The main objective of this course, presented by the IMF’s Institute for Capacity Development, is to broaden participants’ understanding of various aspects of economic, monetary, and financial integration. Drawing on theory and on case studies from experiences in several regions of the world, the course covers:
(i) the requirements for economic and monetary integration; (ii) trade, financial, and monetary integration; (iii) costs and benefits of the integration process; and (iv) political economy aspects of integration. Workshops are designed to deepen the participants’ knowledge of specific issues stemming from economic and monetary integration experiences. Participants make assessments using case studies involving country data and deliver their conclusions in short presentations.
The opening ceremony took place on Monday 5 June 2017 and the opening ceremony featured remarks by H.E. EU Ambassador Marjaana Sall.