Mid- to senior-level officials from central banks and government agencies in Sub-Saharan Africa dealing with the assessment of external macroeconomic and financial risks and vulnerabilities and policy responses designed to ameliorate them.
Participants are expected to have an advanced degree in economics or equivalent experience.
This one-week course is presented by the IMF's Institute for Capacity Development (ICD) and the International Banking and Finance Institute of the Banque de France.This course draws upon tools developed at the Fund to provide participants with a comprehensive set of analytical instruments for assessing external vulnerabilities and designing appropriate policy responses. The course will cover: a taxonomy of crisis, an introduction to quantitative methods used in the EWE, macroeconomic policy challenges posed by volatile capital flows, as well as issues related to current account and external debt vulnerabilities. The course includes hands-on workshops on external debt and fiscal sustainability and quantitative methods used for early warning systems. For the workshops, participants will be divided into groups (Francophone, Anglophone). The course will also include participants' presentations on external vulnerability issues in their own 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
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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.