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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August 29, 2018-October 17, 2018 (7 Weeks): Financial Programming and Policies, Part 2: Program Design (FPP.2x)

Language: English

Course Description: 

This online course, presented by the IMF Institute for Capacity Development, builds on the FPP.1x course to expand participants’ understanding of the design and application of macroeconomic and financial policies. It presents simple forecasting methods for each macroeconomic sector, explains the baseline assumptions for diagnosis of macroeconomic performance, and demonstrates preparation of a macroeconomic adjustment program for a case study country. The expected workload for this course is 6-9 hours per week. 

Apply online by : August 22, 2018

 

September 5, 2018-November 7, 2018 (9 Weeks):Macroeconometric Forecasting (MFx)

Language: English

Course Description: 

This course, presented by the IMF Institute for Capacity Development, 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.

The expected workload for this course is 8-10 hours per week. 

Apply online by : August 29, 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 Spring Meetings 2018 

April 16 - 22, 2018, Washington DC

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Upcoming Trainings

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August 13 - 24, 2018

Training course on "Macroeconomic Diagnostics (MDS) - India"
Application Process: By Nomination
Venue: New Delhi, India

August 27 - 31, 2018

Training course on "Financial Programming and Policies (FPP) - Bangladesh"
Application Process: By Nomination
Venue: New Delhi, India

September 3 - 7, 2018

Training course on "Fiscal Analysis and Forecasting (Sri Lanka)"
Application Process: By Nomination
Venue: Colombo, Sri Lanka

September 10 - 14, 2018

Training course on "Fiscal Reporting - Improving The Coverage, Comprehensiveness, Quality and Transparency"
Application Process: Apply Online by 24 August, 2018
Venue: New Delhi, India

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Recent Events

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. Several noted that SARTTAC was building a sustained partnership across the region, one of the intended benefits of the RCDC model. The committee endorsed the governance procedures for the Center and the FY 2019 work program and budget. Discussions covered feedback on SARTTAC’s performance in FY2018, reporting to development partners, reporting on training results, the Result Based Management framework, financing plans, and Technical Assistance dissemination. Member countries’ high-level of ownership of SARTTAC and their appreciation of its work were notable.   

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Our Development Partners

European Union

Ministry of Strategy and Finance, Korea

DFID

Australian Government
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