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The International Monetary Fund: Inclusive Growth

Learn how to achieve strong, sustainable, green, and inclusive growth.

Inclusive Growth
6 weeks
3–4 hours per week
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About this course

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How can countries foster strong economic growth while also sharing its benefits equitably across all segments of society and maintaining economic and environmental sustainability?

In this course, IMF economists will introduce you to the roles of the private sector and government in fostering inclusive growth. You will explore how many critical issues of our day—including rising inequality and poverty, gender disparities, job-displacing technological change and globalization, corruption, and climate change—are interlinked and how to design policies to tackle them. We’ll provide you state of the art knowledge on these issues and how you can apply it to your country.

This course provides hands-on training using exercises, video lectures, readings, discussion forum, and other activities. You will have the opportunity to learn from examples and case studies of countries around the world.

The IMF’s online learning program receives financial support from the Government of Japan.

At a glance

  • Language: English
  • Video Transcript: English
  • Associated skills: Economic Growth, Technological Change

What you'll learn

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Define the concept of inclusive growth and its many dimensions, and establish the links between growth, inequality, and poverty.

Develop a framework to holistically analyze inclusive growth issues and prioritize policy actions.

Measure inclusive growth in a country using a wide range of indicators, including indicators of poverty and inequality.

Explain the role of fiscal policy in supporting inclusive growth and highlight best practices for designing tax policies and expenditure programs to foster inclusion.

Describe what makes a labor market inclusive and examine determinants of labor market outcomes.

Design labor market policies, including to tackle informality and labor market disruptions from technological change.

Analyze gender inequality and its negative economic implications.

Identify why good governance is important for inclusive growth and summarize the policies to improve it.

Identify the key risks to sustainable and inclusive growth related to climate change and design a policy mix to address climate change mitigation and adaptation while cultivating inclusion.

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