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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    Strengthening Budget Institutions (SBI)

    Language: English (Arabic)

    October 21, 2018-October 25, 2018 (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 07, 2018

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    Macro-Stress Testing (MST)

    Language: English

    September 23, 2018-September 27, 2018 (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 10, 2018

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    Safeguards Assessments of Central Banks (SAC)

    Language: English (Arabic)

    November 4, 2018-November 8, 2018 (2 Weeks)

    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 reporting activities.

    Apply online by September 21, 2018

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    Current Issues in Banking Supervision and Regulation (BRS)

    Language: English (Arabic)

    November 11, 2018-November 15, 2018 (2 Weeks)

    Kuwait City, Kuwait

    Mid-level to senior bank supervisors and regulators working in the supervision and regulation departments of central banks and agencies charged with supervising banks.

    Apply online by September 28, 2018

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    Exchange Rate Policy (ERP)

    Language: English

    September 10, 2018-September 21, 2018 (2 Weeks)

    Rabat, Morocco

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

    Apply online by August 03, 2018

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    Managing Capital Flows: Macroeconomic Analysis and Policies (MCF)

    Language: English

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

    Washington, D.C., United States

    Junior to mid-level policymakers in central banks and finance ministries who have policy responsibilities related to capital account management. No prior knowledge of the material is required.

    Deadline for the application has passed.

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    Financial Soundness Indicators (FSI)

    Language: English

    October 29, 2018-November 9, 2018 (2 Weeks)

    Singapore, Singapore

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

    Deadline for the application has passed.

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    Inclusive Growth (IG)

    Language: English (French)

    October 15, 2018-October 26, 2018 (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.

    Deadline for the application has passed.

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    Tax Policy and Administration: Theory and Practice (TPAT)

    Language: English

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

    Ebene, Mauritius

    Senior officials from ministries of finance and tax administrations whose responsibilities include: advising their ministers on tax policy issues and/or managing the tax administration. Examples of duties include: undertaking policy analysis and evaluation; drafting policy memos; drafting tax laws; managing key elements of the tax administration, such as organizational issues, strategic planning, information technology, and major operational functions.

    Deadline for the application has passed.

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    Economic Issues in Regional Integration (ERI)

    Language: English (French)

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

    Ebene, Mauritius

    Mid-level to senior officials in central banks, ministries of finance, and other interested ministries and agencies in countries that are part of a regional integration arrangement or are exploring or planning organization of such an arrangement. Staff from intergovernmental or supranational regional organizations are also invited.

    Deadline for the application has passed.

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    Fiscal Frameworks (FF)

    Language: English (French)

    September 24, 2018-October 5, 2018 (2 Weeks)

    Ebene, Mauritius

    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 August 17, 2018

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    Managing Capital Flows: Macroeconomic Analysis and Policies (MCF)

    Language: English (Russian)

    November 5, 2018-November 16, 2018 (2 Weeks)

    Vienna, Austria

    Junior to mid-level policymakers 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 16, 2018

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    Vulnerability Diagnostics (VDS)

    Language: English

    October 15, 2018-October 26, 2018 (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.

    Deadline for the application has passed.

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    Macroeconometric Forecasting and Analysis (MFA)

    Language: English

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

    Kuwait City, Kuwait

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

    Apply online by August 24, 2018

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    Fiscal Sustainability (FS)

    Language: English (Arabic)

    December 9, 2018-December 20, 2018 (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 October 26, 2018

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    Financial Programming and Policies (FPP)

    Language: English (Portuguese)

    August 6, 2018-August 17, 2018 (2 Weeks)

    Ebene, Mauritius

    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 29, 2018

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    Compilation of Balance of Payment Statistics (BPSCG)

    Language: English

    September 10, 2018-September 21, 2018 (2 Weeks)

    Ebene, Mauritius

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

    Apply online by August 03, 2018

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    Financial Development and Financial Inclusion (FDFI)

    Language: English

    October 29, 2018-November 9, 2018 (2 Weeks)

    Ebene, Mauritius

    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 September 21, 2018

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    Financial Sector Surveillance (FSS)

    Language: English

    October 15, 2018-October 26, 2018 (2 Weeks)

    Brasilia, Brazil

    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 July 23, 2018

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    Prudential Asset Classification and Provisioning and the IFRS (PACP)

    Language: English

    November 19, 2018-November 23, 2018 (1 Week)

    Singapore, Singapore

    Bank supervisors and officials responsible for managing credit risk and loan loss provisioning in countries that have adopted International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) or are planning to do so.

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    Financial Sector Surveillance (FSS)

    Language: English

    June 18, 2018-June 29, 2018 (2 Weeks)

    Singapore, Singapore

    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.

    Deadline for the application has passed.

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