Promoting Financial Stability & Enhancing Macroprudential & Fintech Supervision
13/11/2017 - 17/11/2017 Arusha, Tanzania
In the last few years, many countries in East Africa were focused on building out their financial stability and macroprudential policy infrastructure and adopting a macroprudential approach to supervision and regulations. In addition, many central banks and other regulatory agencies are seized with the importance of effective regulatory and supervisory oversight of financial technology firms, commonly referred to as Fintech, which offers significant opportunities for financial inclusion and innovation. However, if not carefully supervised, Fintech could have serious implications for the soundness of financial institutions as well as the management of systemic risks.
Enhancing the Basel Process -Recent Developments in Basel II & Basel III
21/08/2017 - 25/08/2017 Ebene, Mauritius
Implementation of the Basel III framework is a key global regulatory reform priority. Full and consistent implementation within the internationally agreed timeframe is aimed at strengthening the resilience of the banking system, improving market confidence in regulatory ratios and promoting a level playing field. Developments are taking place in implementing different facets of Basel III such as the leverage ratio, liquidity requirements, and capital buffers. The seminar is designed to familiarize participants with the underlying concepts of these requirements and equip them with the tools and techniques for conducting supervision of banks/financial institutions under the revised framework in the most effective way.
Information Technology Risk Supervision
15/09/2016 - 16/09/2016 Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
The purpose of workshop was to create awareness of the need to develop capacity on IT Risk Supervision. IT Risk Supervision is a topic that is quickly rising as a supervisory priority as a result of the…
Risk Based Approach to AML/CFT Supervision
05/09/2016 - 09/09/2016 Zanzibar, Tanzania
The workshop aimed to create a platform for the staff of Central Banks Bank Supervision Departments and Financial Intelligence Units to exchange views and discuss the developments on AML/CFT regulations...
CPSS-IOSCO PFMI—General Organizational & Operational Risk
29/10/2018 - 02/11/2018 Ghana
This is a joint workshop between AFRITAC East and AFRITAC West 2, designed for senior central bank officials involved in payment and settlement systems regulation, oversight and operations. It will also It will also address the broader legal aspects of the national payments system, including the regulatory requirements for electronic money.
Legal Aspects of the National Payments Systems
27/11/2017 - 01/12/2017 Ebene, Mauritius
in 2012 new, enhanced risk management standards were promulgated for the FMIs, the PFMI, in the wake of global financial crisis. This workshop intends to provide a technical understanding of the related issues to enhance the work of the legal experts tasked with drafting or amending the relevant laws.
CPSS-IOSCO Principles for Financial Market Infrastructures:Challenges & Strategy
24/04/2017 - 28/04/2017 Zanzibar, Tanzania
The objectives of the workshops are to enhance the level of assessment proficiency among participants and provide a forum to discuss local and regional challenges in the oversight of FMIs. The workshop will address new developments in the payments landscape and the new international guidance on cyber resilience for FMIs.
Consolidated Supervision, DSIBs Oversight & Basel II/III Implementation
09/12/2019 - 13/12/2019 Arusha, Tanzania
Macro Prudential Supervision, Stress Testing and Greening the Financial Systems
11/11/2019 - 15/11/2019 Uganda
The workshop aims to bring together staff from the Central Banks, Insurance Regulatory Authorities and Capital Markets Authorities in Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda.
Workshop on Building Cyber Resilience and Supervisory Capacity in East Africa
05/11/2018 - 09/11/2018 Tanzania
The workshop aims to bring together supervisory staff from the central banks, insurance regulatory authorities and capital markets authorities in Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda; and create a platform for them to receive training and discuss ideas on cyber security, information technology supervision and proportionality in implementing regulatory and supervisory standards.
Implementing the Basel Core Principles and IFRS in East Africa
20/08/2018 - 24/08/2018 Tanzania
The program has been developed for mid- to senior level supervisors staff from the Banking Regulatory Authorities in Burundi, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda.
