IDF conducts 12th development banking program, grants credentials

ADFIAP’s Asia-Pacific Institute of Development Finance (IDF) has granted the credential, “Certified Development Bank Practitioner (CDBP), ” to six (6) officers from ADFIAP members in the Federates States of Micronesia, Indonesia and Samoa who successfully completed the 12th edition of the “Program on Development Banking (PDB)” held on November 6-17, 2017 in Manila, Philippines.

The PDB is the Level 1 of the ADFIAP Career Credentialing Program (ACCP), a process of accrediting and recognizing the professional competence of development bankers, which aims to enhance the knowledge of development bank practitioners to understand further the processes in project finance.

The topics discussed during the two-week program included the fundamentals of development finance; development project financing vs. commercial project financing; international standard regulations for banks and the requirements of Basel Accords; CAMEL as performance standards for Banks: evaluation of bank performance; concepts and procedure for evaluating the performance of development banks; credit analysis and evaluation including the 5 C’s of credit appraisal; difference between loan appraisal and credit appraisal; concepts and practice of project finance; place of project finance in financial management system; how to read “financials” on loan credit appraisal; and design and analysis of loan proposals for project financing: risk-based lending.

Apart from the in-depth classroom discussions, the program also afforded the participants an institutional visit to the country’s premier DFI – the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) – where they were briefed on how a DFI operates.

The resource persons of the PDB were Dr. Alberto Pena, Associate Director of the International Studies & Programs of the Illinois State University.
For more information on ADFIAP’s credentialing program, please email [email protected]

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