Welcome to the
IMF - Singapore Regional Training Institute
The IMF - Singapore Regional Training Institute (STI), located in Singapore, serves as the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) regional training center for the Asia-Pacific region. It provides training on macroeconomic and financial management, and related legal and statistical issues, to government officials from 37 countries. Most training takes place in two week seminars, with shorter events organized for senior officials.
The STI is a joint venture of the IMF and the Government of Singapore, who together guide the training program. The STI helps further the work of the Singapore Cooperation Program, which coordinates the resources available in Singapore for technical assistance to other countries. The IMF receives substantial funding from the Government of Japan toward its share of the STI's costs, with important additional support from the Government of Australia.
Each year more than 800 officials participate in STI events, and another 100 attend national or regional courses held elsewhere in the region. Since 1998, the STI has provided training to more than 10,000 officials.