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 May – July 2023


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Current & Upcoming Courses

Recent Courses

IFRS 9: A Supervisory Perspective

   29 May - 1 Jun, 2023   


Green Public Procurement

   12-14 June, 2023


Financial Programming and Policies

   11-22 June, 2023


Macroeconomic Diagnostics

   12-23 June , 2023


Risk-Based Banking Supervision

   18-22 June, 2023

CEF Activities 

Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA)'s Visit to CEF

Visit of Mr. Ghanem Al Ghenaiman, the Managing Director of Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA), Mr. Ahmad Bastaki, Executive Director for Planning and Senior Management Support, Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA), and other KIA Senior officials to the IMF-Middle East Center for Economics and Finance on Thursday, November 24, 2022.


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 2023/2024

*New!* view: CEF Program 2023/2024

  Please refer to Schedule 2024  , Schedule 2023 and CEF Program 2022/2023.