2.11. Training Activities

In 2014, 6472 people participated in the training activities organized by CBRT; 664 CBRT employees benefited from training activities organized by other institutions while 42 CBRT employees took part as speakers/lecturers in training activities organized by other institutions in Turkey and abroad.

2.11.1. Training Activities Organized by the CBRT

In 2014, 4735 CBRT employees attended programs organized by CBRT. These programs are categorized as: “Training Programs on Banking”, “Training Programs on Development and Soft Skills” and “Training Programs for Promotion” (Graph 35).

A total of 1461 university students were enrolled in the “CBRT Introductory Program” and 9 university students completed an internship. Moreover, 45 international students from the universities of Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan attended a one-month internship program at the CBRT. Also, 96 temporary staff and 126 participants from other institutions attended training programs organized by the CBRT (Graph 36).

2.11.2. International Training and Technical Cooperation Activities

A total of 366 officials from central banks and related policy institutions from 50 countries, including officials from Turkey, participated in the international training and technical cooperation activities organized by the İMB in 2014 (Graph 37).

The İMB organized 10 international training activities on central banking issues with the participation of central banks, related policy institutions and international institutions in 2014. The İMB organized the following courses, seminars and workshop;

  • The “Introduction to Modelling for Policy Analysis” course in İstanbul on 31 March-4 April 2014.
  • The “Balance of Payments and External Statistics” seminar in İstanbul on 28-30 April 2014.
  • The “Payment Systems and Instruments” seminar in İstanbul on 5-7 May 2014.
  • The “Monetary Policy in Developing Economies” workshop in İzmir on 21-24 May 2014.
  • The “Bayesian Econometric Methods and Forecasting” seminar in İstanbul on 25-29 August 2014.
  • The “Inflation Targeting after the Crisis:
    Foundations, Results and Policy Challenges” seminar in İstanbul on 8-12 September 2014.
  • The “Financial Stability, Financial Crises and Monetary Policy” seminar in İstanbul on 15-19 September 2014.
  • The “Foreign Exchange Reserve and Risk Management” seminar in İstanbul 29 September-1 October 2014.
  • The “Short-term Forecasting at Central Banks” seminar in İstanbul on 10-14 November 2014.
  • The “Financial Crises and Credit Frictions in Open Economies” course in İstanbul on 15-19 December 2014.

A total of 178 officials from Asia, Europe, and Africa and South America continents and 257 officials including participants from Turkey joined the international training activities organized by the İMB (Graph 38).

With the intention of improving bilateral cooperation with the central banks and international institutions, the İMB organized 6 technical cooperation programs for some central banks on “Payment Systems”, “Cash Management”, “Branch Activities”, “Customer Protection and Financial Education” and “Human Resources and Logistics Practices” in İstanbul and Ankara. Additionally, the İMB organized 3 technical cooperation programs abroad on “Balance of Payments Statistics”, “Monetary Policy Implementations and Inflation Targeting” and “Risk Management”.

Moreover, within the scope of the memorandum of understanding agreement between the Afghanistan Central Bank and the CBRT, the İMB arranged 3 technical cooperation programs for Executive Directors and Regional Directors of the Afghanistan Central Bank in Ankara and İstanbul.

The CBRT shared its experience with central banking issues with 109 officials from other central banks through the İMB’s technical cooperation programs.

2.11.3 Training Activities Organized by Other Institutions

A total of 225 CBRT employees attended short-term training programs organized by other institutions in Turkey and 215 CBRT employees attended international short-term training programs by foreign institutions. Furthermore, in accordance with the “Financial Support Program for the Academic Studies”, 71 CBRT employees participated in the training programs organized by other institutions (Graph 39).

During 2014, 103 CBRT employees, 15 of whom were recently enrolled, continued their Master’s/ PhD degree programs in Turkey, while 49 employees, including 13 recently enrolled, studied for Master’s/ PhD degree programs abroad. Moreover, 1 CBRT employee continued a Professional Study and Research Program abroad (Graph 40).

2.11.4. Other Activities

Within the category of “Assignment of Speakers/ Lecturers from the CBRT”, 30 employees gave lectures in various training events organized by other institutions in Turkey. Moreover 12 CBRT employees gave semester based lectures in different universities in Turkey.

In addition, thesis studies of 9 assistant specialists were examined and evaluated by the committee.