This two-week course, presented by the IMF’s Institute for Capacity Development, occasionally in collaboration with other international and regional organizations, examines macroeconomic and micro-prudential policies to safeguard financial stability. It explores the macroeconomic causes, consequences, and policy responses to stress in financial markets and banking systems, and distills policy lessons from recent crises. Particular attention is paid to the interaction among the macroeconomic, financial, supervisory and regulatory frameworks. Early warning systems, techniques for assessing financial stability (including stress testing), and financial risk management are also addressed. Participants may be asked to make short presentations on topics of interest in their countries.