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Inclusive Growth and Structural Policies

Gender Inequality and Macroeconomics (GM)

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Session No.: CE 23.30

Location: Kuwait City, Kuwait

Date: October 29, 2023 - November 2, 2023 (1 week)

Delivery Method: In-person Training

Primary Language: English

    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 provides an overview of the linkages between gender equality and macroeconomic variables; highlights the gender-unequal impact of COVID-19 and its possible macroeconomic consequences; stresses the importance of closing gender gaps for an inclusive, sustainable recovery; and discusses policies (including measures related to taxes, government expenditures, public financial management, and structural issues such as financial access) to address gender inequality.  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 and formulate prioritized reform programs. 

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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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