IDF runs 4th DevMan Credentialing Course

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ADFIAP’s Institute of Development Finance (IDF) conducted its 4th Development Bank Management (DevMan) Program from December 1-12, 2009 at the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) Center in Makati City, Philippines. Ten (10) officers of ADFIAP members from the Federated States of Micronesia, Samoa, and the Philippines who successfully completed the program were granted the credential of Affiliate in Development Bank Management, bringing the total to 47 officers from member-banks with this Level 2 credential.

This two-week program, aimed at enhancing the managerial and technical capabilities of development bank managers, consisted of two modules – Module 1 covered bank operation management and financial management that included topics on financial management systems, loan management, performance management, credit analysis for investment loans and treasury while Module 2 included Asian management and decision-making techniques.

Aside from the classroom discussions, the participants had the opportunity to visit three of the premier development financial institutions in the Philippines – the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) where they learned the bank’s operation management and how it analyzes projects that are submitted for loan application; the Philippine Export-Import Credit Agency (PhilExim), where they were briefed on the organization, management, and special issues of a credit guarantee bank; and the Planters Development Bank, where they were familiarized with the operation and management of SMEs, micro finance lending and financial risk management.

Dr. Alberto P. Peña, Professor and Associate Director of the Office of International Studies and Programs at the Illinois State University, U.S.A., was the main resource person of the program while Mr, Orlando P. Peña, President of the Asia Business Consulting, covered the 2-day general management module.

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