Currently, 16 financial experts from China and Vietnam are guests at the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim. The group consists of employees of exchequers and central banks. From the middle of September to the end of November 2009, the financial experts from Asia will expand their knowledge in the field of macroeconomics. Cooperating with external scientists and practitioners, the researchers of the ZEW impart further knowledge of financial and fiscal policy, but also of the functioning and stability of the international financial system, of the international trade and asset interdependence as well as development strategies in transition countries. In addition to economic competences, the financial experts will be trained in writing and presenting in English.

The Guests from Asia with Members of the ZEW Service Department Knowledge Transfer and Qualification Programmes
The Guests from Asia with Members of the ZEW Service Department Knowledge Transfer and Qualification Programmes

Over the next three years, more financial experts from Asia will receive advanced training at the ZEW in Mannheim. The courses at the ZEW are part of the training programme “Strengthening Macroeconomic Policies” which is organised by inWEnt, a global corporation for personnel development, advanced training and dialogue, on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Development and Cooperation. The ZEW service department Knowledge Transfer and Qualification Programmes is responsible for the concept and implementation of the seminars at the ZEW.

About InWEnt

The Capacity Building Programmes of InWEnt – Internationale Weiterbildung gGmbH are directed to experts and management in politics, administration, economy and civil society. On behalf of the German Federal Government InWEnt is contributing to the implementation of the development objectives of the United Nations. Furthermore, InWEnt promotes public private partnership projects that unify economic, social and ecological objectives. InWent also prepares international cooperation experts for a stay abroad and offers young people from Germany the chance to gather work experience worldwide via exchange programmes. Inwent’s main headquarters are in Bonn, 14 regional centres are placed throughout the Federal Republic of Germany. The InWEnt offices in New-Delhi, Hanoi, Cairo, Kiev, Lima, Managua, Manila, Moscow, Beijing, Pretoria, São Paulo and Dar es Salaam are predominantly led in partnership with other German organisations for development cooperation.

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