The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has been providing free online courses on the edX platform since 2013 on topics spanning macroeconomic analysis, monetary and fiscal policy, macro-financial linkages, balance of payments issues, financial markets and institutions, as well as statistical and legal frameworks in these areas.

RA-Gap Tax Gap Analysis

This course provides instruction on how to prepare and execute the Revenue Administration Gap Analysis Program (RA-GAP) universal VAT gap model. The course focuses on four main pillars: what is the VAT gap; how the VAT gap is measured by the IMF RA-GAP; how to prepare the worksheets to execute the IMF RA-GAP VAT gap model; and how to troubleshoot the IMF RA-GAP VAT gap model after execution.

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Public Financial Management

This IMFx course is designed to strengthen participants’ abilities to assess why Public Financial Management (PFM) is important; and how it supports macroeconomic stability, economic growth, and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

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Energy Subsidy Reform

In the first part of the course, economists from the IMF will introduce the definition and measurement of subsidies, and then describe the economic, social, and environmental implications of subsidies. The second part of the course has two principal purposes: first, to review what works best in energy subsidy reform, in light of country experiences globally; and second, to illustrate successes and failures in particular country contexts by summarizing some case studies.

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Public Sector Debt Statistics

This course, presented by IMF Statistics Department, covers the fundamentals needed to compile and disseminate comprehensive public sector debt statistics (PSDS) that are useful for policy- and decision-makers, as well as other users.

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