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IMF Institute Training at IMF's Middle East Center for Economics and Finance (CEF), Kuwait City, Kuwait

The CEF, funded by the Government of Kuwait, began operations in 2011. The Center organizes and leads hands-on training programs on economics and finance for officials from Arab League member countries at its offices in Kuwait. The primary purpose of the CEF is to help Arab countries strengthen institutional and technical capacities to enhance the design and implementation of macroeconomic and financial policies needed to address economic challenges and promote high, sustainable, and inclusive growth. The Center provides a regional approach to capacity development to better tailor support to regional priorities. In doing so, the Center coordinates very closely with all stakeholders on the ground, aligns its training program with policy making needs of member countries, and fosters peer-to-peer learning. While the IMF is the principal training provider in its core areas of expertise, the CEF also coordinates training with the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, the World Bank, and the World Trade Organization. The CEF also partners with the Arab Monetary Fund (AMF) for training in Abu Dhabi and other Arab countries, and with Bank Al-Maghrib (BAM) for training in Rabat. Courses are offered in Arabic or English (generally with interpretation into Arabic). The Center also organizes conferences and seminars to discuss cutting-edge and emerging policy topics of relevance to the Arab countries, open to a wider public including Kuwaiti policy makers, business and academic communities and civil society.¿In view of the COVID-19 situation, the CEF has expanded its program of virtual courses for 2020 and 2021 to replace face-to-face courses until conditions normalize.
Selection Process:
Participation in courses is mainly by application. For courses open only by invitation candidates are nominated by government agencies upon receipt of an invitation letter from the CEF Director.
Self-Financed Policy:
Candidates from international agencies and advanced regional countries who apply to attend IMF training events, if accepted, will be considered self-financed. Local staff in IMF Resident Representative offices selected to train at regional training centers and programs would also be self-financed. However, they are eligible to attend training at HQ as regular participants. Attending as self-financed provides the same access to course content and activities, but all associated costs (accommodation, travel, and per diem) need to be covered by the sponsoring institution.
Contact:
Mr. Paulo Drummond, Director
Address:
IMF-Middle East Center for Economics and Finance
The Symphony Style Building
Salem Al Mubarak St.
Salmiya, Block 71
P.O. Box 273 / Salmiya, 22003
Kuwait
Telephone:
+965 2224-5109 +965 2224-5103
Fax:
+965 2224-5055
E-mail:
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IMF Institute Training at IMF's Middle East Center for Economics and Finance (CEF), Kuwait City, Kuwait

Start Date End Date Session No. Course Title Primary & (Interpretation) Language
January 11, 2021 January 14, 2021 CE 21.05V Implementing the International AML-CFT Standards (AMLS) English (Arabic)
January 11, 2021 January 14, 2021 CE 21.20V Monetary and Financial Statistics - Introductory (MFS-I) English (Arabic)
January 11, 2021 January 14, 2021 CE 21.19V Strengthening Budget Institutions (SBI) English (Arabic)
January 18, 2021 January 28, 2021 CE 21.01V Fiscal Policy Analysis (FPA) Arabic
February 1, 2021 February 4, 2021 CE 21.23V Quarterly National Accounts (QNA) English (Arabic)
February 1, 2021 February 4, 2021 CE 21.22V Tax Policy and Administration: Theory and Practice (TPAT) English (Arabic)
February 1, 2021 February 4, 2021 CE 21.17V Current Issues in Banking Supervision and Regulation (BRS) English (Arabic)
February 8, 2021 February 18, 2021 CE 21.02V Financial Programming and Policies (FPP) Arabic
March 1, 2021 March 4, 2021 CE 21.26V Bank Restructuring and Resolution (BR) English (Arabic)
March 15, 2021 March 18, 2021 CE 21.03V Financial Development and Financial Inclusion (FDFI) English
March 22, 2021 March 25, 2021 CE 21.34V Financial Development and Financial Inclusion (FDFI) English
March 22, 2021 April 1, 2021 CE 21.04V Macroeconomic Management in Resource-Rich Countries (MRC) English (Arabic)
March 22, 2021 March 25, 2021 CE 21.28V Financial Soundness Indicators (FSI) English (Arabic)
March 29, 2021 April 1, 2021 CE 21.16V Cross-Border Position Statistics (CBPS) English (Arabic)
April 5, 2021 April 8, 2021 CE 21.31V Virtual : Risk Based Supervision English (Arabic)
April 5, 2021 April 8, 2021 CE 21.32V Reforming Fuel Subsidies (RFS) English (Arabic)
May 24, 2021 June 3, 2021 CE 21.06V Macroeconomic Diagnostics (MDS) English
June 7, 2021 June 17, 2021 CE 21.07V Fiscal Frameworks (FF) English (Arabic)
June 8, 2021 June 10, 2021 CE 21.35V Cancelled - Virtual: Use of Financial Intelligence for Money Laundering Investigations and Prosecutions - Cancelled English (Arabic)
July 5, 2021 July 8, 2021 CE 21.08V Financial Sector Surveillance (FSS) English
July 7, 2021 July 8, 2021 CE 21.36V Virtual: Selected Central Banking Issues in Fixed Exchange Rate Arrangements Without Capital Controls English (Arabic)
July 12, 2021 July 15, 2021 CE 21.38V Virtual: Regional Workshop on International Corporate Tax Issues English (Arabic)
July 12, 2021 July 15, 2021 CE 21.37V Virtual: Monetary and Fiscal Interactions in DSGE Models English
July 12, 2021 July 15, 2021 CE 21.46V Financial Sector Surveillance (FSS) English
August 30, 2021 September 9, 2021 CE 21.09V Fiscal Policy Analysis (FPA) Arabic
September 6, 2021 September 9, 2021 CE 21.39V International Trade in Goods and Services Statistics (ITGS) English (Arabic)
September 13, 2021 September 20, 2021 CE 21.40V Macro-Stress Testing (MST) English
September 20, 2021 September 30, 2021 CE 21.10V Macroeconometric Forecasting and Analysis (MFA) English
October 4, 2021 October 7, 2021 CE 21.41V Virtual: Local Currency Bond Market Development English (Arabic)
October 11, 2021 October 21, 2021 CE 21.42V Government Finance Statistics (GFS) English (Arabic)
October 18, 2021 October 28, 2021 CE 21.11V Exchange Rate Policy (ERP) English
November 1, 2021 November 4, 2021 CE 21.43V Virtual: Cyber Risk Supervision - Path to Operational Resilience English (Arabic)
November 1, 2021 November 4, 2021 CE 21.44V High-Frequency Indicators of Economic Activity (IEA) English
November 1, 2021 November 11, 2021 CE 21.12V Fiscal Sustainability (FS) English (Arabic)
November 15, 2021 November 18, 2021 CE 21.45V Safeguards Assessments of Central Banks (SAC) English (Arabic)
November 29, 2021 December 9, 2021 CE 21.14V Monetary Policy (MP) English
December 6, 2021 December 16, 2021 CE 21.13V Inclusive Growth (IG) English (Arabic)
December 13, 2021 December 23, 2021 CE 21.15V Vulnerability Diagnostics (VDS) - Cancelled English