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Fiscal Policy Analysis (FPA)

Fiscal Policy Analysiis

This course, presented by the Institute for Capacity Development, provides an overview of the concepts and techniques used to analyze how fiscal policy can help ensure macroeconomic stability and sustainable long-term growth. This hands-on course is built around the core macrofiscal topics needed to analyze fiscal policy. The learning units include general empirical findings, Microsoft Excel-based workshops, case studies, and selected topics of regional interest. The course will be of interest to officials who wish to better understand how fiscal policy can affect the economy and the related tools of analysis.

Read More Topic : Fiscal Policy

    Target Audience

    Junior to senior officials interested in understanding fiscal policy and its macroeconomic implications.

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    Qualifications

    Participants are expected to have taken undergraduate courses in macroeconomics or have equivalent experience and have a basic background in microeconomics and econometrics. It is strongly recommended that applicants have completed the Financial Programming and Policies (FPP) course.

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    Course Objectives

    Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

    • Use fiscal policy to attain key government objectives: macro-stability, equity and efficiency, and sustainable long-term growth.
    • Use the tools and techniques acquired to assess the country’s fiscal stance, fiscal multipliers, and debt sustainability.
    • Assess the key elements of tax and expenditure policy.
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    Syllabus

    This course aims at providing an overview of the key fiscal policy concepts and techniques to analyze how fiscal policy can help ensure macroeconomic stability and sustainable long-term growth. This hands-on course is built around core macro-fiscal topics needed to analyze fiscal policy. Units will be substantiated by general empirical findings, excel-based workshops, case studies, and selected topics of regional interest. The course will be offered to officials who are interested in gaining a broad understanding of the impact of fiscal policy on the economy and related tools of analysis.
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    Upcoming Offering

    Start date End date Location Session No. Primary & (Interpretation) language Apply
    August 30, 2021 September 9, 2021 Kuwait City, Kuwait CE 21.09V Arabic Apply online by July 27, 2021
    September 20, 2021 October 1, 2021 Vienna, Austria JV 21.33V English (Russian) Deadline passed
    December 6, 2021 December 17, 2021 Singapore, Singapore ST 21.25V English Apply online by August 15, 2021
    February 7, 2022 February 17, 2022 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates CE 22.02V Arabic Apply online by January 6, 2022
    April 18, 2022 April 29, 2022 Ebene, Mauritius AT 22.05V English (French, Portuguese) Apply online by March 25, 2022
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    Videos

    Introduction to Fiscal Policy Analysis course

    by Reda Cherif and Fuad Hasanov
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    IMF offers online training to government officials and public. Click Learn more to find our current offerings.

    Virtual : Fiscal Frameworks (FF)

    English, August 2-13, 2021, New Delhi, India

    Apply online by July 23, 2021

    Virtual : Monetary Policy (MP)

    English (French, Portuguese), August 30, 2021 - September 10, 2021, Ebene, Mauritius

    Apply online by July 23, 2021

    Virtual : External Debt Statistics

    French (English, Portuguese), July 19-23, 2021, Ebene, Mauritius

    Apply online by July 23, 2021

    Foundations of Central Bank Law (FCBLx)

    English, May 1, 2021 - August 31, 2021, Course conducted online

    Apply online by July 24, 2021

    Virtual : Monetary Policy (MP)

    English, September 20, 2021 - October 1, 2021, Singapore, Singapore

    Apply online by July 26, 2021