Gender Inequality and Macroeconomics


TARGET GROUP | Mid-level to senior officials from central banks, ministries of finance, and other government agencies

tasked with the design and execution of gender-responsive policies.


QUALIFICATIONS | Applications from officials currently engaged in gender-responsive policy formulation and implementation, or those with a past background in these areas, will be given preference. All participants are expected to have a degree in economics or social sciences, or equivalent experience, and to be proficient in the use of Microsoft Excel.


COURSE DESCRIPTION | This course, presented by the Institute for Capacity Development, highlights the macroeconomic implications of gender inequality and provides an overview of policy measures to help empower women. The training discusses trends over time and across countries in gender inequality, including the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic; stresses the importance of closing gender gaps for inclusive and sustainable growth; and analyzes policy options in the fiscal, labor, financial, and legal areas to help address gender inequality. The delivery emphasizes active learning through a mix of lectures, workshops, facilitated break-out sessions, homework assignments, and presentations by participants. The goal is to help participants apply the knowledge and skills they will acquire to analyze the key gender-related challenges in their own country and formulate prioritized reform programs.


COURSE OBJECTIVES | Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

· Understand the links between gender equality and macroeconomics, including in terms of growth, inclusiveness, diversification, and sustainability.

· Use key sources of gender-disaggregated data and relevant toolkits to assess countries’ progress towards gender equality, including how this has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, and the impact of gender equality on macroeconomic performance.

· Discuss key policies and measures to address gender inequality, including appropriate gender-budgeting practices.

· Formulate prioritized reform programs to address gender inequality in their own country.

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Course Details

Start: 20240715Jul 15
End: 20240719Jul 19

Language: English

Sponsoring Organization: IMF

Admin Arrangements

Application Deadline: April 14, 2024

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