African countries often have inadequate and unsustainable financial resources to finance development needs. Unique development finance institutions (DFIs) are needed to help address these peculiar needs. However, many DFIs are ill-equipped to meet these needs, owing to the lack of adequately trained personnel to design, implement, monitor and evaluate these interventions or schemes.
In recognition of this critical skills gap, USB-ED has developed the Programme in Development Finance – a first for Africa. It offers a unique learning experience that is both theoretical and practical, and creates an opportunity for the industry to share knowledge, develop skills and build the needed capacity to address Africa’s growing development finance needs.