Promoting Inclusive Markets and Financial Systems
Livelihoods and Markets
Antigonish , NS, Canada
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(Application deadline: January 30, 2017)
Markets play an important role in shaping the livelihoods of communities around the world. Understanding how market systems work is essential for those who are engaged in community economic development. This certificate explores different pro-poor approaches ranging from creating a more conducive and enabling environment, to an emphasis on trade and market access, small and medium enterprise development, and the application of various financial instruments. It includes value chain development, making markets work for the poor and creating social enterprises. Participants will de-construct key concepts and tools, study real-world examples and conduct interactive exercises that will help them develop inclusive market systems.
Scholarships are available through The MasterCard Foundation Microfinance Scholars Program for this certificate.