Executive Course on Pension Policy

Executive Course on Pension Policy

Executive Course on Pension Policy

The course is available in English

This course provides an executive training on pension policy, equipping participants with the skills to actively participate in national policy processes towards designing
and reforming pension systems. An important feature of the course is to provide a whole systems approach to understanding pension policy, covering design of both contributory and tax-financed (non-contributory) pensions, and exploring how they can best be integrated in to a system that serves all citizens and residents.

Who attends this course?

The course is designed for executives, managers, planners and other responsible professionals working in the field of pension and social protection policy and administration. The training will include a diverse range of participants from both in government and non-governmental sectors, including employers’ and workers’ organizations and civil society organisations.

Learning Objectives
  • To gain a theoretical understanding of the core role and various functions of pension systems
  • To learn about design choices for different kinds of pension schemes (contributory and non-contributory) and how they can be integrated
  • To critically analyse case studies of pensions reforms in terms of their impacts on coverage, adequacy and sustainability and gender-responsiveness
  • To apply acquired analytical skills and knowledge to formulation of pension design and reform proposals for specific country contexts
Methodology

The course will employ a combination of group work, lectures, panel discussions and interactive exercises. An eCampus platform will be used to support participants’ preparation before, during and after the course. Technology will be integrated throughout the course to ensure interactivity.

Content Areas

The course will include both plenary sessions (for all participants) and two elective courses that will run in parallel.

1. Core content

  • Ageing in the Asia Pacific region and the world
  • The role and functions of pension systems and how they can be achieved through different mixes of pension schemes
  • Analysis of global and regional trends in outcomes of pension systems (coverage, adequacy and sustainability) and approaches to design and reform
  • Design options for contributory and tax-financed social pensions, and lessons on best practice
  • Country case studies assessing success and failure of pension policy formulation and reform
  • International Labour Standards and how they can be used to benchmark the effectiveness of pension systems

2. Elective courses

  • Pension policy development
  • Actuarial analysis “light”

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