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08 October 2018 - 19 October 2018

Public Finance for Social Protection Analysts

08 October 2018 - 19 October 2018

Public Finance for Social Protection Analysts

Public Finance for Social Protection Analysts

Course Information

08 October 2018 - 19 October 2018

English

Turin Centre

Code: A9011250

English

Deadline: 08 September 2018

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This course considers the range of financing options available for the design of cost-effective and equitable social welfare systems, offering a thorough analysis of their advantages and disadvantages and their financial and economic implications. The course will engage participants in discussion about the design and maintenance of national social protection systems that seek to ensure the effective and efficient use of resources available at national level while supporting long-term economic development. The course explores theoretical and practical policy questions within the national fiscal space context, as well as looking at the public finance implications of comprehensive, affordable and financially sustainable social protection systems in a given country. This course qualifies for the "International Certification for Social Protection Analysts". Complete three courses out of the four qualified courses (Impact Assessment, Public Finance, Actuarial Modeling and Academy) within five years to earn your "Social Protection Analysts" recognition.

Description

Description

This course considers the range of financing options available for the design of cost-effective and equitable social welfare systems, offering a thorough analysis of their advantages and disadvantages and their financial and economic implications. The course will engage participants in discussion about the design and maintenance of national social protection systems that seek to ensure the effective and efficient use of resources available at national level while supporting long-term economic development. The course explores theoretical and practical policy questions within the national fiscal space context, as well as looking at the public finance implications of comprehensive, affordable and financially sustainable social protection systems in a given country. This course qualifies for the "International Certification for Social Protection Analysts". Complete three courses out of the four qualified courses (Impact Assessment, Public Finance, Actuarial Modeling and Academy) within five years to earn your "Social Protection Analysts" recognition.

Target audience

Target audience

The course targets social protection quantitative specialists interested in public finance, fiscal space analysis and social protection financing (such as economists, actuaries, statisticians, mathematicians, computer programmers, accountants and financial managers) working for: - Social protection institutions; - Ministries of Social Protection, Finance, Social Affairs and Departments responsible for social protection; - Social protection regulators and supervisors; - Research community contributing to the design and implementation of development projects and programmes; - UN Staff and Development Agencies.

Objectives

Objectives

The objectives of the course are to enable participants
• To understand the interrelationships between social protection, the labour markets, economic performance and socioeconomic development;
• To undertake short- to long-term social budget and government budget projections, manage and monitor budget formulation, execution and monitoring;
• To assess the impact of social protection expenditure on government budgets;
• To design social insurance and general revenue based financing systems for income security benefits (pensions, short short-term cash benefits and social assistance) and health care benefits;
• To assess available fiscal space for the financing of social protection scheme.

At the end of the course participants should be able to provide at least tentative estimates in response to the following questions:

1. What expenditure would the introduction or modification of certain social protection benefits incur? How would these costs develop over time? 

2. How should these costs be financed? By contributions, taxes, and a combination of both?

  • If benefits are to be financed by contributions which contribution system should be followed (Pay-as-you-go, partially funded or fully funded)?
  • What role can policies to formalize the economy to increase revenues from contributions and taxation?
  • If the financing through taxations is preferred which measures or strategies to generate fiscal space should be used (increase the tax base, increasing tax rates, the reallocation of expenditures, lobbying for aid and transfers, and others)?
  • If the financing through taxations is preferred, how would government budgets for social protection be formulated, executed and monitored to ensure and efficient use of scare resources?

3. Are expenditures incurred by social protections financially, fiscally and economically sustainable?

Content

Content

The final training programme will be finalized in the summer of 2018. As an indication, please see below the headings and essential readings of the intended lectures:

  • Lecture 1: The quantitative size of the national social protection systems and the size of social protection gaps
  • Lecture 2: Social Protection, economic development and their fiscal implications and the rationale for government investment in social protection
  • Lecture 3: The financial equilibrium of national social protection schemes and systems as a whole, financing systems and sources of finance for social protection
  • Lecture 4: Financing techniques for social insurance pensions – Pensions and short-term cash benefits
  • Lecture 5: Financing techniques for social Health Insurance & financing social assistance and universal benefits
  • Lecture 6: Public Budget Formulation for tax financed social protection
  • Lecture 7: Public Budget Formulation for tax financed social protection and the budget approval process
  • Lecture 8: Budget Execution and Budget evaluation
  • Lecture 9: Fiscal policy and its intertemporal equilibrium and the taxonomy of taxes, their yield, efficiency and redistributive effects
  • Lecture 10: Fiscal space, maximum taxation, public trust and the effect of public deficits and debt

Format and Methodology

Format and Methodology

Training process

The ITC promotes a three phase approach in its learning activities:

  • Phase I: Pre-course information on the Internet based learning platform
    • Three weeks before the course
  • Phase II: Face-to-Face workshop
    • Two week course in Turin
  • Phase III: Post-Training on the Internet based learning platform
    • Following the face to face course

The workshop is based principally on the existing set of ILO projection models, ILO technical guides and the ILO Quantitative methods in social protection series. Theworkshop will combine lectures, tailormade modeling exercises, discussions and group work. An action oriented, participative approach will be used.

Language requirements

Language requirements

English

International Certification for Social Protection Analysts

International Certification for Social Protection Analysts

Background and Objective
The International Certification for Social Protection Analysts is a new initiative of the International Training
Centre of the ILO (ITCILO). Its central objective is to reinforce the capacity of Social Protection Analysts
through critical professional training in the planning, design, governance and management of national social
protection systems ILO member states.

The central objectives of the International Certification are to:

  • Increase the competences of Social Protection Analysts
  • Ensure – through a rigorous certification process - that these Social Protection Analysts have sound and up to-date skills and the capacity to improve the policies and management of national social protection systems and to provide policy advice and the quantitative evidence base for policy decision making through financial, economic and fiscal and social impact analyses of social protection policies
  • Build a marinating network of Social Protection Analysts which serve as a permanent challenge for the exchange of national and personal experience and thus create a powerful conduit for life-long learning from real world experience.

Certification Process

Certification process

The International Certification is composed of four social protection courses. Participants need to complete three courses out of the four qualified courses within a 5-year period in order to earn the “Social Protection Analysts” recognition.The International Certification represents 450 learning hours.

During each of the three courses, participants have the opportunity to take advantage of a rich and flexible learning programme, which guarantees a steep learning curve in an international environment of knowledge exchange. It also  provides a unique opportunity for networking with a large pool of social security experts.

How to apply

How to apply

Applicants should use the online nomination form to apply for the course. http://intranetp.itcilo.org/STF/A9011250/en

Application must be supported by a nomination letter from the
sponsoring institution indicating how the participant will be
financed. Applications need to be received no later than 08 September 2018.

Please note that if a Schengen visa for Italy is needed, the time required is on average at least five weeks.

As an organization dedicated to fundamental human rights and social justice, the ILO is taking a leading role in international efforts to promote and realize gender equality. In line with this ILO policy, women candidates are especially welcome.

Contact us

spgt@itcilo.org

Tuition cost: 2320

Subsistence cost: 1360

Total cost: 3680

 

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