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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Annual Report 2018

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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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September 12, 2018-October 31, 2018 (7 Weeks): Macroeconomic Management in Resource-Rich Countries (MRCx)

Language: English

Course Description: 

This online course, presented by the IMF Institute for Capacity Development and Fiscal Affairs Department, discusses macroeconomic policy issues and challenges that confront RRCs. The expected workload for this course is 6-8 hours per week.

Apply online by September 10, 2018

 

October 17, 2018-November 28, 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.

Apply online by October 10, 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.

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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 Annual Meetings 2018 

October 8 - 14, 2018

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Japan-IMF Scholarship Program for Asia (JISPA) 

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Upcoming Trainings

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September 17 - 20, 2018

Training course on "Fiscal Reporting - Improving the Coverage, Comprehensiveness, Quality and Transparency" for Indian States
Venue: New Delhi, India

September 17 - 21, 2018

Training course on "Government Finance and Public Sector Debt Statistics" Sri Lanka
Venue: Colombo, Sri Lanka

September 17 - 21, 2018

Training course on "Government Finance and Public Sector Debt Statistics" Nepal
Venue: Kathmandu, Nepal

September 24 - 28, 2018

Training course on "Financial Sector Policies"
Venue: New Delhi, India

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Recent Events

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

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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

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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.

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

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Our Development Partners

European Union

Ministry of Strategy and Finance, Korea

DFID

Australian Government
The Treasury