Welcome to the 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 programs on economics and finance, in collaboration with bilateral and multilateral partners as well as country authorities. The Center also organizes conferences and seminars on cutting-edge and emerging policy topics of relevance.

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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.