International Certification for Social Protection Analysts
Background and Objective
The International Certification for Social Protection Analysts is a new initiative of the International Training Centre of the ILO (ITCILO). Its central objective is to reinforce the capacity of Social Protection Analysts through critical professional training in the planning, design, governance and management of national social protection systems ILO member states.
The central objectives of the International Certification are to:
- Increase the competences of Social Protection Analysts
- Ensure – through a rigorous certification process - that these Social Protection Analysts have sound and up-to-date skills and the capacity to improve the policies and management of national social protection systems and to provide policy advice and the quantitative evidence base for policy decision making through financial, economic and fiscal and social impact analyses of social protection policies
- Build a marinating network of Social Protection Analysts which serve as a permanent challenge for the exchange of national and personal experience and thus create a powerful conduit for life-long learning from real world experience.
The International Certification is composed of four social protection courses. Participants need to complete three courses out of the four qualified courses within a 5-year period in order to earn the “Social Protection Analysts” recognition. The International Certification represents 450 learning hours. During each of the three courses, participants have the opportunity to take advantage of a rich and flexible learning programme, which guarantees a steep learning curve in an international environment of knowledge exchange. It also and provides a unique opportunity for networking with a large pool of social security experts.