Training Programs

Program on Investment Appraisal and Risk Analysis (PIAR)

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The executive program on Investment Appraisal and Risk Analysis was initiated by Professor Jenkins in 1985 at Harvard University and has been delivered every summer since then. This program covers state-of-the-art topics in investment appraisal and is updated with the latest techniques every year. Many organizations including the Saudi Industrial Fund, Volta River Authority, African Development Bank, European Investment Bank, African Management Services Company, World Bank, and governments have regularly funded the participation of their senior staff to this program. Over the years, this program has trained more than a thousand of practitioners in this field.

In 2012, the US Department of State sponsored a tailored version of this program for officials from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). As reported by the participants and the sponsor, the program was a great success, and was repeated again in 2013. This reflected the leading role of John Deutsch International in executive trainings offered in the field of project evaluation. This program was a joint effort with Cambridge Resources International Inc.

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Financial Institutions for Private Enterprise Growth (FIPEG)

Queen’s University is offering its cutting-edge program on Financial Institutions for Private Enterprise Growth (FIPEG) for professionals who wish to learn about the latest innovations and strategies in the area of small and medium enterprise (SME) finance. Based on international best practices, this two-week program provides professionals with the new operational techniques, banking business models, and innovations that are required to build and maintain a successful SME banking portfolio. Furthermore, the program provides participants with the relationship management tools for SME customer satisfaction, and will create awareness of the opportunities and threats arising from fintech companies. The program also gives senior government officials an understanding of the macroeconomic policies needed for sustainable SME finance.

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Training of Trainers (ToT)

Training of Trainers is a stream of PIAR, offered exclusively to professionals who have undergone executive training in investment appraisal. This rigorous sream allows alumni to further devleop their skills and acquire the expertise to educate others in this field. Faculty assist the candidates in completing a comprehensive feasibility study, preferably of a current project from their home office.

Many governments and organizations have found ToT to be an ideal step towards building local capacity for training on investment appraisal.

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Program on Project Management (PM)

Project Management is a comprehensive training course designed for professionals seeing opportunities in project coordination and management. This program covers modern techniques of project planning and scheduling, project cost estimating and budgeting, resources planning, risk management and quality management. This is a practical program for practitioners, on how to plan, execute, monitor and control projects using modern project management techniques with computer applications. It ties the most advanced PM methodologies with industry needs, as well as PMP® exam techniques.

The program is completely in-line with PMI®’s globally recognized PMBOK® Guide, fifth edition.

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Specialized Programs

The objective of specialized programs is to focus on specific areas in project evaluation, project management, and in general economics. Specialized programs are developed and implemented as requested by the sponsoring organization or government.

Specialized programs can be offered by JDInt’l with focus on the following topics:

  • Design and Evaluation of Public-Private Partnerships (PPP)
  • Appraisal of Electricity Generation, Transmission, and Generation Projects
  • Integrated Appraisal of Transportation Projects
  • Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Health, Nutrition, and Education Programs
  • Tax Analysis and Revenue Forecasting
  • Natural Resources Governance and Management

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