European Investment Bank launched its online course on November 11th. This online course, developed by the International Monetary Fund in collaboration with the European Investment Bank, describes why financial sector development and financial inclusion matter for inclusive and resilient growth. Participants will also learn about the main challenges that private sector enterprises, including small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), face accessing finance and how these challenges can be overcome by making financial products and services more attuned to the needs of the SMEs. The course will provide standard risk management methodologies for SME lending and review the use of technology in the financial sector.
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:
Identify strategies and policies to support the development of financial intermediaries and capital markets in a country, considering initial conditions and links between the financial sector and the macroeconomy.
Understand the unique challenges SMEs face accessing finance; describe how financial intermediaries can better tailor their products to the needs of SMEs.
Provide standard methodologies for financial analysis and managing risks associated with SMEs.
Understand various uses of technology in the financial sector (Fintech) and how they could be used to improve the efficiency and inclusiveness of financial services without generating financial instability.
Learn more about this online course here>