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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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    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 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
    March 6, 2023 March 10, 2023 Bangkok, Thailand OT 23.103 English Invitation
    July 10, 2023 July 21, 2023 Vienna, Austria JV 23.19 English (Russian) Apply online by April 16, 2023
    December 4, 2023 December 15, 2023 Vienna, Austria JV 23.36 English Apply online by September 10, 2023
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    Videos

    Introduction to Fiscal Sustainability course

    by Irina Yakadina
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