ADFIAP’s IDF conducts development banking program

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img_8906ADFIAP’s Asia-Pacific Institute of Development Finance (IDF) held its two-week ‘Program on Development Banking’ from October 17-28, 2016 at the St. Giles Hotel in Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines. The event was attended by five (5) participants from the National Development Bank of Palau (NDBP), Philippine Export-Import Agency (PHILEXIM) and the Philippine National Bank (PNB), who earned the title Certified Development Bank Practitioner (CDBP).

This certificate course, which is under the ADFIAP Career Credentialing Program, aims to enhance the capabilities and upgrade the managerial and technical skills of officers and managers of development banks and other development finance institutions (DFIs) as well as officers of commercial banks and NGOs with development finance portfolios. It consists of two modules: the first is devoted to principles and practices of development banking and the second covers the concepts and procedures for designing and appraisal of development projects.

The topics covered during the program were fundamentals of development finance, international standards regulations for banks and the requirements of Basel Accords, CAMEL as performance standards for banks, concepts and procedures for evaluating the performance of development banks, concepts and practice of project finance, design and analysis of loan proposal for project financing, risk-based lending, development project financing vs. commercial project financing, credit analysis and evaluation, including the five “C” of credit appraisal, difference between loan appraisals and credit appraisal, and reading ‘financials’ on loan credit appraisal.

The main resource speaker of the program was Dr. Alberto Pena, Associate Director of the International Studies and Programs at the Illinois State University.

For more details of the ADFIAP Credentialing Program, please email the ADFIAP Secretariat at inquiries@adfiap.org.

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