Financial Risk Management Products


Curious about how financial products offered by the World Bank can help manage risks? Depending on financing source and financing terms, our clients may be exposed to currency, interest rate and/or refinancing risks. They may also be vulnerable to natural disasters or commodity price volatility that have severe economic impacts. The World Bank offers a suite of financial products to mitigate those risks. The self-paced course focuses on products that help mitigate financial risks including risks for currency, commodity price volatility, liquidity – contingent credit lines and guarantees - and the fiscal impact weather-related events. This course will help task team leaders with loan negotiations and improve operational staff’s ability to engage with borrowers on finding the most suitable solution for their clients.

Advance Notice:
As of April 1, 2020, in preparation for the global markets' transition away from the London Interbank Offer Rate (LIBOR), World Bank suspends the offering of the Fixed-Spread terms and the conversion feature to convert the variable spread to a fixed-spread for new and existing variable-spread loans. All interest rates and currency conversions as part of the standard conversion options under the IBRD Flexible Loan (IFL) that involve IBRD’s projected funding cost are also suspended.

About Open Learning Campus

All registered users of OLC can experience its impact of new features. If you are already registered with OLC you can directly sign in to the new system. If you are a new user then do register to avail of the dynamic learning opportunities from WBG to deepen your knowledge and skills on a variety of development related topics. For example, you will have access to timely resources such as:

  1. Ted like video talks
  2. Podcasts
  3. Formal learnings (i.e., Self-paced courses/Facilitated Courses/MOOCs)
  4. Live events and Knowledge Exchanges
  5. Communities of Practice

You will have access to an extensive catalog of resources through which you can search and discover relevant learning materials.

How to Access the Course Content

To access the course content, please follow the below registration steps:

  1. Open
  2. Navigate to “No account?” and select “Create one!”. Select “Next” to continue with the next step.
  3. Enter the code that you received via email at the “Enter Code” field. Select “Sign in” to continue with the next step.
  4. Fill in your First and Last Names and select a preferred communication language. Select “Next” to continue with the next step.
  5. Select up to five learning goals. Select “Next” to continue with the next step.
  6. Select up to five skills. Select “Next” to continue with the next step.
  7. Congratulations and welcome to the OLC! You’ll find additional tips and suggestions inside the “Welcome to the Open Learning Campus” channel at the top of the home page.

Course Details

  • Mode: Self-Paced