A Peek-into-Training on Gender Inequality and Macroeconomics


Location: AA05 Ouzoud


The event will be streamed on this page.



The IMF’s Gender Strategy—which was approved in July 2022—lays out how the institution can help its member countries address gender disparities in the context of carrying out its core functions—including through capacity development. In particular, it envisages training to member countries on the macroeconomics of gender gaps. In line with this mandate, the IMF has launched a new course on Gender Inequality and Macroeconomics. This one-week course provides an overview of the linkages between gender inequality and macroeconomic variables, and of the policy measures that could help tackle gender inequality. In this session, participants will get a peek inside this new course which is being offered through the IMF network of regional training centers.   



Mercedes Garcia
Division Chief, Institute for Capacity Development, IMF

Ms. Mercedes García is Division Chief of the Inclusive Growth and Structural Policies Division in the IMF Institute for Capacity Development. She has experience working on emerging markets and advanced economies in the fields of macroeconomics and fiscal policy analysis, and has provided technical advice on topics related to public expenditures. Her research publications focus on fiscal, financial, and labor market issues. She has authored some of the most read IMF work on inequality and on the Sustainable Development Goals. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from University of Chicago.