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 August – October 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 5 Years' Program Document For Phase III (May 2021 - April 2026

Building on the CEF’s achievements over the last 10 years, this program document outlines the strategic plan for the Center’s third phase which was set to begin on May 1, 2021. A key feature is the tailored CEF’s training program and events. 

CEF Program 2022/2023

*New!* Click to view: CEF Program 2022/2023

  Please refer to Schedule 2023

  as well as Virtual Schedule 2021/2022

  You can also refer to CEF Program 2021/2022.