Partners in Training


The training courses offered at the IMF-Middle East Center for Economics and Finance (CEF) are offered in cooperation with various partner organizations.

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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an organization created in 1945, working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty around the world. The IMF is governed by the 189 countries that make up its near-global membership. The IMF provides technical assistance and training to officials in member countries to help countries build strong institutions and boost skills to formulate and implement sound macroeconomic and financial policies. Capacity development, which is closely linked to the IMF’s surveillance and program engagement, is demand-driven, responsive, and highly appreciated by member countries.

The following are some of the courses are sponsored by IMF

Tax Policy and Administration: Theory and Practice

Reforming Fuel Subsidies

Strengthening Budget Institutions

Central Banking and Financial Sector Legal Framework

Financial Intelligence Units

Bank Restructuring and Resolution

Macro Stress Testing

Effective Public Debt Management Strategies in a World of Sovereign Assets

Current Issues in Banking Supervision and Regulation

High-Frequency Indicators of Economic Activity

Government Finance Statistics

Compilation of Balance of Payments Statistics

Public Sector Debt Statistics

Introductory Course on Monetary and Financial Statistics

Financial Soundness Indicators

Fiscal Reporting and Transparency

The Necessary Infrastructure for Effective Supervision of Institutions Offering Islamic Financial Services

Fiscal and Tax Law

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The Organization For Economic Co-Operation And Development (OECD) was established in 1948, with its wealth of information on a broad range of topics it helps governments foster prosperity and fight poverty through economic growth and financial stability, as well as help ensure that the environmental implications of economic and social development are taken into account.

The following courses are sponsored by OECD:

Bringing Success to Your Public-Private Partnership Project

Improving Competitiveness in MENA Countries

Improving Policies and Access to Finance for SMEs in the MENA Region

Strengthening Integrity in the Public and Private Sector

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Established in 1944, the World Bank Group is headquartered in Washington, D.C. It has more than 10,000 employees in more than 120 offices worldwide. The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. It is not a bank in the ordinary sense, but a unique partnership to reduce poverty and support development. The World Bank Group comprises of five institutions managed by their member countries: The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), the International Development Association (IDA), the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), and the International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).

The following courses are sponsored by WB:

Contemporary Issues in Reform of Public Procurement Policy and Practice

Enhancing Public Sector Performance Including Delivery Units

For Resilience and Promotion: Social Safety Nets in the Middle East and North Africa

Governance for Service Deliver

Investment Policy and Promotion

Inclusive Growth: Macroeconomic and Sectoral Policies

Pension Policies Challenges in the Gulf Cooperation Council

Policies for Diversified Development

Public Investment Management

Shaping Better Functioning Markets in MENA through Competition Policy Enforcement and Advocacy Towards Universal Health Coverage: A Human Resources for Health Perspective

Towards Universal Health Coverage: “How to” Bring More Value for Money in the Health Sector in MENA

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Established in early 1995, the World Trade Organization (WTO) is the only global international organization dealing with the rules of trade between nations. At its heart are the WTO agreements, negotiated and signed by the bulk of the world’s trading nations and ratified in their parliaments. The goal is to help producers of goods and services, exporters, and importers conduct their business.

The following courses are sponsored by WTO:

Regional SPS Workshop for Arab Countries

Trade Policy 1

Trade Policy 2

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Arab Monetary Fund is a Regional Arab Organization that was founded in 1976, and started operations in 1977 with 22 member countries. The Fund’s mission is to lay the monetary foundations of Arab economic integration and accelerating the process of economic development in all Arab countries. As they provide technical assistance and services in the financial and monetary sphere to member States, which conclude economic agreements aimed at attaining a monetary union between them as one of the stages leading the realization of the goals of the Fund.

The following courses are sponsored by AMF/CEF:

Economic Policies for Financial Stability

Financial Soundness Indicators

Financial Market Analysis

Government Finance Statistics

Introductory Course on Monetary and Financial Statistics

Macroeconomic Management and Fiscal Policy

Macroeconomic Management and Financial Sector Issues

Public Sector Debt Statistics

Vulnerabilities Diagnostics

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Bank Al-Maghrib, the central bank of the Kingdom of Morocco, is a public legal entity endowed with financial autonomy. It was created in 1959 in substitution for the former “Banque d’Etat du Maroc”

The following courses are sponsored by BM/CEF:

Advanced Macroeconomic Forecasting
Macro-Prudential Policies

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