National public pension systems are designed to ensure income security and prevent poverty. In most countries, the funds they redistribute are a significant portion of the national GDP. Efficient governance supported by sound quantitative studies can make a lasting difference. Financial specialists working for social protection schemes have to deal with uncertain future events and with complex interrelated systems. They need to use projection methods and models for enabling policy-makers to design and monitor pension schemes. This workshop on Actuarial Modeling for Social Protection Analysts will help social security staff responsible for quantitative studies, social budgeting and actuarial modeling to do their job more efficiently.
The two-week workshop is designed for participants committed to furthering social protection using innovative, practical methods and cutting-edge techniques. More precisely, the workshop is designed for technical officials responsible for the financial planning and monitoring of pension schemes: a) quantitative specialists (such as economists, actuaries, statisticians, mathematicians, computer programmers, accountants and financial managers) involved in social security organization administration; b) quantitative specialists of government finance and treasury departments and departments responsible for social protection; c) quantitative specialists of pension fund regulators and supervisory bodies. Please note that all participants must have full command of Excel and Visual Basic. 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. Women candidates are therefore especially welcome.