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Third IMF Statistical Forum

Third IMF Statistical Forum

Official Statistics to Support Evidence-based Economic Policymaking

The IMF Statistics Department has organized the Third IMF Statistical Forum in Frankfurt, Germany hosted by the Deutsche Bundesbank. This year's forum and discussions touch upon themes such as the relevance of micro data for evidence-based policymaking; big data and micro-data hubs; statistics on a from-whom-to-whom basis; macroeconomic impacts of natural resources; and measuring material conditions.

Technical Assistance

IMF–Supporting Fiscal Reforms

The IMF has been a world-leading source of fiscal expertise for over 50 years. We research and analyse fiscal developments around the world; provide policy advice to IMF member countries; and provide timely, practical and tailored technical assistance to countries seeking to modernize their fiscal policies and institutions.

Technical Assistance

Promoting Financial Stability

TA by the IMF’s Monetary and Capital Markets Department (MCM) to member countries aims to support macrofinancial stability and financial sector development by promoting sound and efficient financial systems, and effective monetary and foreign exchange operating frameworks. The MCM TA Annual Report 2015 showcases examples of MCM’s TA and is serving as a basis for dialogue with members on their TA needs, and the MCM Technical Assistance Strategy Update 2014-17 describes the strategic framework.

Capacity Development

IMF high-level seminar

The seminar on “Stronger Institutions, Stronger Growth: Capacity Development in Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Way Forward” was held during the IMF-World Bank Annual Meetings in Lima. Panelists representing the donor and recipient communities, as well as prominent thought-leaders, discussed how stronger economic institutions can bolster the capacity of countries to seize opportunities and become more resilient to shocks. They weighed in on the role that the Fund and other partners can play in support of national authorities. DMD Grasso offered introductory remarks.

Carla Grasso & Charles North

Capacity Development

IMF/USAID Memorandum of Understanding

Carla Grasso (IMF Deputy Managing Director) and Charles North (Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator, USAID) signed the first Memorandum of Understanding on capacity development between the two institutions in August 2015. Because of such support from partner organizations, the IMF is able to significantly expand its capacity development services to member countries.

Technical Assistance (TA)

IMF's Middle East Regional TA Center (METAC) concludes Workshop on "Cross-Border and Consolidated Supervision"

The workshop provided guidance on the methodologies and approaches for implementing efficient cross-border and consolidated supervision. It covered topics related to the relationships between home and host supervisors in sharing information on banking groups;

Technical Assistance (TA)

United Kingdom Contributes US$9.3 Million to Support IMF TA in Statistics in Africa and the Middle East

Under the new project, IMF statistics experts will undertake technical missions to individual countries and lead regional workshops and seminars, working with regional organizations and agencies to promote an exchange of experiences and lessons learned within the regions.

Building Future Capacity

Video: Stronger Institutions, Stronger Growth

Capacity development – training and technical assistance – can help countries foster growth-friendly economic policies. This video looks at IMF capacity-building programs in Jamaica, Guatemala, and Peru.


helps improve the design and implementation of members' economic policies, by strengthening capacities and training officials in macroeconomic analysis and policies (see statement of policy).
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Bilateral & multilateral donors are playing an increasingly important role in enabling the IMF to strengthen the human and institutional capacity of its member countries. Their contributions now finance about one half of the IMF's delivery of technical assistance & training.

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How do member countries request Technical Assistance?

The IMF helps its member countries design economic policies and manage their financial affairs more effectively by strengthening their human and institutional capacity through technical assistance and training.


Where are we located?

This interactive map provides a global view of our training and technical assistance centers, and regional training programs. Click on the map to find out about each designated location.

Regional Training Center (RTC)
Regional Training Program (RTP)
Regional Technical Assistance Center (RTAC)
Training Catalog 2016


An overview for each of the IMF's training centers, programs, and other training venues.

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Online Learning

IMF & edX

Thanks to a new partnership with edX, the nonprofit online learning initiative founded by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the IMF started offering economics courses online to officials from around the world to complement its traditional training delivery.

Technical Assistance and Training Centers

RTACs: Regional technical assistance centers in Africa, the Caribbean, Central America, the Middle East and the Pacific.

RTCs/RTPs: An extensive network of regional training centers (RTCs) and programs (RTPs) offer hands-on, policy-oriented training in macroeconomics, finance, and related operational fields.

Topical Trust Funds (TTF): Topical trust funds support global IMF technical assistance on specialized thematic areas and complement the work of the IMF's regional technical assistance centers and other IMF technical assistance.