CEFEB : AFD’s corporate university in Marseilles
The Center for Financial, Economic and Banking Studies (or CEFEB) offers professional training and skills building programs for AFD’s aid beneficiaries, employees and partners, particularly other donors. As a center for sharing expe-riences and knowledge, CEFEB adds value to professional education courses by crossing the boundary between theoretical research and operational practices proven in the field.
CEFEB offers seminars on the economics of the public sector and “macro-financial” management, that is, addressing links between the real macro economy and financial conditions. Other seminar topics include public-private partners-hips, sustainable development and social and environmental responsibility, development finance and microfinance innovation, local government development projects, and urban planning. These subjects match AFD’s priorities, and may change to reflect its overall strategic plan.
The four pillars of a CEFEB education
► Master of Public and Private Works [+]
CEFEB offers this degree program in partnership with the International Development Study and Research Center (or CERDI) at the University of Auvergne. Each year CEFEB enrolls about 40 promising public and private sector mana-gers from AFD aid-recipient countries in a 500-classroom-hour course.
► Seminars [+]
Each year CEFEB organizes about 50 seminars in Marseilles and foreign countries. It belongs to the international donor network, Training for Development (Train4dev), which disseminates findings on relevant topics to all its mem-bers.
► Projects such as the Pan-African Capacity-Building Platform [+]
AFD and the Development Bank of Southern Africa are creating a high-level pan-African university for infrastructure studies through programs in existing schools. In addition to supporting this educational platform, CEFEB also provides technical assistance, human resources management consulting, and professional-training program design.
► Work Outside CEFEB [+]
CEFEB is involved with France’s grandes écoles – the école Nationale d’Administration (or ENA), the école des Mines (or MinesParisTech) and the Institut d’études Politiques (or Sciences Po Aix) in Aix-en-Provence. It also represents AFD at economic, social and financial forums and caucuses in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region, and contribu-tes to Marseilles’ international prestige.
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