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Capacity Building: Lessons For Africa?
Thursday, September 12, 2002, 2:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
IMF Auditorium (Enter via the IMF Center)
720 19th St. N.W., Washington, DC

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The IMF—best known for its financing and policy advice—also provides technical assistance and training to its member countries in its areas of expertise. This includes central banking, fiscal policy management, exchange rate regimes, economic and financial statistics, and tax and legal systems. Much of the IMF's technical assistance supports members' efforts to strengthen their capacity to formulate and implement sound policies. For this, both human and institutional resources are needed. At this Forum we will review the IMF's rich experience in capacity building to determine whether it can play a major role in enhancing Africa's growth and development prospects.

Panelists will be:

A. Bio-Tchané (Moderator)
Director, African Department

John Audley
Senior Associate
Carnegie Endowment

Oleh Havrylyshyn
Deputy Director, European II Department

Claire Liuksila
Director, Office of Technical Assistance Management
Office of the Managing Director

Piroska Nagy
Advisor, African Department

Saleh M. Nsouli
Deputy Director, IMF Institute