DATES: SEP 3 - 14, 2018    
VENUE: ILI Headquarters, Washington, D.C., USA      
TUITION: $3950







This seminar focuses on project management and monitoring, including team building and leadership. It is especially designed for managers of developing country projects and for persons responsible for implementing such projects. Past participants have come from government, utilities, corporations, international organizations and NGOs. The seminar will examine crucial issues and steps in project management. Participants are encouraged to bring an example of a project that they can relate to the seminar for discussion.


Course Outline

Crucial Issues and Steps in Project Management

  • Defining objectives (logframe)
  • Managing the project environment
  • The project life cycle
  • Project identification, preparation and approval
  • Financial and economic analysis
  • Project financing
  • Team building and leadership
  • Organization alternatives
  • Communication, motivation
  • Managerial styles
  • Conflict resolution
  • Role of project managers
  • Implementing change
  • Work breakdown structure (WBS)
  • Critical path method
  • Project scheduling (MS Project Software)
  • Cost control
  • Risk analysis
  • Reporting and control
  • Monitoring
  • Database management systems (MS Access Software)
  • Introduction to procurement


Course Advisors

Robert Ross has served as an executive and senior advisor in the energy, oil & gas, and manufacturing industries, with significant global responsibility and experience across Fortune 500 companies, management consulting firms, the United Nations, and US and foreign government agencies and ministries. Rob has built and led business units and functional teams as an executive at numerous companies. His work has focused on improving business process execution and operational effectiveness, building sustainable capacity, increasing profitability, strengthening communications, and managing information technology. He has worked in more than 20 countries. He has managed the delivery of results-oriented services in the areas of business process improvement, company operations turnaround, business risk mitigation, anti-corruption program design and implementation, litigation support, contract/project management, and information systems planning/design/implementation.



DATES: MAY 7-18, 2018    
VENUE: ILI Headquarters, Washington, D.C., USA      
TUITION: $3950    







This seminar focuses on the fundamentals, recent developments, current important issues and trends in the body of knowledge intersecting finance and development. This seminar is designed to unlock and access commercial finance for development goals. The objective of the seminar is to assist policy makers and practitioners from emerging economies to develop skills and to better understand the financial elements of development initiatives through analysis and applications.


Course Outline


Financial Development and Economic Growth

  • Overview of the research
  • Developing local capital markets
  • Microfinance


Capital Flows and Development

  • Bond market development
  • Ratings and rating agencies
  • Country credit spreads
  • Exchange rate risk and management


Project Finance in Public-Private Partnerships

  • The market for project finance: Applications and sectors
  • Project characteristics and risk analysis
  • Designing projects and managing risk
  • Financing the deal


Innovative Financing Mechanisms for Economic Development

  • Private equity
  • Future-flow securitization
  • Impact-investment funds
  • Diaspora remittances



  • Negotiating techniques
  • Negotiating with international donor organizations
  • Debt restructuring
  • Role of outside advisors


Course Advisor

Professor Reid Click is an Associate Professor of International Business and International Affairs at the George Washington University in Washington D.C. He received his Ph.D. in economics and international business from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Prof. Click teaches courses in international financial management and international macroeconomics. His academic research has been published in leading journals, and he has been a consultant for several international organizations.




DATES: JUL 30 - AUG 3, 2018    
VENUE: ILI Headquarters, Washington, D.C., USA      
TUITION: $1995    







Countries and legal systems may vary, but the qualities of a fair and effective trial judge remain consistent.  During this one-week seminar, participants will explore a variety of methods and techniques employed by judges to ensure they operate at their best throughout their careers.  In addition to lectures and in-class discussion, participants will visit, when appropriate, local federal and state courts and legal institutions to further their understanding of this complex topic. Read more...


Course Outline


  • The role of impartiality in justice
  • A judicial perspective on court and case management
  • Managing relationships between judges, lawyers, law enforcement, and administrative staff
  • The delicate relationship between the courts, the media, and the public
  • Effective communication strategies including courtroom management and drafting decisions
  • Managing procedure both in and out of the courtroom
  • Mitigating and managing potential conflicts of interest
  • Judicial and legal ethics and the role of the judge in legal discipline


Course Advisor

James G. Apple is Director of the International Judicial Academy, the International Law Institute’s judicial and court center.  He founded and presided over the IJA before it became affiliated with the ILI.  Before founding the IJA in 1999, Mr. Apple was a senior staff member at the Federal Judicial Center where he was in charge of the Center’s office responsible for international programs and promoting good relations between state and federal courts.  At both the Center and the IJA, Mr. Apple has conducted over 200 seminars and other educational programs for judges and court offices on issues of judicial and court administration and other topics relating to the functioning of modern court systems.  Before joining the Federal Judicial Center he was a practicing attorney for 25 years specializing in the trial of civil cases.


