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.

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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    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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    Tax Policy and Administration: Theory and Practice (TPAT)

    Language: English (Arabic)

    January 27, 2019-January 31, 2019 (1 Week)

    Kuwait City, Kuwait

    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 andevaluation; 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.

    Apply online by December 14, 2018

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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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    Quarterly National Accounts (QNA)

    Language: English (Arabic)

    February 10, 2019-February 21, 2019 (2 Weeks)

    Kuwait City, Kuwait

    Officials responsible for compiling national accounts statistics.

    Apply online by December 28, 2018

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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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    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).

    Apply online by August 02, 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).

    Apply online by August 23, 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.

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    Current Issues in Banking Supervision and Regulation (BRS)

    Language: English (Arabic)

    November 17, 2019-November 21, 2019 (1 Week)

    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 October 04, 2019

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    Financial Development and Financial Inclusion (FDFI)

    Language: English

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

    Kuwait City, Kuwait

    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 January 18, 2019

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    Government Finance Statistics (GFS)

    Language: English (Arabic)

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

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

    Officials whose main responsibility is compiling public finance statistics.

    Apply online by December 21, 2018

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    Financial Soundness Indicators (FSI)

    Language: English (Arabic)

    November 17, 2019-November 28, 2019 (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.

    Apply online by October 04, 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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    Macroeconomic Diagnostics (MDS)

    Language: English

    September 17, 2018-September 28, 2018 (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.

    Deadline for the application has passed.

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    Inclusive Growth (IG)

    Language: English

    August 26, 2019-September 6, 2019 (2 Weeks)

    Vienna, Austria

    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 April 29, 2019

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    Macroeconomic Management in Resource Rich Countries (MRC)

    Language: English (Russian)

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

    Vienna, Austria

    Mid-level to senior officials from central banks, ministries of finance, and other government agencies tasked with design and execution of policies in resource-rich countries (RRCs).

    Apply online by October 19, 2018

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    Financial Sector Policies (FSP)

    Language: English

    September 24, 2018-September 28, 2018 (1 Week)

    New Delhi, India

    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.

    Deadline for the application has passed.

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    Vulnerability Diagnostics (VDS)

    Language: English

    August 5, 2019-August 16, 2019 (2 Weeks)

    Vienna, Austria

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

    Apply online by April 08, 2019

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    Exchange Rate Economics (INS-CRS)

    Language: English

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

    Washington, D.C., United States

    Officials, primarily in ministries of finance, economy, and planning, or in central banks.

    Apply online by February 11, 2019

Locations

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Application deadline is approaching for:

Bank Restructuring and Resolution (BR)

English

October 29, 2018-November 2, 2018

Ebene, Mauritius

Financial Development and Financial Inclusion (FDFI)

English

October 29, 2018-November 9, 2018

Ebene, Mauritius

Strengthening Fiscal Institutions and Managing Fiscal Risks (SFR)

English

October 8, 2018-October 12, 2018

Ebene, Mauritius

Inclusive Growth (IG)

English

December 2, 2018-December 13, 2018

Kuwait City, Kuwait