DATES: MAY 6-17, 2019    
VENUE: ILI Headquarters, Washington, D.C., USA      
TUITION: $3950    







This seminar focuses on the fundamentals, recent developments, current important issues and trends in the body of knowledge intersecting finance and development. This seminar is designed to unlock and access commercial finance for development goals. The objective of the seminar is to assist policy makers and practitioners from emerging economies to develop skills and to better understand the financial elements of development initiatives through analysis and applications.


Course Outline


Financial Development and Economic Growth

  • Overview of the research
  • Developing local capital markets
  • Microfinance


Capital Flows and Development

  • Bond market development
  • Ratings and rating agencies
  • Country credit spreads
  • Exchange rate risk and management


Project Finance in Public-Private Partnerships

  • The market for project finance: Applications and sectors
  • Project characteristics and risk analysis
  • Designing projects and managing risk
  • Financing the deal


Innovative Financing Mechanisms for Economic Development

  • Private equity
  • Future-flow securitization
  • Impact-investment funds
  • Diaspora remittances



  • Negotiating techniques
  • Negotiating with international donor organizations
  • Debt restructuring
  • Role of outside advisors


Course Advisor

Professor Reid Click is an Associate Professor of International Business and International Affairs at the George Washington University in Washington D.C. He received his Ph.D. in economics and international business from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Prof. Click teaches courses in international financial management and international macroeconomics. His academic research has been published in leading journals, and he has been a consultant for several international organizations.