The World Bank Group is collaborating with Coursera to provide a free online course titled: Financing for Development.
The objective of this 4-week course is to familiarize more people with the new development agenda, the critical role of the private sector and the use of finance, including innovative solutions, to fund the SDGs and meet the Bank Group goals of ending poverty and boosting shared prosperity by 2030.
About the Course
An ambitious global development agenda was adopted at a UN Summit on September 25, 2015. The new global goals, called the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), will require trillions of dollars to accomplish over the next 15 years. This magnitude of financing will surpass the current capacities of governments and international donors. The World Bank Group and its partners recognize the need to leverage the “billions” in Official Development Assistance (ODA) to attract and mobilize “trillions” in investments of all kinds: public and private, national and global, in both capital and capacity.
Participants can participate in one of two tracks:
- General Awareness
- Development Specialist
Participants can move from the General Awareness to the Development Specialist Track at any time during the course.
Course Syllabus/ Topics
- Week 1: Introduction to Financing for Development
- Week 2: Public Finance
- Week 3: Private and Commercial Finance
- Week 4: Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs), other multilateral, and Wrap-up
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