IMF Institute for Capacity Development - Training Programs

Financial Sector Policies

Financial Sector

These courses provide the basic finance to assess benefits and costs of financial instruments, institutions, and markets in a macroeconomic context. The focus is on risks and mitigating policies.

Fiscal Policy

Fiscal Policy

These courses provide a comprehensive analytical framework to understand and assess public finance choices and covers macro-fiscal issues, including revenue and expenditure policies; fiscal frameworks, institutions, and rules; and fiscal sustainability.

General Macroeconomics Analysis

General Macroeconomics

The General Macroeconomic Analysis courses are designed to equip officials with the ability to interpret macroeconomic developments using various techniques and apply analysis to policy formation and forecasting.

Legal Issues

Legal Issues

These courses are presented by IMF’s Legal Department and topics include legal aspects of central banking and financial institutions, fiscal and tax law design, and anti-money laundering.

Macroeconomic Statistics

Macroeconomics Statistics

These courses are presented by IMF’s Statistics Department and topics include macroeconomic statistics covering national accounts, prices, money and financial sector, balance of payments, financial soundness, and government finance.

Monetary and Financial Sector

Monetary and Financial Sector

The topic is presented by the IMF’s Monetary and Capital Markets Department and includes courses on banking supervision, stress testing, financial regulation, and macro-financial risk analysis.

Monetary, Exchange Rate and Capital Account Policies

Exchange Rate

These courses share concepts, tools, models and good practices underlying monetary, exchange rate and capital-account policies to promote macroeconomic and financial stability.

Safeguards Assessments

Safegaurds Assessment

These courses are presented by IMF’s Finance Department and topics include assessment of central bank governance, transparency, and accountability to strengthen the safeguards framework at central banks.

Specialized Fiscal Issues

Specialized Fiscal Issues

These courses are presented by IMF’s Fiscal Affairs Department and topics include tax policy and administration, expenditure policy, public financial management, strengthening fiscal institutions and managing risks, and medium term budgetary framework.

Special Topics

Special Topics

The other courses cover issues which have recently gained prominence, including energy subsidies, inclusive growth, managing natural resources, regional integration, and vulnerability diagnostics.

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    Risk-Based Banking Supervision (BSO)

    Language: English (Arabic)

    February 4, 2018-February 8, 2018 (1 Week)

    Kuwait City, Kuwait

    Mid-level bank supervisors.

    Deadline for the application has passed.

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    Financial Sector Policies (FSP)

    Language: English

    February 4, 2018-February 15, 2018 (2 Weeks)

    Kuwait, Kuwait

    Junior to senior government officials engaged in setting policy for the financial sector, particularly the staff of central banks, financial regulators, and any other agencies involved in micro- or macroprudential oversight.

    Deadline for the application has passed.

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    Inclusive Growth (IG)

    Language: English

    February 5, 2018-February 9, 2018 (1 Week)

    Brasilia, Brazil

    Mid-level to senior officials involved in economic and strategic planning; monitoring and evaluating policy strategies for reducing poverty and inequality; and promoting job creation.

    Deadline for the application has passed.

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    Fiscal Sustainability (FS)

    Language: English (French)

    February 5, 2018-February 16, 2018 (2 Weeks)

    Ebene, Mauritius

    Junior to senior officials with some intermediate fiscal background who are interested in understanding and applying fiscal sustainability analysis and how it may relate to the country-specific macrofiscal environment.

    Deadline for the application has passed.

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    Selected Issues in the Evolving Financial Regulatory Framework (FRF)

    Language: English

    February 5, 2018-February 9, 2018 (1 Week)

    Singapore, Singapore

    Officials from central banks, ministries of finance, and regulatory agencies involved in financial regulation and/or financial stability analysis.

    Deadline for the application has passed.

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    Government Finance Statistics (GFS)

    Language: English

    February 5, 2018-February 9, 2018 (1 Week)

    New Delhi, India

    Officials whose main responsibility is compiling public finance statistics.

    Invitation

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    Tax Policy and Administration: Theory and Practice (TPAT)

    Language: English

    February 11, 2018-February 15, 2018 (1 Week)

    Kuwait City, Kuwait

    Senior officials from ministries of finance and tax administrations whose responsibilities include: advising their ministers on tax policy issues and/or managing the tax administration. Examples of duties include: undertaking policy analysis and evaluation; drafting policy memos; drafting tax laws; managing key elements of the tax administration, such as organizational issues, strategic planning, information technology, and major operational functions.

    Deadline for the application has passed.

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    Macroeconomic Management in Resource Rich Countries (MRC)

    Language: English (Russian)

    February 12, 2018-February 23, 2018 (2 Weeks)

    Vienna, Austria

    Mid-level to senior officials from central banks, ministries of finance, and other government agencies tasked with design and execution of policies in resource-rich countries (RRCs).

    Deadline for the application has passed.

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    Model-Based Monetary Policy Analysis and Forecasting (MPAF)

    Language: English

    February 26, 2018-March 9, 2018 (2 Weeks)

    Singapore, Singapore

    Mid- to senior-level officials involved in monetary policy decision making and staff involved in macroeconomic analysis and forecasting, or operating macroeconomic models.

