Our Mission & Vision

Mission: To develop on a sustainable basis, competencies in the fields of macroeconomic, debt and financial sector management among the staff of central banks, ministries of finance and economic planning, as well as other public sector and private institutions.

Vision: To be among the best capacity building institutions in macroeconomic, debt and Financial sector management in the world.


Establishment of The Institute

The West African Institute for Financial and Economic Management (WAIFEM) was established on July 22, 1996 by the Governors of the Central Banks of The Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone.

The Institute became operational in January 1997 with diplomatic status under the Headquarters Agreement with the Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on June 19, 1998.

WAIFEM Building