Regional Workshop on Risk Based Supervision and ICAAP Reforms
16/04/2018 - 20/04/2018 Entebbe, Uganda
The program has been developed for mid- to senior level supervisor staff from the Banking Regulatory Authorities in Burundi, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda.
Improving Financial Stability via Effective analysis & Timely Monitoring of FSIs
12/02/2018 - 16/02/2018
Conducted in with the Toronto Centre, it will bring together staff from the Insurance Regulatory Authorities from Burundi, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda.
Regional Course on Fiscal Sustainability
17/02/2020 - 21/02/2020 Arusha, Tanzania
The course looks at fiscal sustainability as a requirement for macroeconomic stability and sustainable and inclusive long-term growth, particularly in low-income countries. It provides an overview of how to assess fiscal sustainability from a policy perspective and of related assessment tools. It discusses fiscal risks and fiscal challenges and covers lessons from debt crises and fiscal adjustments.
Regional Course on Fiscal Frameworks
09/09/2019 - 13/09/2019 Tanzania
The course stresses the need for high-quality information, transparency, and responsibility to hold governments accountable for their medium to long-term fiscal objectives. It reviews the role of government and the objectives of fiscal policy; revisits essential macro-fiscal tools and methodologies; and identifies a country’s fiscal framework as the set of institutions that design and conduct fiscal policy.
Course on Economic Issues in Regional Integration
17/09/2018 - 21/09/2018 Tanzania
Drawing on the theory and on case studies from experiences in various regions of the world, the course will cover: (i) the requirements for economic integration; (ii) trade, financial and monetary integration; (iii) costs and benefits of the implementation process; and (iv) political economy aspects of integration.
Regional Course on Macroeconomic Diagnostics
30/11/2015 - 10/12/2015 Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
The aim of the course was to strengthen the ability of participants to assess a country's macroeconomic situation, drawing heavily from actual country experiences. The broad types of assessments were...
Regional workshop on Macro-fiscal forecasting tools
18/02/2019 - 22/02/2019 Rwanda
The workshop will be run in a conference format, with presentations from macro fiscal units and from IMF advisers and experts, as well as plenary discussions. Participants are expected to be macroeconomic or revenue forecasters in ministries of finance, or senior or junior economists from macro fiscal units.
Fiscal Policy Analysis Course
19/02/2018 - 23/02/2018 Kigali, Rwanda
This hands-on course is built around core macro-fiscal topics needed to analyze fiscal policy. Units will be substantiated by general empirical findings, case studies, and Excel-based workshops. Workshops will focus on fiscal projections, measuring the fiscal stance, debt dynamics, and current fiscal challenges in EAC countries. There will also be substantial time for peer exchanges.
Macro-fiscal functions in Ministries of Finance
08/01/2018 - 12/01/2018 Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
IMF – East AFRITAC is hosting a regional workshop for officials to share lessons and experiences in strengthening macro-fiscal functions in ministries of finance. Macro-fiscal units have an important role to play in the PFM process, providing economic context and forecasts that underpin revenue, expenditure and debt projections. However, despite the importance of macro-fiscal analysis in the budget process, it can often be challenging to establish and maintain a macro-fiscal capability. It can be difficult to get the right mix of skill and technology in a capacity-constrained environment, and establishing links with the rest of the PFM processes of the ministry can be tricky. This workshop will bring together directors and senior economists from macro-fiscal units in the region to discuss and share strategies for establishing and maintaining sustainable macro-fiscal capabilities in ministries of finance.
Macro-Fiscal Forecasting Training
08/08/2016 - 18/08/2016 Arusha, Tanzania
The objective of the workshop was to build the analytical skills of government officials who are involved in forecasting activities in their respective countries. Various government entities in the region…
Repo Market Development
08/07/2019 - 12/07/2019 Tanzania
The workshop will build on the introductory workshop organized by East AFRITAC in 2018, and will cover some topics related to repo market development in much more detail, such as: (i) the importance of repo to economic and financial market development; (ii) the legal character of repo and how it works; (iii) applications of repo; (iv) Global Master Repurchase Agreement and key legal issues; and (v) the prerequisites for developing a repo market.
