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Safeguards Assessments

These courses, presented by the IMF Finance Department, include assessment of central bank governance, transparency, and accountability to strengthen the safeguards framework at central banks.

This course, presented by the IMF Finance and Legal Departments, is designed to give central bank officials interactive exposure to IMF safeguards assessment methodology. It highlights the importance of central bank governance, transparency, and accountability for improving financial safeguards. It also provides a forum for central bank staff to exchange views on their experiences in reinforcing safeguards and dealing with emerging issues. The course incorporates interactive lectures and discussions, workshops, and case studies addressing crucial assessment areas, especially external and internal audit mechanisms, financial reporting, the system of internal controls, management of international reserves, and reporting of monetary data to the IMF. The course also reviews the concepts underlying autonomy and good governance in central bank legislation.

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