This course is the fourth in a series of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) on Financing for Development delivered by the WBG.
Approximately 64,000 participants signed up -- from nearly 200 countries and territories – to the WBG’s first two offerings of the course in 2015, 2017 and 2019. These offerings familiarized participants 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 WBG’s goals of ending poverty and boosting shared prosperity by 2030. This offering of the course will update participants on progress with increasing finance for the SDGs. It also focuses on investment and finance opportunities in EMDEs for private investors and what joint actions are needed to unlock these.
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.