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What exactly is financing for development? How can the new global development agenda be financed? Learn more by signing up for this free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Financing for Development which launches on November 16. A certificate of accomplishment — issued by the World Bank Group in partnership with Coursera — will be received by those who successfully complete the course requirements.
2015 is a critical year for development. Leaders from around the world adopted a global 2030 development agenda at a UN Summit in September 2015. The new global goals, called the Sustainable Development Goals, are ambitious and demand equal ambition in using the “billions” in Official Development Assistance to channel and crowd-in “trillions” in investments of all kinds: public and private, national and international.
This online course will familiarize participants with public and private solutions — including innovative instruments — to finance the new global development agenda. Participants will hear from prominent government, international organization and private sector leaders. Each has considerable first-hand experience in preparing and implementing development projects and forging public-private collaborations.
The course is launched under the sponsorship of the Open Learning Campus, dedicated to development learning to build the leadership and technical capabilities of partners, practitioners, policy makers, World Bank Group staff and the public.