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

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.




Capital Market Authority’s New Graduates Internship Program, Sixth Edition

The IMF Middle East Center for Economics and Finance (CEF) hosted an event benefiting 20 young Kuwaiti interns from the Kuwait Capital Markets Authority (CMA) as part of the latter’s Training Program for Recent Graduates.


Program 2020

**NEW** Click here  to view CEF Program 2020

and also Virtual course Schedule 2020.

You can also refer to CEF Program 2019

as well as  Schedule 2019