Jul 20, 2020

Aug 7, 2020

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Financial Programming and Policies, Part 1: Macroeconomic Accounts and Analysis (FPP1v)

Target Audience

Officials from Central Banks, Ministries of Finance, Economy, and Planning and Bank/Financial Markets Supervisory Agencies who advise on or help implement macroeconomic and financial policies.


Participants are expected to have a degree in economics and be proficient in the use of spreadsheets.

What this training will cover

This Remote Training on FPP1, presented by the Institute for Capacity Development, explains how to analyze the current state of the economy and diagnose macroeconomic imbalances. 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 using data from a country case study . For each sector, the course presents the accounting framework, the interpretation of variables and indicators from these accounts, and basic analysis of the accounts.

This FPP1 will be delivered via the Webex platform and an economist will be present at all times during these online sessions to foster interaction and discussion amongst course participants. The Remote Training envisages delivery of the course over 9 VTC sessions of three-and one-half hour duration each (with half an hour coffee breaks) on alternate working days over a three-week period. Each session will include 2 hours of video playback from the ICD online course and a one hour of discussion time. Data and charts from recent IMF publications would be shared for application of material learnt. Participants will complete the checkpoint and assignment questions outside of VTC session times. Although this course is three weeks long, there are only three half-day sessions per week and some work during off days is required.