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CIDEF Accredited Course

(CDFA Membership Level)

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Qualification Criterion


To be admitted to the program, an applicant MUST have either (a)  A minimum of honours (or 4-year degree), Postgraduate Diploma, Master's or MBA (excluding Master's in Development Finance)  in Finance, Accounting Economics, banking or insurance. Full internationally recognised assessment-based membership of professional bodies in Accounting, Finance, Banking, Insurance or Economics (e.g. CIMA, ACCA, CFA, Chartered Banker, Actuary etc.) will also be considered.

Course Aims


Students will develop the skills required for the analysis of development issues, and to understand the inter linkages between finance and economic development in international context, and develop expertise in exchange rate policies and related development finance matters

Course Overview


The challenge of economic development has come to focus more and more on the role of finance – both its failures in the recent past and its prospects for the future. Whilst international capital markets and global financial institutions have played a key role in this development, increasingly, developments in these markets have raised concerns about the effectiveness of these institutions. As a result of several financial crisis, finance-related issues have come to the fore in academic discourse.  This course provides an integrated analysis of issues in international finance for development. The focus of the course will be on the characteristics of international financial markets, institutions, instruments, as well as their use by governments and corporations. This course provides students with a systematic understanding of economic and financial approaches to development and in particular, the role of finance and financial institutions.  It aims to equip students with the necessary skills to make a meaningful contribution to policy formulation and implementation in this field.

Session will Include


  • Introduction to Exchange Rates and the Foreign Exchange Market
  • Exchange Rate Regimes
  • Theories of exchange rate determination
  • International debt
  • International trade
  • Capital flows
  • Remittances, Official Development Aid (ODA) and Innovative Sources of Development Finance
Who Should Attend


The course will be valuable to professionals in the following areas:
  • Development Finance Institutions
  • Development Finance Institutions
  • Commercial and Investment Bankers
  • Financial Advisors
  • Project Developers
  • Government/PPP Agencies
  • Public Sector Managers
  • Accountants/Taxation Advisers
  • Share Market Analysts/Brokers
  • Privatization Executives
  • Company Treasurers/Directors
  • Credit Committee Staff
  • Rating Agencies
  • Project Managers/Engineers
Value of Course


On successfully completing the course, each successful participant will receive an internationally accredited certificate of the Chartered Institute of Development Finance.  In addition, you will qualify as a Chartered Development Finance Analyst (CDFA) through a conversion process by completing 3 courses. See for more information.



Online Class Exams
Individual Assignment

USD 1500

Duration of Course


6 Contact days



Tel: +27 21-914 6778
Fax: +27 21-914 4438