Fiscal Institutions and Fiscal Discipline (FIFD)

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Course No.: AT 17.16
Location: Ebene, Mauritius
Date: December 11, 2017-December 15, 2017 (1 Week)
Language: English (French)

Target Audience:

Mid- to senior-level officials in ministries of finance, treasuries, debt management offices, ministries of economy, or financial planning divisions in line ministries.


Participants should have significant experience in fiscal policy, macroeconomics, or budgeting.

Course Description:

This course, presented by the IMF's Fiscal Affairs Department, examines the role of fiscal institutions in promoting fiscal discipline. It will cover issues including fiscal rules and medium-term fiscal frameworks, top-down and medium-term budgeting, fiscal risk analysis, and the role of the legislature and independent fiscal institutions.Course Objectives: Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to: - Explain and describe the significance and importance of fiscal institutions within a modern public finance management framework.- Analyze and evaluate relevant case studies of fiscal institution development.- Assess the strengths and weaknesses of their countries' budget institutions, relative to the region.

Important Note for Online Courses:

For Online Learning (OL) courses, which are delivered through the edX platform, you will need an additional piece of information to register: you will be prompted for your edX.org username. If you do not already have a username, please go to https://courses.edx.org/register and sign up for a free account. Once you have created an account, you may complete the IMF Institute application. If you already have an edX account, your username can be found on the top right of the screen after logging in.

Important Note for Internal Economics Training Courses:

Internal Economics Training (IT) courses are self-financed. The IMF will not charge officials for attending courses. However, all travel, insurance, hotel, and living costs will need to be covered by the agency sponsoring the participants.