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

 

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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

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May 2, 2018 - June 13, 2018 (6 Weeks): Macroeconomic Diagnostics (MDSx)

Language: English

Course Description: 

This online course, presented by the IMF Institute for Capacity Development, is designed to build up participants’ ability to assess a country’s macroeconomic situation; it emphasizes practical tools for use in day-to-day macroeconomic analysis. The course covers assessments of:

• the current state of the macroeconomy;

• the stance of fiscal and monetary policy;

• financial stability; and

• the medium-term prospects of the economy, taking into account the sustainability of public and external debt, possible misalignments of the exchange rate, and vulnerabilities arising in the different sectors.

The course uses a case study to illustrate application of these tools and to show how they can contribute to the policymaking process. The expected workload for this course is 6-8 hours.

This course is a prerequisite for selected face-to-face Macroeconomic Diagnostics (MDS) courses and is strongly recommended for some other courses. 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.

Apply online by:  April 25, 2018

 

May 9, 2018-July 4, 2018 (8 Weeks): Public Financial Management (PFMx)

Language: English

Course Description: 

This online course, presented by the IMF Fiscal Affairs Department, provides an overview of PFM systems, institutions, and capacity building in developing and emerging market economies. It focuses on PFM issues from the IMF's perspective, in support of macroeconomic stability, economic growth, and achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The training covers a wide range of topics, and treats PFM as an integrated system. As such, it focuses on PFM priorities, reform objectives and implementation risks. The course takes conceptual and practical approaches and includes testimonies from ministers of finance, practitioners, and civil society.

Apply online by : May 02, 2018

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

 

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2018 Training CatalogEnglish | Arabic 
French | Spanish

 

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Training BrochureEnglish | Arabic 
French | Spanish


IMF Spring Meetings 2018 

April 16 - 22, 2018, Washington DC

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Upcoming Trainings

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April 16 - 27, 2018

Training course on "Financial Programming and Policies (FPP)"
Application Process: Apply Online by March 16, 2018
Venue: New Delhi, India

April 23 - 27, 2018

Training course on " Compliance Risk Management"
Application Process: By Nomination
Venue: New Delhi, India

April 30 - May 4, 2018

Training course on " Fiscal Analysis and Forecasting (FAF)"
Application Process: By Nomination
Venue: New Delhi, India

May 14 - 18, 2018

Training course on " International Trade in Goods and Services (ITGS)"
Application Process: Apply online by 16 April, 2018
Venue: New Delhi, India

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Recent Events

March 15, 2018: IMF DMD Mr. Tao Zhang visits SARTTAC

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IMF Deputy Managing Director Mr. Zhang visits SARTTAC to see first-hand how the center works directly with South Asian countries to build strong institutions and modernize economic policies.

November 17, 2017: Interim Steering Committee Meeting

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The Steering Committee of the South Asia Regional Training and Technical Assistance Center (SARTTAC) met in New Delhi today and applauded the work done by the Center at a faster pace since its inauguration; Endorses the Center’s Fiscal Year 2018 Work Plan. Press Release.

Our Development Partners

Australian Government
The Treasury

European Union

Ministry of Strategy and Finance, Korea

DFID