Officials whose main responsibility is compiling international investment position and/or external debt statistics, as well as CPIS or CDIS data.
Participants should have a degree in economics, statistics, or equivalent experience.
This new course, presented by the IMF's Statistics Department, provides training on the methodology for compiling and disseminating cross-border position statistics, including the international investment position (such as the memoranda and supplementary data items); external debt position (including currency composition, remaining maturity, and debt service schedule); the Coordinated Portfolio Investment Survey (CPIS), including sectoral data; and the Coordinated Direct Investment Survey (CDIS). The course consists of a series of lectures, discussions, and practical exercises. Lectures and class discussions focus on general concepts and compilation practices, while exercises provide participants with an opportunity to put knowledge learned into practice. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss problems encountered in their work in compiling cross-border position statistics in their countries. The course will be based on the sixth edition of the Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual (BPM6), the 2013 External Debt Statistics: Guide for Compilers and Users, the CPIS Guide, and the 2015 CDIS Guide. The course will draw on the G-20 Data Gaps Initiatives, as relevant.
The IMF Institute for Capacity Development (ICD) organizes courses for officials from Arab League member countries at the CEF in Kuwait. The CEF's activities are generously sponsored and funded by the Government of Kuwait. The primary purpose of the CEF is to strengthen the skills of officials from Arab League countries in economic analysis and diagnosis, and in formulating and implementing effective economic and financial policies. The IMF will be the principal training provider for the CEF in the area macroeconomic management. Training outside the core areas of expertise of the IMF will be delivered by other organizations, such as, the World Bank, WTO, and OECD. Furthermore, and in line with the CEF's objective to collaborate closely with regional institutions, the CEF started recently to conduct some joint training courses with the Arab Monetary Fund in Abu Dhabi. Courses are offered generally in Arabic or in English with interpretation into Arabic.
Courses are by invitation only. Candidates are nominated by government agencies upon the request of the CEF.Observer Policy: The Institute for Capacity Development's policy for participation by IMF local staff and officials from non-program advanced economies in our regional training centers is that they will be given "Observer" status since these centers are run with the assistance of donor financing. Attending as an Observer provides the same access to course content and activities, but all associated costs (accommodation, travel and per diem) need to be covered by the sponsoring institution.See all IMF Institute courses