Central Bank Digital Currencies: Principles and Policy Considerations

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TARGET GROUP | Mid-level to senior officials in central banks and other government agencies dealing with regulation of the financial sector. Participants are expected to have an advanced degree in economics or finance or equivalent work experience.


DESCRIPTION | This course, presented by the Institute for Capacity Development, is designed to give participants a foundation in central bank digital currencies. This course assesses the business case for CBDC adoption from the perspective of users and central banks. After some motivations and introductory remarks on digitalization, the course discusses the different forms of CBDCs and presents considerations for CBDC design and a conceptual framework. The course presents the benefits, costs and risks related to CBDCs. In addition, CBDCs are studied in terms of their implications for financial stability and bank intermediation, the monetary policy transmission, financial integrity, and financial inclusion. Some time is devoted to regulatory considerations, both at the national and international level. Case studies allow participants to reflect on and discuss country experiences and test their understanding of how and why some strategies have been successful while some countries have chosen not to proceed with the implementation of CBDCs.


OBJECTIVES | Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

• Explain the economic rationale for the use of CBDCs compared to other payment instruments.

• Use the framework presented in the course to think about the design and implementation of CBDCs.

• Use the concepts introduced in the course to assess the benefits and costs of CBDCs.

• Identify threats to financial stability and various risks based on case studies.

• Extract lessons from country pilots to try to prevent design pitfalls.


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Course Details

Start: 20230724Jul 24
End: 20230728Jul 28

Language: English

Sponsoring Organization: IMF

Admin Arrangements

Application Deadline: May 07, 2023

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