|DATES:||MAR 28 - APR 8, 2016|
This seminar provides the knowledge and skills required to develop an idea into a bankable project proposal ready for financing and implementation with a particular focus on the selection of viable projects as it is key to profitable and sustainable development.
Effective project preparation and financing has become even more critical in the past several years. Through lectures, case studies, and individual and group exercises, participants will have the opportunity to experience what makes projects successful. Participants are encouraged to bring an example of a project that they can relate to the seminar for discussion.
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
Operations and maintenance
Financing and Approval
External Assistance and Multilateral Development Agencies
Sustainability and Lessons Learned
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.