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FPP PArt1: Macroeconomic Accounts and Analysis

Financial Programming and Policies, Part 1: Macroeconomic Accounts and Analysis (FPP.1x)

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Session No.: OL 19.10

Location: Course conducted online

Date: May 1, 2019 - October 31, 2019 (26 weeks) New dates

Primary Language: Arabic

    Target Audience

    All government officials are welcome to register. The course is particularly relevant for officials in ministries of finance, economy, and planning and central banks who advise on macroeconomic and financial policies or who are involved in policy implementation. The course is offered in English, French, Spanish, Russian, and Arabic.
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    Qualifications

    Some knowledge of economics is helpful. Basic Excel skills and access to a computer with a reliable Internet connection and a Google Chrome web browser are essential.
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    Course Description

    This online course, presented by the IMF Institute for Capacity Development, explains the basic skills required to conduct financial programming; the principal features of the accounts of the four main sectors that comprise the macroeconomy (real, fiscal, external, and monetary); and how they relate to each other. For each sector, the course presents the accounting framework, interpretations of variables and indicators from these accounts, and basic analysis of the accounts.

    FPP.1x was originally designed as a 6-week course with an 8-10 hours weekly workload. It can now be taken entirely at your own pace over a period of one year.

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    Course Objectives

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

    • Calculate economic variables using macroeconomic accounting principles.
    • Interpret the accounts of: real, fiscal, external, and monetary sectors that comprise the macroeconomy.
    • Describe the accounting and behavioral links between the macroeconomic accounts.
    • Analyze economic and financial developments of a case study country using a hands-on, Excel-based framework.
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    For Online Learning (OL) courses, which are delivered through the edX platform, you will need an additional piece of information to register: you will be prompted for your edX.org username. If you do not already have a username, please go to https://courses.edx.org/register and sign up for a free account. Once you have created an account, you may complete the IMF Institute application. If you already have an edX account, your username can be found on the top right of the screen after logging in.

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