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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    Inclusive Growth (IG)

    Language: English (Arabic)

    December 2, 2018-December 13, 2018 (2 Weeks)

    Kuwait City, Kuwait

    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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    Macroeconometric Forecasting and Analysis (MFA)

    Language: English

    April 1, 2019-April 12, 2019 (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 December 14, 2018

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    Systemic Macro Financial Risk Analysis (MFRA)

    Language: English

    April 15, 2019-April 24, 2019 (1.6 Weeks)

    Vienna, Austria

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

    Apply online by December 17, 2018

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    Managing Capital Flows: Macroeconomic Analysis and Policies (MCF)

    Language: English (Russian)

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

    Vienna, Austria

    Junior to mid-level policy makers 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 July 15, 2019

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    Model-Based Monetary Policy Analysis and Forecasting (MPAF)

    Language: English

    December 9, 2019-December 20, 2019 (2 Weeks)

    Vienna, Austria

    Mid-level to senior officials responsible for monetary policy decision making and staff doing macroeconomic analysis and forecasting or operating macroeconomic models.

    Apply online by August 12, 2019

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    Exchange Rate Policy (ERP)

    Language: English (Russian)

    July 1, 2019-July 12, 2019 (2 Weeks)

    Vienna, Austria

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

    Apply online by March 04, 2019

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    Financial Development and Financial Inclusion (FDFI)

    Language: English

    June 3, 2019-June 14, 2019 (2 Weeks)

    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 04, 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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    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 Sector Surveillance (FSS)

    Language: English

    July 22, 2019-August 2, 2019 (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 March 25, 2019

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    Fiscal Sustainability (FS)

    Language: English (Russian)

    July 22, 2019-August 2, 2019 (2 Weeks)

    Vienna, Austria

    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 March 25, 2019

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    Fiscal Sustainability (FS)

    Language: English (Russian)

    December 9, 2019-December 20, 2019 (2 Weeks)

    Vienna, Austria

    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 August 12, 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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    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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    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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    Macroeconomic Diagnostics (MDS)

    Language: English

    April 14, 2019-April 25, 2019 (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 01, 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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    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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    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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    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.

    Apply online by March 15, 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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Financial Sector Surveillance (FSS)

English

March 18, 2019-March 29, 2019

Vienna, Austria

Macroeconometric Forecasting and Analysis (MFA)

English

April 1, 2019-April 12, 2019

Vienna, Austria

Systemic Macro Financial Risk Analysis (MFRA)

English

April 15, 2019-April 24, 2019

Vienna, Austria

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

French

July 1, 2018-December 31, 2018

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