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Capacity Development

IMF high-level seminar

A seminar on “Stronger Institutions, Stronger Growth: Capacity Development in Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Way Forward” will be held during the IMF-World Bank Annual Meetings in Lima. Panelists representing the donor and recipient communities, as well as prominent thought-leaders, will discuss how stronger economic institutions can bolster the capacity of countries to seize opportunities and become more resilient to shocks. They will weigh in on the role that the Fund and other partners can play in support of national authorities. DMD Grasso will offer introductory remarks.

Carla Grasso & Charles North

Capacity Development

IMF/USAID Memorandum of Understanding

Carla Grasso (IMF Deputy Managing Director) and Charles North (Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator, USAID) signed the first Memorandum of Understanding on capacity development between the two institutions in August 2015. Because of such support from partner organizations, the IMF is able to significantly expand its capacity development services to member countries.

Technical Assistance (TA)

IMF's Middle East Regional TA Center (METAC) concludes Workshop on "Cross-Border and Consolidated Supervision"

The workshop provided guidance on the methodologies and approaches for implementing efficient cross-border and consolidated supervision. It covered topics related to the relationships between home and host supervisors in sharing information on banking groups;

Technical Assistance (TA)

United Kingdom Contributes US$9.3 Million to Support IMF TA in Statistics in Africa and the Middle East

Under the new project, IMF statistics experts will undertake technical missions to individual countries and lead regional workshops and seminars, working with regional organizations and agencies to promote an exchange of experiences and lessons learned within the regions.

Building Future Capacity

Video: Drawing on Fifty Years of Experience:

The year 2014 marked fifty years since the IMF began providing technical assistance and training to its members. A high-level seminar in October 2014 provided an ideal opportunity to take stock of member countries' capacity-building efforts. The video 'Partners for Progress' offers an introduction to the themes discussed at the seminar.


helps improve the design and implementation of members' economic policies, by strengthening capacities and training officials in macroeconomic analysis and policies (see statement of policy).
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Bilateral & multilateral donors are playing an increasingly important role in enabling the IMF to strengthen the human and institutional capacity of its member countries. Their contributions now finance about one half of the IMF's delivery of technical assistance & training.

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How do member countries request Technical Assistance?

The IMF helps its member countries design economic policies and manage their financial affairs more effectively by strengthening their human and institutional capacity through technical assistance and training.


Where are we located?

This interactive map provides a global view of our training and technical assistance centers, and regional training programs. Click on the map to find out about each designated location.

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Training Catalog 2016


An overview for each of the IMF's training centers, programs, and other training venues.

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Online Learning

IMF & edX

Thanks to a new partnership with edX, the nonprofit online learning initiative founded by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the IMF started offering economics courses online to officials from around the world to complement its traditional training delivery.

Technical Assistance and Training Centers

RTACs: Regional technical assistance centers in Africa, the Caribbean, Central America, the Middle East and the Pacific.

RTCs/RTPs: An extensive network of regional training centers (RTCs) and programs (RTPs) offer hands-on, policy-oriented training in macroeconomics, finance, and related operational fields.

Topical Trust Funds (TTF): Topical trust funds support global IMF technical assistance on specialized thematic areas and complement the work of the IMF's regional technical assistance centers and other IMF technical assistance.