Inclusive Growth (IG)

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Course No.: JV 18.51
Location: Vienna, Austria
Date: November 5, 2018-November 16, 2018 (2 Weeks)
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.


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

Course Description:

This course, presented by the IMF Institute for Capacity Development, is designed to heighten participant with 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.

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 and equality and reducing poverty.
  • Identify obstacles to inclusive growth and prioritize reforms.
  • Design an inclusive growth strategy for their own 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.