Welcome to SARTTAC

South Asia Regional Training and Technical Assistance Center (SARTTAC) is a collaborative venture between the IMF, the member countries (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Sri Lanka), and development partners. The Center’s strategic goal is to help its member countries strengthen their institutional and human capacity to design and implement macroeconomic and financial policies that promote growth and reduce poverty.

Less than a year after IMF Managing Director Ms. Christine Lagarde and the Finance Minister of India, Mr. Arun Jaitley, signed a historic Memorandum of Understanding to establish a capacity development center for South Asia, the opening of SARTTAC marks a major milestone in the partnership between the IMF and its member countries in the region.

SARTTAC will allow the IMF to meet more of the high demand for technical assistance and training from the region and contribute to its ability to bring growth and stability to the region. Through its team of international resident experts, SARTTAC is expected to become the focal point for the delivery of IMF capacity development services to South Asia. Read More








Annual Report 2018

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Quarterly Newsletter

Issue 4, Q3 FY2019 (November 2018 - January 2019)


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Phase 1 Program Document (February 2017)

SARTTAC operations will focus on training and technical assistance (TA) in the IMF’s core areas of expertise, including macroeconomic and financial policies; fiscal management and policies; monetary policy and operations; financial sector regulation and supervision; and real sector statistics...... Download


Upcoming Online Courses:

• Financial Programming and Policies, Part 2: Program Design (FPP.2x) 
March 6, 2019 - April 24, 2019 (7.2 Weeks)
Apply online by February 27, 2019

Macroeconomic Diagnostics (MDSx)
May 1, 2019-June 12, 2019 (6 Weeks)
Apply online by April 24, 2019


Already active self-paced online course:

• Financial Programming and Policies, Part 1: Macroeconomic Accounts and Analysis (FPP.1x) 
November 1, 2018-April 30, 2019
Apply Now!  Final application deadline is April 16, 2019

Macroeconometric Forecasting (OL19.07, MFx)
Work at your own pace between January 15 and May 15, 2019
Expected workload: between 72 and 90 hours
Apply now! Final application deadline is May 1, 2019

Financial Market Analysis (OL19.111, FMAx)
Work at your own pace between January 15 and April 30, 2019
Total expected workload: between 56 and 70 hours
Apply now! Final application deadline is April 16, 2019

Energy Subsidy Reform (OL19.112, ESRx) 
Work at your own pace between January 15 and April 30, 2019
Expected workload: Approx. 32 hours
Apply now! Final application deadline is April 16, 2019

• Macroeconomic Management in Resource-Rich Countries (OL19.113, MRCx) 
Work at your own pace between January 15 and April 30, 2019
Total expected workload: between 42 and 56 hours
Apply now! Final application deadline is April 16, 2019

Important Notes for Online Courses:

• All government officials are welcome to register. These courses are particularly relevant for officials in ministries of finance, economy, and planning and in central banks who advise on macroeconomic and financial policies.

• In general, successful completion of an online course will be viewed favorably when applying to face-to-face ICD courses at headquarters or regional centers.

• Basic Excel skills and access to a computer with a reliable Internet connection and a Google Chrome web browser are essential.

• For Online Learning (OL) courses, which are delivered through the edX platform, you will need an additional piece of information to register: you will be prompted for your edX.org username. If you do not already have a username, please go to https://courses.edx.org/register and sign up for a free account. Once you have created an account, you may complete the IMF Institute application. If you already have an edX account, your username can be found on the top right of the screen after logging in.


An overview for each of the IMF's training centers, programs, and other training venues. Read More



2019 Training CatalogEnglish 



Training BrochureEnglish | Arabic | French 

IMF Spring Meetings 2019 

April 8 - 14, 2019


Upcoming Trainings


March 25 - 29, 2019

Training course on "Assessing and Managing Fiscal Risk in Developing Asia-Pacific Countries
Venue: New Delhi, India

April 1 - 5, 2019

Training course on "Core Elements of Banking Supervision
Venue: New Delhi, India

April 1 - 5, 2019

Training course on "Tax Administration Diagnostic Assessment Tool
Venue: New Delhi, India


Recent Events

September 10-11, 2018: Workshop on the Modernization of Monetary Policy Frameworks in Bhutan, India and Nepal


On September 10-11, the Royal Monetary Authority of Bhutan (RMA), the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the IMF’s South Asia Regional Training and Technical Assistance Center (IMF SARTTAC) held a workshop in Bhutan on issues related to the modernization of monetary policy frameworks in Bhutan, India, and Nepal.The workshop was attended by high-level officials from the Nepal Rastra Bank, Reserve Bank of India and staff from the IMF and IMF SARTTAC. Press Release | Group Photo

May 24, 2018: Second Steering Committee Meeting


IMF SARTTAC held its second steering committee meeting – the first outside Delhi – where members commended the rapid scaling up and quality of services being provided, as well as their customization and practical orientation. The committee endorsed the governance procedures for the Center and the FY 2019 work program and budget.

Latest in News

February 4, 2019: IMF SARTTAC Director, Mr. Sukhwinder Singh, delivering a donation of laptop computers to support a local educational institution in the village of Berunapadi, Odisha, India


Comic Book: Defending Against Money Laundering


Arvind Subramanian explains the advantages of a new tax for India’s economy and budget


Our Development Partners

European Union

Ministry of Strategy and Finance, Korea


Australian Government
The Treasury