Jul 24, 2020

Jul 29, 2020

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Maintaining Financial Stability Under COVID-19

Target Audience

Entry-level officials from Central Banks, Economic Ministries and Supervisory Authorities who are interested in this topic.


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

What this training will cover

The Covid-19 Crisis is the biggest crisis in our lifetime. Although the origins of this crisis are not financial in nature, the economic fallout has severe repercussions on the financial sector. And just as existing comorbidity of a patient can mean the difference between life and death, existing vulnerabilities of a country’s financial sector can mean the difference between financial stability or crisis.

This is a 3-part Webinar series on Maintaining Financial Stability during the Covid-19 Crisis. It is designed to strengthen participants’ understanding of macro-financial linkages and their ability to assess a country’s financial sector vulnerabilities.

Part 1 covers an introduction to detecting vulnerabilities, using an excel demo to show how Financial Soundness Indicators change under different adverse scenarios.

Part 2 covers the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on financial markets and institutions around the world, with a focus on emerging economies.

Part 3 covers the regulatory and supervisory measures that have been taken to cushion the impact from the Covid-19 crisis.

The training will be delivered through a combination of in-persons lectures, “live” demonstration of tools and exercise, interactive polling, and digital media.