Financial Programming and Policies, Part 2: Program Design (FPP.2x) IMF Institute
  • Locations: Salmiya
  • Duration: 7 Weeks

Course details

Target Audience:

All government officials are welcome to apply. The course is particularly relevant to officials in ministries such as finance, economy, and planning, or in central banks, who provide advice on macroeconomic and financial policies, or who are involved in policy implementation.


Access to a computer with a reliable Internet connection with Google Chrome web browser and proficiency in Excel are essential.

Course Description:

This seven-week course, presented by the IMF's Institute for Capacity Development, builds on the FPP.1x course and aims to extend participants' understanding of the design and implementation of macroeconomic and financial policies. Specifically, the course presents simple forecasting methods for each sector of the macroeconomy; diagnosis of macroeconomic performance under baseline assumptions; and preparation of a macroeconomic adjustment program for a case study country. The expected workload is 6-8 hours a week.

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About IMF Institute

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.

Selection Process: 

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.

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