Joint Vienna Institute

The JVI is a regional training center founded in 1992 by Austria, the International Monetary Fund, and several other international organizations.

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Our courses are geared to officials from Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe, the Caucasus, and Central Asia.

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About 80 courses per year are taught by the Austrian authorities, IMF, EBRD, EIB, OECD, World Bank, WTO, EC, JVI, and selected central banks.

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Since its establishment over 49,000 course participants have been trained at the JVI.

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We also hold special lectures to discuss both policy and capacity development, as for example during the visit of IMF Managing Director, Christine Lagarde.

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Annual  lectures by current ministers, governors and top public officials are a particular highlight (Hans Joerg Schelling, Austrian Finance Minister, June 2016).

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And Governor Robert Holzmann. Thanks to Austria and the IMF’s committed support, the JVI has been able to build capacity and foster effective cooperation across the region.

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Alumni Interviews

Ms. Egzona Hani

“The JVI courses have broadened and deepened my knowledge about specific economic topics. During the course, I got to know the specifics, the definitions, the logic behind the measurements, the calculations, the risks.”

Ms. Egzona Hani, National Bank of Republic of Macedonia
IMF Course on Financial Sector Surveillance

Diagnosing an economy can be compared with a health checkup, a comprehensive procedure that implies running different tests and interpreting them on the basis of strong theoretical knowledge. The course on Macroeconomic Diagnostics embraced all of it. Thus, it was a great opportunity to plunge into the mechanism of macroeconomics with a real case-study. Personally, I enjoyed sharing views and experience with the lecturers and other participants in a very friendly virtual environment.

Veronika Zagoyti

Central Bank of Russian Federation 

Virtual Course on Macroeconomic Diagnostics (September 20 - October 1, 2021)

I would like to express my utmost gratitude for having the opportunity to take part in one week course on Investment and Investment Finance – Guiding Principles and the EIB Group Expertise, organized by the EIB and the JVI. It was my second course after a long time pause and I was really impressed.

The information provided by EIB group professionals and the course materials were very interesting, clear and useful, and I hope the knowledge I gained will help me in my everyday work related to potential EIB investments.

The JVI is an educational institution that always brings people together in such a way that the students feel they are part of the process, process of learning by doing. Even in pandemic situation your team made the best and everything was perfectly organized.

Thank you the JVI and the course team for giving me the chance again to be your Alumni!

Krasina Georgieva, International Financial Institutions and EU Funds, Bulgarian Development Bank (BDB). Virtual course on Investment and Investment Finance – Guiding Principles and the EIB Group Expertise (October 18-22, 2021)

Davit Kirakosyan

“Online learning is a great opportunity to reach people who don’t have any opportunity to attend face-to-face training courses.”

Mr. Davit Kirakosyan , Central Bank of Armenia
The course of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Finance and the International Monetary Fund on Tools and Policies for Inclusive Growth. November 6-17, 2017

Anna Nowak

“Many examples given during the course made some aspects clearer and allowed me to look at some issues from a different perspective.”

Ms. Anna Nowak, National Bank of Poland
IMF Course on Compilation of Balance of Payments Statistics. February, 2018

First of all, I would like to express my gratitude for having the opportunity to participate in the "Climate Change and Green Finance" course, which was held in JVI from June 20 to June 24, 2022.It should be emphasized that the course attended was extremely well organized, with carefully selected lecturers who presented various topics in the field of green financing in an accessible and detailed manner. The lecturers were very approachable, and it was a pleasure to listen to their lectures.It is also important to point out that the topics covered in the course are well chosen and adapted to the course participants, so that they can get acquainted with various information, important facts and acquire the appropriate knowledge in the best possible way. The interactive approach and panel discussions also contributed to the exceptional quality of this course and the possibility to learn through mutual communication. Finally, without a doubt, the knowledge gained is of great importance for my future work, and once again, I would like to thank you for the opportunity to expand my knowledge as one of the participants in this excellent course. Jelena Tonic, Senior Associate for Regulations, Bank Supervision Department, National Bank of Serbia: Climate Change and Green Finance course, June 20-24, 2022

Mariam Khariashvili

“The course has helped me to gain a deeper understanding of the four main macroeconomic sectors and how they are interlinked.”

Mariam Khariashvili, National Bank of Georgia
IMF Course on Financial Programming and Policies

Ievgenii Skok

“I am confident that this course will ensure better insight into how to formulate and apply policies in different monetary regimes, as well as about global trends and country case studies.”

Mr. Ievgenii Skok, National Bank of Ukraine
IMF Course on Monetary Policy. January-February 2018

Veronica Chicu

The Virtual Course on Monetary policy gave me a unique opportunity to expand my knowledge of monetary policy and its role in macroeconomic stabilization, better understanding how the economy responds to shocks and policy decisions under different monetary policy regimes. The knowledge and practical experience gained during this course will be useful at my work. I appreciate very much the support of our great lecturers  - Mr.Tibor Hlédik and Mr. Alexei Miksjuk, as this was the first virtual course that I attended.  