DATES: APR 30 - MAY 4, 2018
VENUE: ILI Headquarters, Washington, D.C., USA      
TUITION: $1995    






This seminar follows an integrated approach by focusing on enhancing expertise in drafting contracts and strengthening negotiation skills. To emphasize practical learning, the seminar provides opportunities to engage in various drafting and negotiation exercises, developed by experts in the field. This seminar is designed for both lawyers who will be drafting and negotiating contracts for their clients and for officials who will be negotiating, drafting, and implementing contracts.

Course Outline


  • Overview of contract law, including purchase orders, requests for proposals, contract formation and contract interpretation; Professional agreements versus construction contracts; Contract pricing and scope; Review of standard language including insurance requirements, indemnification, liquidated damages, third-party rights, suspension and termination
  • Discussion of dispute resolution, including arbitration versus litigation, jurisdiction, choice of law, and remedies
  • Analysis of approaches to negotiation
  • Analysis of positions, interests, options and developing techniques and skills
  • Exploration of power and cultural dynamics • Examination of how to deal with difficult negotiators and overcoming impasse.


Course Advisor

Gail Kelley is a professional engineer as well as a practicing attorney. Her practice focuses on drafting and negotiation of construction contracts and design agreements for both public and private projects, with a specific focus on review and negotiation of design agreements and financing documents for insurability concerns. She also participates in the negotiation of settlement agreements. Ms. Kelley has over 30 years of experience in all aspect of design, construction and development. She has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Cornell University, an M.S. in Construction Management from MIT, and a JD from Washington College of Law. She is the author of “Construction Law: An Introduction for Engineers, Architects and Contractors”.

Gerhard Botha is Director of Programs at ILI. Previously, he worked for the World Bank as a senior sector specialist in legal and judicial reform and private and financial sector development. Mr. Botha specialized in labour/employment law and relations, conflict resolution and negotiation, both in private practice and within a large corporate environment in Southern Africa. He has over 30 years experience in legal and labour relations practice, and in international development. Mr. Botha holds B.A. and LL.B. degrees from the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa, an LL.M degree in Labor Law from the University of South Africa and an LL.M focusing on labour/ employment law and Alternate Dispute Resolution, from the George Washington University Law School in Washington DC.


DATES: APR 2-13, 2018    
VENUE: ILI Headquarters, Washington, D.C., USA      
TUITION: $3950   







The key to profitable and sustainable development is the selection of viable projects and effective project preparation and financing has become even more critical in recent years. To that end, this seminar focuses on providing the knowledge and skills required to develop an idea into a bankable project ready for financing and implementation.

Through lectures, case studies, and individual and group exercises, participants will have the opportunity to experience what makes projects successful. Participants are also encouraged to bring an example of a project to contribute to class discussions.

Course Outline

Project Identification and Preparation

  • Meaning & requirements

Project Development Context

  • Why this project?
  • Investment programming in the public sector
  • Project approach to investment
  • Economic viability vs. commercial viability

Assessing Project Viability

  • Technical, economic and financial analysis
  • Fiscal impact
  • Cost recovery
  • Operations and maintenance

Financing and Approval

External Assistance and Multilateral Development Agencies

Sustainability and Lessons Learned

  • Risk analysis
  • Institutional aspects
  • Environmental considerations 

Course Advisors

Gopi Puri - After working in the Indian Steel industry for 17 years, Gopi Puri joined the World Bank, where he directed seminars at the World Bank Institute. Mr. Puri also worked for many years appraising investment proposals at the International Finance Corporation. He has an M.B.A. from The George Washington University and has worked with more than 80 developing countries.

Mehdi Al-Bazzaz has decades of experience as an economic practitioner, and instructor on development issues and practices, including the design and analysis of programs in many developing countries. He has a graduate degree from London University and has worked at the Iraq Ministry of Planning, the World Bank Institute, The George Washington University, Georgetown University, and Loyola University of Chicago.

Jack Upper is a Senior Advisor at ILI, a former World Bank Division Chief in the Europe Middle East Region and Ford Motor Company Financial Analyst. Mr. Upper holds degrees from Yale University and the University of Michigan.