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 February 2023 – April 2023


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Current & Upcoming Courses


Course in English: Financial Sector Policies

     14-25 May, 2023


Course in English: Frontiers of Macroprudential Policy

     23-25 May, 2023


Course in English/Arabic: IFRS 9: A Supervisory Perspective

     29 May - 1 Jun, 2023


Course in Arabic: Financial Programming and Policies

    11-22 June, 2023


Course in English/Arabic: Green Public Procurement

   12-14 June, 2023


** NEW!! ** Course Schedule 2024


Recent Courses


    Financial Market Infrastructures

    6-17 Mar, 2023


    Frontiers of Macroprudential Policy

    12-16 Mar, 2023


Trade in Services for the Arab Region

    1-4 May, 2023


Gross Capital Formation and Non-Financial Assets

    7-11 May, 2023


International Public Sector Accounting Standards: Theory and Implementation

     7-11 May, 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 2022/2023

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

  Please refer to Schedule 2024

  as well as Schedule 2023

  You can also refer to CEF Program 2021/2022.