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Inclusive Growth and Structural Policies

Gender Inequality and Macroeconomics (GM)

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Session No.: AT 23.02

Location: Ebene, Mauritius

Date: January 30, 2023 - February 3, 2023 (1 week)

Delivery Method: In-person Training

Primary Language: English

Interpretation Language: French Portuguese

    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. 

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    Qualifications

    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.  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.

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    Course Description

    This course, presented by the IMF’s Institute for Capacity Development, provides an overview of the linkages between gender equality and macroeconomics; stresses the importance of closing gender gaps for an inclusive, sustainable recovery; and discusses policies (including measures related to taxes, expenditures, public financial management, and structural issues such as financial access) to address gender inequality at the macroeconomic level.  The delivery emphasizes active learning, through a mix of facilitated break-out sessions, homework assignments, and presentations by participants.  The goal is to help participants apply the knowledge and skills they have acquired to analyze the key gender-related challenges in their own country, facilitate peer-learning, and lay the foundations for more targeted country-level technical assistance.

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    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. 
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