About

The IMF Online Learning Program aims at strengthening the technical knowledge and expertise in government agencies with a view to developing and implementing sound economic and financial policies fostering stability and growth. Our online training program makes the IMF expertise in key macroeconomic and financial issues available anytime, anywhere, and with free access for all.

Government officials and members of the general public are welcome to learn with first-class IMF experts about macroeconomic analysis and policies, including on public debt and public financial management, central banking law, inclusive growth, macroeconomic statistics, and more.

Our 10th Anniversary

The IMF Online Learning Program is celebrating its 10-year journey since the launch of its very first online course.

In the last decade, the Online Learning Program has played a crucial role in IMF’s capacity development. From online courses to micro-learning videos and blended training, the expansion of offerings under the program marks a decade of developing and delivering diverse learning solutions that have successfully met increasing demand.

IMF First Deputy Managing Director Gita Gopinath reflects on 10 years of online learning in this video.

What We Do

The Online Learning team is made up of a diverse group with expertise in instructional design, multimedia production, project management, technical development and delivery, course monitoring and evaluation, and communications, all dedicated to creating quality IMF training. 

The team’s goal is to facilitate the development, delivery, and evaluation of online, blended, micro-learning, and in-person training for all departments at the IMF.

Online Courses in English

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Learn on the Go

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Testimonials

Explore our courses through the eyes of both our instructors and learners.

"I want to thank the IMF team for the online courses, especially VITARA Institutional Governance and Reform Management Fundamentals because for us, in the revenue administration area, these courses are very meaningful for our work. You don't know how much these courses help us."
–Samuel Doe Jaffa Jr., Liberia Revenue Authority 

"I'm privileged to have taken four of your courses. They have been such help. The course on Compilation Basics for Macroeconomic Statistics was so helpful in dealing with compliance checks."
–Meghan Wanjiku, Kenya Revenue Authority

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Acknowledgement

We are grateful to Japan, the longest-standing partner for IMF capacity development and the sponsor of the online learning program. The support received from the Government of Japan makes possible the development and delivery of a wide large of online learning products, including courses in English and other languages, microlearning videos, blended learning, and more. Other partners provide financial support to develop specialized online courses. We are appreciative of all partnerships in support of this innovative capacity building modality, through which we can share IMF’s knowledge and expertise globally.

IMF's Roger Nord and Kentaro Ogata, Deputy Director-General of the International Bureau of the Ministry of Finance of Japan discuss the importance of Japan’s support for the Institute for Capacity Development's Online Learning Program in this video.