    Deadline for the application has passed.

  • Financial Programming and Policies, Part 1: Macroeconomic Accounts & Analysis (FPP.1x)

    Language: Spanish

    February 28, 2018-April 11, 2018 (6 Weeks)

    Course Conducted Online, United States

    All government officials are welcome to register. The course is particularly relevant for officials in ministries of finance, economy, and planning and central banks who advise on macroeconomic and financial policies or who are involved in policy implementation. The course is offered in English, French, Spanish, Russian, and Arabic.

    Apply online by February 21, 2018

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    Macroeconometric Forecasting (MFx)

    Language: English

    February 28, 2018-May 2, 2018 (9 Weeks)

    Course Conducted Online, United States

    All government officials are welcome to register. The course is particularly relevant for officials involved in developing forecasts that are used to design and implement macroeconomic policy. The course is offered in English.

    Apply online by February 21, 2018

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    Fiscal Policy Analysis (FPA)

    Language: Arabic

    March 4, 2018-March 15, 2018 (2 Weeks)

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

    Junior to senior officials interested in better understanding fiscal policy and its macroeconomic implications.

    Invitation

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    Monetary Policy (MP)

    Language: English

    March 4, 2018-March 15, 2018 (2 Weeks)

    Kuwait City, Kuwait

    Junior to mid-level senior officials from emerging markets and low-income countries interested in understanding and analyzing the conduct of monetary policy and its interaction with the rest of the economy.

    Deadline for the application has passed.

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    Financial Programming and Policies (FPP)

    Language: English

    March 5, 2018-March 16, 2018 (2 Weeks)

    Singapore, Singapore

    Officials from ministries of finance, economy, and planning and central banks who advise on or help implement macroeconomic and financial policies.

    Deadline for the application has passed.

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    Macroeconometric Forecasting and Analysis (MFA)

    Language: English

    March 5, 2018-March 16, 2018 (2 Weeks)

    Washington, D.C., United States

    Government officials involved in developing macroeconometric models and forecasting for the analysis, design, and implementation of macroeconomic policy.

    Deadline for the application has passed.

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    Vulnerability Diagnostics (VDS)

    Language: English

    March 5, 2018-March 9, 2018 (1 Week)

    Dalian, China

    Officials of all levels in central banks and ministries of finance who monitor and assess country and regional vulnerabilities and risks.

    Invitation

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    Macroeconomic Management in Resource Rich Countries (MRC)

    Language: French

    March 5, 2018-March 16, 2018 (2 Weeks)

    Ebene, Mauritius

    Mid-level to senior officials from central banks, ministries of finance, and other government agencies tasked with design and execution of policies in resource-rich countries (RRCs).

    Invitation

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    Specifying, Solving, and Estimating DSGE Models: An Introduction (INS-CRS)

    Language: English

    March 5, 2018-March 9, 2018 (1 Week)

    Washington, D.C., United States

    Officials, primarily in ministries of finance, economy, and planning, or in central banks.

    Deadline for the application has passed.

  • Financial Programming and Policies, Part 2: Program Design (FPP.2x)

    Language: English

    March 7, 2018-April 25, 2018 (7 Weeks)

    Course Conducted Online, United States

    All government officials are welcome to register. The course is particularly relevant for officials in ministries of finance, economy, and planning and in central banks who advise on macroeconomic and financial policies, or who are involved in conducting policy. The course is offered in English and French.

    Apply online by February 28, 2018

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    Legal Frameworks for Banking Supervision and Resolution (LBSR)

    Language: English (Arabic)

    March 11, 2018-March 15, 2018 (1 Week)

    Kuwait City, Kuwait

    Central bank, ministry of finance, bank supervisory, resolution authority, and deposit insurance agency lawyers involved in bank regulation and supervision, bank resolution, and crisis management. Because the course is for senior counsels, participants should have a thorough understanding of legal issues related to the financial sector. Attendance is by invitation only. Prerequisites are specified in the invitation letters.

    Deadline for the application has passed.

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    Risk-Based Banking Supervision (BSO)

    Language: English

    March 12, 2018-March 16, 2018 (1 Week)

    Singapore, Singapore

    Mid-level bank supervisors.

    Deadline for the application has passed.

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Financial Sector Surveillance (FSS)

English

March 26, 2018-April 6, 2018

Ebene, Mauritius

Financial Development and Financial Inclusion (FDFI)

English

June 4, 2018-June 15, 2018

Vienna, Austria

Financial Programming and Policies, Part 1: Macroeconomic Accounts & Analysis (FPP.1x)

Spanish

February 28, 2018-April 11, 2018

Course Conducted Online, United States

Macroeconometric Forecasting (MFx)

English

February 28, 2018-May 2, 2018

Course Conducted Online, United States

International Survey on Revenue Administration (ISORA)

English

April 9, 2018-April 13, 2018

New Delhi, India

Fiscal Analysis and Forecasting (FAF)

English

July 9, 2018-July 20, 2018

Singapore, Singapore

Strengthening Budget Institutions (SBI)

English

July 23, 2018-July 27, 2018

Singapore, Singapore