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

    Language: French (French)

    May 22, 2019-July 10, 2019 (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 May 15, 2019

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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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    Risk-Based Banking Supervision (BSO)

    Language: English

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

    Singapore, Singapore

    Mid-level bank supervisors.

    Apply online by December 28, 2018

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    Inclusive Growth (IG)

    Language: English

    May 27, 2019-June 7, 2019 (2 Weeks)

    Singapore, Singapore

    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 December 28, 2018

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    Financial Development and Financial Inclusion (FDFI)

    Language: English

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

    Vienna, Austria

    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 February 04, 2019

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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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    Implementing the International AMLCFT Standards (AMLS)

    Language: English

    June 3, 2019-June 7, 2019 (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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    Economic Issues in Regional Integration (ERI)

    Language: English (French)

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

    Ebene, Mauritius

    Mid-level to senior officials in central banks, ministries of finance, and other interested ministries and agencies in countries that are part of a regional integration arrangement or are exploring or planning organization of such an arrangement. Staff from intergovernmental or supranational regional organizations are also invited.

    Apply online by April 26, 2019

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    Government Finance Statistics (GFS)

    Language: English

    June 10, 2019-June 28, 2019 (3 Weeks)

    Washington, D.C., United States

    Officials whose main responsibility is compiling public finance statistics.

    Apply online by February 01, 2019

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    Financial Sector Surveillance (FSS)

    Language: English

    June 10, 2019-June 21, 2019 (2 Weeks)

    Singapore, Singapore

    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.

    Apply online by January 11, 2019

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    Financial Market Analysis (FMAx)

    Language: English (English)

    June 12, 2019-July 31, 2019 (7.2 Weeks)

    Course Conducted Online, United States

    All government officials are welcome to register. The course is particularly well-suited for officials in central banks, ministries of finance, and regulatory agencies who have experience with macroeconomics and are interested in building their expertise in finance. The course is offered in English.

    Apply online by June 05, 2019

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    Financial Sector Surveillance (FSS)

    Language: English

    June 16, 2019-June 27, 2019 (2 Weeks)

    Manama, Bahrain

    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.

    Invitation

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    Monetary and Fiscal Policy Analysis with DSGE Models (DSGE)

    Language: English

    June 17, 2019-June 28, 2019 (2 Weeks)

    Washington, D.C., United States

    Mid-level to senior officials who use Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium (DSGE) models in the macroeconomic analysis of monetary and fiscal policy issues.

    Apply online by February 08, 2019

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    Corporate and Household Insolvency (CHI)

    Language: English

    June 18, 2019-June 20, 2019 (0.6 Week)

    Vienna, Austria

    Senior policy makers responsible for the design or implementation of corporate and household insolvency legislation and related issues.

    Invitation

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    Modern Monetary Economics (INS-CRS)

    Language: English

    June 24, 2019-June 28, 2019 (1 Week)

    Washington, D.C., United States

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

    Apply online by April 01, 2019

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    Assessing and Managing Fiscal Risks (AMFR)

    Language: English

    June 24, 2019-June 28, 2019 (1 Week)

    Singapore, Singapore

    Mid-level to senior government officials in ministries of economy and finance, treasuries, government accounting offices, and national-level fiscal planning bodies.

    Apply online by January 25, 2019

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    Exchange Rate Policy (ERP)

    Language: English (Russian)

    July 1, 2019-July 12, 2019 (2 Weeks)

    Vienna, Austria

    Junior to mid-level officials who work with exchange rate policy and analysis.

    Apply online by March 04, 2019

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    Managing Capital Flows: Macroeconomic Analysis and Policies (MCF)

    Language: English

    July 1, 2019-July 12, 2019 (2 Weeks)

    Singapore, Singapore

    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 February 01, 2019

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    Fiscal Analysis and Forecasting (FAF)

    Language: English

    July 1, 2019-July 12, 2019 (2 Weeks)

    Singapore, Singapore

    Junior officials from ministries of finance and central banks who would benefit from a better understanding of the macroeconomic dimensions of fiscal policy.

    Apply online by February 01, 2019

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    Macroeconomic Diagnostics (MDS)

    Language: English (French)

    July 1, 2019-July 12, 2019 (2 Weeks)

    Ebene, Mauritius

    Mid-level to senior officials in central banks and ministries of finance or economy who are directly involved in diagnosing the state of the macroeconomy and making projections.

    Apply online by May 24, 2019

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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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