In a time when contracts and loan agreements awarded by government and commercial entities are increasingly complex and involve sophisticated understanding, a firm understanding of contract administration and management and the necessary tools is vital to success. Financial markets are changing continually and new borrowing instruments are being developed. It is vital for those involved in borrowing and financial management to keep their knowledge and skills up to date. For many developing countries, the need to develop and broaden their financial market is a vital step in strengthening both the public and private financial sector. This course, intended for lawyers and non-lawyers alike, starts by explaining in laypersons terminology the importance of structuring, negotiating and drafting international contracts and loan agreements. It then takes a set of contracts – from bilateral, multilateral and commercial transactions – and explains their structure and key clauses. Special emphasis is placed on how teams of negotiators should negotiate and draft specific clauses of contracts and loan agreements. Best practice examples are also provided all along this course. The emphasis throughout is on the development of practical skills.