Come visit the National Academy for Finance and Economics
The National Academy for Finance and Economics, conveniently located in the centre district of The Hague, is the training institute of the Ministry of Finance of the Netherlands. It is an integral part of the Directorate General of the Budget of the Ministry. The National Academy trains civil servants in the field of public finance, audit and economics.

The Academy offers training to domestic and foreign civil servants working on public finances. Services offered by the Academy may vary by case, but are always up-to-date and practical oreinted. In carrying out our activities, we are always making use of experienced lecturers who design and execute country-specific programmes.

For inquiries, please contact us at or call to +31 (0)70 342 4900


Update: 24 August 2020:

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Dutch government has taken strict measures. As of March 16, 2020 no trainings, conferences or other meetings were allowed in the premises of the National Academy. From September 1, a small number of basic trainings for Dutch civil servants will resume, under strict Covid-19 prevention measures. Unfortunately, for our international activities this will not be possible until further notice, given the travel restrictions of many countries, including the Netherlands.

In the mean time we will organize the Summer Course for our colleagues in the IMF/WB/EBRD-constituency countries online this year, through a series of webinars. The Shiraka Training Program for our colleagues in the MENA-region is being restructured and offered online as well. The procedure for application is the same as in recent years. 

Colleagues in our partner countries in the constituency program have been offered tailor made technical assistance on distance. Requests for other (online) support can be sent to 

In November 2018 the National Academy for Finance and Economics organized a conference on the development of Financial Training capacities. The conference was organized in the framework of the Constituency support programme of the ministry of Finance.

The National Academy for Finance and Economics organizes the Shiraka Public Finance Management Training since 2013. This programme is organized in cooperation with the ministry of Finance, the ministry of Foreign affairs and the Netherlands Court of Audit and is open for participants in 11 countries in Northern Africa and the Middle East.