TARGET GROUP | Officials involved in the design and implementation of structural reforms, in particular those working in ministries of economy, finance, and labor, and in central banks.
DESCRIPTION | This course brings together the expertise of several international organizations and other JVI partners to discuss structural reforms, which many believe are needed to raise potential growth. Course objectives are: (i) to present the rationale for implementing structural reforms; (ii) to introduce a framework for identifying reform priorities; (iii) to review selected reform areas; and (iv) to improve participants’ ability to formulate reform agendas and implementation strategies. The course covers a wide range of reform areas, including reforms in the business environment, the fiscal area, the financial sector, as well as in foreign direct investment, labor markets, trade, and other non-financial sector areas. It also discusses political economy aspects and the sequencing of reforms. Participants will benefit from peer-to-peer exchange of expertise and country case studies.