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IGX-CI

Inclusive Growth - Concepts and Indicators (IGX-CI)

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Session No.: OL 21.170

Location: Course conducted online

Date: October 27, 2021 - December 31, 2021 (10 weeks)

Primary Language: English

    Target Audience

    Mid-level to senior officials involved in economic and strategic planning; monitoring and evaluating policy strategies for reducing poverty and inequality; and promoting job creation.

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    Qualifications

    Participants are expected to have a degree in economics or equivalent experience.

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    Course Description

    This course introduces participants to the concepts and dimensions of inclusive growth and the broader set of goals that policy makers should be concerned about. It reviews important theories and evidence on which policies can help boost growth, and determines whether growth helps to reduce poverty and whether there is a trade-off between raising growth and reducing inequality. The second half of the course will focus on measuring inclusiveness, starting with the most disadvantaged groups in how to measure poverty and then expanding to other income groups in order to measure inequality. This analysis focuses on monetary indicators of inclusiveness, income, and consumption levels. The course will also consider non-monetary dimensions of welfare, such as health and education levels.

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    Course Objectives

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

    • Define inclusive growth and its many dimensions, distinguishing between outcomes and opportunities.
    • Identify the linkages between growth, poverty and inequality. Discuss the merits and shortcomings of the above measures.
    • Summarize an overall framework of inclusive growth and provide an overall diagnosis for a country to prioritize policy action.
    • Define and calculate indices of poverty and inequality, including growth incidence curves.
    • Identify indicators of inclusiveness that are non-income-based and explain multi-dimensional social welfare measures.
    • Discuss the merits and shortcomings of the above measures.
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