Financial Programming And Policies - FPP (Offered in Arabic Only) Center for Economics and Finance

Target Audience:

Officials, primarily in ministries of finance, economy, and planning, or in central banks, who provide advice on macroeconomic and financial policies, or who are involved in policy implementation.

Qualification:

Applicants are expected to have a degree in economics or equivalent experience, along with proficiency in the use of spreadsheets.

Language:

The course is conducted in Arabic only.

Course Description:

This course, presented by the IMF-CEF staff aims at extending participants’ understanding of the design and implementation of macroeconomic and financial policies, drawing on the IMF’s experience in economic surveillance, the design of financial programs, and the provision of technical advice to member countries. The course covers the principal features of the four main sectors that comprise the macroeconomy (real, fiscal, external, and monetary) and the interrelations between them. For each sector, the course first presents the accounting approach, followed by analytical issues and simple forecasting methods; diagnosis of macroeconomic performance and analysis of the effects of macroeconomic and structural policies on the main variables of interest to policymakers, including output, prices, and the balance of payments; and preparation of a macroeconomic policy program aimed at correcting imbalances identified in the diagnosis of a case study based on real-world data.
Region-specific variations of the FPP course are available (e.g. with a focus on inflation targeting) and some offerings of the FPP also include an online component to be completed before attending the residential component of the course—please check the online catalog for details.

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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