The IMF Institute for Capacity Development (ICD) and the Joint Vienna Institute (JVI) are pleased to announce the launch of the online course on Financial Programming and Policies, Part 1: Macroeconomic Accounts and Analysis (FPP.1x) in Russian. The course is offered self-paced over 6 months, with all assignments due on the last day of the course (April 30, 2019).
All government officials are encouraged to register. The course is particularly relevant to officials in central banks and ministries such as finance, economy, and planning, which provide advice on macroeconomic and financial policies or are involved in policy implementation. Participation is free of charge, and there are no limits on the number of participants per country or agency.
Access to a computer with a reliable Internet connection with Google Chrome web browser and proficiency in Excel are essential.
The course, presented by the IMF's Institute for Capacity Development, provides an introduction to Financial Programming and Policies. The course presents the principal features of the accounts of the four main sectors that comprise the macroeconomy (real, fiscal, external, and monetary) and the interrelations between them. For each sector, the course presents the accounting framework, the interpretation of variables and indicators from these accounts, and basic analysis of the accounts. The online course may be taken as a stand-alone introduction to the macroeconomic accounts, and will also serve as a prerequisite for selected two-week face-to-face FPP courses.
The course features short video lectures interspersed with interactive quizzes and hands-on exercises and includes a discussion forum to allow participants to network and discuss the course content. Assignments are computer-graded and due on the last day of the course (April 30, 2019). The expected total workload is 50-60 hours. Participants who do not successfully complete the course the first time may re-register. Please check the e-catalog often as new online course offerings are added regularly.
Selection Process for Selected Face-to-Face FPP Courses for Government Officials:
Officials who have successfully completed the FPP.1x course will be eligible to apply (during a two-year period) to attend a two-week face-to-face FPP course, which teaches participants how to develop a baseline projection and design a financial program. Please note that admission to selected face-to-face FPP courses is based on both successful completion of the FPP.1x and additional eligibility requirements. Successful completion of the online FPP.1x course by itself does not guarantee admission to a face-to-face FPP course.
Deadline to register is April 16, 2019. Please follow this link to register.
We are looking forward to your country’s participation in the course!
Institute for Capacity Development
and Joint Vienna Institute