New Online Course in Arabic

Online Course in Arabic on Energy Subsidy Reform Now Open



To further strengthen the Arab world’s capacity in economic policy design and implementation, the CEF has led the development of the Arabic online version of the Energy Subsidy Reform course (ESR.x) on edX. All public sector officials are encouraged to register online by January 9, 2019. Register

For more information, please click on the link: Information Video

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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New Online Course in Arabic

Online Course in Arabic on Energy Subsidy Reform Now Open




To further strengthen the Arab world’s capacity in economic policy design and implementation, the CEF has led the development of the Arabic online version of the Energy Subsidy Reform course (ESR.x) on edX. All public sector officials are encouraged to register online by January 9, 2019. Register

For more information, please click on the link: Information Video

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

New Online Course in Arabic

Online Course in Arabic on Energy Subsidy Reform Now Open



To further strengthen the Arab world’s capacity in economic policy design and implementation, the CEF has led the development of the Arabic online version of the Energy Subsidy Reform course (ESR.x) on edX. All public sector officials are encouraged to register online by January 9, 2019. Register

For more information, please click on the link: Information Video

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.

Read More

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.

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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

Inclusive Growth

Dec 2-13, 2018

(Apply online by September 23, 2018)

Fiscal Sustainability

Dec 9-20, 2018

(Apply online by October 4, 2018)

Vulnerability Diagnostics

Dec 9-20, 2018

(By Invitation)

Strengthening Regulation and Supervision of Islamic Banks

Dec 17-20, 2018

(Apply link to be provided by METAC)

Public and Private Sectors’ Alliances in the Fight against Corruption in MENA and GCC Countries

Jan 7-10, 2019

(By Invitation)

News & Events

Program 2019

** NEW ** Click here to see CEF Program 2019 

and also course Schedule 2019.

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