TARGET GROUP | Officials involved in the design and implementation of structural reforms, in particular those working in ministries of economy, finance, and labor, as well as in central banks.
DESCRIPTION | This two-week course brings together the expertise of JVI partners, including several international organizations, to discuss structural reforms that are critical to raising potential growth. Course objectives are to: (i) present the rationale for implementing structural reforms; (ii) review selected reform areas; (iii) introduce a framework for identifying reform priorities; and (iv) 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, 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 the presentation of country case studies.