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 Soundness Indicators (FSI)

    Language: English (Arabic)

    September 16, 2018-September 27, 2018 (2 Weeks)

    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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    Fiscal Frameworks (FF)

    Language: English

    April 22, 2018-May 3, 2018 (2 Weeks)

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

    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.

    Invitation

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    Vulnerability Diagnostics (VDS)

    Language: English

    April 16, 2018-April 27, 2018 (2 Weeks)

    Vienna, Austria

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

    Apply online by January 05, 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. The course is offered in English.

    Apply online by October 10, 2018

  • Financial Programming and Policies, Part 2: Program Design (FPP.2x)

    Language: English

    March 7, 2018-April 25, 2018 (7 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 in central banks who advise on macroeconomic and financial policies, or who are involved in conducting policy. The course is offered in English and French.

    Apply online by February 28, 2018

  • Financial Programming and Policies, Part 2: Program Design (FPP.2x)

    Language: English

    August 29, 2018-October 17, 2018 (7 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 in central banks who advise on macroeconomic and financial policies, or who are involved in conducting policy. The course is offered in English and French.

    Apply online by August 22, 2018

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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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    Macroeconometric Forecasting (MFx)

    Language: English

    September 5, 2018-November 7, 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 August 29, 2018

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    Energy Subsidy Reform (ESRx)

    Language: English

    March 28, 2018-April 25, 2018 (4 Weeks)

    Course Conducted Online, United States

    All government officials are welcome to register. Officials in finance, economy, and planning ministries who provide advice on macroeconomic policies or implement policy should find the course particularly beneficial. The course is offered in English.

    Apply online by March 21, 2018

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

    Language: English

    January 10, 2018-February 21, 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 January 03, 2018

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

    Language: English

    May 9, 2018-June 20, 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 May 02, 2018

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    Financial Market Analysis (FMAx)

    Language: English

    June 13, 2018-August 1, 2018 (7 Weeks)

    Course Conducted Online, United States

    All government officials are welcome to register. The course is particularly well-suited for officials in central banks, ministries of finance, and regulatory agencies who have experience with macroeconomics and are interested in building their expertise in finance. The course is offered in English.

    Apply online by June 06, 2018

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    Financial Market Analysis (FMAx)

    Language: English

    January 10, 2018-February 28, 2018 (7 Weeks)

    Course Conducted Online, United States

    All government officials are welcome to register. The course is particularly well-suited for officials in central banks, ministries of finance, and regulatory agencies who have experience with macroeconomics and are interested in building their expertise in finance. The course is offered in English.

    Apply online by January 03, 2018

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    Reforming Fuel Subsidies (RFS)

    Language: English (Arabic)

    May 6, 2018-May 10, 2018 (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.

    Apply online by March 23, 2018

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    Implementing the International AML-CFT Standards (AMLS)

    Language: English (Arabic)

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

    Kuwait City, Kuwait

    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.

    Apply online by August 10, 2018

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    Government Finance Statistics - Advanced (GFS-A)

    Language: English

    June 11, 2018-June 22, 2018 (2 Weeks)

    Washington, D.C., United States

    Officials whose main responsibility for at least three years has been compiling GFS and who are regularly faced with complex GFS methodological issues, as those described below.

    Invitation

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    Financial Sector Surveillance (FSS)

    Language: English

    March 19, 2018-March 30, 2018 (2 Weeks)

    Vienna, Austria

    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 December 20, 2017

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    Financial Markets and Instruments (FMI)

    Language: English

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

    Singapore, Singapore

    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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    Financial Markets Infrastructures and Fintech (FMIF)

    Language: English

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

    Singapore, Singapore

    Mid-level to senior officials working in the payment systems oversight and finance and technology (fintech) departments of central banks and in positions with similar responsibilities.

    Apply online by December 20, 2017

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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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    Monetary Policy (MP)

    Language: English

    March 4, 2018-March 15, 2018 (2 Weeks)

    Kuwait City, Kuwait

    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.

    Apply online by December 21, 2018

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