TARGET GROUP | Officials in ministries of finance, economy, trade, labor, the environment, in central banks, and other national agencies charged with evaluating and formulating policies to foster sustained economic growth, job creation, and poverty reduction.
DESCRIPTION | This two-week course aims to equip policymakers and their advisors with a solid understanding of the factors driving inclusive growth so as to improve the quality of their contribution to policy dialogue and analysis. The course consists of a mix of lectures, case studies, hands-on workshops, and participant presentations. It includes both theoretical and applied policy discussions on growth theories, the growth-poverty-employment nexus, labor market issues, and fiscal policy for inclusive growth. The course also deals with important issues such as competition, ease of doing business, education, and innovation policies as drivers of inclusive growth; financial inclusion; and anti-corruption policies, among others.