- Duration 1 Week
- Locations Salmiya
This course, presented by the IMF's Monetary and Capital Markets Department (MCM), reviews the latest developments in banking supervisory and regulatory topics. These include changes to capital adequacy standards, the new Basel liquidity measurement rules, as well as supervision of systemically important banks. The course sessions will focus on aspects of particular relevance to the region and will discuss main implementation challenges as well as implications for banks and supervisory authorities. The course will include an Islamic banking component discussing similarities and differences in Islamic and conventional banking risks and the respective capital adequacy measurement. Participants will be actively engaged through a set of case studies and group work exercises.
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