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Oct 5—9, 2020
5 days
Maastricht, Netherlands
EUR 2699 ≈USD 3009
EUR 539 per day

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About the course

Promoting investment in emerging economies

The Project Finance program mainly targets participants from non-European countries and/or NGOs who are active in these countries.

MSM has designed one of the first courses in Europe that comprises an introduction to blended financial instruments, a critical knowledge area to take full advantage of a new generation of financial sources aimed at promoting private investment in emerging economies.

2015 has been a critical year for global economic 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. These goals will drive the global economic development agenda over the next 15 years.

Taking full advantage of blended financial instruments to finance business projects that will create jobs and boost economic development is a critical challenge for business people all around the world.

Reasons to follow the Project Finance course

  • Financing for Development (FIN4DEV) is a breakthrough topic, still being publicly disseminated, with limited access to structure content as the one will be provided in this course.
  • Blended Financial Instruments are a new trend in public-private ventures, offering an all new array of opportunities to private investors.
  • The capacity to design relevant, feasible and effective investment projects is crucial to have access to blended financial instruments.

Course topics

During the course following topics will be discussed

  • Introduction to Financing for Development;
  • The Role of the Private Sector in Financing for Development;
  • Private Finance for Development;
  • The Financing Role of Multilateral Development Banks.

Teaching methods

During the course the following approaches will be used:

  • Lectures
  • Presentations
  • Group work
  • Discussions

Lectures are based on practical assignments that are conducted by work groups. The outcome of the assignments are presented in the classroom and discussed with colleagues. Throughout the process, students prepare themselves the examples that illustrate the theoretical concepts shared during the lectures, while strengthening their presentations skills.

Who should attend

  • Project leaders, project team members and program coordinators with managerial tasks
  • Consultants dealing with project activities

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Mirjana Stanisic

Mirjana Stanisic has extensive experience in donor-funded projects in emerging and countries in transition (Egypt, Romania, Bangladesh, Serbia and Montenegro). She worked previously as a national expert in Serbia and Montenegro and has several years of experience in international cooperation wit...

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Rui Miguel Santos

Expert and trainer in Results-Based Management and Evaluation of Development Programs & Projects. 25 years with Group CESO. Lecturer at: College of Europe (Brugge), University of Maastricht - Faculty of Business and Economics, Maastricht School of Management, Council of Europe. Professional E...

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