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 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

 

Quarterly Newsletter

Issue 10, Q1 FY2021 (May - July, 2020)

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Upcoming and Active self-paced Online Course:

  Financial Development and Financial Inclusion (OL 20.122 FDFIx)
September 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020 (18 weeks)
Apply now! Last date to apply: November 19, 2020

   Foundations of Central Bank Law (OL 20.119, FCBLx)
September 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020 (18 weeks)
Apply now! Last date to apply: November 19, 2020

   Public Sector Debt Statistics (OL 20.124, PSDSx)
September 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020 (18 weeks)
Apply now! Last date to apply: November 19, 2020

   Compilation Basics for Macroeconomic Statistics (OL 20.120, CBMSx)
September 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020 (18 weeks)
Apply now! Last date to apply: November 19, 2020

• Energy Subsidy Reform (OL20.132, ESRx) 
Work at your own pace between September 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021 (35 weeks)
Apply now! Final application deadline is March 19, 2021

• Financial Market Analysis (OL20.117, FMAx)
Work at your own pace between September 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020 (18 weeks)
Apply now! Final application deadline is November 19, 2020

• Financial Programming and Policies, Part 1: Macroeconomic Accounts & Analysis  (OL 20.115, FPP.1x)
Work at your own pace between September 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020 (18 weeks)
Apply Now! Final application deadline is by November 19, 2020

• Financial Programming and Policies, Part 2: Program Design (OL 20.116, FPP.2x)
Work at your own pace between September 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020 (18 weeks)
Apply Now! Final application deadline is November 19, 2020

• Macroeconometric Forecasting (OL20.121, MFx)
Work at your own pace between September 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020 (18 weeks)
Apply now! Final application deadline is November 19, 2020

• Model-Based Monetary Policy Analysis and Forecasting (OL20.123, MPAFx)
Work at your own pace between September 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020 (18 weeks)
Apply now! Final application deadline is November 19, 2020

Macroeconomic Management in Resource-Rich Countries (OL20.130, MRCx)
September 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021 (35 weeks)
Apply now! Final application deadline is March 19, 2021

   Macroeconomic Diagnostics (OL 19.118, MDSx)
Work at your own pace between September 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020 (18 weeks)
Apply now! Final application deadline is November 19, 2020

  Tax Gap Analysis (OL 20.108, VGAPx)
Work at your own pace between May 1, 2020 - April 15, 2021 
Apply now! Final application deadline is March 10, 2021

• Public Financial Management (OL20.113, PFMx)
Work at your own pace between May 1, 2020 and April 30, 2021
Apply now! Final application deadline is April 1, 2021

Important Notes for Online Courses:

• Online courses are free and open to all government officials regardless of employing agency. All who register will be admitted, there are no limits to number of participants per country or agency. Sponsor contact information is requested in the online application but formal sponsor approval is not required nor is a TOEFL score. 
OL courses require a reliable Internet connection and may also require software such as Excel or EViews for which a temporary license will be made available.

• 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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2020 Training CatalogEnglish

 

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Training BrochureEnglish
 

October 12-18, 2020

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Upcoming Trainings

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COVID-19 NOTICE

October 26 - November 6, 2020

Training Course on "Macroeconomic Diagnostics (MDS)"
Venue: Virtual from SARTTAC through WebEx platform
Apply Online by October 15, 2020

November 2-6, 2020

Training Course on "Advanced Issues in National Accounts (NAS)"
Venue: Virtual from SARTTAC through WebEx platform

November 9-13, 2020

Training Course on "Financial Sector Surveillance (FSS) - Batch 1"
Venue: Virtual from SARTTAC through WebEx platform
Apply Online by October 12, 2020

November 16-20, 2020

Training Course on "Financial Sector Surveillance (FSS) - Batch 2"
Venue: Virtual from SARTTAC through WebEx platform
Apply Online by October 12, 2020

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October 20-21, 2020

Webinar on "On-site and Off-site Supervision in the Covid-19 and Post Covid-19 Environment"
Time: 4 PM to 6 PM (Indian Time)

October 22, 2020

Webinar on " Managing Government Guarantees in Usual and Unusual Times "
Time: 3:30 PM to 5 PM (Indian Time)
Register Online by October 16, 2020

October 22, 2020

Webinar on "Residential Property Price Index"
Time: 3 PM to 4:30 PM (Indian Time)

Recent Events

August 31-September 4, 2020: Seminar on Public Financial Management, for State Finance Secretaries, India

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SARTTAC partnered with Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration  (LBSNAA) and IMF Fiscal Affairs Department to organize a very successful high level seminar with State Finance Secretaries of Inida. This provided a great platform to discuss  economic policy issues in the times of COVID19 pandemic.

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August 10-14, 2020: Workshop on SELECTED MACROECONOMIC ISSUES for Indian Administrative Service Officers

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SARTTAC partnered with Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA) and IMF's Institute for Capacity Development and Asia Pacific Division to organize a very successful high level workshop to familiarize senior IAS officers with modern macroeconomic theory and policy making with applications to India. 

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June 3, 2020: SARTTAC's Fourth Steering Committee Meeting

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The Steering Committee of the International Monetary Fund (IMF)’s South Asia Regional Training and Technical Assistance Center (SARTTAC) held its 4th meeting on June 3rd, 2020, Virtually through video conferencing. 

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Latest in News

September 23, 2020: Welcome! Mr. David Cowen as SARTTAC's new Director

Mr. Cowen replaces Mr. Sukhwinder Singh, who successfully steered SARTTAC since inception

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Australian Government
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