Welcome to IMF | CEF

The International Monetary Fund’s Middle East Center for Economics and Finance (IMF - CEF) is the IMF’s regional training center for all the 22 Arab League countries, hosted and funded by the State of Kuwait. CEF is part of a global network of the IMF’s 17 Regional Capacity Development Centers (RCDCs). It started operations in 2011 and was officially inaugurated in 2014.

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Upcoming Courses & Events

 

COURSES

Banks Corporate Governance and Board Effectiveness (CGBE) - May 27 - 30, 2024

 

COURSES

Macroeconomic Diagnostics (MDS) - May 27 - June 7, 2024

 

EVENTS

Joint IMF-CEF-AFESD Seminar on Tackling MENA Countries’ High Debt: Challenges and Policy Priorities - June 11th, 2024

 

FY 2025 COURSE SCHEDULE

FY 2025 Course Schedule and Course Descriptions are now available.

 

Completed Courses & Events

 

EVENTS

Webinar on IMF's Regional Economic Outlook for MENA: An Uneven Recovery amid High Uncertainty - May 28th, 2024

 

COURSES

Public Expenditure Financial Accountability Framework (PEFA) - May 19 - 23, 2024

 

EVENTS

Webinar on Gen-AI: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Work - May 7th, 2024

 

NEWSLETTER

CEF Newsletter #16 | Feb. - Apr. 2024

Host Country


 

Kuwait

     

Strategic Partner


  Kuwait Investment Authority
     

Parent Organization


  International Monetary Fund
     

CEF Membership


  Algeria
     
  Bahrain
     
  Comoros
     
  Djibouti
     
  Egypt
     
  Iraq

 

 

  Jordan
     
  Kuwait
     
  Lebanon
     
  Libya
     
  Mauritania
     
  Morocco

 

 

  Oman
     

  Qatar
     

  Saudi Arabia
     

  Somalia
     

  Sudan

 

 

  Syria
     

  Tunisia
     

  United Arab Emirates
     

  West Bank & Gaza
     

  Republic of Yemen

 

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