7th Core Development Banking Program

This training course, which is under the career credentialing program of the Association of Development Financing Institutions in Asia and the Pacific’s (ADFIAP), aims to enhance the capabilities and upgrade the managerial and technical skills of officers and managers of development banks and other development finance institutions. It is also relevant for officers of commercial banks with development finance portfolio.

The course consists of two modules. The first module is devoted to principles and practices of development banking; and the second covers the concepts and procedures for designing and appraisal of development projects.

Module 1- Principles and Practices of Development Banking

It is designed to provide participants with important knowledge and skills in the concepts and practices of development finance. It includes the discussion of the vital role of development financing institutions, such as development banks, in the economic and social progress of a developing country as well as its responsibilities as a financial institution. The analysis of different levels of economic development is envisioned to provide a deeper insight on the needs for development financing that could serve as guidelines for the operation of development banks. Important
guidelines on long-term project finance, an important area of development banking will also be discussed.

Module 2. Design and Appraisal of Development Projects

It is designed to provide participants with important knowledge and skills in the design and appraisal of development projects with emphasis on financial and economic for a more in-depth understanding of the concepts. It will also focus on
the different aspects of an investment design and how the financial and economic aspects fit into the overall investment plan submitted by a client. In addition, the module will discuss the difference in appraisal techniques between purely private oriented investments and development projects.

Teaching Methodologies
To provide a balanced mix of theory and practice in accomplishing the objectives of the different sessions, various teaching methods will be used like lectures, discussions, exercises, case studies, workshops, sharing, integration, coaching and individual work. To maximize learning gains, the participants will be asked to analyze and render
reports on case studies.

The Credential
After satisfactorily completing all the requirements of this five-day program, the participants will be given the credential of Associate in Development Banking (ADB).