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 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.

    Apply online by November 10, 2017

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    Systemic Macro Financial Risk Analysis (MFRA)

    Language: English

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

    Vienna, Austria

    Officials from central bank financial stability departments, banking regulatory and supervisory bodies, and ministries of finance.

    Apply online by December 18, 2017

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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 December 18, 2017

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    Fiscal Frameworks (FF)

    Language: English

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

    Abu Ghabi, 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.

    Apply online by March 09, 2018

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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 November 24, 2017

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    Macroeconomic Diagnostics (MDS)

    Language: English

    April 29, 2018-May 10, 2018 (2 Weeks)

    Kuwait City, Kuwait

    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 March 16, 2018

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    Macroeconometric Forecasting and Analysis (MFA)

    Language: English

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

    Vienna, Austria

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

    Apply online by January 01, 2018

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    Legal Framework for Central Banking (CBLF)

    Language: English (Russian)

    April 30, 2018-May 4, 2018 (1 Week)

    Vienna, Austria

    Central bank and ministry of finance lawyers dealing with monetary legal issues. The course is targeted at senior counsels; participants should have a solid understanding of the primary legal issues related to central banking and monetary institutional arrangements. Attendance is by invitation only. Prerequisites are specified in the invitation letters.

    Invitation

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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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    Medium-Term Budgetary Frameworks, Fiscal Rules and Fiscal Councils - Options to Ensure Fiscal Sustainability (MTBF)

    Language: English (Russian)

    May 7, 2018-May 11, 2018 (1 Week)

    Vienna, Austria

    Mid-level to senior officials who make or support fiscal policy decisions.

    Apply online by January 08, 2018

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    Model-Based Monetary Policy Analysis and Forecasting (MPAF)

    Language: English

    May 7, 2018-May 18, 2018 (2 Weeks)

    Singapore, Singapore

    Mid- to senior-level officials involved in monetary policy decision making and staff involved in macroeconomic analysis and forecasting, or operating macroeconomic models.

    Apply online by December 08, 2017

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    National Accounts Statistics (NAS)

    Language: English

    May 7, 2018-May 25, 2018 (3 Weeks)

    Washington, D.C., United States

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

    Apply online by December 29, 2017

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    Cross-Border Position Statistics (CBPS)

    Language: English

    May 14, 2018-May 25, 2018 (2 Weeks)

    Washington, D.C., United States

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

    Apply online by January 05, 2018

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    Financial Programming and Policies (FPP)

    Language: English (Russian)

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

    Vienna, Austria

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

    Apply online by January 22, 2018

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    Price Statistics (PRS)

    Language: English

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

    Singapore, Singapore

    Experienced compilers of consumer price indexes (CPIs), producer price indexes (PPIs), or export-import price indexes (XMPIs).

    Invitation

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    Fiscal Policy Analysis (FPA)

    Language: English

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

    Singapore, Singapore

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

    Apply online by December 22, 2017

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    Legal Design of Taxation Frameworks Relevant to the Asia-Pacific Region (TLWD)

    Language: English

    May 28, 2018-June 1, 2018 (1 Week)

    Singapore, Singapore

    Lawyers from member country ministries of finance and tax authorities involved with legal aspects of tax policy making or tax administration.

    Invitation

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    Bank Restructuring and Resolution (BR)

    Language: English

    May 28, 2018-June 1, 2018 (1 Week)

    Vienna, Austria

    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 January 29, 2018

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    Implementing the International AMLCFT 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 Development and Financial Inclusion (FDFI)

    Language: English (Russian)

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

    Vienna, Austria

    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 February 05, 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 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