Regional workshop on Managing Capital Flows: Macroeconomic Analysis and Policies
03/12/2018 - 07/12/2018 Zanzibar, Tanzania
The course discusses policy options available to reap the benefits of capital market integration while minimizing and mitigating its adverse effects; it introduces the determinants of capital flows and the link between these flows and economic growth, macroeconomic volatility, and crisis risk; and concludes with a discussion of capital account management tools and how they relate to financial regulation and exchange rate intervention. Participants will be expected to engage in discussions and will work on practical workshop exercises to solidify their understanding of the lecture material.
Model-Based Monetary Policy Analysis and Forecasting
05/11/2018 - 16/11/2018 Mauritius
This regional course being organized jointly by AFRITAC Centre, East AFRITAC, AFRITAC South and AFRITAC West 2, for November 5-16, 2018 in Mauritius. This specialized course is meant to complement several ongoing capacity building projects on the FPAS in the region with the view to helping build a critical mass of well-trained staff from central banks in Africa and facilitate networking and peer-to-peer learning. It is targeting mid-level to senior officials responsible for monetary policy decision-making and staff doing macro-economic analysis and forecasting or operating macroeconomic models.
Exchange Rate Policy
18/09/2017 - 22/09/2017 Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
The main objective of this one-week course is to broaden the participants’ understanding of exchange rate analysis and policy. The course introduces key definitions and concepts used in exchange rate analysis, presents methodologies to estimate the equilibrium real exchange rate and the IMF External Balance Approach to measure real exchange rate misalignment; covers several aspects related to foreign exchange intervention and ways to assess the adequacy of foreign exchange reserves, and their management; and discusses how changes in the real exchange rate may affect external adjustment and growth and other macroeconomic policy tradeoffs.
AttachmentsAgenda of the workshop.pdf
Evolving Monetary Policy Frameworks in LLMICs
20/03/2017 - 24/03/2017 Arusha, Tanzania
The workshop is targeting mid-level management and relevant technical staff involved in practical discussion of monetary policy conduct and implementation. The objective of the seminar is to provide a platform to discuss practical and technical guidance on the effective implementation of a modern monetary policy framework as presented in the IMF policy paper on Evolving Monetary Policy Frameworks in Low-Income and Other Developing Countries. Topics will include price stability, operational independence, the operational framework, forward-looking monetary policy strategy, and effective central bank communication.
Understanding and Improving the Link between Fiscal and Monetary Policy
28/04/2016 - 09/09/2016 Zanzibar, Tanzania
The sound conduct of monetary policy and the development of well functioning financial markets benefit from strong cooperation between the ministry of finance and the Central Bank.
AFE 20th Steering Committee Meeting
18/03/2018 - 19/03/2018 Tanzania
The meeting will be chaired by the Deputy Governor of the National Bank of Rwanda and attended by representatives from member countries, development partners and the IMF. Participants will provide feedback and strategic guidance to the Center on a range of issues, and discuss the implementation of the FY 2018 work plan and the proposed work plan for FY 2019.
Steering Committee Meeting
03/04/2017 - 04/04/2017 Lilongwe, Malawi
AFE will conduct its 19th Steering Committee meeting between April 3-4, 2017. The meeting will be co-chaired by the Malawi Minister of Finance, Economic and Planning and Development, and the Governor of the Reserve Bank of Malawi, in Lilongwe, Malawi.
Risk Based Solvency Frameworks and Supervision
20/02/2017 ( 01:00 PM - 09:00 PM ) Uganda
This will include the identification of significant activities, assessing inherent and other risks, assessing board, risk management and other oversight functions and the assessment of solvency requirements/capital adequacy for insurers.
