TARGET GROUP | Officials involved in the design and implementation of structural reforms, in particular those working in ministries of economy, finance, and labor, and other relevant government agencies, as well as central banks.
DESCRIPTION | This two-week course brings together the expertise of numerous JVI partners, including several international organizations, to discuss structural reforms that are critical to raising productivity, competitiveness, and 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) strengthen 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.