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Fiscal Sustainability (FS)

Fiscal Sustainability

This course, presented by the Institute for Capacity Development, looks at fiscal sustainability as a requirement for macroeconomic stability and sustainable and inclusive long-term growth. It provides a thorough overview of how to assess fiscal sustainability from a policy and tools perspective. The course also discusses long-term fiscal pressures as well as fiscal risks and the early warning indicators used by the IMF and covers debt management strategies. Special attention is given to fiscal crises and the subsequent fiscal adjustments.

Read More Topic : Fiscal Policy

    Target Audience

    Junior to senior officials with some intermediate fiscal background who are interested in understanding and applying fiscal sustainability analysis and how it may relate to the country-specific macro-fiscal environment.

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    Qualifications

    Participants are expected to have a degree in economics or equivalent work experience and some familiarity with using spreadsheets.

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    Course Objectives

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

    • Describe why fiscal sustainability is central to macroeconomic stability and sustainable growth.
    • Apply effective concepts, definitions, and techniques for analyzing fiscal sustainability.
    • Identify fiscal vulnerabilities, distinguishing between near-term risks and long-term pressures.
    • Analyze crisis and fiscal adjustment cases.
    • Differentiate between various debt sustainability analysis (DSA) frameworks.
    • Prepare a DSA for a country with access to financial markets or for a low-income country.
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    Upcoming Offering

    Start date End date Location Session No. Primary & (Interpretation) language Apply
    November 9, 2020 November 19, 2020 Kuwait City, Kuwait CE 20.25V English (Arabic) Apply online by October 2, 2020
    January 18, 2021 January 29, 2021 Ebene, Mauritius AT 21.51V English (French) Apply online by December 11, 2020
    March 22, 2021 March 26, 2021 San Salvador, El Salvador OT 21.06V Spanish Invitation
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    Videos

    Introduction to Fiscal Sustainability course

    by Irina Yakadina
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    IMF offers online training to government officials and public. Click Learn more to find our current offerings.

    Virtual - Economic Issues in Regional Integration (ERI)

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

    Apply online by September 23, 2020

    Virtual - Financial Development and Financial Inclusion (FDFI)

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

    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