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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    Debt Sustainability Analysis (DSAx)

    Language: English

    October 2, 2017-December 29, 2017 (13 Weeks)

    Course Conducted Online, United States

    All government officials are welcome to register. This course is particularly relevant for officials from ministries of finance, debt agencies, central banks, or other government agencies of IMF member countries responsible for providing advice or implementing macroeconomic and debt policies. The course is offered in English.

    Apply online by December 15, 2017

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    Financial Programming and Policies (FPP)

    Language: English

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

    Singapore, Singapore

    Officials from ministries of finance, economy, and planning and central banks who advise on or help implement macroeconomic and financial policies.

    Apply online by October 20, 2017

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    Systemic Macro Financial Risk Analysis (MFRA)

    Language: English

    January 15, 2018-January 24, 2018 (1.6 Weeks)

    Singapore, Singapore

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

    Invitation

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    Fiscal Sustainability (FS)

    Language: English

    October 30, 2017-November 3, 2017 (1 Week)

    New Delhi, India

    Junior- to senior-level officials with some intermediate fiscal background, who are interested in understanding and applying a fiscal sustainability analysis and its applications in the context of country-specific macro-fiscal environments.

    Deadline for the application has passed.

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    Financial Development and Financial Inclusion (FDFI)

    Language: English

    March 25, 2018-April 5, 2018 (2 Weeks)

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

    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.

    Invitation

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    External Debt Statistics (EDS)

    Language: English

    November 6, 2017-November 17, 2017 (2 Weeks)

    Washington, D.C., United States

    Officials whose main responsibility is the compilation of external debt statistics.

    Deadline for the application has passed.

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    Implementing the International AMLCFT Standards (AMLS)

    Language: English

    June 4, 2018-June 8, 2018 (1 Week)

    Singapore, Singapore

    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 money laundering 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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    Legal Frameworks for Banking Supervision and Resolution (LBSR)

    Language: English (Arabic)

    March 11, 2018-March 15, 2018 (1 Week)

    Kuwait City, Kuwait

    Central bank, ministry of finance, bank supervisory, resolution authority, and deposit insurance agency lawyers involved in bank regulation and supervision, bank resolution, and crisis management. Because the course is for senior counsels, participants should have a thorough understanding of legal issues related to the financial sector. Attendance is by invitation only. Prerequisites are specified in the invitation letters.

    Apply online by May 04, 2018

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    Demonstrating and Assessing Effectiveness of AML/CFT Regimes (AMLS)

    Language: English (Arabic)

    September 23, 2018-September 27, 2018 (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 money laundering 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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    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 Development and Financial Inclusion (FDFI)

    Language: English

    December 11, 2017-December 15, 2017 (1 Week)

    New Delhi, India

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

    Apply online by October 27, 2017

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    Macroeconomic Management in Resource Rich Countries (MRC)

    Language: English (Russian)

    February 12, 2018-February 23, 2018 (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 November 15, 2017

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    Compilation of Balance of Payment Statistics (BPSCG)

    Language: English (Russian)

    January 29, 2018-February 9, 2018 (2 Weeks)

    Vienna, Austria

    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 November 03, 2017

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    Fiscal Policy Analysis (FPA)

    Language: English (Russian)

    August 27, 2018-September 7, 2018 (2 Weeks)

    Vienna, Austria

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

    Apply online by May 07, 2018

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    Macroeconomic Diagnostics (MDSx)

    Language: English

    May 2, 2018-June 13, 2018 (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 April 25, 2018

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    Macroeconomic Diagnostics (MDSx)

    Language: English

    October 17, 2018-November 28, 2018 (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 10, 2018

  • Macroeconomic Diagnostics (MDSx)

    Language: English

    October 18, 2017-November 29, 2017 (6 Weeks)

    Course Conducted Online, United States

    All government officials are welcome to register. The course is particularly relevant to 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.

    Deadline for the application has passed.

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

    Language: English

    March 7, 2018-April 25, 2018 (7 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 in central banks who advise on macroeconomic and financial policies, or who are involved in conducting policy. The course is offered in English and French.

    Apply online by February 28, 2018

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

    Language: English

    August 29, 2018-October 17, 2018 (7 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 in central banks who advise on macroeconomic and financial policies, or who are involved in conducting policy. The course is offered in English and French.

    Apply online by August 22, 2018

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    Macroeconometric Forecasting (MFx)

    Language: English

    September 5, 2018-November 7, 2018 (9 Weeks)

    Course Conducted Online, United States

    All government officials are welcome to register. The course is particularly relevant for officials involved in developing forecasts that are used to design and implement macroeconomic policy. The course is offered in English.

    Apply online by August 29, 2018

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    Energy Subsidy Reform (ESRx)

    Language: English

    March 28, 2018-April 25, 2018 (4 Weeks)

    Course Conducted Online, United States

    All government officials are welcome to register. Officials in finance, economy, and planning ministries who provide advice on macroeconomic policies or implement policy should find the course particularly beneficial. The course is offered in English.

    Apply online by March 21, 2018

Locations

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Application deadline is approaching for:

Monetary and Financial Statistics - Advanced (MFS-A)

English

December 3, 2017-December 14, 2017

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Vulnerability Diagnostics (VDS)

English

December 3, 2017-December 14, 2017

Muscat, Oman

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

Arabic

October 18, 2017-November 29, 2017

Course Conducted Online, United States

Financial Programming and Policies (FPP)

English

March 5, 2018-March 16, 2018

Singapore, Singapore

Managing Capital Flows: Macroeconomic Analysis and Policies (MCF)

English

March 19, 2018-March 30, 2018

Singapore, Singapore