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Online Course on Inclusive Growth (IGx)

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Session No.: OL 21.01

Location: Course conducted online

Date: May 26, 2021 - July 21, 2021 (8 weeks) New dates

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

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    Course Description

    This course, presented by the Institute for Capacity Development, is designed to increase participants' understanding of the concepts of inclusive growth and give them analytical and operational tools to evaluate, measure, and monitor how macroeconomic policies can affect growth, poverty, inequality, and job creation. Online instructional materials introduce the basic concepts and policies of inclusive growth and activities offer participants an opportunity to apply the concepts. Participants learn how to design inclusive growth strategies, with special emphasis on fiscal and labor market policies, gender, technology, governance, and climate change.

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    Course Objectives

    • Define the concept of inclusive growth and its many dimensions, outline a framework to systematically analyze inclusive growth issues, and establish the links between growth and inclusion.
    • Measure the extent to which a country has achieved inclusive growth, by using a wide range of indicators.
    • Explain the role of fiscal policy in supporting inclusive growth and highlight best practices for designing tax policies and expenditure programs to foster inclusion.
    • Assess inclusiveness of the labor market, including from a gender perspective; describe how advances in technology may affect inclusion in the labor market; and examine labor market and gender-related policies and their implementation challenges and trade-offs.
    • Explain why good governance is important for inclusive growth, select key indicators to measure the quality of governance and summarize the policies to improve it.
    • Identify the key risks to sustainable and inclusive growth related to climate change; design the most appropriate policy mix to address climate change mitigation and adaptation.
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