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Financial Programming and Policies, Part 2: Program Design
(OL18.108, FPP.2x) in English - details
This seven-week course builds on the FPP.1x course and aims to extend participants' understanding of the design and implementation of macroeconomic and financial policies. Specifically, the course presents simple forecasting methods for each sector of the macroeconomy; diagnosis of macroeconomic performance under baseline assumptions; and preparation of a macroeconomic adjustment program for a case study country.

Macroeconometric Forecasting
(OL18.109, MFx) in English - details
This nine-week online course aims at strengthening participants' macroeconomic forecasting and modeling skills using modern econometric techniques. Lectures include a discussion of underlying theory and demonstrations of how to conduct empirical analyses using EViews. The course focuses on four aspects of empirical model building and forecasting:
- data and model properties, including stationarity/non-stationarity and co-integration;
- dynamic specifications, including the use of error correction models;
- model evaluation, design and simulation; and
- forecast uncertainty and policy analysis.

Macroeconomic Management in Resource-Rich Countries
(OL18.111, MRCx) in English - details
This course, presented by the IMF Institute for Capacity Development, the Fiscal Affairs Department, and the Statistics Department discusses macroeconomic policy issues and challenges that confront resource-rich countries. The course offers a variety of learning tools to help analyze policy challenges and issues facing RRCs and shows how officials may apply these to their countries.
Watch the special video introducing the course.

Macroeconomic Diagnostics
(OL18.113, MDSx) in English - details
This course explains the basic skills required to conduct financial programming; the principal features of the accounts of the four main sectors that comprise the macroeconomy (real, fiscal, external, and monetary); and how they relate to each other. For each sector, the course presents the accounting framework, interpretations of variables and indicators from these accounts, and basic analysis of the accounts.

Debt Sustainability Analysis
(OL18.117, DSAx) in English - details
This course provides, in five modules, a comprehensive overview of the frameworks for debt sustainability analysis and debt management. The modules are as follows:
- the key concepts of debt sustainability and the role of macroeconomic policies;
- debt sustainability framework for countries with market access;
- debt sustainability framework for low-income countries;
- a medium-term debt management strategy (MTDS) framework;
- and debt sustainability analysis under uncertainty.

Financial Programming and Policies, Part 1: Macroeconomic Accounts
(OL18.110, FPP.1x) in English - details
This course explains the basic skills required to conduct financial programming; the principal features of the accounts of the four main sectors that comprise the macroeconomy (real, fiscal, external, and monetary); and how they relate to each other. For each sector, the course presents the accounting framework, interpretations of variables and indicators from these accounts, and basic analysis of the accounts.


IMF MOOCs
The IMF has partnered with edX, the nonprofit online learning initiative founded by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, to offer online training. With this partnership, and with generous financial support from the Government of Japan, the Fund is able to expand the reach of its training program to member country officials and to offer access to its training courses to a wider public audience through massive open online courses (MOOCs).

 

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