Financing Trade in Services

Course description


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.

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.


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Participants who meet the course requirements will receive a Certificate of Completion issued in electronic format.


Lecture 1
Challenges to Export Services Sector Financing [L353]
Lecture 2
Service Financing Options [L354]
Lecture 3
Payment System Innovation for Services [L355]
Case Study Exercise
Certificate of Achievement
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Course Language
English ‎(en)‎
Next start date
7, October 2024
Time required
4 hours over 2 weeks
Course fee
Free of charge
Course access
Open for enrolments
Tutor Information

Shaun Lake (Tutor)

export finance finance and investment services development