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Financial Programming and Policies (FPP)

Target Audience

Officials from ministries of finance, economy, and planning and central banks who advise on or help implement macroeconomic and financial policies.

Qualifications

Participants are expected to have a degree in economics or equivalent experience, and be proficient in the use of spreadsheets. It is strongly recommended that applicants complete the online FPP courses (FPP.1x and FFP.2x) before enrolling in this course

Course Description

This course, presented by the Institute for Capacity Development, explains how to diagnose macroeconomic imbalances and correct them through a coordinated set of adjustment policies. It covers the principal features of the four main macroeconomic sectors (real, fiscal, external, and monetary) and their interlinkages, highlighting both accounting and behavioral relationships and using data from a country case study.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Analyze economic and financial developments of a country in the region using historical data and a hands-on, Excel-based framework.
  • Create consistent one-year macroeconomic projections on the assumption that policies do not change.
  • Identify economic vulnerabilities and risks in a baseline scenario and policy measures to address them.
  • Prepare an adjustment scenario that reflects the policy measures and their macroeconomic impact.
  • Identify further policy goals and measures beyond the one-year horizon that will be incorporated into a medium-term framework.
Language: English
Application process: Please apply online

Details

Start:
Feb 10, 2020
End:
Feb 21, 2020
Course Number
ST20.02

Application Deadline

Nov 3, 2019