METAC’s resources are available to (i) identify and design measures to strengthen specific aspects of economic and financial management; (ii) prepare detailed implementation plans based on the diagnostic work conducted by IMF-Headquarters; (iii) provide policy and technical advice either by the Center’s resident advisers or by experts from the IMF roster; (iv) organize hands-on training, seminars, workshops to allow for peer-to-peer learning and disseminate good practices; (v) review proposals by governments for consistency with internationally agreed standards, and (vi) coordinate activities with other technical assistance providers.

Syria’s security environment has remained fragile since 2012. At least 6 million refugees have fled the country and more than 6 million people have been internally displaced. The country faces the challenges of stabilizing the economy, rebuilding physical and human capital. Since 2012, METAC has stopped its activities in Syria.