COMMENTS FROM COURSE
e-Learning Course on
'Negotiation of Financial Transactions'
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.
I am very proud for the great opportunity to be enrolled within this course.
Has meant a lot to me and helped me to improve my legal knowledge as well
the negotiation skills.
This strategy for worldwide human development must continue. It is one
of the best things that the UN has done for humanity and the Third World
Objectives and Expected Outcomes
course was primarily intended for government lawyers and other government
officials who were interested in learning more about the structuring
and negotiating of financial transactions between developing countries
and their external sources of funds. Participants of this course have
obtained a greater knowledge of: 1) the different potential external
sources of funds that may be available to developing country borrowers
and their relative suitability for the purposes for which developing
country borrowers seek external funds; 2) the key terms and documentation
used in transactions with each of these external sources of funds;
and 3) the contributions that lawyers can make to the structuring
and negotiating of these financial transactions.
Duration and Work Load
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,
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.
This course has brought me beyond my basic knowledge of loan agreements
to a level where I feel I could be of great use to a government dealing
with these issues. I feel this course has made me proficient in the subject
matter in a way I had not thought possible prior to the course, I'm excited
to endorse UNITAR and the E-Learning experience, it is truly a great experience.
The course has been very useful and I could do it all over again and look
forward to participating in future courses. It is especially relevant
to my work and I look forward to more effectively delivering on my mandate
and sharing with my colleagues.
The courses are good, detailed and very relevant. I encourage UNITAR to
I had a very challenging time studying and I have recommended this course
to some professional colleagues. I have benefited tremendously from the
I really appreciated the concern of the UNITAR team when I was not available
for a while. I thank the Team for giving me the opportunity to benefit
from their vast experience and knowledge, and also availing me/us of so
much resources. I congratulate all other participants, wish them well
and pray we all will cyber meet if not physically someday. I look forward
to participating in future courses by UNITAR if accepted. I will proudly
carry the flag as an "alumnus". Thank you UNITAR and the UNITAR
Team for the Negotiation of Financial Transactions Course.
... am very grateful to UNITAR for this course I think it has been my
first e-learning course and it has been rather excellent, the content
and outline was very good. Looking forward to other courses.
This course has opened a new way of learning that can be used effectively
by professionals like me as one can pace yourself. It also makes it possible
from many in the Third World to get knowledge at a low cost. This kind
of a course can be very expensive if it has to be given through private
I just wanted to express my sincerest gratitude for offering this course.
I cannot say how much you helped countries in need when you offered this
I have sincerely enjoyed and appreciated the time spent during this academic
and learning experience. My theoretical background as from now in regard
to the online course will equip me with the ability to handle any kind
of practical challenge in the field of Negotiation of Financial Transactions.
Thanks for the team which has made this new experience possible.
The course helped me very much in understanding the intricacies involved
in the international financial transactions. Thank you.
The course is good, practical, informative, challenging, objective but
more so organised well to take care of quite a number of participants
needs. Please keep up with the good work.
Thanks a lot for this opportunity to participate in this e-learning course.
It was my first experience of this kind, and I got more convinced that
such learning tools can help acquire knowledge. Thanks to all who made
this learning experience possible for me, through their efforts and dedication.
Congratulations and thanks for offering this great opportunity to enable
us (people of poor countries) to obtain highly valuable knowledge and
get inside of International Financial Transactions as well as to know
more about the IMF, the World Bank, and the Paris & London Club
as well as gain and understanding of techniques of Negotiation.
First of all thanks to UNITAR Team for giving me an excellent chance to
attend the Course. Before attending that Course my concepts and knowledge
was very limited about Negotiation of Financial Transactions. But now
after completing my course I can argue with any one on Negotiation of
Financial Transaction with full confidence. Once again I thank the UNITAR
It was a wonderful experience once again for me. I take this opportunity
to thank UNITAR and Course Director and his staff for the wonderful way
in which it was conducted. I also take this opportunity to thank UNITAR
for having given me a chance to participate in the course. I look forward
to more opportunities. Thank you all once again.
The Course was simply EXCELLENT. Thank you to One and All.