Tools and Policies for Inclusive Growth (IG)

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Course No.: JV 17.35
Location: Vienna, Austria
Date: November 6, 2017-November 17, 2017 (2 Weeks)
Language: English

Target Audience:

Mid- to senior-level officials involved in economic and strategic planning, as well as in monitoring and evaluating policy strategies aimed at reducing poverty and inequality, and improving job creation.


Participants are expected to have a degree in economics or social sciences or equivalent experience. Apply on the JVI website

Course Description:

This course, presented by the IMF's Institute for Capacity Development in collaboration with the Austrian Authorities, aims at providing participants with an understanding of the concepts of inclusive growth and some analytical and operational tools to evaluate, measure, and monitor the impact of macroeconomic policies on growth, poverty and inequality, as well as on job creation. Lectures introduce the underlying concepts of inclusive growth, with a special focus on long-term sustainability issues, while the workshops provide an opportunity for participants to apply the concepts and think about the design of inclusive growth strategies, using country case studies.

Course Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:- Interpret measures of poverty and inequality.- Analyze the role of macroeconomic policies in promoting growth, poverty reduction, and equality. - Identify obstacles to inclusive growth and prioritize reforms, using a case study.- Design an inclusive growth strategy for their country.

Important Note for Online Courses:

For Online Learning (OL) courses, which are delivered through the edX platform, you will need an additional piece of information to register: you will be prompted for your edX.org username. If you do not already have a username, please go to https://courses.edx.org/register and sign up for a free account. Once you have created an account, you may complete the IMF Institute application. If you already have an edX account, your username can be found on the top right of the screen after logging in.

Important Note for Internal Economics Training Courses:

Internal Economics Training (IT) courses are self-financed. The IMF will not charge officials for attending courses. However, all travel, insurance, hotel, and living costs will need to be covered by the agency sponsoring the participants.