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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CEF Virtual Training

CEF Virtual Training Program Jan 2021- April 2022

The CEF applies a practical, hands-on approach to virtual training, with a focus on the development of the skills and tools needed to address the concrete challenges faced by countries in the region, including the economic impact of COVID-19.




CEF Events from the 2020 IMF-World Bank Annual Meetings

CEF, in collaboration with the Middle East and Central Asia Department, has delivered at the 2020 IMF-World Bank Annual Meetings two virtual sessions (In Arabic & English) related to the design and delivery of CEF virtual courses.


CEF Program 2020

Click here  to view CEF Program 2020

  Please refer to  Virtual Schedule 2020 as well as Course Schedule (before Covid) 2020

 You can also refer to CEF Program 2019.