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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    Financial Development and Financial Inclusion (FDFI)

    Language: English

    December 3, 2018-December 14, 2018 (2 Weeks)

    Tbilisi, Georgia

    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 October 26, 2018

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    Compilation of Balance of Payment Statistics (BPSCG)

    Language: English (Russian)

    January 28, 2019-February 8, 2019 (2 Weeks)

    Vienna, Austria

    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 November 02, 2018

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    Canceled - Fiscal Sustainability (FS)

    Language: English

    October 29, 2018-November 2, 2018 (1 Week)

    New Delhi, India

    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.

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    Legal Aspects of International Financial Institutions (LAIF)

    Language: English (Russian)

    April 1, 2019-April 5, 2019 (1 Week)

    Vienna, Austria

    Lawyers, senior lawyers, and other professionals from central banks, ministries of finance and of justice, and other agencies in emerging market countries with responsibilities related to legal aspects of relations with international financialinstitutions (IFIs).

    Apply online by December 03, 2018

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    Econometrics for Macroeconomists Using Stata (INS-CRS)

    Language: English

    October 15, 2018-October 19, 2018 (1 Week)

    Washington, D.C., United States

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

    Deadline for the application has passed.

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    Macroeconometric Forecasting and Analysis (MFA)

    Language: English

    March 4, 2019-March 15, 2019 (2 Weeks)

    Washington, D.C., United States

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

    Apply online by November 02, 2018

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    Safeguards Assessments of Central Banks (SAC)

    Language: English

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

    Vienna, Austria

    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.

    Invitation

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    Managing Capital Flows: Macroeconomic Analysis and Policies (MCF)

    Language: English

    July 8, 2019-July 19, 2019 (2 Weeks)

    Washington, D.C., United States

    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 March 01, 2019

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    Vulnerability Diagnostics (VDS)

    Language: English

    August 5, 2019-August 16, 2019 (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 April 08, 2019

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    GST Implementation and Management (GST)

    Language: English

    October 1, 2018-October 5, 2018 (1 Week)

    Thimpu, Bhutan

    Senior and middle management tax administrators of Department of Revenue and Customs, Ministry of Finance, Bhutan.

    Invitation

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    Fiscal Frameworks (FF)

    Language: English (Russian)

    January 14, 2019-January 25, 2019 (2 Weeks)

    Vienna, Austria

    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 fiscalpolicy.

    Deadline for the application has passed.

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

    Language: English

    November 1, 2018-April 30, 2019 (26 Weeks)

    Course Conducted Online, United States

    All government officials are welcome to register. The course is particularly relevant for officials in ministries of finance, economy, and planning and central banks who advise on macroeconomic and financial policies or who are involved in policy implementation. The course is offered in English, French, Spanish, Russian, and Arabic.

    Apply online by April 16, 2019

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    Compiling Natural Resources in National Accounts (ANR)

    Language: English (Arabic)

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

    Kuwait City, Kuwait

    Country officials from the National Statistics Office responsible for compiling national accounts in MNRW eligible countries in the region.

    Invitation

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    Model-Based Monetary Policy Analysis and Forecasting (MPAF)

    Language: English

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

    Washington, D.C., United States

    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 January 25, 2019

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    Financial Sector Policies (FSP)

    Language: English

    October 22, 2018-November 2, 2018 (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.

    Deadline for the application has passed.

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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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    Macroeconomic Management in Resource Rich Countries (MRC)

    Language: English (Arabic)

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

    Kuwait City, Kuwait

    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 January 18, 2019

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    Financial Sector Surveillance (FSS)

    Language: English

    October 22, 2018-November 2, 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.

    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 26, 2019

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    Statistics on International Trade in Goods and Services (ITGS)

    Language: English (Russian)

    April 29, 2019-May 3, 2019 (1 Week)

    Vienna, Austria

    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 and International Investment Position Manual, sixth edition (BPM6).

    Apply online by January 04, 2019

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    Monetary Policy (MP)

    Language: English

    April 29, 2019-May 10, 2019 (2 Weeks)

    Vienna, Austria

    Junior to mid-level officials from emerging markets and low-income countries interested in understanding and analyzing the conduct of monetary policy and its interaction with the rest of the economy.

    Apply online by January 04, 2019

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Debt Sustainability Analysis (DSAx)

English

May 1, 2018-October 31, 2018

Course Conducted Online, United States

Debt Sustainability and Debt Management for Low-Income Countries (DSLx)

French

May 1, 2018-October 31, 2018

Course Conducted Online, United States

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

English

May 1, 2018-October 31, 2018

Course Conducted Online, United States

Financial Programming and Policies, Part 2: Program Design (FPP.2x)

English

August 29, 2018-October 17, 2018

Course Conducted Online, United States

Macroeconomic Management in Resource-Rich Countries (MRCx)

English

September 12, 2018-October 31, 2018

Course Conducted Online, United States