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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    Fiscal Policy Analysis (FPA)

    Language: Arabic

    September 8, 2019-September 19, 2019 (2 Weeks)

    Kuwait City, Kuwait

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

    Apply online by July 26, 2019

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    Financial Programming and Policies (FPP)

    Language: Arabic

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

    Kuwait City, Kuwait

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

    Apply online by December 21, 2018

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    Financial Programming and Policies (FPP)

    Language: Arabic

    August 19, 2019-August 30, 2019 (2 Weeks)

    Washington, D.C., United States

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

    Apply online by April 12, 2019

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    Financial Programming and Policies (FPP)

    Language: Arabic

    November 4, 2018-November 15, 2018 (2 Weeks)

    Kuwait City, Kuwait

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

    Deadline for the application has passed.

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    Fiscal Policy Analysis (FPA)

    Language: Arabic

    October 7, 2018-October 18, 2018 (2 Weeks)

    Kuwait City, Kuwait

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

    Deadline for the application has passed.

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

    Language: Arabic (Arabic)

    April 24, 2019-June 5, 2019 (6.2 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 central banks who advise on macroeconomic and financial policies or who are involved in policyimplementation. The course is offered in English, French, Spanish, Russian, and Arabic.

    Apply online by April 17, 2019

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    Government Finance Statistics (GFS)

    Language: Arabic

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

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

    Officials whose main responsibility is compiling public finance statistics.

    Invitation

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    Fiscal Policy Analysis (FPA)

    Language: Arabic

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

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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

    Invitation

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    Financial Soundness Indicators (FSI)

    Language: English

    October 29, 2018-November 9, 2018 (2 Weeks)

    Singapore, Singapore

    Officials at central banks and supervisory agencies for the financial sector who are involved in the collection, compilation, and analysis of financial soundness indicators.

    Deadline for the application has passed.

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    Vulnerability Diagnostics (VDS)

    Language: English

    October 15, 2018-October 26, 2018 (2 Weeks)

    Singapore, Singapore

    Officials of all levels in central banks and ministries of finance who monitor and assess country and regional vulnerabilities and risks.

    Deadline for the application has passed.

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    Financial Markets and Instruments (FMI)

    Language: English

    November 26, 2018-December 7, 2018 (2 Weeks)

    Washington, D.C., United States

    Mid-level to senior officials in central banks, ministries of finance, and financial regulatory agencies who are interested in more advanced finance topics than those covered in the Financial Markets Analysis course.

    Deadline for the application has passed.

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    Safeguards Assessments of Central Banks (SAC)

    Language: English

    October 15, 2018-October 19, 2018 (1 Week)

    Singapore, Singapore

    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 reporting activities.

    Invitation

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    Macro-Stress Testing (MST)

    Language: English

    October 29, 2018-November 2, 2018 (1 Week)

    Singapore, Singapore

    Mid-level to senior officials working on banking supervision or financial stability in central banks or other banking supervisory authorities.

    Invitation

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    Inclusive Growth (IG)

    Language: English (Chinese)

    December 3, 2018-December 14, 2018 (2 Weeks)

    Dalian, China

    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.

    Invitation

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    Financial Programming and Policies (FPP)

    Language: English (Chinese)

    October 15, 2018-October 26, 2018 (2 Weeks)

    Shenzhen, China

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

    Invitation

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    Financial Programming and Policies (FPP)

    Language: English

    December 10, 2018-December 21, 2018 (2 Weeks)

    New Delhi, India

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

    Invitation

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    Core Elements of Banking Supervision (CBS)

    Language: English

    December 4, 2018-December 14, 2018 (1.8 Weeks)

    Ebene, Mauritius

    Bank supervisors.

    Apply online by October 26, 2018

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    Compilation of Balance of Payment Statistics (BPSCG)

    Language: English (Arabic)

    November 25, 2018-November 29, 2018 (1 Week)

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

    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).

    Invitation

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    National Accounts Statistics (NAS)

    Language: English (Russian)

    October 22, 2018-November 2, 2018 (2 Weeks)

    Vienna, Austria

    Compilers of national accounts statistics employed by agencies responsible for official national accounts data.

    Deadline for the application has passed.

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    Macroeconometric Forecasting and Analysis (MFA)

    Language: English

    October 7, 2018-October 18, 2018 (2 Weeks)

    Kuwait City, Kuwait

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

    Deadline for the application has passed.

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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. This course is offered in English.

    Deadline for the application has passed.

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