Impact assessment is a central component of the social protection policy planning process. It is key for identifying gaps and weaknesses in existing social protection provision, and is a valuable tool for evaluating the potential impact of proposed initiatives. This course aims to equip participants with the skills to dynamically assess the effectiveness and efficiency of social protection systems as they evolve over time. The course will be centred around the use of administrative and household survey data for the purpose of impact assessment of social protection systems, while also introducing participants to key considerations in the design of scheme-specific impact evaluations.
Innovative training methodologies and integrated use of digital learning technology
Learning begins at own pace, continues through high-quality, engaging “real time” sessions and ends with an individual assignment
Successful candidates will obtain an ITCILO Certificate of Achievement
Experts in impact assessment from ILO, Development Pathways and UNICEF Innocenti
Impact assessment is essential for understanding the performance of existing social protection schemes and wider systems, and identifying effective measures to extend social protection. This course will go beyond consideration of one-off studies of individual schemes, to equip participants with the skills to dynamically assess the effectiveness and efficiency of social protection systems as they evolve over time.
Participants are officials committed to advance social protection through strong commitment and sound analytical skills who normally already have a number of years of work experience in social protection. They should hold bachelor or advanced degrees and a strong quantitative background in economics, business, public administration, political science, public policy, finance, actuarial studies, mathematics, statistics or related fields. Typical participants would be professionals working in - Key ministries responsible for the development and monitoring of social protection systems such as: -- Ministries of Labour -- Ministries of Finance and Planning -- Ministries of Health -- Ministries of Social Protection/ Social Affairs - Representatives of the social partners involved in the governance of social security institutions; - UN agencies working on social protection; - Non-governmental organizations engaged in social protection.
Diploma for Social Protection Analysts
This course qualifies for the ITCILO Diploma for Social Protection Analysts. Take three out of four eligible courses within a five year period, and complete a capstone project, to become part of a global cadre of practitioners with a recognised set of skills in social protection policy analysis.
The course consists of a number of online modules offered through the eCampus online platform to be completed over a period of six weeks for an estimated total of 60 learning hours.
The course is broken down into three phases: