Actuarial modeling for social protection analysts

Actuarial modeling for social protection analysts
Social Protection

Actuarial modeling for social protection analysts

Protecting workers and preventing poverty

18–29 November 2019
The course is available in English

National public pension systems are designed to sustain income security and prevent poverty. Efficient governance, supported by sound quantitative studies, can make a difference. In this course, financial specialists learn how to prepare for uncertain futures within complex social protection systems through projection methods and models.

Are you ready to design better policies for pension schemes? Join this course today.

Key features

Self-guided learning through an online platform

On campus

Intensive experience featuring action-oriented activities


Individual work to create project-based proposals

Who attends this course?

Quantitative specialists and technical officers from: 

  • Social security organizations
  • Governments
  • Pension fund regulators and supervisors

All participants must be proficient in Excel and Visual Basic.

Women are particularly encouraged to apply.

What topics does this course cover?

This two-week, blended course aims to help social security staff create better pension schemes to protect workers and prevent poverty.

  • Qualitative studies, social budgeting, and actuarial modeling
  • Effective design, management, and monitoring of pension schemes
  • Projection methods and modeling tools, based on ILO research
What will I learn?

Participants contextualize actuarial work in social protection at the national and international levels.

  • All about demographic, employment, and economic projections
  • How to utilize the social protection framework, from concepts to country-specific models
  • The importance of scheme-specific data analysis, past experience reviews, and assumptions
What will I be able to do?

Specialists and officers that use practical methods and new technologies can more efficiently promote social protection.

  • Develop policy recommendations for specific countries and contexts

  • Improve the design, financial planning, and governance of national social protection systems

  • Access a global network of certificated practitioners with a standard skill set

Why should I join?

The Turin Centre is known for its unconventional and highly effective learning methodologies.

  • Participants learn together through action-oriented activities, including group discussions and modeling exercises.
  • Subject matter specialists explain how to use ILO projection models, technical guides, and quantitative methods.
  • This course is one of four social protection courses that comprise the Diploma for Social Protection Analysts; participants who complete three out of four courses within a five-year period earn the recognition.

Diploma for Social Protection Analysts

The Diploma for Social Protection Analysts is a new initiative in the field of social protection capacity strengthening. Its central objective is to support the improvement in analytical aspects of the design, financial planning and governance of national social protection systems, through the training of quantitative specialists.

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