Themes

Research

  • The societal role of central banks and other public monetary policy-making and regulatory bodies
  • Who governs the governors? The functions, performance, control and accountability of central banks at a time of increased activities and overlap with government
  • Advancing market-orientated reforms in different countries to allow monetary policy to work more effectively to meet societal and economic objectives
  • Achieving a more equitable and sustained division of resources and responsibilities in a multipolar world monetary and reserve currency system
  • Trends in savings and investment in emerging market and developed economies and the link with sustainable inclusive growth combining green finance initiatives
  • Limits and ambitions of active and passive asset management for public pension agencies and sovereign funds
  • How public sector financial institutions can enhance sustainable economics
  • Small business creation and development – how public financial institutions can make a difference
  • Improving co-operation between donor governments, project coordinators and long-term sovereign funds and pension fund to improve international infrastructure investment
  • Linking capital markets in different parts of the world including the role of Islamic finance in innovative capital market instruments
  • Financial inclusion / financial literacy in emerging market economies

Education

  • Engaging with universities, colleges, local governments, schools and training/research institutes at a variety of levels
  • Training and capacity-building in emerging and newly-industrialised economies in required skill sets: soft skills; communication strategies; governance and accountability; cyber resilience; geopolitics
  • Developing the diversity agenda, encouraging women in economic / financial fields that tend to be male-dominated
  • Focus on specific fields such as ‘Reserve management training for EMs’
  • Assisting central banks and private institutions in training programmes to fill knowledge gaps, e.g. green finance
  • Regional development, e.g. Chinese investor education
  • Fellowships in partnership with academic bodies
  • Scholarships on public policy / investment themes
  • Exchange/ mentorship for developing countries
  • Interns with placements at public bodies, certification
  • Careers guidance in central banking, finance, policy-making
  • Textbooks / other university publications – collaboration between OMFIF Press and university presses
  • Guides / handbooks e.g. green finance, fintech – publications / visiting lectures
  • Student competitions: i.e. writing articles, debates, annual essay competition and prize, i.e. on post-crisis monetary response, seminars and workshops