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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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    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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    Strengthening Budget Institutions (SBI)

    Language: English (Arabic)

    October 21, 2018-October 25, 2018 (1 Week)

    Kuwait City, Kuwait

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

    Deadline for the application has passed.

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    Safeguards Assessments of Central Banks (SAC)

    Language: English (Arabic)

    November 4, 2018-November 8, 2018 (1 Week)

    Kuwait City, Kuwait

    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.

    Deadline for the application has passed.

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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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    Current Issues in Banking Supervision and Regulation (BRS)

    Language: English (Arabic)

    November 11, 2018-November 15, 2018 (2 Weeks)

    Kuwait City, Kuwait

    Mid-level to senior bank supervisors and regulators working in the supervision and regulation departments of central banks and agencies charged with supervising banks.

    Deadline for the application has passed.

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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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    Inclusive Growth (IG)

    Language: English (Arabic)

    December 2, 2018-December 13, 2018 (2 Weeks)

    Kuwait City, Kuwait

    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.

    Deadline for the application has passed.

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    Vulnerability Diagnostics (VDS)

    Language: English

    December 9, 2018-December 20, 2018 (2 Weeks)

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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

    Invitation

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    Fiscal Sustainability (FS)

    Language: English (Arabic)

    December 9, 2018-December 20, 2018 (2 Weeks)

    Kuwait City, Kuwait

    Junior to senior officials with some intermediate fiscal background who are interested in understanding and applying fiscal sustainability analysis and how it may relate to the country-specific macrofiscal environment.

    Deadline for the application has passed.

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    Financial Sector Policies (FSP)

    Language: English

    January 20, 2019-January 31, 2019 (2 Weeks)

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

    Junior to senior government officials engaged in setting policy for the financial sector, particularly the staff of central banks, financial regulators, and any other agencies involved in micro- or macroprudential oversight.

    Invitation

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    Tax Policy and Administration: Theory and Practice (TPAT)

    Language: English (Arabic)

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

    Kuwait City, Kuwait

    Senior officials from ministries of finance and tax administrations whose responsibilities include: advising their ministers on tax policy issues and/or managing the tax administration. Examples of duties include: undertaking policy analysis andevaluation; drafting policy memos; drafting tax laws; managing key elements of the tax administration, such as organizational issues, strategic planning, information technology, and major operational functions.

    Apply online by November 14, 2018

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    Public Financial Management Legal Frameworks (LFPFM)

    Language: English (Arabic)

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

    Kuwait City, Kuwait

    Lawyers from ministries of finance, line ministries, central banks, state audit bodies, state-owned enterprises, sovereign wealth funds, and attorneys-general offices who deal with public financial management issues. The course is designed for heads oflegal departments and senior counsels; participants should have a good understanding of the main legal issues pertaining to public financial management.

    Apply online by December 14, 2018

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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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    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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    Quarterly National Accounts (QNA)

    Language: English (Arabic)

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

    Kuwait City, Kuwait

    Officials responsible for compiling national accounts statistics.

    Apply online by December 28, 2018

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    Compiling Natural Resources in National Accounts (ANR)

    Language: English (Arabic)

    February 17, 2019-February 21, 2019 (1 Week)

    Kuwait City, Kuwait

    Country officials from the National Statistics Office responsible for compiling national accounts in MNRW eligible countries in the region.

    Invitation

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    Introductory Course on Monetary and Financial Statistics (MFS-I)

    Language: English (Arabic)

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

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

    Central bank officials responsible for compiling monetary statistics.

    Invitation

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    Financial Development and Financial Inclusion (FDFI)

    Language: English

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

    Kuwait City, Kuwait

    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 January 18, 2019

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    Macroeconomic Management in Resource Rich Countries (MRC)

    Language: English (Arabic)

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

    Kuwait City, Kuwait

    Mid-level to senior officials from central banks, ministries of finance, and other government agencies tasked with design and execution of policies in resource-rich countries (RRCs).

    Apply online by January 18, 2019

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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

The IMF Institute for Capacity Development (ICD) organizes courses for officials from Arab League member countries at the CEF in Kuwait. The CEF's activities are generously sponsored and funded by the Government of Kuwait. The primary purpose of the CEF is to strengthen the skills of officials from Arab League countries in economic analysis and diagnosis, and in formulating and implementing effective economic and financial policies. The IMF will be the principal training provider for the CEF in the area macroeconomic management. Training outside the core areas of expertise of the IMF will be delivered by other organizations, such as, the World Bank, WTO, and OECD. Furthermore, and in line with the CEF's objective to collaborate closely with regional institutions, the CEF started recently to conduct some joint training courses with the Arab Monetary Fund in Abu Dhabi. Courses are offered generally in Arabic or in English with interpretation into Arabic.


Selection Process: Courses are by invitation only. Candidates are nominated by government agencies upon the request of the CEF.

Self-Financed Policy: Candidates from international agencies, advanced regional countries, and local staff in IMF Resident Representatives' offices who apply to courses at our regional training centers and programs, if accepted, will be given the status of self-financed. Attending as self-financed provides the same access to course content and activities, but all associated costs (accommodation, travel, and per diem) need to be covered by the sponsoring institution.

Contact: Mr. Oussama Kanaan
Director

Address: IMF-Middle East Center for Economics and Finance
The Symphony Building
Salem Al Mubarak St.
Salmiya, Block 71
P.O. Box 273 / Salmiya, 22003

Telephone: +965 22245050
Fax: +965 22245055
E-mail: cefinfo@imf.org
Website: http://www.cef.me/