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Financial Programming and Policies (FPP)

Financial Programming and Policies

This course, presented by the Institute for Capacity Development, explains how to diagnose macroeconomic imbalances and correct them through a coordinated set of adjustment policies. It covers the principal features of the four main macroeconomic sectors (real, fiscal, external, and monetary) and their interlinkages, highlighting both accounting and behavioral relationships and using data from a country case study.

Read More Topic : General Macroeconomic Analysis

    Target Audience

    Officials from ministries of finance, economy, planning and central banks who advise on or help implement macroeconomic and financial policies.

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    Qualifications

    Participants are expected to have a degree in economics or equivalent experience and be proficient in the use of spreadsheets. It is strongly recommended that applicants have completed the online Financial Programming and Policies, Part 1: Macroeconomic Accounts and Analysis (FPP.1x) or the online Financial Programming and Analysis, Part 2: Program Design (FPP.2x) course.

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    Course Objectives

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

    • Analyze economic and financial developments of a country in the region using historical data and a hands-on, Excel-based framework.
    • Create consistent one-year macroeconomic projections on the assumption that policies do not change.
    • Identify economic vulnerabilities and risks in a baseline scenario and policy measures to address them.
    • Prepare an adjustment scenario that reflects the policy measures and their macroeconomic impact.
    • Identify further policy goals and measures beyond the one-year horizon that will be incorporated into a medium-term framework.
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    Syllabus

    This course aims to teach participants how to both diagnose macroeconomic imbalances and correct them through a coordinated set of adjustment policies. It covers the principal features of the four main macroeconomic sectors (real, fiscal, external, and monetary/financial) and the interrelations among them, highlighting both accounting and behavioral relationships, using data from a country case study.
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    Upcoming Offering

    Start date End date Location Session No. Primary & (Interpretation) language Apply
    October 5, 2020 October 16, 2020 Ebene, Mauritius AT 20.14V English (Portuguese) Deadline passed
    October 19, 2020 October 30, 2020 Vienna, Austria JV 20.33V English Deadline passed
    January 11, 2021 January 22, 2021 Accra, Ghana OT 21.302V English Apply online by December 4, 2020
    February 8, 2021 February 18, 2021 Kuwait City, Kuwait CE 21.02V Arabic Apply online by January 1, 2021
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    IMF offers online training to government officials and public. Click Learn more to find our current offerings.

    Virtual - Financial Sector Surveillance (FSS)

    English, November 2-6, 2020, Vienna, Austria

    Apply online by September 20, 2020

    Virtual - Financial Development and Financial Inclusion (FDFI)

    English, November 16-27, 2020, Singapore, Singapore

    Apply online by September 21, 2020

    Virtual - Economic Issues in Regional Integration (ERI)

    English (French), October 12-23, 2020, Ebene, Mauritius

    Apply online by September 23, 2020

    Virtual - Fiscal Frameworks (FF)

    English (French), October 26, 2020 - November 6, 2020, Ebene, Mauritius

    Apply online by September 23, 2020

    Virtual - Financial Sector Policies (FSP)

    English (French), November 9-20, 2020, Ebene, Mauritius

    Apply online by September 25, 2020