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



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


October 11 – November 22 , 2017 (6 weeks): Macroeconomic Diagnostics (MDSx)

Language: English

Course Description: 

This online course, presented by the IMF's Institute for Capacity Development, aims at strengthening participants' ability to assess a country's macroeconomic situation, emphasizing 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 including the sustainability of public and external debt, the possible misalignment of the exchange rate, and vulnerabilities from the different sectors.

The course relies on a case study to illustrate the application of these tools, and to show how they can be used as an input in the policymaking process.

Apply online by : October 4, 2017


October 18, 2017-December 20, 2017 (9 Weeks): Macroeconometric Forecasting (MFx)

Language: English

Course Description: 

All government officials are welcome to register. The course is particularly relevant for officials involved in developing forecasts that are used to design and implement macroeconomic policy.

Apply online by October 11, 2017




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


September 18-22, 2017

Training course on " Government Finance and Public Sector Debt Statistics (SA17.22, GFS/PSDS)" 
Apply by: September 4, 2017
Venue: New Delhi, India

September 18-26, 2017

Training course on " Financial Sector Surveillance (SA17.18, FSS)" 
Apply by: August 31, 2017
Venue: New Delhi, India

September 25-29, 2017

Training course on " Tax Policy and Administration: Theory and Practice (SA17.28, TPAT)" 
Apply by: August 31, 2017
Venue: New Delhi, India

Oct. 30 - Nov. 03, 2017

Training course on " Fiscal Sustainability (SA17.23, FS)" 
Apply by: October 6, 2017
Venue: New Delhi, India

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Recent Events


September 11, 2017

Workshop on Involvement of Multilateral Agencies on "Developing Capacity of State Finance Departments"
Venue: SARTTAC, New Delhi, India

Our Development Partners


Australian Government
The Treasury

European Union

Ministry of Strategy and Finance