Poster for the Financing for Development MOOC

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Free online course on Financing for Development

Updated: 6 November 2015

What exactly is financing for development? How can the new global development agenda be financed? The World Bank Group issues a free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Financing for Development which launches on November 16.

The objective of the MOOC 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.

The course includes terminology, key concepts, sources of development finance, public, private and commercial, and multilateral, and the need for increased use of ODA and innovative financing solutions to mobilize and leverage domestic and official development resources alongside private funds. Participants learn through video presentations, core reading materials and links to additional videos and readings.

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