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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:
Website:
http://www.cef.imf.org
Frequently Asked Questions: On Selection Guidelines, Sponsorship and Eligibility
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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 Delivery Method Primary & (Interpretation) Language
January 14, 2024 January 18, 2024 CE 24.01 Debt Management, Debt Reporting, and Investor Relations (DMIR) In-person Training English (Arabic)
January 21, 2024 January 25, 2024 CE 24.02 Tax Policy and Administration: Theory and Practice (TPAT) In-person Training English (Arabic)
January 22, 2024 February 2, 2024 CE 24.04 Monetary and Financial Statistics - Introductory (MFS-I) In-person Training English (Arabic)
January 22, 2024 January 26, 2024 CE 24.03 Fintech Market Development and Policy Implications (FINTECH) In-person Training English
January 28, 2024 February 1, 2024 CE 24.05 Reforming Fuel Subsidies (RFS) In-person Training English (Arabic)
February 4, 2024 February 7, 2024 CE 24.12 Monetary Policy (MP) In-person Training English
February 11, 2024 February 22, 2024 CE 24.06 Fiscal Sustainability (FS) In-person Training English (Arabic)
March 3, 2024 March 7, 2024 CE 24.07 Understanding, Assessing and Managing Fiscal Risks (UAMFR) In-person Training English (Arabic)
March 3, 2024 March 7, 2024 CE 24.08 Financial Market Infrastructures: Principles and Practices (FMI-PP) In-person Training English (Arabic)
April 16, 2024 April 18, 2024 CE 24.11 Workshop for GCC Officials Selected Issues in Monetary Policy In-person Training English
April 21, 2024 May 2, 2024 CE 24.09 Financial Markets and Instruments (FMI) In-person Training English
April 22, 2024 May 3, 2024 CE 24.10 Macroeconomic Management in Resource-Rich Countries (MRC) In-person Training English (Arabic)
May 5, 2024 May 16, 2024 CE 24.12 Financial Sector Surveillance (FSS) In-person Training English
May 12, 2024 May 16, 2024 CE 24.13 Bank Restructuring and Resolution (BR) In-person Training English (Arabic)
May 27, 2024 June 7, 2024 CE 24.14 Macroeconomic Diagnostics (MDS) In-person Training English
June 2, 2024 June 6, 2024 CE 24.15 Risk Based Supervision In-person Training English (Arabic)
September 8, 2024 September 12, 2024 CE 24.17 Debt Sustainability In-person Training English (Arabic)
September 8, 2024 September 12, 2024 CE 24.16 Gender Inequality and Macroeconomics (GM) In-person Training English
September 22, 2024 September 26, 2024 CE 24.18 Best Practices to Enhance Effectiveness of CFT Frameworks In-person Training English (Arabic)
September 23, 2024 October 3, 2024 CE 24.19 Macroeconometric Forecasting and Analysis (MFA) In-person Training English
September 29, 2024 October 3, 2024 CE 24.20 Financial Market Infrastructures: Principles and Practices (FMI-PP) In-person Training English (Arabic)
October 6, 2024 October 10, 2024 CE 24.21 Macro-Stress Testing (MST) In-person Training English
October 20, 2024 October 24, 2024 CE 24.22 Monetary Policy Implementation Tools In-person Training English (Arabic)
October 21, 2024 October 31, 2024 CE 24.23 Financial Programming and Policies (FPP) In-person Training Arabic
October 27, 2024 October 31, 2024 CE 24.24 Developing Domestic Debt Markets (DDM) In-person Training English (Arabic)
October 27, 2024 November 7, 2024 CE 24.25 Exchange Rate Policy (ERP) In-person Training English
November 3, 2024 November 14, 2024 CE 24.26 Macroeconomics of Climate Change (MCC) In-person Training English
November 4, 2024 November 15, 2024 CE 24.27 Consumer Price Index-Advanced (CPI-A) In-person Training English (Arabic)
November 10, 2024 November 14, 2024 CE 24.28 Safeguards Assessments of Central Banks (SAC) In-person Training English (Arabic)
November 11, 2024 November 22, 2024 CE 24.29 Compilation of Macro-relevant Environment and Climate Change Statistics - Advanced (CMECC-A) In-person Training English (Arabic)
November 17, 2024 November 21, 2024 CE 24.30 Fiscal Frameworks and Medium-Term Budgeting In-person Training English (Arabic)
December 1, 2024 December 5, 2024 CE 24.31 Confronting Macro-Critical Corruption In-person Training English (Arabic)
December 8, 2024 December 12, 2024 CE 24.32 Fintech Market Development and Policy Implications (FINTECH) In-person Training English
December 9, 2024 December 18, 2024 CE 24.33 External Debt Statistics - Intermediate In-person Training English (Arabic)