If so, how?
  3. What are the challenges of applying the STEPS approach in peri-urban contexts?

Lecture: Pathways Approach case - Liquid Dynamics

In this lecture, Lyla Mehta (Professorial Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies) illustrates how the pathways approach has been used in research on water and sanitation in developing countries, including a case from peri-urban Delhi.

Additional reading

Nicol, A., Mehta, L. and Allouche, J. (2012) Introduction: ‘Some for All Rather than More for Some’? Contested Pathways and Politics since the 1990 New Delhi Statement (pdf), IDS Bulletin (OA)

Assessment activity

Use the empirical examples you have been introduced to in this part of Module 1 to illustrate your answers to the assessment activities suggested under Module 1, Part 1: The Pathways Approach.


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