The rapid development and use of new payment products and services, including pre-paid and store-value cards or e-cash, mobile payments, internet based payments and virtual currencies, has changed the dynamics of the 21st century financial market and services.
Financial Technology has, in the last few years, made silently extremely rapid advances with the result that the services offered by new and traditional players have revolutionized the way people interact with them. FinTech brings healthy increased competition, offering a world of opportunities as well as more efficient products and services.
This course provides you with the exact knowledge and practical skills you need to thrive in this turbulent 21st century. It places two of the world’s megatrends into focus that all of us experience on a daily basis: the digital revolution and the need for sustainable development.
Prior to the Uruguay Round of multilateral trade negotiations, which were concluded in December 1993, multilateral trade negotiations were seen as a preserve of the developed countries and the developing countries have only a marginal role to play in the negotiation process; they were primarily the recipients of preferential market access and other special differential treatment.
There are many fields (e.g. education, health, postal services) where the working of market, focusing on profitability, can not serve a broader view-of public interest, and the Government (State) has to act as a problem-solver through subsidization or nationalization.
Digitalisation – the system of processes leading to transforming all processes through evolving digital solutions – is an inextricable part of everyday life in the office, at home, in government, and inside the mind.
This online course is delivered jointly with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).
Gender mainstreaming has increasingly gained importance over the past three decades. Originally viewed as an issue best confined to the social and development issues, the importance of gender mainstreaming has gained momentum with the realization that all regulations and policies have different impacts on the different genders.
New technologies are profoundly changing the financial industry. The demand for digital solutions is surging, and both private and public institutions are heavily investing in R&D, especially in the field of digital currencies.