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World Bank Online Course On Financing For Development

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World Bank Group in partnership with Coursera is offering online course to familiarize participants with the approaches currently under discussion among global leaders on financing the new development agenda. This 8-week credit-eligible course will emphasize on the source of all that money.

The overall objective of this course is to illuminate the ways leaders in the public, private and multilateral sectors believe sufficient resources should and can be mobilized to fulfill that ambitious agenda. The course will start on November 16, 2015.

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Course At A Glance

Length: 4 weeks
Effort:  4-8 hours/week
Subject: Financing for Development
Institution: World Bank and Coursera
Languages: English
Price:  Free
Certificate Available: Yes
Session: Starts on November 16, 2015.

About This Course

This course will familiarize participants with the approaches currently under discussion among global leaders on financing the new development agenda. It includes terminology, key concepts, the main sources of development finance: public, private and commercial, and multilateral-and the need for increased use of innovative financing solutions to mobilize and leverage domestic and official development resources alongside private resources. Participants will hear from prominent government and international organization officials and leaders from the private sector who have considerable first-hand experience in preparing and implementing development plans at the international and country level, and in forging public-private collaborations in development projects. They will hear directly about challenges and successes in mobilizing billions to generate the trillions and taking actions needed to meet the evolving global development agenda. The reason 2015 is a critical year for development is that in September the United Nations is expected to adopt Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that will establish a new global framework for development for the next 15 years. Since 2000, the global development framework has been defined largely by the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), set to expire at the end of 2015. The SDGs will replace the MDGs as global development objectives. Financing for development will underpin the achievement of the new goals – the SDGs, and scaling up globally to mobilize the needed finance will present substantial challenges.

Providers Details

World Bank is offering the course via renowned online platform Coursera. The World Bank Group is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. This online platform Coursera provides online courses of the world’s best universities.

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Why Take This Course?

This is a free online course. Participants will hear from prominent government and international organization officials and leaders from the private sector. The course includes video presentations, core reading materials and links to further videos, additional readings and, for those with the time and inclination to delve more deeply into the topic, quizzes, discussion boards, two Google Hangouts, and Twitter chats, and other interactive features that encourage active learning with opportunities to discuss course topics with other course participants and development practitioners.

Learning Outcomes

This course will familiarize participants with the approaches currently under discussion among global leaders on financing the new development agenda. It includes terminology, key concepts, the main sources of development finance: public, private and commercial, and multilateral-and the need for increased use of innovative financing solutions to mobilize and leverage domestic and official development resources alongside private resources.

Course Format

The main topics the course will cover:
Week 1: Introduction to Financing for Development
Week 2: Public Finance
Week 3: Private and Commercial Finance
Week 4: Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs), other multilaterals, and Wrap-up

Participants can participate in one of two tracks: General Awareness, Development Specialist.

Instructors

-Susan McAdams
Susan McAdams leads the World Bank Group’s engagement in the post-2015 Financing for Development process.

-Scott White
Senior consultant to the World Bank

-Julius Gwyer
Program officer in the Development Finance Vice Presidency (DFi), supporting the World Bank Group’s engagement on financing the new global development agenda.

-Marco Scuriatti
Development practitioner within the World Bank Group.

-Demet Cabbar
Financial officer in the Development Finance Vice Presidency (DFi), where she supports the World Bank Group’s engagement in the post-2015 development agenda and its financing.  

Detailed Information

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