TARGET GROUP | Mid-level to senior officials involved in economic and strategic planning; monitoring and evaluating policy strategies for reducing poverty and inequality; tackling climate change; and promoting job creation. Participants are expected to have a degree in economics or social sciences or equivalent experience. It is strongly recommended that applicants have taken the online Inclusive Growth (IGx) course and the online Financial Development and Financial Inclusion (FDFIx) course.
DESCRIPTION | This course, presented by the Institute for Capacity Development, is designed to increase participants’ understanding of inclusive growth and give them analytical and operational tools to evaluate, measure, and monitor how macroeconomic policies can affect growth, climate change, 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.
OBJECTIVES | Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:
• Interpret measures of poverty and inequality.
• Analyze the role of macroeconomic policies in supporting growth, tackling climate change, promoting equality, and reducing poverty.
• Identify obstacles to inclusive growth and prioritize reforms.
• Design an inclusive growth strategy for their own country.