UNITAR e-Learning Course on 'Debt Rescheduling with the Paris Club'

These selected comments were taken from the Course Evaluation Questionnaire (Survey) submitted by the participants. Due to limited space we cannot print the hundreds of comments made available. The purpose of this compilation is to help prospective participants assess the usefulness of the course.

Course Objectives and Expected Outcomes
This course was primarily addressed to government officials dealing with management of public and publicly guaranteed debt. Participants of this course should have obtained a greater (1) knowledge of the real life examples and the mechanisms that a negotiation with the Paris Club implies including the meaning of each of the terms and items to be negotiated and their specific meaning in the Paris Club context, (2) emphasis on the legal aspects to bear in mind during the different steps of the negotiation considering that the Paris Club Agreed Minute is not a "binding contract" by law but in fact more a "Gentleman's Agreement" than a formal legal document, (c) understanding of the different clauses and their implications that have to be clearly understood by the negotiators before reaching the formal legal issues that will arise after the Paris Club has taken place.
Course Duration and Work Load
This course was conducted by UNITAR over the internet and was made available to participants for a six-week period. The course required participants to work for at least 25 hours to complete all compulsory reading materials and assignments during this six-week period. The work load for this e-Learning course was equivalent to a five-day traditional (face-to-face, instructor-led) workshop.
Course Pedagogy
This e-Learning course provided participants with (a) compulsory reading materials; (b) additional reading materials; (c) bibliography of references; (d) glossary of terms; (e) external links to Internet resources; (f) lesson reviews; (g) an instructor-moderated asynchronous discussion board; (h) community tools for email exchanges among course participants and with instructors; (i) quizzes and assessments; and (j) learning tools using new information technologies.

It is the best e-learning method for such a course.

It has been a wonderful experience participating for the very first time. I look forward to more in the future.

This was my second UNITAR course - both times I enjoyed it very much. Thank you!

At the end of the course I want thank you for your cooperation along the course and I also want to thank Enrique and my friends at the online course who supported me with useful information. Their comments and opinion were very interesting. I look forward to participate on other online courses. With thanks from my heart, best regards.

I am extremely grateful for being provided with an opportunity to take this course.

I thank all who made it possible for us to undertake this course and I hope we will put our knowledge into good use.

Looking forward to meet the UNITAR team soon! Thank you for letting me participate on this course. I think the experience was very useful and thank you for your contribution.

I would like to thank you once again for the opportunity to participate in you e-learning courses.

Wonderful !

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