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IGX-GOV

Inclusive Growth - Governance (IGX-GOV)

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Session No.: OL 21.169

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 concept of governance and discusses why it is so important to improve the quality of governance for trying to achieve inclusive growth. It explores the linkages between governance and inclusive growth. It reviews key policies to improve governance, including structural reform, automation, improving rules and procedures (for fiscal and monetary policies) to limit policy errors The course addresses human resource policies, capacity building, effective anti-corruption frameworks to incentivize public officials to make decisions in the best public interest; and transparency, accountability, and inclusive political institutions to inform and monitor effective governance policymaking. Finally, it highlights examples of governance issues in key policy areas, along with providing solutions.

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    Course Objectives

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

    • Explain the linkages between governance and inclusive growth.
    • List key indicators to measure governance and its sub-components such as corruption, and examine how detrimental is corruption to your country.
    • Summarize policies to improve governance, and explain the main channels through which they operate or function.
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