External Sector Issues (ESI)

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Course No.: OT 17.53
Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka
Date: May 15, 2017-May 25, 2017 (2 Weeks)
Language: English

Target Audience:

Mid- to senior-level officials from central banks and government agencies involved in the design and implementation of external sector policies.


Participants are expected to have an advanced degree in economics or equivalent experience.

Course Description:

This course, presented by IMF's Institute for Capacity Development, aims to broaden participants' understanding of the issues involved in formulating policies in this area, particularly in the context of macroeconomic adjustment and structural reform. Topics may include balance of payments analysis and forecasting; trade policy; exchange rate arrangements and policies; current and capital account convertibility; issues related to capital inflows; and external debt policy. Participants are expected to make short presentations on key trade or exchange rate policy issues in their countries.

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.