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The online learning program is designed to complement the Institute’s residential training program. Online learning provides a “blended learning” experience, where participants complete interactive, online courses in advance of attending the Institute’s face-to-face training. Participants can also take online courses as stand-alone learning experiences.

The courses feature recorded video clips of lectures interspersed with interactive quizzes and hands-on exercises. Courses include a discussion forum to allow participants to network and discuss the course content. Weekly assignments are computer-graded and subject to strict deadlines, but participants can work at their own pace during each week of the course.

Selection Process:
Online courses are free of charge and open to all government officials regardless of agency. All who register will be admitted—there are no limits by country or agency. Sponsor contact information is requested in the online application, but formal sponsor approval is not required.

The online application can be accessed at IMF Online Learning.

Online courses require a reliable internet connection and may also require software such as Excel or EViews (for which a temporary license will be made available). Individual course descriptions will include such requirements as well as the length of the course and the expected workload in hours per week.

The current schedule and course description are available at IMF Capacity Development-Training

Please check the online catalog often as new course offerings will be added regularly.




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