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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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National Accounts Statistics (NAS), Apr 11 – Apr 22, 2016

Course Description: This course, presented by the IMF’s Statistics Department, covers theoretical and practical aspects in the compilation of national accounts statistics based on the conceptual framework of the System of National Accounts 2008 (2008 SNA). The course consists of lectures covering methodological and compilation issues of the 2008 SNA and workshops consisting of practical

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IMF, Policymakers, and Academics, Debate the Future of Monetary Integration in Sub-Saharan Africa

Press Release No. 16/98 March 10, 2016 The Africa Training Institute (ATI), the IMF, and the Banque de France jointly organized a high-level seminar at the ATI in Mauritius on March 8–9, 2016. Over 30 high-level policymakers from across sub-Saharan Africa and academics from Africa, America, and Europe gathered to discuss the future of currency

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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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THE FUTURE OF MONETARY INTEGRATION – HIGH LEVEL SEMINAR AT THE AFRICA TRAINING INSTITUTE, MARCH 8 – 9, 2016

Successes and demises of monetary integration have a long history, from the German-Austrian Monetary Union (1857-1866), the Latin Monetary Union (1865-1927), the Scandinavian Monetary Union (1873-1931), all the way to the CFA zone (1945-), and the Eurozone (1999-). The IMF has been at the forefront of research on currency unions since at least Mundell’s (then

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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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