Budget Baseline Costing
07/12/2020 - 11/12/2020 Virtually
To achieve this objective, the workshop will be conducted in three phases:
Phase 1: Drafting of the guidelines (Oct-Nov 2020) - Participants will work in groups to develop provisional drafts of chapters for the guidelines;
Phase 2: Virtual workshop to discuss drafts (Dec 2020) – Working groups will convene virtually and present drafts for feedback from the wider group;
Phase 3: Physical “hands on workshop” workshop to finalize the first draft (2021) - Working groups will convene physically and undertake a series of presentations, discussions and hands on group sessions to consolidate the first draft. Further information on this phase will be provided at a later stage when travel in the region safely resumes.
Review of IT systems to support Performance Based Budgeting
16/11/2020 - 20/11/2020 Virtual
All countries have adopted presentational performance budgeting, where performance information is presented in budget documents as background information for accountability and dialogue with legislators and citizens. The extent of performance informed budgeting however varies across countries
Lesson learning from regional Public Investment Management units
02/11/2020 - 06/11/2020 Virtual
The workshop, targeting heads of PIM units or deputies, will also provide a platform to recalibrate their reform plans based on lesson learning and a collegial link across the continent.
Budget Baseline Costing
09/12/2019 - 13/12/2019 Tanzania
The workshop will be structured around simple and practical tools and techniques that have been adopted in the region and globally for different categories of expenditure.
Regional Workshop on Oversight and Monitoring of State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs)
22/10/2019 - 25/10/2019 Tanzania
Participants should therefore include staff who are stakeholders in from: (i) the Government Investment Portfolio Unit or other coordinating institution responsible for SOE oversight; (ii) the Treasury or Accountant General’s Department; and (iii) the Budget Department. The workshop will be limited to four participants from each of the seven East AFRITAC countries and from the Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar.
Seminar on Public Sector Accounting and Financial Reporting
21/01/2019 - 25/01/2019 South Africa
Implementing the Accrual-basis IPSAS; The linkages between Accounting, Financial and Statistical Reporting; and Fiscal Reporting and Fiscal Transparency.
Understanding Gender Responsive Budgeting
13/08/2018 - 15/08/2018 Tanzania
The objective of the workshop is to familiarize the participants with an integrated perspective on gender budgeting; initiating dialogue among different institutions responsible for gender equality, and promoting peer learning by providing an opportunity for focused facilitation of the good practices and experience in gender responsive budgeting.
Taking Cash Management Forward - Building on Recent Reforms
13/02/2018 - 16/02/2018 Zanzibar, Tanzania
The workshop aims to share experiences on the three key theme areas. Participants should therefore include staff actively involved in cash management and TSA reforms from: (i) the Treasury or Accountant General’s Department; (ii) Cash Management Unit; and Debt management office/unit; and (iii) cash forecasters from large MDAs and revenue department.
Strengthening Budget Documentation
20/11/2017 - 24/11/2017 Entebbe, Uganda
The objective of the workshop is to provide budget officers involved in budget preparation, the skills to make the budget more strategic, more precise, more focused, and more reader friendly. Subject areas include: Coverage and structure of the budget documents; Improving the quality, relevance, and consistency of information contained in budget documentation to better inform funding choices and to enable accountability; Legal, procedural, and institutional implications for enhancing openness and transparency in budget management and documentation; Budget as a tool of communicating policy; and Summarizing the message without losing the content.
Joint EAC/ FAD – AFE Workshop
20/03/2017 - 23/03/2017
The EAC/FAD-AFE workshop will focus on regional PFM harmonization and the development of a surveillance framework to oversee macro-fiscal convergence ahead of the proposed monetary union.
It is being hosted by the EAC secretariat and will have participation from the EAC Partner States.
PFM Reform Strategies
21/02/2017 - 21/02/2017 Zanzibar, Tanzania
The workshop will discuss themes emerging from previous experience with PFM reforms in AFE countries. It is specifically intended to equip participants with a better understanding of how to prioritize and sequence PFM reforms; the relevance of PEFA and other diagnostic tools in designing country appropriate reform strategies; the role of underlying institutional arrangements; and the importance of change management.
