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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    Exchange Rate Policy (ERP)

    Language: English

    January 14, 2018-January 25, 2018 (2 Weeks)

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

    Junior to mid-level officials who work with exchange rate policy and analysis.

    Invitation

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    Debt Management in GCC Countries (DM-GCC)

    Language: English (Arabic)

    January 14, 2018-January 18, 2018 (1 Week)

    Kuwait City, Kuwait

    Mid-level to senior officials in debt management offices and units in ministries of finance and central banks with similar responsibility for managing public debt.

    Apply online by December 17, 2017

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    Fiscal Frameworks (FF)

    Language: English (Russian)

    January 15, 2018-January 26, 2018 (2 Weeks)

    Vienna, Austria

    Junior to mid-level government officials, such as staff of ministries of economy, planning, and finance, treasuries, central banks, independent fiscal agencies, and other agencies involved in the analysis, design, conduct, and assessment of fiscal policy.

    Deadline for the application has passed.

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    Systemic Macro Financial Risk Analysis (MFRA)

    Language: English

    January 15, 2018-January 24, 2018 (1.6 Weeks)

    Singapore, Singapore

    Officials from central bank financial stability departments, banking regulatory and supervisory bodies, and ministries of finance.

    Invitation

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    Price Statistics (PRS)

    Language: English

    January 15, 2018-January 19, 2018 (1 Week)

    Delhi, India

    Government of India officials (compilers and intensive users) who would benefit from gaining new, or refreshing existing, knowledge of the concepts, principles, sources, and methods used to compile price statistics, such as the consumer price index (CPI) and the producer price index (PPI).

    Invitation

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    Financial Programming and Policies (FPP)

    Language: Arabic

    January 21, 2018-February 1, 2018 (2 Weeks)

    Kuwait City, Kuwait

    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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    Legal Design of Taxation Frameworks Relevant to the Middle East (TLWD)

    Language: English (Arabic)

    January 28, 2018-February 1, 2018 (1 Week)

    Kuwait City, Kuwait

    Lawyers from ministries of finance or tax authorities responsible for legal aspects of fiscal policy making. The course is conducted in English with simultaneous interpretation into Arabic.

    Deadline for the application has passed.

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    Prudential Asset Classification and Provisioning and the IFRS (PACP)

    Language: English

    January 29, 2018-February 2, 2018 (1 Week)

    Singapore, Singapore

    Bank supervisors and officials responsible for managing credit risk and loan loss provisioning in countries that have adopted International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) or are planning to do so.

    Deadline for the application has passed.

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    Compilation of Balance of Payment Statistics (BPSCG)

    Language: English (Russian)

    January 29, 2018-February 9, 2018 (2 Weeks)

    Vienna, Austria

    Officials whose main responsibility is compiling balance of payments or international investment position statistics, or both. Participants should be familiar with the methodology of the sixth edition of the Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual (BPM6).

    Deadline for the application has passed.

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    Monetary Policy (MP)

    Language: English

    January 29, 2018-February 9, 2018 (2 Weeks)

    Vienna, Austria

    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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    Public Financial Management Legal Frameworks (LFPFM)

    Language: English (French)

    January 29, 2018-February 2, 2018 (1 Week)

    Ebene, Mauritius

    Lawyers from ministries of finance, line ministries, central banks, state audit bodies, state-owned enterprises, sovereign wealth funds, and attorneys-general offices who deal with public financial management issues. The course is designed for heads of legal departments and senior counsels; participants should have a good understanding of the main legal issues pertaining to public financial management. Attendance is by invitation only. Prerequisites are specified in the invitation letters.

    Apply online by December 18, 2017

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    Macroprudential Policy Modeling for Open Economies (INS-CRS)

    Language: English

    January 31, 2018-February 2, 2018 (3 Days)

    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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    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.

    Apply online by December 22, 2017

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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.

    Apply online by December 18, 2017

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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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    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.

    Apply online by December 29, 2017

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    Macroeconometric Forecasting (MFx)

    Language: English

    February 7, 2018-April 11, 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 January 31, 2018

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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.

    Apply online by December 15, 2017

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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.

Locations

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Fiscal Institutions and Fiscal Discipline (FIFD)

English

December 11, 2017-December 15, 2017

Ebene, Mauritius

Tax Policy and Administration: Theory and Practice (TPAT)

English

February 11, 2018-February 15, 2018

Kuwait City, Kuwait

Macroeconometric Forecasting and Analysis (MFA)

English

March 5, 2018-March 16, 2018

Washington, D.C., United States

Macroeconomic Diagnostics (MDS)

English

April 2, 2018-April 13, 2018

Singapore, Singapore