Focusing on situations of developing and least-developed countries, this course introduces the particularities of service exporters, their financial needs at various stages of growth, as well as the various obstacles which they face in accessing adequate financing. Going beyond "traditional" financing methods, it explores a variety of innovative service financing options and digital payment solutions, such as crowdfunding, business incubators and the expanding uses of mobile money technology. 

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After completing this course, participants will be able to:

Analyse the financial needs of service exporters and the barriers which they face in accessing financing;
Assess the relative merits of a variety of traditional and innovative financing options for service exporters; and
Assess the effects of digital payment solutions, such as mobile money, on service providers. 
  • Lecture 1: Challenges to the Financing of the Services Export Sector
  • Lecture 2: Service Financing Options
  • Lecture 3: Payment Systems Innovation for Services
  • Case Study Exercise
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