E-Learning on Actuarial Modeling for Social Protection Analysts

E-Learning on Actuarial Modeling for Social Protection Analysts

E-Learning on Actuarial Modeling for Social Protection Analysts

3 October–11 November 2022
The course is available in English
Introduction to the course

Efficient governance supported by sound actuarial studies can make a lasting difference in the long-term success or failure of social protection systems. The adequacy and financial sustainability of long-term benefits provided under national public pension schemes have major policy implications. Actuarial studies are empowering policy-makers to better anticipate future deficits and achieve the policy objectives of social protection systems. Through a combination of lectures and applied modelling exercises, this course aims at reinforcing the technical skills needed for the long-term actuarial planning of national pension schemes and social protection systems.

Who attends this course?

The course is designed for quantitative specialists, such as economists, actuaries, statisticians, mathematicians, computer programmers, accountants and financial managers, involved in the financial planning of public pension schemes and other social protection programs.

Prove your skills with a Diploma

This course is part of one Diploma programme:

What topics does this course cover?
  • Module A: Social protection framework: the context of the actuarial work in social protection at the national and international level
  • Module B: National projection: Demographic projection, labour force and employment projection and economic projection
  • Module C: Scheme-specific projection: Social security data analysis, scheme-specific past experience review and assumptions, and modeling scheme-specific projections
  • Module D: Validating and interpreting projection: Projection consistency and validation, interpretation of scheme-specific results and long-term sustainability and financing strategies
What will I be able to do?
  • Increase your technical knowledge and expertise on social protection financing methods and actuarial modelling needed for the effective design, management and monitoring of social protection system;
  • Learn how modelling can be used to project future social protection expenditure and revenues;
  • Utilize knowledge on actuarial methodologies and models;
  • Understand better and participate more actively in the actuarial and financial planning of social protection systems.
Why should I join?
  • Put learning into practice through an Integrated Applied Exercise focused on the development of a country-specific actuarial model
  • Participants join and interact with a diverse network of professionals engaging in issues of impact assessment of social protection
  • The course uses a mix of training methods: lectures, plenary discussions, good practices, case studies, group work, and individual exercises.
  • Take a step towards achieving the ITCILO Diploma for Social Protection, a new accreditation for the next generation of social protection practitioners.

This course is one of four eligible courses for the Diploma For Social Protection Analysts. To achieve the Diploma, successful candidates must complete three of four courses within a five year period, and undertake a capstone assessment

How?

The course consists of a number of online modules offered through the eCampus online
platform to be completed over a period of seven weeks for an estimated total of 100 learning
hours.

  • Pre-course: Flexible (asynchronous) self-guided online learning on eCampus and an end of phase assessment.
  • ‘Real time’ learning: Live interactive sessions and engaging video presentations by highly experienced trainers, blended with individual and collaborative group exercises, peer-to peer assessment and online technical forums on eCampus.
  • End of course assignment: Individual assignment applying cutting-edge technical knowledge to the participants’ organization. Participants who successfully complete all assessments and the final assignment will receive a Certificate of Achievement.

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