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

    Language: Russian

    November 1, 2017-December 13, 2017 (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 October 25, 2017

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

    Language: French

    November 1, 2017-December 20, 2017 (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 October 25, 2017

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    Econometrics for Macroeconomists Using Stata (INS-CRS)

    Language: English

    October 30, 2017-November 3, 2017 (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.

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    Macro-Stress Testing II (MST)

    Language: English

    October 30, 2017-November 3, 2017 (1 Week)

    Singapore, Singapore

    Mid- to senior-level officials working in the banking supervision or financial stability departments/units of central banks or banking supervisory authorities, especially those who have some background in finance, stress testing and risk management.

    Invitation

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    Financial Sector Policies (FSP)

    Language: English

    October 30, 2017-November 3, 2017 (1 Week)

    Brasilia, Brazil

    Junior- to senior-level government officials involved in setting policy for the financial sector, specifically including the staff of the central bank, financial regulatory agencies, and any other agencies involved in micro or macroprudential oversight.

    Deadline for the application has passed.

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    Canceled - Exchange Rate Policy (ERP)

    Language: English

    October 30, 2017-November 10, 2017 (2 Weeks)

    New Delhi, India

    Junior- to mid- level career officials involved in exchange rate policy and analysis.

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    Fiscal Sustainability (FS)

    Language: English

    October 30, 2017-November 3, 2017 (1 Week)

    New Delhi, India

    Junior- to senior-level officials with some intermediate fiscal background, who are interested in understanding and applying a fiscal sustainability analysis and its applications in the context of country-specific macro-fiscal environments.

    Deadline for the application has passed.

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    Monetary Policy and Monetary Operations (MPO)

    Language: English

    October 30, 2017-November 3, 2017 (1 Week)

    Katmandu, Nepal

    Participants should have at least two years' experience in monetary policy operations.

    Invitation

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    Financial Soundness Indicators (FSI)

    Language: English (Russian)

    October 23, 2017-November 3, 2017 (2 Weeks)

    Vienna, Austria

    Officials at central banks and supervisory agencies for the financial sector who are involved in the collection, compilation, and analysis of financial soundness indicators.

    Deadline for the application has passed.

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    Risk Based Approaches to AML/CFT Supervision (AMLS)

    Language: English

    October 23, 2017-October 27, 2017 (1 Week)

    Singapore, Singapore

    Legal drafters, policy makers, financial sector supervisors, and regulators of designated non-financial businesses and professions; financial intelligence unit (FIU) officials; criminal justice officials; other government officials involved inundertaking national money laundering and terrorist financing risk assessments, preparing for their countries' mutual evaluations and the implementation of anti-money laundering (AML) and combating the financing of terrorism (CFT) laws.

    Invitation

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    Financial Sector Policies (FSP)

    Language: English

    October 23, 2017-November 3, 2017 (2 Weeks)

    Vienna, Austria

    Junior- to senior-level government officials involved in setting policy for the financial sector, specifically including the staff of the central bank, financial regulatory agencies, and any other agencies involved in micro or macroprudential oversight.

    Deadline for the application has passed.

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    Fiscal Policy Analysis (FPA)

    Language: French

    October 23, 2017-November 3, 2017 (2 Weeks)

    Washington, D.C., United States

    Junior- to senior-level officials interested in the analysis of fiscal policy and its macroeconomic implications.

    Deadline for the application has passed.

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    Strengthening Budget Institutions (SBI)

    Language: English (Arabic)

    October 22, 2017-October 26, 2017 (1 Week)

    Kuwait City, Kuwait

    Mid- to senior-level officials in ministries of finance, treasuries, debt management offices, ministries of economy, or financial planning divisions in line ministries.

    Deadline for the application has passed.

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    Exchange Rate Policy (ERP)

    Language: English

    October 22, 2017-November 2, 2017 (2 Weeks)

    Kuwait City, Kuwait

    Junior- to mid- level career officials involved in exchange rate policy and analysis.

    Deadline for the application has passed.

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    Macroeconometric Forecasting (MFx)

    Language: English

    October 18, 2017-December 20, 2017 (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.

    Deadline for the application has passed.

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    Public Financial Management (PFMx)

    Language: English

    October 18, 2017-November 22, 2017 (5 Weeks)

    Course Conducted Online, United States

    All government officials, including from development agencies, are welcome to register. The course is relevant for mid- to senior-level officials in ministries of finance, treasuries, debt management offices, ministries of economy, or financial planning divisions in line ministries, and officials involved in capacity strengthening functions related to public financial management (PFM). The training is designed for participants with basic understanding of PFM systems and builds on that knowledge.

    Deadline for the application has passed.

  • Macroeconomic Diagnostics (MDSx)

    Language: English

    October 18, 2017-November 29, 2017 (6 Weeks)

    Course Conducted Online, United States

    All government officials are welcome to register. The course is particularly relevant to officials in central banks and ministries of finance or economy who are directly involved in diagnosing the state of the macro-economy and making projections. The course is offered in English.

    Deadline for the application has passed.

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

    Language: Arabic

    October 18, 2017-November 29, 2017 (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.

    Deadline for the application has passed.

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    Vulnerability Diagnostics (VDS)

    Language: English

    October 16, 2017-October 27, 2017 (2 Weeks)

    Singapore, Singapore

    Officials of all levels in central banks and ministries of finance, involved in monitoring and assessing vulnerabilities and risks at the country and regional levels.

    Deadline for the application has passed.

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    Strengthening Fiscal Institutions and Managing Fiscal Risks (SFR)

    Language: Spanish

    October 16, 2017-October 20, 2017 (1 Week)

    Brasilia, Brazil

    Mid- to senior-level officials in ministries of finance, treasuries, debt management offices, ministries of economy, general accounting offices, or financial planning divisions in line ministries.

    Deadline for the application has passed.

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    International Data Standards in Country OpenData Platforms (IDS)

    Language: French

    October 16, 2017-October 20, 2017 (1 Week)

    Ebene, Mauritius

    Country data correspondents and officials whose main responsibility is dissemination of national statistics.

    Deadline for the application has passed.

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

Russian

November 1, 2017-December 13, 2017

Course Conducted Online, United States

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

French

November 1, 2017-December 20, 2017

Course Conducted Online, United States

Financial Development and Financial Inclusion (FDFI)

English

December 11, 2017-December 15, 2017

New Delhi, India

Selected Issues in the Evolving Financial Regulatory Framework (FRF)

English

February 5, 2018-February 9, 2018

Singapore, Singapore