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of the authoring CDdepartment. With respect to consent from the CD recipient, in some instances, this consent may be obtained on a non-objection basis or may be assumed, given the subject of the information. Except as otherwise stated below ( Box 1 , bullet 3; paragraph15, bullet 4), CD recipients may withdraw consent at any time before the information is disseminated.
(e) Further, in line with (d), in scenarios not specifically envisaged in the guidance, dissemination of information specific to a CD recipient or country may be authorized to specific parties
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guidelines identify best practices for both area department country teams and CDdepartments at key points of interaction to facilitate improved integration. The proposed recommendations aim at: (i) establishing a consultative process among area and CDdepartments in coordination with country authorities to set the CD strategy and priorities, which country teams are encouraged to reflect in CD country strategy notes (CD-CSN); (ii) maintaining a regular engagement between CD providers and country teams over the CD project lifecycle and the surveillance/lending process
This statement summarizes the IMF’s policies and practices with regard to the delivery of capacity development (CD) activities. It updates the 2001 Policy Statement on IMF Technical Assistance, incorporating the principles outlined in the 2013 CD strategy paper approved by the Executive Board as well as relevant principles described in earlier documents considered by the Executive Board.1 The purpose of the statement is to consolidate the guiding principles endorsed by the Board with policies and practices that are within the authority of IMF’s Management and are followed by staff in carrying out capacity development activities. The statement is expected to be of use to IMF staff, Executive Directors and their staff, country authorities, and donors. It also serves as a point of reference for future reviews of the IMF’s CD activities.
the priorities identified by the CCB and deliberations on departments’ accountability frameworks and budgets, area and CDdepartments agree on annual CD delivery plans.
Area departments, in consultation with CDdepartments, prepare annual regional strategy notes (RSNs). RSNs outline short- and medium-term CD priorities for a specific region.
On the basis of the RSNs, CD and area departments then develop an annual resource allocation plan (RAP). The RAP is a detailed plan about delivery of CD activities by region, by country, by funding source, and by CD
training), as well as other formats of TA (e.g., recorded webinars) could only be shared with the consent of the CD recipient(s), where relevant, and the authoring department. Similarly, any such output shared externally requires the authoring department’s permission to make or distribute copies of, make derivative versions of, or publicly display, perform or transmit, such works. Training materials shared outside the Fund may only be used to further the learning objectives of the training delivery. Ordinarily, information provided to the CDdepartment in the course of
(CD), including technical assistance (TA) and training, is one of the three core pillars of the Fund’s work. Its main objective is to help member countries build institutions and capacity necessary to formulate and implement sound economic and financial policies. The Institute for Capacity Development (ICD) was established in 2012 with a specific mandate to further define and develop the Fund's strategy on capacity building and provide a clear institutional framework to bring the coordination and oversight over TA and training activities under one umbrella, while building on partnerships with donors. The Fund’s capacity development strategy was last discussed by the Board in June 2013, and the Board subsequently endorsed the 2014 statement on IMF Policies and Practices on Capacity Development. The 2018 review of the CD strategy will include backward- and forward-looking components: The backward-looking component will consider the prioritization, funding, monitoring and evaluation, and delivery of CD as set out in the 2014 statement. The forward-looking component will provide the opportunity to outline reforms to increase the impact of CD. Emphasis will be on making CD more effective and efficient while building on its existing strengths. Conclusions from the 2018 review will be reflected in a revised statement on IMF Policies and Practices on Capacity Development.
’s Executive Board on CD issues is being stepped up ( Box 1 ).
As detailed in the background study on this topic, prioritization of CD activities has been strengthened under a reinforced interdepartmental resource allocation process. Reforms since 2013 recognize the importance of taking into consideration both country needs and the Fund’s own priorities ( Figure 3 ). The reforms also set out a greater area department role. Specifically, area departments now prepare regional strategies in consultation with CDdepartments as a starting point for the prioritization process