Strengthening Public Investment Management
28/11/2016 - 02/12/2016 Kigali, Rwanda
The workshop was planned to (i) strengthen understanding of the senior officials on how public investment institutions influence fiscal and economic outcomes, and (ii) provide a critical appraisal of the...
IFMIS Effectiveness: Strengthening PFM operational support and control
18/10/2016 - 21/10/2016 Tanzania
The workshop discussed measures for improving the system support, which IFMIS provides to key PFM Processes: specifically: medium term, program based budget formulation; budget execution, including controls;
Developing a Compliance Improvement Plan and Strategy of M&E
12/10/2020 - 16/10/2020 Virtual
The revenue administrations have been working on improving their risk management function with mixed results. This is a follow-up workshop to expand on the one held in June 2019 on the same topic.
Customs Data Analysis
27/01/2020 - 31/01/2020 IMF Africa Training Institute, Mauritius
The workshop will also focus on building the capacity of officers to effectively utilize data as part of a risk-based approach to compliance management. The workshop will include interactive discussions covering international good practices, regional initiatives and country experiences. Discussion sessions will encourage peer learning and sharing of experiences. The workshop will review technical assistance needs, objectives and deliverables for inclusion in AFE and AFS work plans.
Effective Filing and Payment Processes
25/11/2019 - 29/11/2019 Zanzibar, Tanzania
This is a follow-up workshop from the December 2018 workshop on the same subject.
High-Level Seminar on Revenue Administration Governance
23/09/2019 - 25/09/2019 South Africa
This seminar is designed for heads of revenue administrations, chairpersons of governing boards and principal/permanent secretaries responsible for Finance.
Developing a Compliance Improvement Plan and Strategy of Monitoring & Evaluation
24/06/2019 - 28/06/2019 Uganda
Seminar on Advanced Rulings for Classification Purposes, Origin and Valuation
28/01/2019 - 01/02/2019 Mauritius
The seminar, which is organized in cooperation with the Common Market for Eastern & Southern Africa (COMESA), will provide a forum to explore challenges to processing advanced ruling requests in origin and tariff classifications.
Regional Workshop on Building Effective Taxpayer Registers
10/12/2018 - 14/12/2018 Kigali, Rwanda
At the conclusion of the December 2017 regional workshop on building effective taxpayer registers, all member countries submitted an agreed action plan, and committed to implementing their plans with the support of their heads of revenue administration. This follow-up regional workshop will ensure the momentum is maintained, and further build capability and action across AFE member countries.
Regional workshop on Effective Filing and Payment Processes
10/09/2018 - 14/09/2018 Malawi
The program targets senior staff involved in managing and implementing filing and payment processes.
International Survey on Revenue Administration/ RA-FIT Coordinators
26/02/2018 - 02/03/2018 Johannesburg, South Africa
Objectives: (I) to discuss performance measurement and management; (2) provide training on the RA-FIT Platform; and (3) view a demonstration on the new RA-FIT Portal that will be used by IMF to disseminate data to administrations.
Building Effective Taxpayer Registers
11/12/2017 - 15/12/2017 Zanzibar, Tanzania
Operationalizing Risk Management Modules in Customs IT
17/10/2016 - 21/10/2016 Lilongwe, Malawi
The objective of the workshop was to develop practical skills to manage computerized customs selectivity modules.
Quarterly National Accounts-concepts methods and data sources
08/02/2021 - 12/02/2021 Respective offices
IMF member countries are encouraged to start compilation of high frequency data to monitor the impact of the pandemic and to monitor the strength of the recovery of economic activities. The quality of these statistics is paramount for decision and policy making in all AFRITAC East countries.
Web Seminar on National Accounts Business Continuity
17/09/2020 - 11/09/2020 ( 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM ) Virtually
The webinar is primarily designed for compilers of national accounts statistics for AFRITAC East member countries. The webinar will include a 40-minute presentation from Mr. Anthony Silungwe, IMF economist and expert on national accounts. It will be followed by a question and answer session to address issues raised by participants.
