Macroeconomic Policy for Inclusive Growth, Employment Creation and Poverty Reduction

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Macroeconomic Policy for Inclusive Growth, Employment Creation and Poverty Reduction

While African countries are witnessing growth resurgence since the turn of the century, they have not achieved commensurate progress in poverty reduction. A key reason is that growth has not generated proportionate job creation and that growth has not been broad based. Strategies to accelerate poverty reduction must therefore involve a refocusing of macroeconomic policy on ‘real’ development goals, notably employment creation and inclusive growth, over and beyond the traditional short-term objective of macroeconomic stability. In this context, this course discusses innovative policies for generating growth that is inclusive and accompanied by employment creation and poverty reduction. The course is organized around the eight topics described below. Selected readings are provided under each topic. More documentation will be provided during the workshop.

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