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IGX-FP

Inclusive Growth - Fiscal Policy (IGX-FP)

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Session No.: OL 21.168

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 examines the role of fiscal policy, a combination of expenditure and tax policies, in supporting inclusive growth and highlights best practices for designing expenditure programs and tax policies to foster inclusion. It describes the main goals of an inclusive fiscal policy and the possible tradeoffs between growth and equity. It assesses how various public expenditure programs and tax policy measure could promote or hinder inclusive growth. Finally, the course identifies the challenges and political economy considerations surrounding fiscal reforms and discusses how they can be better implemented to pursue inclusion.

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    Course Objectives

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

    • Assess how public expenditure programs and tax policy promote inclusive growth.
    • Identify the challenges and political economy considerations surrounding fiscal reforms and discuss how they can be better implemented to pursue inclusion.
    • Describe the main goals of fiscal policy and the possible tradeoffs between growth and equity.
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