The Institute's areas of core competence are:

  • Debt management;
  • Financial sector management;
  • Macroeconomic management;
  • Research and Consultancy.


From 1997 – December 2016, WAIFEM made a total of 583 capacity building interventions in pursuit of its mandate.  Of these events, 497 or 85.2 percent represented knowledge and skills upgrading through training courses/workshop/seminars while 86 or 14.8 percent represented missions (needs assessment and follow-up) and other capacity building-related activities, such as progress review meetings and impact assessment surveys/studies. A total of 15,869 participants benefited from the programme. 
Of the total 15,869 participants that benefited from programmes executed, Nigeria accounted for 6,588 or 41.5 percent, Ghana 3,010 or 19.0 percent, and Sierra Leone 2,208 or 13.9 percent.  The number of participants from The Gambia was 2,339 or 14.7 percent of the attendees; socio-political situation in Liberia adversely influenced its low participation rate of 1206 or 7.6 percent of the total.  Non-regional participants began to take advantage of the existence of the Institute with them accounting for 518 attendees or 3.3 percent (See Graphs and Table  1 below for additional details)

Participation by CountriesParticipation by Institutions

Participation in WAIFEM Activities

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