Who is eligible?

The selection of fully-funded participants will be based on the following criteria:

 A candidate must normally be a national of a developing country that meets all of the following three conditions:

  1. Has a population of less than 1.5 million or has a larger population, but is, nevertheless, a member of the Small States Network for Economic Development (SSNED)
  2. Is a member country of the World Bank or the Asian Development Bank or is a dependent territory of a member country of the World Bank or the Asian Development Bank.
  3. Is eligible to borrow from the IBRD or IDA (or has recently secured such funding as part of a regional program to facilitate global public goods). In the case of an Asian Development Bank member country, a country must be eligible to obtain OCR or ADF loans.

A candidate must normally be a public sector official at senior or middle management level from:

  • The financial regulatory body; or
  • The Central Bank or equivalent body; or
  • The Ministry of Finance or Treasury or equivalent body.

In certain circumstances, an official from another government department whose work is directly related to the finance sector will be considered for participation.

A candidate's application should be endorsed by his or her government.

The maximum number of qualified applicants that will be accepted for participation from any one country will be two. A second place will not normally be allocated if the programme is fully subscribed.

Candidates should have a good knowledge of the English language.

VERY IMPORTANT: Selection will be positively influenced by the information provided in answer to the question on the application form that reads "Briefly describe the challenge/problem you would like to work on during the programme."

The Small Countries Financial Management Centre Negotiation Programme in the Cook Islands

Monday 15th to Friday 19th January 2018

This Programme, presented by the SCFMC in partnership with the Government of the Cook Islands, is for senior executives and emerging leaders from private, public and non-profit sectors in the Pacific region, who wish to enhance their negotiating skills

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Closing date for applications is
8 December 2017

Previous Attendees

Find out which small countries have previously participated in the SCFMC programme.

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