What are MOOCs?

Online courses
with open enrollment and no cost are known as Massive Open Online 
MOOCs Courses. To advance your profession, pick up new skills, and provide
high-quality educational experiences at scale, MOOCs Courses offer a flexible and
affordable alternative.

Millions of
people all over the world utilize MOOCs to study for a variety of reasons,
including professional progression, career change, college preparation,
supplemental learning, lifelong learning, corporate eLearning & training,
and more.

Introduction to

The United
Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) is the United Nations’ main
training branch that works on every continent. Through information and
education, we enable people, governments, and organizations to successfully
address today’s global challenges. In order to improve the performance of the
UN through suitable training and research, UNITAR was formed in 1963 by the UN
General Assembly.

In order to improve
global decision-making and promote national action for securing a brighter
future, the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) offers
cutting-edge learning solutions to individuals, companies, and institutions.

Free and open
to the public courses are provided by UNITAR throughout the year or on a regular
basis. Please see the list of courses below for further details.


The MOOCs Courses are divided
into four modules: regional planning for harmony and connectedness; integrating land use, climate change, and biodiversity; inter-sectoral and
inter-institutional collaboration; public engagement in decision-making. After
enrollment, it can be finished in 4 months. 


The knowledge
acquired via the MOOCs Courses is useful to all stakeholders who are curious to learn
about the key facets of the interaction between human rights and the
environment. Participants will be awarded a joint UNITAR-UN Environment
certificate upon satisfactory completion.


Chemical hazards
classification and communication systems are key elements of the sound
management of chemicals. To harmonize these systems worldwide, the United
Nations adopted 2003 the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and
Labelling of Chemicals (GHS). The GHS is an important tool for countries to
develop or modify national programs and facilitate trade. 


UNITAR was featured
on Euro news Learning World’s special edition on “Teaching Peace.”
Ms. Trisha Riedy, the manager of the Peacemaking and Conflict Prevention
Programme, discussed how UNITAR contributes to peace processes by providing
advanced training in conflict analysis, negotiation, and mediation skills to
practitioners worldwide, including mid and senior-level government officials,
regional organizations, and United Nations staff, and indigenous peoples’

IMF Courses

The IMF seeks to ensure long-term growth and prosperity for
all 190 of its member countries. It accomplishes this by promoting
economic policies that encourage financial stability and monetary cooperation,
both of which are necessary for increasing productivity, job creation, and
economic well-being.

The IMF was
founded in 1944 in the aftermath of the 1930s Great Depression. The forty-four
founding members intended to establish a framework for international economic
cooperation. Today, its membership includes 190 countries, with workers from
150 countries.

The IMF is regulated
and accountable to its worldwide membership of 190 countries.

Free online courses from The International Monetary Fund

International Monetary Fund MOOCs

Browse free
online MOOCs Courses in a variety of subjects. The International Monetary Fund
courses found below can be audited for free or students can choose to receive a
verified certificate for a small fee. Select a course to learn more.

Financial Market Analysis

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Learn the financial
principles that are vital for both investors and policymakers.

Macro econometric Forecasting

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Learn how to create
and assess forecasting models to predict macroeconomic variables such as
inflation and economic growth.

Macroeconomics of Climate Change: Science, Economics, and Policies

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Learn about the science and economics of climate change, the global
climate action framework, and how the IMF addresses climate change challenges.

Public Financial Management

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What is the
government budget cycle? How should governments prepare policy-oriented
budgets? How to hold governments accountable? Learn from an IMF team who
advises on budget management and hear testimonies from ministers of finance and
civil society.

Macroeconomic Diagnostics

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Through MOOCs Courses, learn to assess a country’s macroeconomic situation utilizing practical
tools that will help you engage in day-to-day macroeconomic analysis.

Financial Programming and Policies, Part 1: Macroeconomic Accounts
& Analysis

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MOOCs Courses on macroeconomic accounts, their interrelationships, and the analysis of economic

Revenue Forecasting and Analysis

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The course, presented by the IMF Fiscal Affairs Department,
provides hands-on learning to help students build foundational knowledge on the
various quantitative models and techniques that can be used to forecast
revenues and conduct tax policy analysis, while also exploring related issues
such as the characteristics of a sound institutional framework and the key principles
of tax policymaking.

Monetary Policy Analysis and Forecasting

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Learn about the
macroeconomic motivation of the quarterly projection model (QPM), its key
properties, model calibration, data filtration, and how to implement the QPM in
MATLAB software in order to learn and understand practical model building and
model operation as it is usually done in central banks.

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Financial Development and Financial Inclusion

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Learn how to
develop an efficient, inclusive, and stable financial sector that is essential
for a thriving economy.

other free online courses in a range of disciplines are available
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Learning Campus of IBRD (The World Bank)

To overcome
development obstacles and achieve the World Bank Group’s twin objectives of
eradicating poverty and fostering shared prosperity, learning is essential.
Whether it’s food security or Ebola epidemics, several interrelated elements
frequently pose a hurdle to the advancement of civilization. Change is
necessary to mitigate these factors, and this change can be fueled by ongoing

The Open Learning
Campus (OLC) empowers people with the knowledge and talents to take on the most
difficult development issues by offering dynamic learning opportunities where
various audiences can learn at their own speed and acquire the knowledge they need.
The landscape of education is likewise shifting due to technology. By providing a comprehensive learning curriculum with more accessibility and improved student
experiences, the OLC aids in scaling development learning. The Open Learning
Campus platform of the World Bank Group is centered on how enhanced learning,
attained through more cooperation and new tools like the OLC, contributes an efficient global development.

Measuring Income and Wealth Through Household Surveys

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The MOOCs Courses primarily address two issues: first, it
provides a conceptual framework for comprehending the relationships among
household consumption, income, and wealth and their significance for
determining living standards; and second, it provides guidelines for designing
surveys and gathering data in the particular context of household income and
wealth modules.

PPPs in Pakistan: The Road Ahead

The Infrastructure Project Development Facility
(IPDF) was established in May 2006 by the Ministry of Finance, Government of
Pakistan, to speed up the planning and completion of PPP contracts. The IPDF
was tasked with assisting Implementing Agencies in enhancing their PPP
proposals, getting them ready for tendering, and managing the bidding process. There
was also established a PPP policy Task Force (TF) made up of top officials from
Ministries and Provinces as well as experts from the private sector. Additionally,
somewhat more progressive governments, like the one in Sindh, started an
initiative to develop a framework for a policy as well as a pipeline for
projects. One of the few provinces in Pakistan with both a pipeline and
completed projects in Sindh. In this webinar, the national government and the
Government of Sindh will be the main emphasis as we examine the benefits and
drawbacks of the PPP program in Pakistan.

Measuring Consumption
Through Household Surveys

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The theoretical foundations of
measuring living standards are thoroughly reviewed in this course, along with
instructions for designing questionnaires and gathering data to quantify
household consumption and expenditure in household surveys. The resources were
made to be used by lecturers or teachers, but they can also be used by anyone
who wants to learn on their own. Higher education instructors are encouraged to
modify the course materials, including the syllabus, instructor manual, and
training slides, to suit their particular teaching requirements.

There many more MOOCs Courses are available on the IBRD website- Click to view

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