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Evolving Monetary Policy Frameworks in Low-and Lower-Middle Income Countries

ATI, together with IMF HQ, organized a high-level peer-exchange on seven principles for an effective monetary policy, as identified in a recent IMF study on Evolving Monetary Policy Frameworks in Low-and Lower-Middle Income Countries. Central bankers from selected sub-Saharan African countries with a scope for an independent monetary policy were the peers who discussed: How

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Contractual Provisions in International Sovereign Bonds, November 1-2

A seminar on Contractual Provisions in International Sovereign Bonds was held on November 1-2 at ATI. It was organized by the IMF’s Legal and Monetary and Capital Markets Departments with the participation of attorneys from the International Capital Markets Association and officials from 15 African and Asian countries. The seminar discussed enhanced contractual provisions in

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Monetary and Exchange Rate Policy, Oct 17 – 28, 2016

Course Description: This two-week course, presented by the IMF’s Institute for Capacity Development, introduces participants to the different types of monetary policy strategies and exchange rate arrangements that countries may choose, emphasizing that the two choices must be mutually consistent. It addresses the factors relevant for the choices and the consequences of these choices. Other

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AT16.09 – Economic and Monetary Integration (EMI), Oct 3-14, 2016

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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IMF Launches Japan-Funded Project to Improve External Sector Statistics in Central and West African Countries

Press Release No. 16/383 August 29, 2016 The International Monetary Fund (IMF) launched on August 29, 2016 a three-year capacity development project to improve the external sector statistics in Central and West Africa. Introduced at the African Training Institute (ATI) in Mauritius, this project has been made possible by the generous support of the Government

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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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