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Certificate in Development Bank Executive (ACCP Level 2)

Mode of Program:

  • Face to Face

The Certificate in Development Bank Executive is a 5-day competency-based training course offering of the ADFIAP Institute (AI) in partnership with the London Institute of Business & Technology (LIBT).  This is Level 2 of the ADFIAP Career Credentialing Program (ACCP) designed to equip the participants with the understanding of advanced principles and practices of development banking such as development bank operations and strategies, governance, sustainable, and environmental development, fintech, international partnerships, and the submission of a capstone project.   At the end of the course, the participants will be able to recognize the vital responsibilities of a development bank manager and to conceptualize an effective organization.

After satisfactorily completing all the requirements of this program, the participant will be given the credential of Certified Development Banking Executive (CDBE) that he/she can attach after his name validating his expertise in development banking.

The course will utilize a combination of seminar and workshops consisting of short lectures, demonstrations, and case studies. They will be encouraged to compare the practices in selected development financing institutions through educational field visit to a development bank.

Resource Persons:
Composed of select group from ADFIAP’s pool of management experts and bank practitioners.

Daily for one week; 9am-4:00pm; in person.

General Topics;

Module 1A: Levelling up Development Bank Operations and Strategies

  1. Financial tools and instruments used by development banks.
  2. Project financing and risk management
  3. Relationship between development banks and governments

Module 1B: Development Bank Governance and Management

  1. Corporate governance frameworks for development banks
  2. Management and leadership practices in development banks
  3. Performance measurement and evaluation

 Module 2: Sustainable Development and Environmental Management

  1. Sustainable development principles and practices
  2. Environmental and social risk management
  3. Climate change and its implications for development banking

Module 3: Innovation and Technology in Development Banking

  1. Digital transformation and its impact on development banking
  2. Financial technology (FinTech) (Open Finance) and its role in development banking
  3. Innovation and entrepreneurship in development banking

Module 4: International Development Cooperation and Partnerships

  1. International development cooperation frameworks and institutions
  2. Public-private partnerships for sustainable development
  3. Development bank networks and alliances

Module 5: Case Studies and Best Practices in Development Banking

  1. Analysis and discussion of successful development bank projects
  2. Lessons learned and best practices in development banking.
  3. Current challenges and opportunities for development banks

Module 6: Capstone Project for DFIs

  1. Application of course concepts and skills to a real-world development banking issue
  2. Development of a project proposal or policy recommendation

A capstone project is a culminating academic project that typically involves extensive research or practical application of skills and knowledge gained throughout a degree program. DFI capstone projects can focus on identifying and analyzing potential investment opportunities, assessing the impact of DFI financing on economic development, or developing strategies to improve the effectiveness of DFI operations.

Some examples of capstone projects that could apply to DFIs:

  1. Impact evaluation of DFI-funded projects: A capstone project could examine the economic development, poverty reduction, and social welfare impacts of DFI-funded projects. The project could include analyzing project data, conducting surveys, and measuring the project’s impact using econometric techniques.
  1. Investment strategy for DFIs: A capstone project could focus on developing an investment strategy for a DFI based on the institution’s goals, risk tolerance, and investment criteria. The project could entail analyzing market trends, identifying potential investment opportunities, and developing risk management strategies.
  1. Evaluation of DFI financing models: A capstone project could examine various financing models used by DFIs, such as direct lending, equity investment, or guarantees. The project could include analyzing each model’s strengths and weaknesses and developing recommendations for improving its effectiveness.
  1. Analysis of DFI operations: A capstone project could examine the operational efficiency of a DFI, including its organizational structure, staffing, and processes. The project could include conducting surveys, analyzing data, and developing recommendations for improving the institution’s performance.

Overall, capstone projects for DFIs can provide valuable insights and recommendations for improving the impact and effectiveness of DFI operations in promoting economic development and poverty reduction in developing countries.

A capstone project is a major requirement of the CDBE certification program.

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