Category Archives: Past Courses

Macroeconomic Management in Resource Rich Countries

During July 4-15, ATI hosted a course for government officials from 20 African countries on harnessing natural resources for sustainable growth. While natural resources have the potential to boost development and reduce poverty, experience has shown that the promise can only be realized if the revenues from the boom are saved to smooth out the

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Core Elements of Banking Supervision (CBS), July 19 – July 29, 2016

Course Description: The nine-day course provides a comprehensive view of conceptual and operational issues related to bank regulation and supervision. The course covers elements of micro and macroprudential supervisionincluding the Basel core principles, banking regulatory developments, liquidity requirements and stress testing. This edition of the course will provide greater emphasis on concrete applications and approachescommonly

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Online Course: Debt Sustainability and Debt Management for Low-Income Countries (DSLx)

Course Description: The new course in French introduces the main principles of debt sustainability, covers the recently updated IMF-World Bank framework (LIC DSF) for assessing how much debt a country without regular market access can safely carry and presents the IMF-World Bank framework for developing a medium-term debt management strategy (MTDS). This course covers three

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AT16.05 Financial Market Analysis (FMA), April 25 – May 6, 2016

Course Description: This course, presented by the IMF’s Institute for Capacity Development, introduces participants to the fundamentals of financial analysis that are part of the toolkit of policymakers. These tools are used to study the characteristics of various financial instruments and their pricing, as well as to analyze portfolios of assets and the basics of

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AT16.01 – Macroeconomic Management and Fiscal Policy (MFP), March 28 – April 8, 2016

Course Description: This two-week course, presented by the IMF’s Institute for Capacity Development, aims at deepening participants’ understanding of fiscal policy issues and their implications for macroeconomic management. It covers the interrelations between fiscal variables and macroeconomic aggregates, and the main aspects of the design and implementation of fiscal policy as an instrument to achieve

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AT16.02- Monetary Policy Analysis (MPA), Mar 14 – 25, 2016

Course Description: This two-week course, presented by the IMF’s Institute for Capacity Development, addresses demand for training in the area of forward-looking, model-based monetary policy analysis and is centered on a reduced-form, New Keynesian model. Participants are exposed to the theoretical foundations of New Keynesian macroeconomics and reflection thereof in a model that is akin

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AT15.10 Core Elements of Banking Supervision (CBS), Dec 01 – Dec 11, 2015

Course Description: This two-week course, presented by the IMF’s Monetary and Capital Markets Department, reviews current developments in banking supervision and regulation. Topics include proposed changes to capital adequacy regulatory guidelines, the supervision of large and complex financial institutions, the supervision of risk management practices (e.g., stress test analysis), as well as a review of

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AT15.09 – Macroeconomic Management in Resource Rich Countries (MRC), Nov 09 – Nov 20, 2015

Course Description: This two-week course, presented by the IMF’s Institute for Capacity Development, aims at broadening participants’ understanding of the challenges faced by resource-rich countries. Drawing upon the Fund’s experience as well as academic contributions to the policy debate, the course provides participants with analytical skills to study the challenges faced by resource-rich countries and

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AT15.08 – Economic Issues in Regional Integration (ERI), October 19, 2015-October 30, 2015

Course Description: The main objective of this two-week course, presented by the IMF’s Institute for Capacity Development, is to broaden participants’ understanding of various aspects of economic and monetary integration. Drawing on the theory and on case studies from experiences in several regions of the world, the course covers:- the requirements for economic and monetary

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Macroeconomic Management and Financial Sector Issues (MMF), August 10 – 21

Course Description: This two-week course, presented by the IMF’s Institute for Capacity Development, examines the policy dilemmas confronting authorities in developing and emerging market economies, and the options available to policymakers, with special attention to how financial sector issues interact with macroeconomic management. The course covers a number of key macroeconomic topics, such as stabilization

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