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Financial Programming and Policies, Part 2: Program Design (FPP.2x)

FPP Part 2: Program Design

This online course, presented by the Institute for Capacity Development, builds on the FPP.1x course to expand participants’ understanding of the design and application of macroeconomic and financial policies. It presents simple forecasting methods for each macroeconomic sector, explains the baseline assumptions for the diagnosis of macroeconomic performance, and demonstrates the preparation of a macroeconomic adjustment program for a case study country.

Read More Topic : General Macroeconomic Analysis

    Target Audience

    All government officials are welcome to register. The course is particularly relevant for officials in ministries of finance, economy, planning and in central banks who advise on macroeconomic and financial policies, or who are involved in conducting policy. The course is offered in English and French.

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    Some knowledge of economics is helpful. Basic Microsoft Excel skills and access to a computer with a reliable Internet connection and a Google Chrome web browser are essential.

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    Course Objectives

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

    • Construct baseline projections of the real, external, government, and monetary sectors using sector-specific variables.
    • Describe the relationships between the sectors in both accounting and behavioral terms.
    • Create consistent one-year economic projections on the assumption that policies do not change.
    • Use a macroeconomic model to analyze how policy changes affect a forecast.
    • Identify and appraise the economic vulnerabilities inherent in an emerging market economy.
    • Prepare a macroeconomic policy scenario using a given set of data.
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    Upcoming Offering

    Start date End date Location Session No. Primary & (Interpretation) language Apply
    May 1, 2021 August 31, 2021 Course conducted online OL 21.135 English Apply online by July 20, 2021
    May 1, 2021 August 31, 2021 Course conducted online OL 21.136 French Apply online by July 20, 2021
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    Virtual : Inclusive Growth (IG)

    English, July 19-30, 2021, Vienna, Austria

    Apply online by May 16, 2021

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    English (French, Portuguese), June 7-18, 2021, Ebene, Mauritius

    Apply online by May 17, 2021

    Virtual : Macroeconometric Forecasting and Analysis (MFA)

    English, July 19-30, 2021, Singapore, Singapore

    Apply online by May 21, 2021

    Virtual : Financial Programming and Policies (FPP)

    English, June 21, 2021 - July 2, 2021, Singapore, Singapore

    Apply online by May 21, 2021

    Virtual : Monetary Policy (MP)

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

    Apply online by May 21, 2021