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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    International Trade in Goods and Services Statistics (ITGS)

    Language: English (Arabic)

    September 15, 2019-September 19, 2019 (1 Week)

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

    Officials whose main responsibility is compiling balance of payments, international merchandise trade statistics, and/or international trade in services statistics. Participants should be familiar with the methodology of the Balance of Payments andInternational Investment Position Manual, sixth edition (BPM6).

    Invitation

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    Macroeconomic Diagnostics (MDS)

    Language: English

    September 16, 2019-September 27, 2019 (2 Weeks)

    Vienna, Austria

    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 20, 2019

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    Fiscal Policy Analysis (FPA)

    Language: English (Russian)

    September 16, 2019-September 27, 2019 (2 Weeks)

    Vienna, Austria

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

    Apply online by May 20, 2019

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    Macro-Stress Testing (MST)

    Language: English

    September 22, 2019-September 26, 2019 (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 09, 2019

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    Implementing the International AML-CFT Standards (AMLS)

    Language: English (Arabic)

    September 22, 2019-September 26, 2019 (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 moneylaundering 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 Soundness Indicators (FSI)

    Language: English

    September 23, 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 17, 2019

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    Fiscal Policy Analysis (FPA)

    Language: French

    September 23, 2019-October 4, 2019 (2 Weeks)

    Washington, D.C., United States

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

    Apply online by May 17, 2019

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    Financial Soundness Indicators (FSI)

    Language: English (Russian)

    September 30, 2019-October 11, 2019 (2 Weeks)

    Vienna, Austria

    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 June 03, 2019

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    Monetary and Fiscal Policy Analysis with DSGE Models (DSGE)

    Language: English

    September 30, 2019-October 11, 2019 (2 Weeks)

    Vienna, Austria

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

    Apply online by June 03, 2019

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    Exchange Rate Policy (ERP)

    Language: English

    October 6, 2019-October 17, 2019 (2 Weeks)

    Kuwait City, Kuwait

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

    Apply online by August 23, 2019

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    Compilation of Balance of Payment Statistics (BPSCG)

    Language: English (Arabic)

    October 6, 2019-October 10, 2019 (1 Week)

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

    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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    Macroeconometric Forecasting and Analysis (MFA)

    Language: English

    October 7, 2019-October 18, 2019 (2 Weeks)

    Rabat, Morocco

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

    Apply online by August 30, 2019

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    Vulnerability Diagnostics (VDS)

    Language: English

    October 7, 2019-October 18, 2019 (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.

    Apply online by May 10, 2019

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    Financial Development and Financial Inclusion (FDFI)

    Language: English

    October 7, 2019-October 18, 2019 (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 10, 2019

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    Financial Programming and Policies (FPP)

    Language: English

    October 7, 2019-October 18, 2019 (2 Weeks)

    Accra, Ghana

    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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    Inclusive Growth (IG)

    Language: English (French)

    October 14, 2019-October 25, 2019 (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.

    Apply online by September 06, 2019

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    Macroeconomic Diagnostics (MDSx)

    Language: English (English)

    October 16, 2019-November 27, 2019 (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 09, 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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    Financial Sector Policies (FSP)

    Language: English

    October 21, 2019-November 1, 2019 (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 June 24, 2019

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    Financial Programming and Policies (FPP)

    Language: English (Russian)

    October 21, 2019-November 1, 2019 (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 June 24, 2019

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    Fiscal Sustainability (FS)

    Language: English (Arabic)

    October 27, 2019-November 7, 2019 (2 Weeks)

    Kuwait City, Kuwait

    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 September 13, 2019

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