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Your economic challenge can be at a city, regional, or country level. Here are some examples of economic growth challenges that past participants have worked on during the program.

  • High rates of unemployment or underemployment
  • Increasing inequality, with many not being included in the growth process
  • High rates of poverty and low growth
  • Volatile growth dependent on one source
  • Disruption of major economic activities due to the pandemic, e.g. tourism
  • Lack of fiscal space to save jobs and address pandemic
  • Macroeconomic instability and recurrent balance of payments shocks
  • Low productivity due to poor human capital development
  • Skills mismatch between skills you have and the jobs you want to create
  • Lack of quality jobs; high levels of informality in the economy