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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    Monetary Policy (MP)

    Language: English

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

    Singapore, Singapore

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

    Deadline for the application has passed.

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    Safeguards Assessments of Central Banks (SAC)

    Language: English (Arabic)

    November 4, 2018-November 8, 2018 (2 Weeks)

    Kuwait City, Kuwait

    Senior central bank staff responsible for accounting, financial reporting, auditing, risk management, internal control, legal, or reserve management operations, or serving on a board or committee overseeing audit, investment, or financial reporting activities.

    Apply online by September 21, 2018

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    Financial Programming and Policies (FPP)

    Language: Arabic

    November 4, 2018-November 15, 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.

    Apply online by September 21, 2018

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

    Language: Russian

    October 31, 2018-December 12, 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 October 24, 2018

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    Financial Soundness Indicators (FSI)

    Language: English

    October 29, 2018-November 9, 2018 (2 Weeks)

    Singapore, Singapore

    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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    Financial Development and Financial Inclusion (FDFI)

    Language: English

    October 29, 2018-November 9, 2018 (2 Weeks)

    Ebene, Mauritius

    Mid-level to senior officials from central banks and government agencies dealing with regulation of the financial sector. Preference is given to applicants working on issues directly related to financial development and inclusion.

    Apply online by September 21, 2018

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    Bank Restructuring and Resolution (BR)

    Language: English (French)

    October 29, 2018-November 2, 2018 (1 Week)

    Ebene, Mauritius

    Mid-level to senior officials in central banks, regulators, supervisory authorities, ministries of finance, deposit insurance funds, and other agencies with responsibility for bank supervision, bank resolution, and the operation of financial safety nets.

    Apply online by September 21, 2018

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    Macro-Stress Testing (MST)

    Language: English

    October 29, 2018-November 2, 2018 (1 Week)

    Singapore, Singapore

    Mid-level to senior officials working on banking supervision or financial stability in central banks or other banking supervisory authorities.

    Invitation

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    Canceled - Fiscal Sustainability (FS)

    Language: English

    October 29, 2018-November 2, 2018 (1 Week)

    New Delhi, India

    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.

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    Fiscal Policy Analysis (FPA)

    Language: French

    October 22, 2018-November 2, 2018 (2 Weeks)

    Washington, D.C., United States

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

    Deadline for the application has passed.

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    National Accounts Statistics (NAS)

    Language: English (Russian)

    October 22, 2018-November 2, 2018 (2 Weeks)

    Vienna, Austria

    Compilers of national accounts statistics employed by agencies responsible for official national accounts data.

    Apply online by July 20, 2018

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    Financial Sector Policies (FSP)

    Language: English

    October 22, 2018-November 2, 2018 (2 Weeks)

    Vienna, Austria

    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 July 10, 2018

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    Strengthening Budget Institutions (SBI)

    Language: English (Arabic)

    October 21, 2018-October 25, 2018 (1 Week)

    Kuwait City, Kuwait

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

    Apply online by September 07, 2018

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    Macroeconomic Diagnostics (MDSx)

    Language: English

    October 17, 2018-November 28, 2018 (6 Weeks)

    Course Conducted Online, United States

    All government officials are welcome to register. The course is particularly relevant for 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. This course is offered in English.

    Apply online by October 10, 2018

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    Econometrics for Macroeconomists Using Stata (INS-CRS)

    Language: English

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

    Washington, D.C., United States

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

    Apply online by July 23, 2018

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    Inclusive Growth (IG)

    Language: English (French)

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

    Ebene, Mauritius

    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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    Vulnerability Diagnostics (VDS)

    Language: English

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

    Singapore, Singapore

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

    Deadline for the application has passed.

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    Financial Sector Surveillance (FSS)

    Language: English

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

    Brasilia, Brazil

    Junior to mid-level government officials tasked with surveillance of the financial sector, especially staff of the central bank, financial regulators, and other agencies that engage in macroprudential oversight.

    Apply online by July 23, 2018

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    Safeguards Assessments of Central Banks (SAC)

    Language: English

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

    Singapore, Singapore

    Senior central bank staff responsible for accounting, financial reporting, auditing, risk management, internal control, legal, or reserve management operations, or serving on a board or committee overseeing audit, investment, or financial reporting activities.

    Invitation

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    Financial Programming and Policies (FPP)

    Language: English (Chinese)

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

    Shenzhen, China

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

    Invitation

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    Macroeconometric Forecasting and Analysis (MFA)

    Language: English

    October 8, 2018-October 12, 2018 (1 Week)

    New Delhi, India

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

    Apply online by August 24, 2018

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