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Workshops / Academic Courses on Development Finance


Why a Course on Development Finance?


Economist Dr. Ha-Joon Chang, University of Cambridge says, “95 per cent of economics is common sense- made to look difficult, with the use of jargons and mathematics.”

While all aspects of life and our living has some element of economics attached to it, we seldom give attention to it, assuming they are meant only for experts and economists.

We at CFA believe that citizens from all walks of life should understand and participate in matters related to economics, because whether it’s about taxes, investments or borrowings, it’s our money. We pay taxes, our money in banks are invested and we pay for the interests of borrowings our governments take. Economy is too important to be left only to experts and economists.

Objectives of our concerns

– Our courses are built with the objective of empowering participants in developing a deeper understanding of finance and its implications.

– It will help identify international and intersectoral approaches to understand injustices – environmental, social, economic and cultural caused by financing of developmental projects.

– It aims to enable participants undertake rigorous analysis of the role of development finance in economic development.

– The course will cover key concepts, terminology, sources of finance: national and international, public, private, commercial, multilateral, bilateral and more, energy and infrastructure finance, discussing the ways and means in which these funds leverage local resources.

For Who?

Our courses are suitable for all those who work in the development sector or anyone who is interested in the development sector. Researchers, lawyers, social workers, young activists, students and others working in the development sector will benefit from this course.

Our courses facilitate participants to think critically and act with compassion.

Kind of Workshops / Courses

We have conducted courses / workshops in different formats. They include: 2- days, 3- days and 5- days workshop; Introductorjy courses, 25 hours and 100 hours Courses on Development Finance at colleges.

The Curriculum

Our Curriculum Includes:

– Introduction to Development Finance.

– Financialisation of natural resources.

– Intersectionality between, economy, environment, social, gender and cultural rights.

– India’s regulatory environment – institutions and gaps.

– Critical understanding multilateral development banks- their structure and policies.

– Dive – deep into the contemporary debates around economics in India.

Our Approach

We are committed to providing enhanced educational offerings and an outstanding participant experience to civil society organisations, activists, students, researchers and other interested groups. Our focus will be to extend the support to our participants, through drawing on emerging research to provide more personalised flexible learning opportunities. We will continue to broaden access and opportunities for participants from diverse backgrounds and will support to enhance their leadership capabilities and build social and professional networks.

Our Faculty

Course Facilitators will be from Center for Financial Accountability and other leading think tanks in the forefront of development studies across India.

What will one learn?

Our courses start with a basic introduction to development finance and introduce participants to Sources of Finance, International Finance, National Finance and the Intersectionality of finance with Environment, Gender, Ethnicity, Identity and more.

Special Features of the course we offer

Curricula carefully designed to achieve learning goals based on the need of participants.

Reading material, research papers, articles and other course material will be pioneering work from leading organisations.

A certificate of participation will be provided on completion of all the modules of the course.

Our Partners

Indian Institute of Technology, Gauhati

Azim Premji University, Banglore

Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Gauhati

Janaki Devi Memorial College, New Delhi

Jindal University, Noida

Government College Pitogarh

Gujarat Vidyapeet

Sambhavana Institute, Palampur

Nirmala Niketan, Mumbai

Help us in
* Demystifying finance to common people
* Making financial institutions transparent and accountable
* Spreading financial literacy programmes

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