Actuarial work for social security: ILO/ISSA Guidelines, knowledge-sharing and innovation

Actuarial work for social security: ILO/ISSA Guidelines, knowledge-sharing and innovation
Social Protection

Actuarial work for social security: ILO/ISSA Guidelines, knowledge-sharing and innovation

8–12 June 2020
The course is available in English

Effective actuarial work is crucial for the long-term adequacy and sustainability of social security schemes. Participants of this course will draw on international best-practice guidelines to assess how to embed high quality actuarial work within the effective operation of their social security institution. This is one of seven courses run in partnership with the International Social Security Association (ISSA) held simultaneously at the Turin Centre.

Join a network of social security practitioners in this highly specialized course.

Key features
CAMPUS LIFE

The green campus with modern training facilities makes a unique space for learning

LEARN DIFFERENTLY

Innovative training methodologies and integrated use of digital learning technology

THREE PHASES

Learning begins at home, continues in the classroom, and ends with an individual assignment

PEER-TO-PEER ASSESSMENT

Critical insights from professionals of ISSA member organizations

Who attends this course?
  • Social security professionals from ISSA member organizations, especially those working as actuaries
What topics does this course cover?

This course was designed specifically for actuaries from ISSA member organizations.

  • Actuarial work
  • Social security
  • Social protection
What will I learn?

This course uses the ILO/ISSA Guidelines on Actuarial Work in Social Security as a framework to for assessing challenges and identifying innovations.

  • Valuation of social security schemes: definition, aims and responsibilities of the actuary
  • Operational management: key phases and role played by the actuary
  • Investment: main financial and investment issues; management of reserve funds and investment governance
  • Reporting, communication and disclosure: their role in good governance
  • Risk management and analysis: definition of a risk management framework and the role of actuaries
  • Regulatory issues, standards and professional guidance: the importance of compliance with national requirements and impacts on social security institutions
  • Policy and strategy issues: design, implementation and operation of social security schemes
  • Actuarial expertise, staffing and training: principles, conditions and requirements of actuaries; actions to train actuaries
What will I be able to do?
  • Understand core approaches to improvement of actuarial work based on international best practice
  • Identify roles and responsibilities of actuaries in the field of social security
  • Utilise the ILO/ISSA Guidelines as a framework for improvement of actuarial work within national social security institutions
  • Develop country-tailored innovations drawing on experience from other countries
Why should I join?

This course is designed specifically for social security professionals from ISSA member organizations.

  • ISSA-accredited experts with decades of international experience in social security administration
  • Join and interact with a network of professionals from other ISSA member organisations, including those attending parallel courses
  • Mix of training methods: lectures, plenary discussions, good practices, case studies, group work and individual exercises
  • Successful candidates receive an ITCILO Certificate of Achievement

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