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  The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is offering free online courses to individuals from countries all over the world. Its training programs are designed for people who want to strengthen their knowledge of local and global economic policy.
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Since its establishment in 1944, the IMF has provided policy advice and technical assistance to its member countries. That group now includes 189 nations, including Nigeria. The IMF’s online learning program covers a diverse set of subjects in monetary and fiscal policy. Anyone who wants to deepen their understanding of these fields is invited to enrol on its courses. This program is financially supported by the government of Japan.


  • Learners will strengthen their knowledge of a broad range of subjects, including macroeconomic analysis, monetary and fiscal policy, the balance of payment issues, macro-financial linkages, financial markets and institutions, and the statistical and legal frameworks for these fields
  • Courses are self-paced, so learners can go through them at their own convenience
  • Courses are taught by expert instructors from across the world, including from the IMF
  • The courses are free, and participants can pay a small fee ($25) to receive a verified certificate after successfully completing them

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There are no age limits or educational requirements for this program. The courses are open to everyone. All that’s required is access to the internet and an initial registration on the platform on which the courses are offered (edX). Note: Access to course materials remains free for a limited period, and may end as early as September 30. If you are interested in taking the courses for free, you will have to do so as early as possible. If you would like to take the IMF’s free online courses, click here. Featured Image Source: Opportunity Desk
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This article was first published on 4th September 2021


Ikenna Nwachukwu holds a bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He loves to look at the world through multiple lenses- economic, political, religious and philosophical- and to write about what he observes in a witty, yet reflective style.

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