Economic Policies For Financial Stability (EFS) Center for Economics and Finance
  • Locations: Salmiya
  • Duration: 2 Weeks

Course details

Target Audience:

Mid-to senior-level officials in central banks, ministries of finance, and regulatory agencies who are involved in the formulation of macroeconomic and financial policies.


Participants are expected to have an advanced degree in economics or equivalent experience.


The course is conducted in English only. Due to the technical nature of the course, English proficiency is a prerequisite.

Course Description:

This course, offered by the IMF-CEF and the IMF’s Institute for Capacity Development (ICD) staff, 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.

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About Center for Economics and Finance

The mission of the IMF-Middle East We_They is to strengthen the economic management in Arab League Member Countries by delivering an integrated curriculum of training courses and seminars that address the key skill sets needed to support this goal. In particular, the training aims to improve the ability of officials of these countries to analyze economic conditions, diagnose problems, and design and implement appropriate policies.

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