Target Audience:

Officials at central banks and supervisory agencies for the financial sector who are involved in the
collection, compilation, and analysis of financial soundness indicators.

Qualification:

Participants should have a degree in economics, statistics, or the equivalent experience and be involved in the collection, compilation, or analysis of financial soundness indicators.

Language:

The course is conducted in English with simultaneous interpretation into Arabic.

Course Description:

This course, presented by the IMF’s Statistics Department, covers concepts and definitions,data sources, and techniques for the compilation of Financial Soundness Indicators (FSIs) that serveto support macroprudential analysis. It covers the fundamental aspects of the methodology for theconstruction of FSIs (such as coverage, aggregation, consolidation, valuation) as contained in the Financial Soundness Indicators Compilation Guide, including its 2007 amendments. It introduces thenew FSI Template for use in the regular reporting of FSI data and metadata to the IMF and providesguidance in accessing and using the IMF’s database for FSI data and metadata. The course also providesinformation on the use of FSIs in financial sector surveillance. The topics are covered through lectures and workshops (hands-on exercises on the compilation of FSIs).

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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