A very warm welcome to Financing for Development! Thank you for your interest in this subject of global importance. We, the World Bank Group course team, are delighted that you have enrolled for this Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), which begins on November 16, 2015. We already know that you are interested in learning about the new global development agenda and the challenges involved in financing it. Beyond that, we assume that your reasons for signing up for this MOOC vary greatly.