Investment Project Preparation and Appraisal

An e-learning course designed to stimulate the formulation and development of bankable investment opportunities to enhance financial flows through mobilizing domestic investments and attracting foreign direct investment (FDI) to accelerate sustainable development in developing countries.


SDG8: Decent work and economic growth
SDG9: Industry, innovation, and infrastructure
SDG17: Partnerships for the goals
investment project appraisal
feasibility studies
investment project preparation
project appraisal

The course is to promote more efficient global utilization of investment resources and to overcome the discrepancy between the demand and supply for investments. Capacity building on investment project preparation and appraisal (IPPA) is of critical importance as it helps to increase the number of investment transactions and to support the formulation of “bankable” investment proposals.

To enhance industrial capacity to advance economic competitiveness, the course aims to develop and strengthen indigenous capacities of developing countries.  This course targets investment promotion institutions, financial institutions, project developers as well as SMEs. Participants will be equipped with skills to identify investment projects,  learn about market analysis and marketing strategy designing, impact entrepreneurship, how to conduct technical and environmental analysis, and financial planning and analysis. it will also include an introduction to financial statements and indicators, as well as investment project implementation and appraisal.

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Target Audience

Professionals working in investment promotion agencies and institutions, financial institutions, project designers, promoters and SME development institutions

Learning Objectives

  • To increase the capacity of indigenous investment institutions and agencies to formulate bankable investment opportunities
  • To support SMEs in developing investment project proposals to acquire funds for sustainable development
  • To augment country investment opportunities by mobilizing domestic funds and attracting foreign direct investment to developing countries