Training at the CEF

Training at the CEF

Since the CEF started operations in late 2011, it has offered more than 200 courses, and provided training to more than 6,000 officials from the 22 countries of the Arab League.

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Addressing Regional Challenges

Addressing Regional Challenges

When preparing the Course Program, the CEF team takes into consideration the challenges that the Arab League countries face. Low oil prices and macroeconomic imbalances continued to weigh hugely on the economies of the region.

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CEF Inauguration

CEF Inauguration

Kuwait’s Minister of Finance Anas Al-Saleh and IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde officially inaugurated the CEF on October 25, 2014 in Kuwait, in presence of the Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors of all GCC countries.

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Strengthening Links with Kuwaiti Institutions

Strengthening Links with Kuwaiti Institutions

The CEF team strives to strengthen the cooperation with the Kuwaiti institutions. This is demonstrated through the conferences, symposia, and other events organized jointly with the Central Bank of Kuwait, the Ministry of Finance of Kuwait, the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD), the Capital Markets Authority, and much more.

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Training at the CEF

Training at the CEF

Since the CEF started operations in late 2011, it has offered more than 200 courses, and provided training to more than 6,000 officials from the 22 countries of the Arab League.

Read More

Addressing Regional Challenges

Addressing Regional Challenges

When preparing the Course Program, the CEF team takes into consideration the challenges that the Arab League countries face. Low oil prices and macroeconomic imbalances continued to weigh hugely on the economies of the region.

Read More

CEF Inauguration

CEF Inauguration

Kuwait’s Minister of Finance Anas Al-Saleh and IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde officially inaugurated the CEF on October 25, 2014 in Kuwait, in presence of the Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors of all GCC countries.

Read More

Strengthening Links with Kuwaiti Institutions

Strengthening Links with Kuwaiti Institutions

The CEF team strives to strengthen the cooperation with the Kuwaiti institutions. This is demonstrated through the conferences, symposia, and other events organized jointly with the Central Bank of Kuwait, the Ministry of Finance of Kuwait, the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD), the Capital Markets Authority, and much more.

Read More

Training at the CEF

Training at the CEF

Since the CEF started operations in late 2011, it has offered more than 200 courses, and provided training to more than 6,000 officials from the 22 countries of the Arab League.

Read More

Addressing Regional Challenges

Addressing regional challenges

When preparing the Course Program, the CEF team takes into consideration the challenges that the Arab League countries face. Low oil prices and macroeconomic imbalances continued to weigh hugely on the economies of the region.

Read More

CEF Inauguration

CEF inauguration

Kuwait’s Minister of Finance Anas Al-Saleh and IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde officially inaugurated the CEF on October 25, 2014 in Kuwait, in presence of the Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors of all GCC countries.

Read More

Strengthening links with kuwaiti institutions

Strengthening links with kuwaiti institutions

The CEF team strives to strengthen the cooperation with the Kuwaiti institutions. This is demonstrated through the conferences, symposia, and other events organized jointly with the Central Bank of Kuwait, the Ministry of Finance of Kuwait, the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD), the Capital Markets Authority, and much more.

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Welcome to the CEF

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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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Current & Recent Courses

Expanding Early Childhood Development in MENA

19th – 23rd of February 2017

Social Safety Nets for Shared Prosperity

12th – 16th of February 2017

Financial Programming and Policies

5th – 16th of February 2017

Course Deadlines

Financial Development and Financial Inclusion

Mar 26 – Apr 6, 2017

(Deadline will be March 19th 2017)

Fiscal Frameworks

April 30 to May 11, 2017

(Deadline is April 1st 2017)

Reforming Fuel Subsidies

May 7 to 11, 2017

(Deadline will be March 4th 2017)

Macroeconomic Diagnostics

May 14 to 25, 2017

(Deadline will be March 4th 2017)

Audit in MENA and the Gulf Region

May 15 to 18, 2017

(Deadline will be March 5th 2017)

Events

- Raising Inclusive Economic Growth in Kuwait and other Arab Countries

The IMF Middle East Center for Economics and Finance (CEF), jointly with the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD), held a symposium on “Raising Inclusive Economic Growth in Kuwait and other Arab Countries” on Wednesday December 7, 2016.

- Dubai’s Department of Economic Development DED Talks

Dubai’s department of economic development launched its DED talks series, with the CEF’s participation

Program 2017

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Click here to see CEF Program 2017 and also course Schedule 2017. You can also refer to Schedule 2016.