"How to finance social protection?" is the (multi-) million dollar question within the social protection sector. This course will better equip participants to answer this question by bringing together two important strands in the question of social protection financing. The first strand engages participants in the analysis of the size of social protection expenditure, and the hypothetical and real world options to finance this expenditure. The second introduces participants to the Public Financial Management cycle, and provides hands-on experience of how this can be applied to social protection. In this sense, the course provides a bridge between the conceptual and practical elements of social protection financing.
Participants are officials committed to advance social protection through strong commitment and sound quantitative 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 business, public administration economics, political science, social science, finance, actuarial studies, mathematics, statistics or related fields. Typical participants would be professionals working in - Social security institutions and in key ministries responsible for the development and monitoring of social protection systems such as: -- Ministries of Finance -- 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.