The Africa Training Institute (ATI) of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is part of a network of IMF regional training centers around the world, which help develop countries’ policymaking capacity by transferring economic skills and best practices.
Through ATI the IMF delivers a broad curriculum of courses, from fiscal, monetary, and exchange rate policies to debt sustainability, financial sector supervision, and the macroeconomic management of resource rich countries—an area that is increasingly important for many African economies. The curriculum also covers issues in inclusive growth and regional integration. The institute’s courses are tailored to the needs of African policymakers and anchored in the macroeconomic realities in Africa, a key advantage of a regionally based institute. The co-location of the training institute with AFRITAC South—with a director who is also the head of AFRITAC South—allows greater synergies between training and technical assistance/cooperation.
Officials of all sub-Saharan countries are eligible for training at the institute. The institute in Mauritius is financed by a multi-donor trust fund, with contributors providing oversight through a steering committee. Mauritius, China, Korea, Australia, Seychelles, Angola, and Togo are the current donors of the institute. The institute is located in Bramer House, Ebene, Mauritius.