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
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
November 1, 2018-April 30, 2019 (26 Weeks): Financial Programming and Policies, Part 1: Macroeconomic Accounts and Analysis (FPP.1x)
This online course, presented by the IMF Institute, explains the basic skills required to conduct financial programming; the principal features of the accounts of the four main sectors that comprise the macroeconomy (real, fiscal, external, and monetary); and how they relate to each other. For each sector, the course presents the accounting framework, interpretations of variables and indicators from these accounts, and basic analysis of the accounts.
Apply online by April 16, 2019
January 1, 2019-April 30, 2019 (17.2 Weeks): Macroeconometric Forecasting (MFx)
This course, presented by the IMF Institute, is designed to reinforce the macroeconomic forecasting and modeling skills of participants and their use of modern econometric techniques. Lectures discuss the underlying theory and demonstrations show how to conduct empirical analyses using EViews. The course focuses on four aspects of empirical model building and forecasting: • data and model properties, such as stationarity/non-stationarity and co-integration; dynamic specifications, especially use of error correction models; model evaluation, design, and simulation; and forecast uncertainty and policy analysis.
Apply online by December 25, 2018
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 Catalog: English
IMF Annual Meetings 2018
October 8 - 14, 2018
Japan-IMF Scholarship Program for Asia (JISPA)
Download e-brochure. Apply by December 31, 2018
Training course on "Macroeconometric
Forecasting and Analysis"
Venue: New Delhi, India
Training course on "Improved Treasury and
Venue: New Delhi, India
Training course on "Financial Programming
Venue: Colombo, Sri Lanka
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
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.