The course "Fiscal Policy Analysis" allowed me to fully understand the role of fiscal policy in macroeconomic stabilization. During the training, materials on the fiscal position, projections and fiscal sustainability were considered. The knowledge gained makes it possible to apply or improve the tools for analyzing fiscal policy in my organization. Adam Zhuzbayev, National Bank of Kazakhstan. Course on Fiscal Policy Analysis, September 11-22, 2023.
I wish to express my profound gratitude for having the opportunity to participate in the Public-Private Partnerships course. The course elaborated on the most important features of PPPs and enhanced the understanding of the financial, legal, and fiscal aspects of PPPs as well as risks. Practical experience was shared among the participants via case studies from different countries, we had the opportunity to apply relevant concepts in workshops and were encouraged to discuss the pros and cons of PPP structures. Special emphasis was given to the importance of detailed project planning and preparation. The topics covered in the course were well chosen and adapted to the course participants and provided a strong theoretical and practical background, furthermore, the course featured speakers from public and private sectors. This course provided participants with a unique opportunity to meet colleagues from different countries with diverse backgrounds, facilitating the exchange of professional experiences. It is also important to point out that the interactive approach and panel discussions also contributed to the exceptional quality of this course and the possibility of learning through mutual communication. Ardian Krasniqi, Senior Officer for Monitoring PPP Contracts, Central Public-Private Partnership Department, Ministry of Finance, Labor and Transfers, Republic of Kosovo. Course on Public-Private Partnerships, September 4-8, 2023.
First of all, I would like to express my gratitude for having the opportunity to participate in the Consumer Price Index-Advanced course. The topics covered in the course were well chosen and adapted to the course participants and provide a strong theoretical and practical background. I want to underline the professional standard of the lecturers, which were extremely helpful and motivated and were focused on every single question asked by participants. I would like to mention that this course provided me with a unique opportunity to meet colleagues from different countries with diverse backgrounds, facilitating the exchange of professional experiences. It is also important to point out that the interactive approach and panel discussions also contributed to the exceptional quality of this course and the possibility to learn through mutual communication. Thank you again to the IMF and JVI for this great opportunity. Khatuna Aptsiauri, State Department for Statistics, Georgia. Course on Consumer Price Index-Advanced, August 21-September 1, 2023.
I am really glad that I had an oportunity to participate in the IMF's flagship training, Financial Programming and Policies course, hosted at the JVI. FPP provides a comprehensive training module followed by a real case-using workshop. It gave me a valuable experience and knowledge about macroeconomic policies and projections. The curriculum is well-structured with highly experienced lecturers and offers insights into all the important aspects of financial programming. Additionally, this course provided me with a unique opportunity to meet colleagues from different countries with diverse backgrounds, facilitating the exchange of professional experiences. Dunja Nikić, Advisor, Ministry of Finance of Republic of Serbia, Department for Macroeconomic and Fiscal Projections and Analyses. Course on Financial Programming and Policies, July 31-August 11, 2023.
I am profoundly enthused by the boundless potential of Central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) in their capacity to reshape the landscape of finance in the future. The program's meticulous exploration of CBDC design and implementation strategies has provided me with a profound sense of empowerment to delve into this rapidly evolving realm from a rigorous academic standpoint. I extend my sincere appreciation to the Joint Vienna Institute for offering this enriching educational experience, which has undoubtedly expanded my intellectual horizons. Albert Hayrapetyan, Head of Payments Systems Division, Department of Financial Infrastructure Development, Ministry of Economy, Armenia. Course on Central Bank Digital Currencies: Principles and Policy Considerations, July 24-28, 2023.
As a participant, I found the seminar to be extremely valuable and informative. The topics covered were timely and relevant, and the speakers were knowledgeable and engaging. I learned a lot from the discussions and presentations, and I feel much more confident about my ability to protect my personal and professional data. In addition to the high-quality content, the organization of the seminar was also top-notch. The venue was comfortable and well-equipped, and the event schedule was well-planned and executed. I also appreciated the networking opportunities, which allowed me to connect with other professionals in the field. I am grateful for the opportunity to participate and look forward to attending future events. Elvin Shahverdiyev, Head of information and cybersecurity division, Central Bank of Azerbaijan. Course on Cyber Risk Supervision – Path to Operational Resilience, March 6-10, 2023.
I am pleased to announce that I have successfully completed the "Cyber Risk Supervision - Path to Operational Resilience" course in Vienna, Austria. This course covered a wide range of topics related to cyber risk supervision, including banking IT and cloud technologies, international guidance on cyber risk, business continuity, cyber preparedness and testing frameworks, third-party risk management, and cyber incident reporting. Throughout the course, we examined case studies to better understand the practical application of these topics. I found the discussions on cyber risk supervision, both onsite and offsite, to be particularly insightful. It was fascinating to learn about the role of information sharing and communications in mitigating cyber risks and ensuring operational resilience. Overall, this course has provided me with a strong foundation in cyber risk supervision, and I look forward to implementing what I have learned in my work. I would highly recommend this course to anyone interested in this field. Khusravbek Abduvaliev, Supervisor of Credit Institutions, Central Bank of Uzbekistan. Course on Cyber Risk Supervision – Path to Operational Resilience, March 6-10, 2023.