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JVI Newsletter ▪ February 2024    

Dear Friends of the JVI,

We hope that this first newsletter of 2024 finds you well. 

This newsletter reports on four courses recently delivered at the JVI: two new courses from the IMF on Strategic and Practical Considerations in Money Laundering Investigations and on Institutional Sector Accounts-Advanced Level; a World Bank course on Management and Evaluation of Government Guarantees; and a course from the Austrian National Bank (OeNB) on Financial Education. A webinar discussed Legal Aspects of Digital Assets and Services. As reported in past newsletters, the JVI takes climate change issues seriously. Beyond the sharing of knowledge and best practices, the JVI is trying to reduce its own carbon footprint.

We had two high-level visitors in January. Armenian Deputy Finance Minister Hakobyan, a JVI alumnus, met with JVI management. OeNB Governor Holzmann engaged with JVI staff and course participants. Last but not least, please meet Roberta Lowman, who joined the JVI staff last month! 

If you have any questions, comments, or feedback of any kind, please write us a note at jvi@jvi.org. Many thanks to Rilind Kabashi, our Editor, Maša Valenko, and all the contributors to this Newsletter. 

Hervé Joly
Director, Joint Vienna Institute

JVI Webinar: Greening EU Fiscal Rules
The European Union’s fiscal rules are undergoing a major overhaul within the ongoing economic governance review. Following the agreement of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN) in December 2023 and the European Parliament’s vote on its position in January 2024, a...
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Peer-learning on Financial Education Initiatives
The course on Financial Education is an annual week-long program jointly organized by Oesterreichische Nationalbank (OeNB), the central bank of Austria, and JVI. This course serves to introduce participants to best practices and strategies employed in various countries while...
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A World Bank Course on Managing and Evaluating Government Guarantees
Managing government debt guarantees is difficult because the potential costs of guarantees are hard to estimate and typically do not show up in the reported budget deficit. A good framework for managing guarantees can, however, help governments overcome the difficulties, enhance...
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An IMF Advanced Course on Institutional Sector Accounts
The institutional sector accounts represent a sequence of interconnected accounts that record all economic activity within a period, and stocks of assets and liabilities as at a given point. Economic agents are grouped together based on similar behavior and characteristics into...
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A new course on Strategic and Practical Considerations in Money Laundering Investigations
The IMF’s Legal Department in collaboration with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime’s (UNODC) Global Program on Money Laundering, Proceeds of Crime, and Terrorism Financing (GPML) delivered to participants from the Caucasus , Central Asia, and the Balkans a course on...
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Reducing the JVI’s Carbon Footprint
The JVI takes climate change issues seriously. A series of webinars on this topic was launched in 2021 and several courses, for instance on the economics of climate change and on green finance, have become staples of the JVI curriculum. Beyond the sharing of knowledge consistent...
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New Staff Member: Roberta Lowman
Roberta joined the JVI in January 2024 as a Management Assistant / Special Project Officer. Roberta holds dual nationality from Canada and the United Kingdom. Her cultural heritage stems from Zimbabwe and England. With a background in finance and human resources she transitions...
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Vulnerability Diagnostics

Systemic Macro-Financial Risk Analysis

Safeguards Assessment of Central Banks

Selected Issues in Fintech Regulation

Corporate Household Insolvency

Macroprudential Policy Implementation

Exchange Rate Policy

Inclusive Growth

Transforming Public Finance through GovTech

Green Finance – Focus on Monetary Policy and Financial Regulation



Austrian National Bank Governor Engages with JVI Staff and Course Participants

JVI Webinar: Legal Aspects of Digital Assets and Services

Armenian Deputy Finance Minister Visits the JVI

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