About this course
This course assesses how to unlock investment and finance of all kinds – international, domestic, public and private - including the $100 trillion in assets under management by institutional investors globally, to achieve the SDGs by 2030. Progress to date will be reviewed and participants will be invited to discuss additional actions needed to accelerate investments and finance in EMDEs.
What you'll learn
- Learn from world leaders and experts in investment and finance in EMDEs. Featured speakers include presidents of multilateral development banks, and some of the world’s leading asset managers, investors and consulting firms specialized in investment and finance in EMDEs.
- Access the latest information on investment and finance trends, innovations and results. The course provides access to cutting-edge investment and finance strategy resources, diagnostic tools, analysis and statistics on investment opportunities and trends, and progress with development finance goals.
- Collaborate with thousands of investment, finance, development and policy experts around the world. The course provides a global platform to collaborate and problem-solve with thousands of investment, finance, policy and development professionals around the world.
- Build your global investor and development professional network. Upon graduation, participants will be invited to join an international investment and finance professionals’ online network on LinkedIn.
- Earn a World Bank Group – edX certificate. Upon successful completion of the course, receive a certificate of completion to add to your LinkedIn profile and resume.
Investors seeking to scale up their investments or invest for the first time in EMDEs, or seeking to invest in funds, bonds and sustainable investment vehicles in EMDEs will learn how to:
- Develop roadmaps for investment in EMDEs.
- Use investment diagnostic tools, de-risking and other investment support products of multilateral development banks.
- Invest in sustainable investment bonds, funds and other vehicles.
- Adopt principles and practice of impact investment.
- Strengthen financing strategies for national development.
- Improve the country investment climate and domestic markets.
- Attract investors and access international capital markets.
- Identify sectors where private sector solutions can create or expand markets, and make substantial contributions to development impact.
- Deepen understanding of project finance and how to structure investments consistent with international standards.
- The new development finance agenda and initiatives underway to mobilize billions in development finance to attract and catalyze trillions more for resource of all kinds.
- The powerful and innovative new financial instruments and approaches that are being tested, deployed and scaled up globally to achieve the SDGs.
- Results to-date with the financing for development agenda and actions needed to accelerate progress.
- Actions needed to strengthen the stability, efficiency, and inclusiveness of financial systems and services.
- Understanding the global context of investment and finance opportunities in EMDEs.
- How the international development finance system catalyzes resources from all available sources for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
- The business-model of multilateral development banks (MDBs).
- Adopting a Maximizing Finance for Development (MFD) approach.
- Emerging trends and innovations in investment and finance.
- The role of aid, public finance, and policy in investment and development.
- Strengthening national government financing strategies in EMDEs.
- Channeling domestic resources for strategic investments.
- Strengthening accountability and transparency.
- Tackling illicit financial flows.
- Sizing up investment opportunities.
- Sources of private investment capital.
- Actions needed to remove obstacles to investments.
- Working with multilateral development banks to derisk investments.
- How international and domestic financial systems affect investment and finance flows.
- Incentivizing long-term investments through financial systems and structures.
- The key attributes of a well-functioning financial system: depth, access, efficiency and stability.
- End of course special project, summary of highlights and wrap up.
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