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
February 28, 2018 - May 2, 2018 (9 weeks): Macroeconometric Forecasting (MFx)
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
. 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 : February 21, 2018
March 7, 2018-April 25, 2018 (7 Weeks): Financial Programming and Policies, Part 2: Program Design (FPP.2x)
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.
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able
. Construct baseline projections of the real, external, government, and monetary sectors using sector-specific variables.
. Describe the relationships between the sectors in both accounting and behavioral terms.
. Create consistent one-year economic projections on the assumption that policies do not change.
. Use a macroeconomic model to analyze how policy changes affect a forecast.
. Identify and appraise the economic vulnerabilities inherent in an emerging market economy.
. Prepare a macroeconomic policy scenario using a given set of data.
Apply online by : February 28, 2018
Training course on "Price Statistics
Application Process: By Invitation
Venue: New Delhi, India
Workshop on Involvement of Multilateral Agencies on "Developing
Capacity of State Finance Departments"
Venue: SARTTAC, New Delhi, India