Introduction to JIMS
“Japan-IMF Macroeconomic Seminar” (JIMS) is an executive training program specifically designed for senior government officials from ministries of finance, central banks and other relevant agencies of emerging Asian countries. It is a collaborative project between the Asia Pacific Office of the IMF and the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), with the generous financial support of the Japanese government. It is a one-week training program and held once a year at GRIPS campus, which is located at Roppongi, a trendy business center of Tokyo.
The theme of 2024 JIMS is "Macroeconomic Policies in Turbulent Times. After more than 3 years struggle with the COVID-19, the world economy has started to grow again. However, the high interest rate of the United States, the slow recovery of the Chinese economy, and the rising public debt are undermining the sustainability of the growth prospect of the world economy. The geopolitical tensions such as Russian invasion of Ukraine and the big power competition between the United States and China have further amplified the uncertainty faced by the world economy. How to steer economic growth with proper macroeconomic policies at the age of turbulence is an open question to policy makers. In this one-week seminar, we will invite distinguished academic scholars, senior economists of the IMF, Japanese government officials and practitioners of private sectors, to share their views on challenges of the global economy and macroeconomic policy options to support stable economic growth.
JIMS has functioned as a macroeconomic policy dialogues platform for policy makers of Asia-Pacific countries to share their country experiences for enhancing regional economic integration and growth. Every year, there are about 30 senior government officials from more than 20 countries to participate in JIMS. It is an excellent opportunity for developing networks among government officials of emerging Asia. Since its inception in 2012, there are more than 300 senior government officials from more than twenty countries of emerging Asia attended JIMS.
For a healthy and prosperous Asia economy, we welcome all qualified senior government official to apply for JIMS 2024!