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Inclusive Growth and Structural Policies

These courses, presented by the IMF Institute, cover issues which have recently gained prominence, including energy subsidies, inclusive growth, managing natural resources, regional integration, and vulnerability diagnostics.

Intro

This online course, presented jointly by the Institute for Capacity Development and the Fiscal Affairs, Middle East and Central Asia, and Asia and Pacific Departments, builds on extensive cross-country analysis and hands-on experience in design of technical assistance and subsidy reform to make recommendations on how best to reduce energy subsidies.

The course introduces the concept of energy subsidies – their definition and measurement – and reviews their economic, social, and environmental implications. It also presents toolkits to assess the distributional effects of alternative subsidy reform scenarios and to design a fuel pricing mechanism. Finally, the course reviews what works best in energy subsidy reform and illustrates successes and failures in terms of particular countries.

Intermediate

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. Lectures introduce the basic concepts of inclusive growth, with a special focus on long-term sustainability, and workshops offer participants an opportunity to apply the concepts and think about the design of inclusive growth strategies, drawing from country case studies.

Intermediate

This course, presented by the Institute for Capacity Development, discusses macroeconomic policy issues and challenges faced by RRCs. The course provides participants with an understanding of: the macroeconomics of growth and diversification, fiscal policy management, macroeconomic policy coordination, and public-sector asset management in RRCs. The course incorporates lectures, hands-on workshops, debates, and case studies.

Intermediate

This online course, presented jointly by the Institute for Capacity Development and the Fiscal Affairs and Statistics Departments, discusses macroeconomic policy issues and challenges faced by RRCs. The course provides participants with an understanding of: the macroeconomics of growth and diversification, fiscal policy management, macroeconomic policy coordination, and public-sector asset management in RRCs.

Advanced

This course, presented by the Institute for Capacity Development, complements the Macroeconomic Diagnostics (MDS) course by enhancing participants’ ability to assess fiscal, financial, and external vulnerabilities in an integrated fashion, using several diagnostic tools to capture tail risks.

The main objective of this course, presented by the Institute for Capacity Development, is to broaden participants’ understanding of economic, monetary, and financial integration. Drawing on theory and on case studies from experiences in several regions, the course covers requirements for economic and monetary integration; trade, financial, and monetary integration; costs and benefits of the integration process; and political economy aspects of integration.
 
Workshops are designed to deepen participants’ knowledge of specific issues that may emerge in economic and monetary integration. Participants use case studies with country data to make assessments and are required to deliver their conclusions in short presentations.

This online course, presented by the IMF's Institute for Capacity Development, offered by the Institute for Capacity Development, is to broaden the participants' understanding of the relationship between macroeconomic policies and reforms, competitiveness, and growth. Developments around the world have brought to the fore concerns about poor growth prospects, high unemployment, and inequities in income and opportunities. Against this backdrop, the course will focus on the micro and macro policies to promote economic growth, employment growth and equitable income distribution. The course will examine the different channels through which economic policy reforms could promote inclusive and job-creating growth. In doing so, the course will address both traditional approaches that emphasize capital accumulation and productivity growth through knowledge acquisition as well as recent approaches - non aggregative approaches that emphasize misallocation of resources and imperfections in credit and government institutions. The empirical links between growth, employment and income distribution would be interpreted in light of these different models. The course will highlight the role of critical policies that translate economic growth into poverty reduction and broad-based improvements in living standards.
The course will draw on theory, cross-country empirical studies, and case studies of experiences in several regions of the world. Key topics the course will cover include (i) employment-growth linkages; (ii) impact of policies, institutions, and regulations on employment and growth; and (iii) strategies for fostering inclusive growth. Workshops will give participants an opportunity to apply empirical and spreadsheet-based tools to analyze poverty and inequality measures and unemployment trends and the employment impact of labor market policies. In addition, workshops will give participants an opportunity to discuss and analyze the impact of macro policies on equality, employment, and growth in their own country. Country case studies used in the workshops/lectures will be adapted to the region where the course is being delivered in order to increase their relevance to course participants.

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