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, innovation policies, and anti-corruption policies as drivers of inclusive growth and financial inclusion, among others. While not identical to the IMF’s course on Inclusive Growth (IG - see page xx), this course covers similar topics and materials. Therefore, applicants who have previously participated in the IG course will not be considered for participation in the TPIG course, and vice versa.