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JVI Newsletter ▪ September 2022    

Dear Friends of the JVI,

We hope you had time for a summer break and could recharge your batteries. This summer has been very busy at the JVI, with the gradual return to classroom delivery. Reports on courses recently delivered in person, for instance on Banking Supervision within the Basel FrameworkStructural Reforms, the Debt Management Performance Assessment tool, or Public Sector Debt Statistics, all show that participants and lecturers have enjoyed being back together in the classroom and in Vienna. Virtual delivery has continued for some of the courses, such as the brand new one on Central Bank Digital Currencies. Our first outreach visit since the start of the pandemic took us to neighboring Slovakia, where we got feedback from the authorities on JVI training and discussed collaboration opportunities with the National Bank of Slovakia. This summer has also brought staff changes: Elena Duvalkina shared her thoughts before leaving, and Otabek Kasimov took over from her as program officer. 




As you might expect, we have had a few Covid-19 cases in our in-person events, but they have been manageable, thanks to our Covid-19 protocol. Considering the remaining uncertainty on the evolution of the pandemic and given that we want to continue delivering mostly in the classroom, we intend to keep Covid-19 health requirements in the near future. 

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

 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS
 
JVI Webinar: How digitalization shapes the future of taxation: trends, opportunities, and challenges
The ongoing digital transformation of the economy will undoubtedly shape the future of taxation - a process to which considerable opportunities, but also notable challenges, are ascribed. Digitalization is already having an impact on taxation in several ways. For instance, the...
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COURSE NEWS
 
Course on Banking Supervision within the Basel Framework
From August 8 to August 12, the Deutsche Bundesbank in cooperation with the Oesterreichische Nationalbank and the JVI delivered a course in the area of banking supervision with a focus on the implementation of the Basel framework. 18 participants from 12 JVI countries attended...
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The Structural Reforms Course in the New Normal
Following two years of virtual delivery due to the pandemic, the 9th edition of the Structural Reforms course took place in face-to-face format again between August 22 and September 2. The course brought together the expertise of JVI staff and of lecturers from JVI partners: the...
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Regional DeMPA Training for debt managers
Debt management is a complex yet crucial reform area. Support provided by the World Bank helps governments around the world deal with this challenging task. We continue to assist countries in identifying the strengths and weaknesses of their government debt management processes...
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Course on Public Sector Debt Statistics (PSDS) – Fundamental
Twenty-one people from 14 countries gathered in an unusually hot Vienna in the beginning of August. The participants represented 12 countries: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Croatia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Moldova, North Macedonia, Tajikistan, Turkey, and Uzbekistan....
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Virtual Course on Central Bank Digital Currencies
Digitalization is transforming economic activity, reducing the role of cash, and providing motivations for developing new digital forms of money. Central banks have been reflecting on whether and how to adapt to change.  Central bank digital currency (CBDC)—a widely...
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STAFF NEWS
 
Moving on: Interview with Elena Duvalkina, Departing Program Officer at the JVI
Elena Duvalkina worked as a Program Officer at the JVI for two years. On the occasion of her departure, she spoke with JVI Newsletter staff about her experience. Elena, you have worked for two years as a Program Officer at the JVI. Can you give an overview of your role and...
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New Staff Member: Otabek Kasimov
Otabek Kasimov joined the JVI as Front Desk/Program Officer in July 2022. He previously worked as a Marketing Director at Serendipity Group LLC in Tashkent since 2019, consulting on the development of marketing strategy for various industries. Prior to that, Otabek spent more...
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APPLICATION DEADLINES

Cash Circulation and Payment Systems in Austria

Securities Statistics

Full schedule 2022

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RECENT EVENTS

JVI Outreach to Slovakia

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