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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    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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    Strengthening Budget Institutions (SBI)

    Language: English

    July 23, 2018-July 27, 2018 (1 Week)

    Singapore, Singapore

    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 February 23, 2018

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    Financial Development and Financial Inclusion (FDFI)

    Language: English

    October 1, 2018-October 12, 2018 (2 Weeks)

    Singapore, Singapore

    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 May 04, 2018

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    Fiscal Frameworks (FF)

    Language: English

    August 27, 2018-September 7, 2018 (2 Weeks)

    Singapore, Singapore

    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.

    Apply online by March 30, 2018

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    Implementing the International AML-CFT Standards (AMLS)

    Language: English

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

    Singapore, Singapore

    Legal drafters, policy makers, financial sector supervisors, and regulators of designated nonfinancial businesses and professions; financial intelligence unit officials; criminal justice officials; and other officials who must assess national money laundering and terrorist financing risks to prepare for their countries' mutual evaluations and application of anti-money laundering (AML) and combating the financing of terrorism (CFT) laws.

    Invitation

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    Financial Sector Policies (FSP)

    Language: English

    August 27, 2018-September 7, 2018 (2 Weeks)

    Singapore, Singapore

    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 March 30, 2018

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    Inclusive Growth (IG)

    Language: English

    May 21, 2018-June 1, 2018 (2 Weeks)

    Singapore, Singapore

    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 Policy Analysis (FPA)

    Language: English

    April 30, 2018-May 11, 2018 (2 Weeks)

    Singapore, Singapore

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

    Deadline for the application has passed.

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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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    Macro-Stress Testing (MST)

    Language: English

    September 23, 2018-September 27, 2018 (1 Week)

    Kuwait City, Kuwait

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

    Apply online by August 10, 2018

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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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    Compilation of Balance of Payment Statistics (BPSCG)

    Language: English (Arabic)

    November 25, 2018-November 29, 2018 (1 Week)

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

    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).

    Invitation

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    Current Issues in Banking Supervision and Regulation (BRS)

    Language: English (Arabic)

    November 11, 2018-November 15, 2018 (2 Weeks)

    Kuwait City, Kuwait

    Mid-level to senior bank supervisors and regulators working in the supervision and regulation departments of central banks and agencies charged with supervising banks.

    Apply online by September 28, 2018

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    Exchange Rate Policy (ERP)

    Language: English

    September 10, 2018-September 21, 2018 (2 Weeks)

    Rabat, Morocco

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

    Apply online by August 03, 2018

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    Financial Soundness Indicators (FSI)

    Language: English (Arabic)

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

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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

    Invitation

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    Managing Capital Flows: Macroeconomic Analysis and Policies (MCF)

    Language: English

    July 9, 2018-July 20, 2018 (2 Weeks)

    Washington, D.C., United States

    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.

    Apply online by March 02, 2018

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    Advanced Course on Monetary and Financial Statistics (MFS-A)

    Language: English

    September 10, 2018-September 21, 2018 (2 Weeks)

    Washington, D.C., United States

    Central bank officials responsible for compiling monetary statistics.

    Apply online by May 04, 2018

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    Financial Markets and Instruments (FMI)

    Language: English

    November 26, 2018-December 7, 2018 (2 Weeks)

    Washington, D.C., United States

    Mid-level to senior officials in central banks, ministries of finance, and financial regulatory agencies who are interested in more advanced finance topics than those covered in the Financial Markets Analysis course.

    Apply online by July 20, 2018

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    Macroeconometric Modeling and Forecasting Using EViews (INS-CRS)

    Language: English

    July 16, 2018-July 20, 2018 (1 Week)

    Washington, D.C., United States

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

    Apply online by April 23, 2018

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    Legal Aspects of International Financial Institutions (LAIF)

    Language: English

    December 3, 2018-December 7, 2018 (1 Week)

    Singapore, Singapore

    Lawyers, senior lawyers, and other professionals from central banks, ministries of finance and of justice, and other agencies in emerging market countries with responsibilities related to legal aspects of relations with international financial institutions.

    Invitation

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    Vulnerability Diagnostics (VDS)

    Language: English

    December 9, 2018-December 20, 2018 (2 Weeks)

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

    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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Financial Sector Surveillance (FSS)

English

March 26, 2018-April 6, 2018

Ebene, Mauritius

Macroeconomic Diagnostics (MDS)

English

April 29, 2018-May 10, 2018

Kuwait City, Kuwait

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