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IDB launches first free online course in French on Project Management in Development

Registration is now open for the Project Management in Development course being offered by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in French through edX, the largest educational platform in the world (founded by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)). The course is free and begins on September 6th.

Over the last few years the IDB has worked with Haiti in completing approximately 530 projects, contributing to the transformation of the following sectors: education, private sector development, energy (particularly electricity), water and sanitation, agriculture and transport.

In order to strengthen the effectiveness and efficiency of development projects, the IDB has created a methodology that adapts to projects within the public sector with international standards in project management and helps to resolve bottlenecks that arise in project planning and management.

This French Massive Online Open Course (MOOC), previously offered in English and Spanish, provides concepts and tools to strengthen participants’ capabilities in project management for development in order to better meet project objectives.

Project Management in Development is aimed at professionals from the private sector, civil servants and university students interested in improving the implementation of their projects and in better meeting the community’s anticipated results in a timely manner.

During this five-week course, students will reflect on issues related to project management, including:

  • Basic project management concepts and techniques
  • Tools and key tactics that facilitate good communication
  • Project management international standards and tools
  • How to identify success factors based on experiences​

The course will use the most current data and information, and will incorporate international specialists videos , knowledge activities, examples of experiences in the region, discussion forums, an updated bibliography and case study accompanied by practical exercises.

About the IDB

The Inter-American Development Bank is devoted to improving lives. Established in 1959, the IDB is a leading source of long-term financing for economic, social and institutional development in Latin America and the Caribbean. The IDB also conducts cutting-edge research and provides policy advice, technical assistance and training to public and private sector clients throughout the region.

About edX

Since 2014, the IDB has partnered with edX, a non-profit online learning platform founded by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), which offers online courses from more than 40 universities. The IDB was the first organization specializing in Latin America and the Caribbean to create and offer courses through the platform, including this first course in French.

Start date: September 6th
Cost: Free
If you want to obtain a certification of participation, the cost is $25
Length: 5 weeks
Register here
Questions: idbx@iadb.org