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.

Feedback

To further improve your experience at the Center and on this website, we kindly invite you to email us your comments and ideas at cefinfo@imf.org.

Current & Recent Courses

Upcoming Courses

Strengthening Budget Institutions

Oct 21-25, 2018

(Deadline passed)

Understanding and Assessing Fiscal Risk from Public Private Partnerships

Oct 29 – Nov 1, 2018

(Apply link to be provided by METAC)

Safeguards Assessments of Central Banks

Nov. 4-8, 2018

(Apply online by September 9, 2018)

Financial Programming and Policies

Nov. 4-15, 2018

(Apply online by August 30, 2018)

Current Issues in Banking Supervision and Regulation

Nov. 11-15, 2018

(Apply online by September 10, 2018)

News & Events

Program 2018

Click here to see CEF Program 2018 and also course Schedule 2019.

You can also refer to CEF Program 2017 as well as Schedule 2018