Executive E-Learning on Pension Policy and Management

Executive E-Learning on Pension Policy and Management

Executive E-Learning on Pension Policy and Management

2 November–11 December 2020
The course is available in English
Key features
Learn differently

The Centre's training methods include lectures, discussions, and individual exercises

High-level resources

Learn from ILO specialists, ITCILO trainers, and external lecturers

Integrated exercise

Apply course learning to a country context

Get certified

Participants receive a certificate of achievement issued by the Turin Centre

Introduction to the course

Strengthening of the main actors involved in the pension sector's capacity to provide consulting, design, management and supervision of the national pension systems to better manage in the context of the global economic and financial changes

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.

Specific 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 into a multipillar pension system
  • To critically analyze 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
  • To participate more actively in the financial management of your pension scheme
  • To review the key requirements for effective pension administration, and explore the role of emerging technologies to improve effectiveness
What topics does this course cover?
  • 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
  • Key determinants of the cost of pension systems and impact long term financial sustainability.
  • 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
  • Gender and ageing and gender-responsive pension systems

The course will employ a combination of live online seminars, group discussion, curated self-guided learning and interactive exercises. An eCampus platform will be used to support participants’ preparation throughout the course. Technology will be integrated during the course to ensure interactivity.

Why should I join?
  • Put learning into practice through an Integrated Applied Exercise focused on your own national context
  • Participants join and interact with a diverse network of professionals engaging in pension issues
  • The course uses a mix of online training methods: live seminars, good practices, case studies, group work, and individual assignments.
  • 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 the following learning approaches:
  • Flexible (asynchronous) self-guided online learning based on curated learning materials
  • Knowledge exchange on course technical forum
  • '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’ country contexts. Participants who successfully complete all assessments and the final assignment will receive a Certificate of Achievement
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Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

The Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) serves as the United Nations’ regional hub promoting cooperation among countries to achieve inclusive and sustainable development.

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