Welcome to SARTTAC

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

IMF Online Training Courses


June 14 – August 4 , 2017 (7 weeks): Financial Market Analysis (FMAx)

Expected workload: 8-10 hours/week

Course Description: 

This seven-week online course introduces participants to the fundamentals of financial analysis that are part of the toolkit of policymakers. These tools are used to study the characteristics of various financial instruments and their pricing, and to analyze portfolios of assets and the basics of risk management. Mastery of these tools is considered essential for participants to take part in more advanced and policy-oriented courses offered by ICD in finance or macro-financial areas. Topics covered in the FMAx include pricing of fixed income securities and equity; the term structure of interest rates; portfolio allocation and diversification; and an introduction to risk management.

Apply online by : June 12, 2017


June 14 – August 16 , 2017 (9 weeks): Macroeconometric Forecasting (MFx)

Expected workload: 6-8 hours/week

Course Description: 

This nine-week online course aims at strengthening participants' macroeconomic forecasting and modeling skills using modern econometric techniques. Lectures include a discussion of underlying theory and demonstrations of how to conduct empirical analyses using EViews. The course focuses on four aspects of empirical model building and forecasting:
1. data and model properties, including stationarity/non-stationarity and co-integration;
2. dynamic specifications, including the use of error correction models;
3. model evaluation, design and simulation; and
4. forecast uncertainty and policy analysis.

Apply online by : June 12, 2017

IMF Capacity Development 


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


2017 Training Catalog: English | Arabic
| French | Spanish


Training BrochureEnglish | Arabic
French | Spanish

IMF Spring Meetings 2017 


April 17 - 23, 2017, Washington DC 

Upcoming Trainings


June 19-30, 2017

Training course on " Financial Programming and Policies (SA17.05, FPP)" 
Apply by: May 26, 2017
Venue: New Delhi, India

July 24-28, 2017

Training course on " External Sector Statistics (SA17.14, ESS)" 
Apply by: June 19, 2017
Venue: New Delhi, India

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Our Development Partners


Australian Government
The Treasury

European Union

Ministry of Strategy and Finance