Macroeconomic Management in Resource-Rich CountriesThe Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, in collaboration with the Africa Training Institute will deliver a Short Course under the Australia Awards – Africa program.

"Macroeconomic Management in Resource-Rich Countries" will be delivered in Mauritius from 19 June 2017 to 07 July 2017.  Applications are currently open and will close on Monday, 17 April 2017.

Course summary
This three-week course, aims at broadening participants' understanding of the challenges faced by resource-rich countries. The course provides participants with analytical skills to study the challenges faced by resource-rich countries and the policy responses. The skills developed during the course would allow participants to understand and develop a wide range of macroeconomic policies. The course covers factors impacting economic growth and inequality in resource-rich countries and also provides the opportunity to discuss in depth a number of case studies of natural resource-rich countries.

Prospective applicants
Prospective applicants should be mid to senior level officials working in their country's central bank, ministries of finance and other relevant government agencies involved in the design and execution of policies in resource-rich countries. Applicants must have a good understanding of macroeconomic, fiscal, and financial sector issues.

To be eligible for this course, candidates must, at minimum hold a Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in Economics or a related field. Candidates must also have an appropriate level of English language proficiency as this course will be delivered wholly in English.

Further Information
The detailed Eligibility Criteria is available on the Australia Awards – Africa website (