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 Catalogue 2021/2022


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

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-WTO Webinar - Government Policies to Promote Innovation in the Digital Age

The IMF-Middle East Center for Economics and Finance (IMF-CEF) and the World Trade Organization (WTO) held a joint webinar titled

"Government Policies to Promote Innovation in the Digital Age” on Wednesday, September 1, 2021.

CEF Program 2021/2022

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

  Please refer to Virtual Schedule 2021/2022

  as well as Virtual Schedule 2020

  You can also refer to CEF Program 2020.