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MDSx

Macroeconomic Diagnostics (MDSx)

Apply online by July 20, 2021 Deadline extended

Session No.: OL 21.123

Location: Course conducted online

Date: May 1, 2021 - August 31, 2021 (17 weeks)

Primary Language: English

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    Target Audience

    All government officials are welcome to register. The course is particularly relevant for officials in central banks and ministries of finance or economy who are directly involved in diagnosing the state of the macro-economy and making projections. The course is offered in English.

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    Qualifications

    Some knowledge of economics is helpful. Basic Microsoft 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 Institute for Capacity Development, is designed to strengthen participants’ ability to assess a country’s macroeconomic situation; it emphasizes practical tools for use in day-to-day macroeconomic analysis. The course covers assessments of:

    • the current state of the macroeconomy;
    • the stance of fiscal and monetary policy;
    • financial stability; and
    • the medium-term prospects of the economy, taking into account the sustainability of public and external debt, possible misalignments of the exchange rate, and vulnerabilities arising in the different sectors.

    The course uses a case study to illustrate application of these tools and to show how they can contribute to the policymaking process.

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    Course Objectives

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

    • Analyze potential output, calculate output gaps, and diagnose the outlook for the economy.
    • Assess the stance of current fiscal, monetary, exchange rate, and financial policies.
    • Assess macro-financial linkages, including through the analysis of financial sector soundness indicators.
    • Assess the medium-term prospects of the economy, especially the sustainability of public and external debt.
    • Identify possible external and internal economic risks and vulnerabilities to economic growth and identify policies to address them.
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