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Financial Sector Policies

Virtual : Thinking through Central Bank Digital Currency (TCBDC)

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Session No.: AT 24.18V

Location: Ebene, Mauritius

Date: February 12-16, 2024 (1 week)

Delivery Method: Virtual Training

Primary Language: English

Interpretation Language: French Portuguese

    Target Audience

    Mid- to senior-level officials working in the payment, legal, technology, monetary policy, and financial stability departments at the central bank and in positions with similar responsibilities.

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    Qualifications

    Participants should have experience in the operations and/or oversight in one or more of the following areas: payments, legal, technology, monetary policy, and financial stability.

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    Course Description

    This course, presented by the Monetary and Capital Markets Department, focuses on the high-level CBDC decision-making and project management process. The course is designed to be interactive by using a combination of lectures, case studies/simulations, and panel discussions. Lectures focus on the CBDC decision-making process that should be viewed as dynamic and iterative with multiple feedback loops to gradually evaluate the relevance of CBDC. The self-assessment exercises are based on systematic procedures and cover use cases, pain points, requirements, solution, feasibility, proof of concepts, and pilots. Participants, after gaining a basic understanding of the decision-making process, apply them to a hypothetical country to understand thoroughly the problem to be solved and the full array of solutions. After the hands-on self-assessment experience, results are discussed through group presentations and de-briefings. 

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    Course Objectives

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

    • Evaluate CBDC pros (benefits), cons (costs), and conditions.
    • Formulate a framework for guiding CBDC design and feasibility.
    • Explore the regulatory and legal changes/framework on CBDC.
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