Ms. Viktoriia Plachynda, National Bank of Ukraine,
Virtual Course on Monetary Policy, June 22 – July 03, 2020 

Tamara Habetyan

“This course has given me a lot of knowledge on financial system stability issues, which is very important for both my job and my professional growth. JVI also gives us the opportunity to network with colleagues from different countries.”

Tamara Habetyan, Central Bank of Armenia
IMF Course on Financial Sector Policies (FSP)

I attended the virtual course Financial Education on  February 22-26. This topic is very important especially in a time of crisis. It was a great opportunity for me to learn more about best practices and key financial education tools. I will definitely apply the insights gained from this course.

I warmly thank the organizers for the excellent organization of this online training and the speakers for the quality of the presentations.

Ms. Fatima-Zahra Aziz, Moroccan Foundation for Financial Education (FMEF), February 22-26, 2021

Marko Olenkovic

“The knowledge and skills I am acquiring will help me to better understand and interpret economic developments and policies, which is essential to my work at the National Bank.”

Marko Olenkovic, National Bank of Croatia
IMF Course on Financial Programming and Policies

Veronica Chicu

The monetary policy course, presented virtually due to the Covid-19 pandemic, was delivered at the same quality as the pre-pandemic period courses. We have actively participated in lectures and workshops throughout the course. The course has helped me to improve my understanding of monetary policy frameworks and transfer mechanisms under various monetary regimes, and the role of monetary policy in providing macroeconomic stability.

Mr. Mehmet Ali KOSE, Ministry of Treasury and Finance of Turkey
Virtual Course on Monetary Policy, June 22 – July 03, 2020  

Radek Schejbal

“I appreciated variety of lecturers giving an international overview on topics relevant for my daily work, as well as networking and sharing of experience. Especially useful for me was a presentation about the Austrian National Bank and ECB top-down solvency stress testing tool, as well as more technical on contagion models.”

Mr. Radek Schejbal, Czech National Bank
OeNB course on Financial Stability and Supervisory Stress Testing. January 14-17, 2019

The virtual course on Local Currency Bond Market Development covered and discussed all the key components for assessing the stages of development for countries' local markets. Sharing country cases by participants during the workshop sessions was especially useful. Participants could realize main challenges of their own local market and make policy considerations. I highly recommend this course.

Tamar Kvantaliani

Ministry of Finance, Georgia 

Virtual course on Local Currency Bond Market Development, June 21-25, 2021

This course draws upon many different active learning activities, including quizzes, polls, discussion forum, and others. Online lectures and workshops covered theoretical and practical issues on compilation of the sectoral accumulation accounts and the balance sheets, examined potential data sources for their compilation. I am definitely going to apply the knowledge acquired in the course to cope with the job tasks.

Ms. Hanna Yatsenko, Economist, National Bank of Ukraine, Virtual Course on Balance Sheets and Accumulation Accounts - September 28 - Ocvober 9, 2020

Mr. Mislav Brkić

“I have been to several JVI courses and they have contributed significantly to my professional progress. The courses helped me gain an in-depth understanding of the complex relations between different sectors of the economy.”

Mr. Mislav Brkić, National Bank of Croatia
IMF Course on Financial Sector Surveillance

Ms. Ana Jovanovska

“The course tackles issues like gender equity, gender- responsive policies, green growth, and environmental policies, which are topics for all countries these days.”

Ms. Ana Jovanovska, Cabinet of Deputy Prime Minister in Charge of Economic Affairs Macedonia, FYR of
The course of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Finance and the International Monetary Fund on Tools and Policies for Inclusive Growth. November 6-17, 2017

I attended the virtual course on Financial Education (FE) in February, 2021. During this tough times of COVID-19, when face-to-face meetings are limited, online training organized by JVI with the help of The Oesterreichische Nationalbank (OeNB), was an excellent opportunity for me to get theoretical and practical knowledge on Financial education and Financial literacy (FL). Professionals from different universities and practitioners from The World Bank and other organizations shared their knowledge and experience about key stakeholders’ engagement in promoting FE and FL, targeting groups and products, designing programs and channels, and how FE and FL activities can be best coordinated across institutions and countries to ensure sustainability. The course presented examples of different FE tools and gave the opportunity for the participants to introduce best practices in their countries and to effectively discuss and exchange their experience on these topics. I would highly recommend this online training to everyone who is interesting in this field.

Alexander Memov, Bulgarian National Bank, Virtual course on Financial Education, February 22-26, 2021

The virtual Crisis Course has significantly expanded my understanding of the causes and consequences of economic crises, while also offering a comprehensive perspective on the various policy approaches aimed at dealing with crisis-related challenges.  I am more than convinced that the knowledge I gained in the two weeks of this course will greatly benefit my performance on professional assignments.  

Mr. Jacek BIALEK, Ministry of Finance, Funds and Regional Policy, Poland

Austrian Authorities Virtual Crisis Course: Past and Current Crises and Future Challenges

November 9-20, 2020

Abdullakh Abishev

“Within the ministry I will hold seminars to share what I have learnt, and I will arrange seminars in other areas of Kazakhstan.”

Mr. Abdullakh Abishev, Ministry of Investment and Development, Kazakhstan
The course of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Finance and the International Monetary Fund on Tools and Policies for Inclusive Growth. November 6-17, 2017

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