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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 and risks as well as debt management strategies and the early warning indicators used by the IMF. Special attention is given to case studies of 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 analyses and learning how such analyses may relate to a country-specific environment.

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    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 and long-term risks.
    • Analyze crises and fiscal adjustment cases.
    • Differentiate between various debt sustainability analysis (DSA) frameworks.
    • Prepare a brief DSA for either a country with access to financial markets or a low-income country.
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    Upcoming Offering

    Start date End date Location Session No. Primary & (Interpretation) language Apply
    October 18, 2021 October 29, 2021 Singapore, Singapore ST 21.17V English Apply online by August 15, 2021
    October 25, 2021 November 5, 2021 Ebene, Mauritius AT 21.27V English (French) Apply online by September 10, 2021
    November 1, 2021 November 11, 2021 Kuwait City, Kuwait CE 21.12V English (Arabic) Apply online by September 24, 2021
    November 8, 2021 November 19, 2021 New Delhi, India SA 21.29V English Apply online by October 9, 2021
    January 24, 2022 February 4, 2022 Washington, D.C., United States OT 22.03V Spanish Apply online by January 10, 2022
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    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: Statistics on International Trade in Goods and Services (ITGS)

    English (Arabic), September 6-9, 2021, Kuwait City, Kuwait

    Apply online by August 5, 2021

    Virtual: Macro-Stress Testing (MST)

    English, September 13-20, 2021, Kuwait City, Kuwait

    Apply online by August 5, 2021

    Virtual : Financial Development and Financial Inclusion (FDFI)

    English, October 25, 2021 - November 5, 2021, Singapore, Singapore

    Apply online by August 6, 2021