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CEMAC and WAEMU countries: Launch of external statistics project

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) launches on August 29, 2016 a three-year capacity development project, financed by the Government of Japan, to improve the external sector statistics in Central and West Africa. Seventeen Francophone countries will benefit from the project: the six member states of the Central Economic and Monetary African Community (CEMAC): Cameroon, Chad, Central

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AT16.08 – Macroeconomic Management and Fiscal Policy (MFP), August 22 – September 02, 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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Financial Market Analysis (FMA), Aug 01 – 12, 2016

Course Description: This two-week 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

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Visit of the Governor, Bank of Mauritius for the CBS Seminar

The ATI and MCM conducted a seminar on core elements of banking supervision from 19-29 July 2016. It was attended by 34 participants from 16 countries in Africa. The objective of this seminar was to make the supervisors aware of the recent developments in the area of supervision and regulation and sharpen their skills in

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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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Macroeconomic Management in Resource Rich Countries (MRC), July 4 – July 15, 2016

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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ATI Annual Report FY15-16

The Africa Training Institute (ATI), which started operations in Mauritius in 2013, joins a network of IMF regional training centers around the world in helping strengthen countries’ institutional and human capacity for effective economic policymaking and management. ATI was made possible by the financial support of the IMF’s external partners. These include the Government of

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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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