Welcome to the IMF-CEF

IMF-CEF is IMF’s regional training center for Arab countries, hosted and funded by the State of Kuwait. It started operations in 2011 and officially inaugurated in 2014. IMF-CEF provides hands-on policy-oriented training on economics and finance, in collaboration with bilateral, multilateral partners and country authorities. The Center also organizes conferences and seminars on cutting-edge and emerging policy topics of relevance.

CEF Newsletter Feb - April 2022



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CEF Virtual Training

CEF-MCD Webinar on latest edition of the IMF’s Regional Economic Outlook report for MENA

IMF-CEF and the IMF’s Middle East and Central Asia Department (MCD) hosted a virtual panel discussion on May 31, 2022, on the IMF’s recently published Regional Economic Outlook (REO) for the MENA region.




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 Program 2021/2022

**New** Click to view CEF Program 2021/2022

  Please refer to Schedule 2023

  as well as Virtual Schedule 2021/2022

  You can also refer to CEF Program 2020.