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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 18, 2021 October 29, 2021 Vienna, Austria JV 21.35V English (Russian) Apply online by August 29, 2021
    January 10, 2022 January 20, 2022 Kuwait City, Kuwait CE 22.01V Arabic Apply online by December 3, 2021
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    Virtual : Fiscal Policy Analysis (FPA)

    Arabic, August 30, 2021 - September 9, 2021, Kuwait City, Kuwait

    Apply online by July 27, 2021

    Virtual : Monetary Policy (MP)

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

    Apply online by July 30, 2021

    Virtual : Fiscal Sustainability (FS)

    English, October 18-29, 2021, Singapore, Singapore

    Apply online by August 1, 2021