Wednesday, March 1, 2017

World Bank offers new financing for development MOOC after 32,000 users took the first one - Sophie Edwards, Devex

The World Bank is launching a new free online course to teach participants about financing for development in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals, after nearly 32,000 people registered to take part in its first one. The course will address the challenge of finding the additional $2.5 trillion each year that the United Nations estimates developing countries need to achieve the SDGs by 2030. With current political uncertainty surrounding foreign aid and trade flows from the U.S. and other countries, plugging that gap seems more challenging than ever. The course is designed to teach participants where funding for the SDGs is available and how it can be mobilized. It builds on a previous course offered by the World Bank in 2015, its first MOOC, or free massive open online course. https://www.devex.com/news/world-bank-offers-new-financing-for-development-mooc-after-32-000-users-took-the-first-one-89652

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