This course explores the fundamentals of international development finance policy and practice. It examines the potential of government contracts and such donor sources as multilateral development banks, bonds, loan guarantees, tax increment, tax credits, seed and venture capital, public finance, and microfinance. Funding opportunities through private foundations, corporations, and government, including federal, state, incentive, and grants programs are covered.
After completing this course, students should be able to do the following:
- Demonstrate knowledge of finance policy and sources of capital.
- Demonstrate the ability to mobilize and manage financial and other sources of support from relevant constituencies.
- Research and identify diverse and relevant sources of international development funding.
- Develop a program funding plan.
- Create an effective rationale for project funding.