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Fiscal Policy

Virtual : Fiscal Risks Analysis and Management (UAMFR)

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Session No.: SA 22.06V

Location: New Delhi, India

Date: April 4-7, 2022 (1 week) New dates

Primary Language: English

    Target Audience

    This workshop is aimed at management and staff whose responsibilities include identifying, analyzing, quantifying and mitigating fiscal risks.  This includes management and staff of Ministry of Finance, Economic Affairs, entities with oversight responsibilities for state owned enterprises and public private partnerships, other government management and staff with responsibilities relating to public investment management, climate change, and other areas of fiscal risk activities.

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    Qualifications

    No specific qualifications are required.  This course will cover from the basics to the advanced.

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    Course Description

    This workshop will introduce the concept of fiscal risks, explain the process to identify, analyze and quantify the risks, and discuss methods of risk mitigation. The workshop will introduce the IMF's Fiscal Risk Assessment Tool. Participants will be given hands-on training in using the tool for a comprehensive analysis of fiscal risks in their countries. Concepts will be illustrated using country and regional examples on fiscal risks. Contents of a Statement of Fiscal Risk-to be released with the budget-will be discussed, their information sources identified.

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    Course Objectives

    This course aims to impart practical skills to financial ministry officials in analyzing and managing fiscal risks. It will enable participants to:

    • Appreciate the relevance of fiscal risk management in the context of budget planning and management.
    • Identify the main sources of fiscal risks in their countries.
    • Analyze fiscal risks using the IMF's Fiscal Risk Assessment Tool.
    • Identify the information content of a fiscal risk statement.
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