IMF Staff response to recommendations of the External Evaluation of ATI

We welcome the comprehensive analysis and the balanced and overall positive assessment of the Africa Training Institute (ATI) by the external evaluation team. We share the main objectives of the evaluation’s recommendations to strengthen ATI’s operations and capability to improve the policymaking capacities in its member countries through the enhancement of human capital (the learning component) and the implementation of best practices in terms of processes, organization, and the codes of conduct in the members’ policymaking institutions (the implementation component). We welcome the overall assessment that the Center is highly valued by all stakeholders and has a good institutional reputation; the courses are deemed highly relevant and are associated with significant learning gains; ATI’s customized training has brought clear success stories; the high-level seminars have revealed that peer-to-peer activities are highly appreciated by the participants; and ATI possesses a high level of administrative efficiency.

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