AfDB-IMF joint seminar on “Economic policies for financial stability”
A 10-day joint seminar on “Economic Policies for Financial Stability” organized in Tunis by the African Development Institute (EADI), in collaboration with the International Monetary Fund, was launched on 5 December 2011. The seminar is designed for middle and senior level officials involved in the formulation of macroeconomic and financial policies. It aims to examine macroeconomic and micro-prudential policies to safeguard financial stability. The ten-day long seminar also explores lessons from recent crises by discussing the macroeconomic causes, consequences, and policy responses to stress in financial markets and banking systems. According to organizers, “particular attention is paid to the interaction of macroeconomic, financial, supervisory and regulatory frameworks and policies that underpin financial stability”. Participants will also acquire knowledge on early warning systems and techniques for assessing financial stability. The meeting brought together some 32 participants from 16 Regional member countries and two Bank staff.