Connect with IMF Institute

Gender Inequality and Macroeconomics (GM)

Inclusive Growth and Structural Policies

This course, presented by the Institute for Capacity Development, highlights the macroeconomic implications of gender inequality and provides an overview of policy measures to help empower women. The training discusses trends over time and across countries in gender inequality, including the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic; stresses the importance of closing gender gaps for inclusive and sustainable growth; and analyzes policy options in the fiscal, labor, financial, and legal areas to help address gender inequality.  The delivery emphasizes active learning through a mix of lectures, workshops, facilitated break-out sessions, homework assignments, and presentations by participants.  The goal is to help participants apply the knowledge and skills they will acquire to analyze the key gender-related challenges in their own country and formulate prioritized reform programs.

Read More Topic : Inclusive Growth and Structural Policies

    Target Audience

    Mid-level to senior officials from central banks, ministries of finance, and other government agencies tasked with the design and execution of gender-responsive policies.

    Back to top

    Qualifications

    Applications from officials currently engaged in gender-responsive policy formulation and implementation, or those with a past background in these areas, will be given preference. All participants are expected to have a degree in economics or social sciences, or equivalent experience, and to be proficient in the use of Microsoft Excel.

    Back to top

    Course Objectives

    Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:  

    • Understand the links between gender equality and macroeconomics, including in terms of growth, inclusiveness, diversification, and sustainability.  
    • Use key sources of gender-disaggregated data and relevant toolkits to assess countries’ progress towards gender equality, including how this has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, and the impact of gender equality on macroeconomic performance.  
    • Discuss key policies and measures to address gender inequality, including appropriate gender-budgeting practices.  
    • Formulate prioritized reform programs to address gender inequality in their own country. 
    Back to top

    Upcoming Offering

    Start date End date Location Delivery Method Session No. Primary & (Interpretation) language Apply
    July 15, 2024 July 19, 2024 Vienna, Austria In-person Training JV 24.20 English Deadline passed
    September 8, 2024 September 12, 2024 Kuwait City, Kuwait In-person Training CE 24.16 English Deadline passed
    Back to top

    Apply Now - Application deadline approaching:

    IMF offers online training to government officials and the public. Click Learn more to find our current offerings.

    Financial Market Infrastructures: Principles and Practices (FMI-PP)

    English | October 7-11, 2024 | In-person Training | Singapore, Singapore

    Apply online by July 15, 2024

    IFRS 9 - A Supervisory Perspective

    English | August 26-30, 2024 | In-person Training | Thimphu, Bhutan

    Apply online by July 15, 2024

    Best Practices to Enhance Effectiveness of CFT Frameworks

    English (Arabic) | September 22-26, 2024 | In-person Training | Kuwait City, Kuwait

    Apply online by July 17, 2024

    Macroeconometric Forecasting and Analysis (MFA)

    English | September 23, 2024 - October 3, 2024 | In-person Training | Marrakech, Morocco

    Apply online by July 20, 2024

    Government Finance Statistics - Advanced (GFS-A)

    English | November 11-22, 2024 | In-person Training | Washington, D.C., United States

    Apply online by July 21, 2024