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

Macroeconomic 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.

Inclusive Growth and Structural Policies

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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    Reforming Fuel Subsidies (RFS)

    Language: English (Arabic)

    April 28, 2019-May 2, 2019 (1 Week)

    Kuwait City, Kuwait

    Mid-level to senior officials at ministries of finance, other ministries, and government agencies involved in setting fuel prices or fuel subsidy policy.

    Deadline for the application has passed.

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    Safeguards Assessments of Central Banks (SAC)

    Language: English (Arabic)

    November 3, 2019-November 7, 2019 (1 Week)

    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 reportingactivities.

    Apply online by September 20, 2019

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    Strengthening Budget Institutions (SBI)

    Language: English (Arabic)

    October 20, 2019-October 24, 2019 (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 06, 2019

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    Vulnerability Diagnostics (VDS)

    Language: English

    December 8, 2019-December 19, 2019 (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.

    Apply online by October 25, 2019

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    The Use of DSGE Models in the Policy-Making Process - Advanced (DSGE-A)

    Language: English (Chinese)

    September 2, 2019-September 6, 2019 (1 Week)

    Dalian, China

    Mid- to senior-level officials involved in developing forecasts that are used in the design and implementation of macroeconomic policy.

    Invitation

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    The IMF Workshop on Debt Sustainability Framework in Low-Income Countries and Fund Policies (DSM-LIC)

    Language: English

    February 25, 2019-March 6, 2019 (1.6 Weeks)

    Dalian, China

    Officials in Eximbank or CDB directly involved in lending decisions (loan officers, credit risk analysts); officials in the PBoC engaged in designing swap arrangements in EMs/LICs; officials from NDRC, China Export and Credit Insurance Corp, CIDCA, andrelated agencies engaged in lending/aid; and officials in the Ministries of Commerce, Foreign Affairs, and Finance overseeing lending/aid to EMs/LICs. Officials from borrowing countries responsible for macroeconomic and fiscal/budget projections.

    Invitation

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    Financial Markets and Instruments (FMI)

    Language: English (Chinese)

    April 9, 2019-April 19, 2019 (1 Week)

    Shenzhen, China

    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.

    Invitation

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    Fiscal Sustainability (FS)

    Language: English (Chinese)

    September 2, 2019-September 12, 2019 (1.4 Weeks)

    Shenzhen, China

    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.

    Invitation

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    Financial Sector Policies (FSP)

    Language: English (Chinese)

    April 15, 2019-April 26, 2019 (2 Weeks)

    Dalian, China

    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.

    Invitation

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    Financial Sector Surveillance (FSS)

    Language: English

    June 17, 2019-June 28, 2019 (2 Weeks)

    Dalian, China

    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.

    Invitation

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    Macroeconomic Diagnostics (MDS)

    Language: English (Chinese)

    May 20, 2019-May 31, 2019 (2 Weeks)

    Shenzhen, China

    Mid-level to senior officials in central banks and ministries of finance or economy who are directly involved in diagnosing the state of the macroeconomy and making projections.

    Invitation

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    Stress Testing Banks (STB)

    Language: English (Chinese)

    March 4, 2019-March 15, 2019 (2 Weeks)

    Shenzhen, China

    Experienced practitioners from central banks and regulatory agencies, in particular those in supervisory and financial stability areas, including teams in charge of financial stability reports.

    Invitation

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    Compilation of Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Statistics (BPSCG-IIP)

    Language: English (Russian)

    May 13, 2019-May 24, 2019 (2 Weeks)

    Tbilisi, Georgia

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

    Invitation

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    Fiscal Sustainability (FS)

    Language: English

    May 13, 2019-May 17, 2019 (1 Week)

    Tbilisi, Georgia

    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 April 05, 2019

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    Macroeconomic Diagnostics (MDS)

    Language: English

    July 1, 2019-July 5, 2019 (1 Week)

    Tbilisi, Georgia

    Mid-level to senior officials in central banks and ministries of finance or economy who are directly involved in diagnosing the state of the macroeconomy and making projections.

    Apply online by May 24, 2019

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    Balance Sheets and Accumulation Accounts (BSAA)

    Language: English

    October 28, 2019-November 8, 2019 (2 Weeks)

    Washington, D.C., United States

    Officials whose main responsibility is compiling national accounts and financial accounts statistics (specifically sectoral accounts and accounts on a from-whom-to-whom basis), who are employed with national statistical agencies and central banks.

    Apply online by June 21, 2019

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    Monetary and Fiscal Policy Analysis with DSGE Models (DSGE)

    Language: English

    June 17, 2019-June 28, 2019 (2 Weeks)

    Washington, D.C., United States

    Mid-level to senior officials who use Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium (DSGE) models in the macroeconomic analysis of monetary and fiscal policy issues.

    Deadline for the application has passed.

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    Selected Issues in Fiscal Law and Governance (FLG)

    Language: English

    April 22, 2019-April 26, 2019 (1 Week)

    Washington, D.C., United States

    Lawyers from ministries of finance or other government agencies concerned with the legal aspects of fiscal policy making.

    Invitation

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    Financial Markets and Instruments (FMI)

    Language: English

    April 29, 2019-May 10, 2019 (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.

    Deadline for the application has passed.

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    Fiscal Sustainability (FS)

    Language: English

    March 11, 2019-March 22, 2019 (2 Weeks)

    Washington, D.C., United States

    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.

    Deadline for the application has passed.

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    Financial Soundness Indicators (FSI)

    Language: English

    September 16, 2019-September 27, 2019 (1 Week)

    Washington, D.C., United States

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

    Apply online by May 10, 2019

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Financial Development and Financial Inclusion (FDFI)

English

June 3, 2019-June 14, 2019

Vienna, Austria

Social Protection, Taxation, and Employment (SPTE)

English

April 24, 2019-April 26, 2019

Vienna, Austria

Managing Capital Flows: Macroeconomic Analysis and Policies (MCF)

English

July 1, 2019-July 12, 2019

Singapore, Singapore