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 Sector Policies (FSP)

    Language: English (French)

    September 11, 2017-September 22, 2017 (2 Weeks)

    Ebene, Mauritius

    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.

    Apply online by August 22, 2017

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    Strengthening Budget Institutions (SBI)

    Language: English

    September 11, 2017-September 14, 2017 (0.8 Week)

    New Delhi, India

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

    Invitation

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    Managing Capital Flows: Macroeconomic Analysis and Policies (MCF)

    Language: English

    September 11, 2017-September 15, 2017 (1 Week)

    New Delhi, India

    Junior- to mid-level policymakers in central banks and finance ministries who have policy responsibilities related to capital account management. No prior knowledge of the material is required.

    Invitation

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    Cross-Border Position Statistics (CBPS)

    Language: English (Chinese)

    September 11, 2017-September 15, 2017 (1 Week)

    Dalian, China

    Officials whose main responsibility is compiling international investment position and/or external debt statistics, as well as Coordinated Portfolio Investment Survey (CPIS) or Coordinated Direct Investment Survey (CDIS) data.

    Invitation

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

    Language: French

    September 13, 2017-October 25, 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 September 06, 2017

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    Macroeconometric Forecasting and Analysis (MFA)

    Language: English

    September 18, 2017-September 22, 2017 (1 Week)

    Mexico City, Mexico

    The course is targeted to staff economists involved in developing macro-econometric models and forecasting for the analysis, design and implementation of macroeconomic policy.

    Invitation

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    Financial Sector Surveillance (FSS)

    Language: English

    September 18, 2017-September 26, 2017 (1.4 Weeks)

    New Delhi, India

    Junior- to mid-level government officials involved in the surveillance of the financial sector, specifically including the staff of the central bank, financial regulatory agencies, and other agencies involved in macroprudential oversight.

    Invitation

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    Exchange Rate Policy (ERP)

    Language: English

    September 18, 2017-September 22, 2017 (1 Week)

    Dar es salaam, Tanzania

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

    Invitation

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    Government Finance and Public Sector Debt Statistics (GFS-PSDS)

    Language: English

    September 18, 2017-September 22, 2017 (1 Week)

    New Delhi, India

    Government 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 government finance statistics (GFS) and public sector debt statistics (PSDS).

    Apply online by September 04, 2017

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    Implementing the International AML-CFT Standards (AMLS)

    Language: English (Arabic)

    September 24, 2017-September 28, 2017 (1 Week)

    Kuwait City, Kuwait

    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.

    Deadline for the application has passed.

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    Financial Sector Surveillance (FSS)

    Language: English

    September 25, 2017-October 6, 2017 (2 Weeks)

    Vienna, Austria

    Junior- to mid-level government officials involved in the surveillance of the financial sector, specifically including the staff of the central bank, financial regulatory agencies, and other agencies involved in macroprudential oversight.

    Deadline for the application has passed.

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    Financial Programming and Policies (FPP)

    Language: English (Russian)

    September 25, 2017-October 6, 2017 (2 Weeks)

    Vienna, Austria

    Officials, primarily in ministries of finance, economy, and planning, or in central banks, who provide advice on macroeconomic and financial policies, or who are involved in policy implementation.

    Deadline for the application has passed.

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    Tax Policy and Administration: Theory and Practice (TPAT)

    Language: English

    September 25, 2017-September 29, 2017 (1 Week)

    New Delhi, India

    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 August 25, 2017

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    Monetary and Financial Statistics - Advanced (MFS-A)

    Language: French

    September 25, 2017-October 6, 2017 (2 Weeks)

    Ebene, Mauritius

    Central bank officials responsible for the compilation of monetary statistics.

    Apply online by August 31, 2017

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    Debt Sustainability Analysis (DSAx)

    Language: English

    October 2, 2017-December 29, 2017 (13 Weeks)

    Course Conducted Online, United States

    All government officials are welcome to register. This course is particularly relevant for officials from ministries of finance, debt agencies, central banks, or other government agencies of IMF member countries responsible for providing advice or implementing macroeconomic and debt policies. The course is offered in English.

    Apply online by December 15, 2017

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    Debt Sustainability and Debt Management for Low-Income Countries (DSLx)

    Language: French

    October 2, 2017-December 29, 2017 (13 Weeks)

    Course Conducted Online, United States

    All government officials are welcome to register. This course is particularly relevant for officials from ministries of finance, debt agencies, central banks, or other government agencies of IMF member countries involved in providing advice or implementing macroeconomic and debt policies. The course is offered in French.

    Apply online by December 15, 2017

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

    Language: Arabic

    October 4, 2017-November 15, 2017 (6 Weeks)

    Course Conducted Online, United States

    All government officials are welcome to register. Participation is free of charge, and there are no limits on the number of participants per country or agency. The course is particularly relevant to officials in ministries of finance, economy, and planning, or in central banks, who provide advice on macroeconomic and financial policies, or who are involved in policy implementation. This offering is in Arabic.

    Apply online by September 27, 2017

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    Macroeconometric Forecasting and Analysis (MFA)

    Language: English

    October 8, 2017-October 19, 2017 (2 Weeks)

    Kuwait City, Kuwait

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

    Deadline for the application has passed.

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    Fiscal Policy Analysis (FPA)

    Language: English (Arabic)

    October 8, 2017-October 19, 2017 (2 Weeks)

    Kuwait City, Kuwait

    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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    Financial Development and Financial Inclusion (FDFI)

    Language: English

    October 9, 2017-October 20, 2017 (2 Weeks)

    Singapore, Singapore

    Mid- to senior-level officials from central banks and government agencies dealing with the financial sector and its regulation, giving preference to those applicants working on issues directly related to financial development and financial inclusion.

    Deadline for the application has passed.

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    Current Issues in Banking Supervision and Regulation (BRS)

    Language: English

    October 9, 2017-October 13, 2017 (1 Week)

    New Delhi, India

    Mid to senior-level bank supervisors and regulators working in banking supervision and regulation departments of central banks and/or banking supervisory agencies.

    Invitation

Locations

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Application deadline is approaching for:

Financial Sector Policies (FSP)

English

September 11, 2017-September 22, 2017

Ebene, Mauritius

Financial Soundness Indicators (FSI)

English

October 23, 2017-November 3, 2017

Vienna, Austria

Tax Policy and Administration: Theory and Practice (TPAT)

English

September 25, 2017-September 29, 2017

New Delhi, India