Front Matter

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THE FUND’S CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY—BETTER POLICIES THROUGH STRONGER INSTITUTIONS—BACKGROUND PAPER

May 21, 2013

Approved By

Sharmini Coorey

Prepared by the Institute for Capacity Development (in consultation with other departments)

Contents

  • ACRONYMS

  • BACKGROUND

  • A. Institutions, Economic Development, and Growth

  • B. Stylized Facts

  • C. Measurement Issues

  • D. Historical Perspective of Fund TA, 1964–Present

  • E. Review of Prioritization

  • F. Funding Model Comparison

  • G. Monitoring and Evaluation

  • H. TA-Training Synergies

  • I. The Revolution in Online Learning

  • REFERENCES

  • BOXES

  • 1. Past Initiatives on Prioritization

  • 2. The Capability Assessment Program

  • 3. TA and Training in Jobs and Growth

  • 4. Major Players in the Online Revolution

  • FIGURES

  • 1. Share of Costs of Major IMF Activities, FY 2012

  • 2. IMF CD Financing, TA Delivery, and Training Venues

  • 3. IMF Global CD Presence

  • 4. IMF Training Providers and CD Recipients

  • 5. IMF TA and Training, FY 1964–2012

  • 6. Contributions by Major Donors, FY 2010–14

  • 7. Internet Users by Country Income Level, FY 2000–13

  • TABLES

  • 1. Comparison of Allocation Methodologies for Fund Outputs, FY 2012

  • 2. Assessment of RSNs, FY 2008–13

  • 3. Assessment of Country Pages, FY 2008–13

  • 4. TA for Countries Rated as Highly Vulnerable (Overall) in the Spring 2008 VEE

  • 5. TA for Countries Rated as Highly Vulnerable (Fiscal) in the Spring 2008 VEE

  • 6. TA for Countries Rated as Highly Vulnerable (Financial) in the Spring 2008 VEE

  • 7. Comparison of TA Funding Models

  • 8. Reach of MOOC Providers

Acronyms

ACES

Analytical Costing and Estimation System

AFR

African Department

AFRITAC

Africa Regional Technical Assistance Center

AML

Anti-Money Laundering

ATI

Africa Training Institute

BTC

Joint Regional Training Center for Latin America

CAP

Capability Assessment Program

CAPTAC-DR

Central America, Panama, and Dominican Republic Technical Assistance Center

CARTAC

Caribbean Regional Technical Assistance Center

CD

Capacity Development

CDC

Curriculum Development Committee

CEF

IMF-Middle East Center for Economics and Finance

CFT

Combating Financing of Terrorism

CTP

Joint China-IMF Training Program

EPA

Ex-Post Assessment

EPE

Ex-Post Evaluation

FAD

Fiscal Affairs Department

FIN

Finance Department

FSAP

Financial Sector Assessment Program ICD Institute for Capacity Development

INS

IMF Institute

JPA

Joint Partnership for Africa

JVI

Joint Vienna Institute

LEG

Legal Department

MAE

Monetary and Exchange Affairs Department

MCM

Monetary and Capital Markets Department

METAC

Middle East Regional Technical Assistance Center

MOOC

Massive Open Online Course

OBP

Office of Budget and Planning

PATS

Participant and Applicant Tracking System

PFTAC

Pacific Financial Technical Assistance Center

RAM

Risk Assessment Matrix

RAP

Resource Allocation Plan

RBM

Results-Based Management

RES

Research Department

ROSC

Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes

RSN

Regional Strategy Note

RTAC

Regional Technical Assistance Center RTC Regional Training Center

STA

Statistics Department

STI

IMF-Singapore Regional Training Institute

TA

Technical Assistance

TACSN

Technical Assistance Country Strategy Note

TC

Technical Assistance Consultation

TCAP

Technical Consultations and Technical Cooperation Plan

TIMS

Travel Information Management System

TTF

Topical Trust Fund

VEE

Vulnerability Exercise for Emerging Markets

The Fund's Capacity Development Strategy - Better Policies Through Stronger Institutions - Background Paper
Author: International Monetary Fund