Guidelines on the compilation of fiscal and debt data
27/01/2020 - 31/01/2020 Arusha, Tanzania
The workshop will also (i) Review the progress in the transition to accrual accounting; (ii) Assess the status of implementation of recommendations of previous GFS regional workshops; and (iii) Launch the East African Community GFS/ PSDS Guidelines on fiscal and debt data compilation.
Consumer Price Index
20/01/2020 - 24/01/2020 Zanzibar
Topics covered include: (i) Updating of reference periods, conceptual basics and international practice; (ii) Source data for weights, techniques for determining weights and selecting basket items; (iii) Designing the geographic coverage, sample of outlets and sampled varieties; (iv) Practical issues on data collection; (v)
Introduction of new weights into the index, and communication, and dissemination of the CPI data.
Resolving GFS compilation Issues
01/07/2019 - 05/07/2019 Zanzibar
The workshop will consider: 1. Reviewing borderline cases on revenue and expense;
2. Concepts on balance sheet data compilation and debt instruments; 3. Concepts on social security funds; 4. High frequency data compilation issues; 5. COFOG compilation; and 6. Reviewing status of implementation of recommendations of previous GFS regional workshops.
Public Sector Debt and EAC GFS Guidelines on Fiscal Data Revisions
26/11/2018 - 30/11/2018 Rwanda
Participants will (1) receive fundamental training on the concepts of compilation of public sector debt statistics and global best practices; (2) refine the draft chapter on “EAC Guidelines for fiscal data revision policy”; and (3) refine the draft chapter on “EAC Guidelines for development of inventories”.
GFS - Data revision and PPP guidelines
25/06/2018 - 29/06/2018 Malawi
The workshop will consider: 1) Refine the draft guidelines for the compilation of a GFS data revision policy; 2) Finalize the draft layout for the development of inventories; and 3) Refine the draft chapter on “Public Private Partnerships” for the Guidelines on the Compilation of Government Finance and Public Sector Debt Statistics.
National Accounts workshop
12/02/2018 - 16/02/2018 Entebbe, Uganda
Topics to be covered include :
• General issues in compilation of SUTs;
• Estimation of valuation matrices – trade and transport margins and taxes on products;
• Balancing SUTs;
• Linking SUTs to the sector accounts; and
• Revisions in quarterly national accounts.
Accelerating GFS compilation: EAC GFS guidelines on PPPs
22/01/2018 - 26/01/2018 Kampala, Uganda
The workshop will consider: 1. Automating GFS compilation to accelerate dissemination; 2. Resolving compilation and dissemination issues; and 3. Finalizing the draft chapter on “Public Private Partnerships” for the Guidelines on the Compilation of Government Finance and Public Sector Debt Statistics.
High Frequency Data Compilation and Refinement of EAC GFS Guidelines
20/11/2017 - 24/11/2017 Tanzania
Agricultural Producer Price Index
20/02/2017 - 20/02/2017 Arusha, Tanzania
The workshop is intended to build capacity in developing agricultural producer price indices in the region and targets officials from national statistics offices and central banks. The one-week course will cover data sources and methodology for compiling the APPI.
National Accounts Statistics
06/02/2017 - 20/02/2017 Uganda
This is a follow up to the August 2016 workshop and is intending to provide further support in developing Supply and Use Tables (SUT).
Improving GFS Quality and Expanding the Guidelines
28/11/2016 - 02/12/2016 Kampala, Uganda
The two main objectives of the workshop were to: (i) enable AFE Member State GFS compilers to understand strategies for improving data quality (including comprehending more completely techniques for testing…
Accelerating GFS Reporting and Expanding the Guidelines
29/08/2016 - 02/09/2016 Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
The workshop reflected the ongoing joint efforts of the East African Community (EAC) Secretariat and the AFRITAC East Regional Technical Assistance Center (AFE) to conduct a GFS Capacity Development Program…