Training at the CEF

Training at the CEF

Since the CEF started operations in late 2011, it has offered more than 200 courses, and provided training to more than 6,000 officials from the 22 countries of the Arab League.

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Addressing Regional Challenges

Addressing Regional Challenges

When preparing the Course Program, the CEF team takes into consideration the challenges that the Arab League countries face. Low oil prices and macroeconomic imbalances continued to weigh hugely on the economies of the region.

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CEF Inauguration

CEF Inauguration

On October 25th, 2014 the IMF Middle East Center for Economics and Finance (CEF) was inaugurated in an official ceremony by Madam Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the IMF, and H.E Anas Al-Saleh, Minister of Finance, and was attended by ministers of finance and central bank governors from the GCC countries, and other high level guests.

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Strengthening Links with Kuwaiti Institutions

Strengthening Links with Kuwaiti Institutions

The CEF team strives to strengthen the cooperation with the Kuwaiti institutions. This is demonstrated through the conferences, symposia, and other events organized jointly with the Central Bank of Kuwait, the Ministry of Finance of Kuwait, the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD), the Capital Markets Authority, and much more.

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Training at the CEF

Training at the CEF

Since the CEF started operations in late 2011, it has offered more than 200 courses, and provided training to more than 6,000 officials from the 22 countries of the Arab League.

Read More

Addressing Regional Challenges

Addressing regional challenges

When preparing the Course Program, the CEF team takes into consideration the challenges that the Arab League countries face. Low oil prices and macroeconomic imbalances continued to weigh hugely on the economies of the region.

Read More

CEF Inauguration

CEF inauguration

On October 25th, 2014 the IMF Middle East Center for Economics and Finance (CEF) was inaugurated in an official ceremony by Madam Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the IMF, and H.E Anas Al-Saleh, Minister of Finance, and was attended by ministers of finance and central bank governors from the GCC countries, and other high level guests.

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Strengthening links with kuwaiti institutions

Strengthening links with kuwaiti institutions

The CEF team strives to strengthen the cooperation with the Kuwaiti institutions. This is demonstrated through the conferences, symposia, and other events organized jointly with the Central Bank of Kuwait, the Ministry of Finance of Kuwait, the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD), the Capital Markets Authority, and much more.

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Welcome to the CEF

The mission of the IMF’s Middle East Center for Economics and Finance (CEF) in Kuwait is to build capacity through hands-on training for policy makers from the Arab League countries, as well as to lead conferences, symposia and seminars geared at strengthening the design and implementation of sound economic policies in the region.

Current & Recent Courses

Upcoming Courses

Reforming Fuel Subsidies

May 6-10, 2018

(Deadline passed)

Improving Public Procurement Systems

June 25-28, 2018

(By Invitation)

Financial Sector Surveillance

Sept 9-20, 2018

(Apply online by July 27, 2018)

**NEW** 2018 Q1 Online IMF Courses

Click to register for any course. Participation in all online courses is free of charge, and there are no limits on the number of participants per country or agency.

Events

Program 2018

**NEW** Click here to see CEF Program 2018 and also course Schedule 2018. You can also refer to CEF Program 2017 as well as Schedule 2017.