DATES: APR 17-28, 2023    
         
FORMAT: IN-PERSON AND ONLINE    apply now button  
         
VENUE: ILI, WASHINGTON, D.C., USA      
       
TUITION: $4200  
       

 

 

  

  

 

 

 

Overview

The key to profitable and sustainable development is the selection of viable projects and effective project preparation and financing has become even more critical in recent years. To that end, this seminar focuses on providing the knowledge and skills required to develop an idea into a bankable project ready for financing and implementation.

Through lectures, case studies, and individual and group exercises, participants will have the opportunity to experience what makes projects successful. Participants are also encouraged to bring an example of a project to contribute to class discussions.

 

Format

The seminars are currently offered both in-person and online simultaneously, at the choice of the participant. This choice must be indicated at the time of registration. A small number of courses are scheduled to be delivered exclusively in person or online, and are indicated as such in the 2022 schedule. In-Person Only seminars usually start at 9:30 am Washington D.C. time. Daily sessions usually end at 4:00 pm. Breaks (including the lunch break) are allocated as appropriate. Online Only seminars will be delivered through five (for 1-week course) or ten (for 2-weeks course) live online sessions via videoconferencing platform. Each session will last approximately 3.5 hours and will be scheduled to start within a time window of 7:00 am – 8:30 am Washington D.C. time. Hybrid In-Person/Online seminars will start at a time most convenient to both in-person and online participants, and will generally follow the In-Person seminar format. We expect the classes to be highly interactive and can include presentations, case studies and exercises. 

 

Course Outline

Project Identification and Preparation

  • Meaning & requirements

Project Development Context

  • Why this project?
  • Investment programming in the public sector
  • Project approach to investment
  • Economic viability vs. commercial viability

Assessing Project Viability

  • Technical, economic and financial analysis
  • Fiscal impact
  • Cost recovery
  • Operations and maintenance

Financing and Approval

External Assistance and Multilateral Development Agencies

Sustainability and Lessons Learned

  • Risk analysis
  • Institutional aspects
  • Environmental considerations 

Course Advisors

Gopi Puri - After working in the Indian Steel industry for 17 years, Gopi Puri joined the World Bank, where he directed seminars at the World Bank Institute. Mr. Puri also worked for many years appraising investment proposals at the International Finance Corporation. He has an M.B.A. from The George Washington University and has worked with more than 80 developing countries.

Mehdi Al-Bazzaz has decades of experience as an economic practitioner, and instructor on development issues and practices, including the design and analysis of programs in many developing countries. He has a graduate degree from London University and has worked at the Iraq Ministry of Planning, the World Bank Institute, The George Washington University, Georgetown University, and Loyola University of Chicago.