Technical Assistance in Financial Progarmming, Phase III 'South'

Progetto concluso

The aim of Financial Programming Project is that beneficiaries develop own financial programming models and system, take command of the technical analysis, negotiate with the Fund in more pro-active terms, and establish the foundation for a deeper commitment to prudent macroeconomic policy management. With a modular approach, the Financial Programming project of aims to complement IMF training in different SECO priority countries, where SECO received a request for support.

Paese/Regione Tema Periodo Budget
Economic and financial policy
01.01.2013 - 31.12.2016
CHF 1'500'000
Contesto The project builds on experience gained over the past years in assisting Paraguay, Nicaragua, Azerbaijan, Kirgizstan and Vietnam. These countries had asked SECO for technical assistance to improve their macroeconomic planning capacities. While the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is the key provider in this area, small donors such as SECO can complement its work by delivering more focused and tailor-made assistance.
Obiettivi The IMF institute provides centralized courses of Financial Programming in several regional training facilities. Emerging market authorities have sent large numbers of officials to IMF courses. Some officials have visited several courses. The goal of IMF courses is educational. The courses are general and do not aim at specific national needs. SECO assistance, by contrast, has been focused and country-specific. It has involved workshops to construct individual country models with ministry and central bank officials. Demand for such models is large, but resource constraints and the specificity of assistance have limited delivery of such assistance in geographic coverage.
Effetti a medio termine Macroeconomic stability as a result of a well formulated, coordinated and coherent macroeconomic policy.Based on the use of Financial Programming models, governments are able to independently formulate sound macroeconomic policy.Improvement of data availability and consistency through increased data exchange between governmental agencies.Improvement of inter-ministerial cooperation with regard to macroeconomic forecasting activities.

Risultati principali attesi:   Creation of operational country-specific Financial Programming models (incl. a corresponding database, updated on a continuous basis).Improvement of skills of staff.Improvement of data quality.Technical assistance provided through consultants in hands-on training sessions.Technical assistance provided through workshop missions.Policy dialogue facilitated by the SECO Cooperation Offices, awareness raising activities among high-level authorities.Publication of a generic Financial Programming manual.

Direzione/Ufficio responsabile SECO
Credito Cooperazione allo sviluppo
Budget Fase in corso Budget Svizzera CHF   1'500'000 Budget svizzero attualmente già speso CHF   0 Budget inclusi partner del progetto CHF   1'500'000
Fasi del progetto

Fase 10 01.01.2013 - 31.12.2016   (Completed)