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21 October 2019 - 01 November 2019

Impact assessment for social protection analysts

21 October 2019 - 01 November 2019

Impact assessment for social protection analysts

Impact assessment for social protection analysts

Course Information

21 October 2019 - 01 November 2019

English

Turin Centre

Code: A9012025

English

Enrolment deadline: 20 September 2019

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Description

Description

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.

Target audience

Target audience

The course is targeted at practitioners who already have a number of years of work experience in social protection and are seeking to strengthen knowledge and skills in relation to social protection impact assessment. This includes government staff seeking to more effectively assess the impact of a system or specific scheme, staff from international organizations, research institutes or development consultancies regularly providing technical support to national governments, or non-government organizations advocating for improved social protection systems. Participants 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: a) key ministries or government institutions responsible for the development and monitoring of social protection systems such as: Ministries of Labour, Ministries of Social Protection/Social Affairs, Social Security Institutions, Ministries of Finance and Planning, Ministries of Health; b) representatives of the social partners involved in the governance of social security institutions; c) UN agencies working on social protection; d) non-governmental organizations, research institutes or consultancy firms engaged in social protection.

Learning outcomes

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course a successful participant will be able to:


• Identify the core outcomes, indicators and theory of change for assessment of social protection schemes and systems,
keeping in mind international frameworks, but rooted in their own country contexts
• Describe the array of analytical approaches and data sources which can be drawn upon for impact assessment,
and their relative advantages and disadvantages
• Analyse administrative and household survey data for the purpose of generating indicators including coverage and
adequacy of social protection
• Interpret results from data analysis and distil findings into accessible formats for policy makers
• Guide the planning and design of scheme-specific impact evaluations
• Describe key ways in which social protection interacts with taxation, and how the combined impact varies across
countries

Contents

Contents

• Identifying theories of change and impact pathways of social protection systems
• Use of administrative data for analysis of social protection gaps
• Microdata and household surveys
• Poverty and inequality measurement using microdata
• Ex-post assessment of social protection system performance using microdata
• Microsimulation and cost-effectiveness analysis
• Design of scheme-specific impact evaluations • Tax-benefit analysis

Programme Design

Programme Design

The course consists of three phases for a total of 120 training hours.

Pre-course phase
During this preparatory phase, participants are expected to study a package of preparatory resources including reading
and multimedia, and then complete an online assessment. The pre-training phase requires 20 hours of self-guided learning on an online platform.

Presence-based phase
The on-site training consists of two intensive weeks of training at the ITCILO campus in Turin. It combines interactive
sessions with experts supported by the ITCILO staff as well as individual assignments to be completed as homework
during the evening. Home works will consist of tasks such as the drafting of technical or briefing notes that report on
quantitative exercises or summarize the essence of concepts taught during the lectures. An action-oriented, highly
participative approach is used with particular attention to sharing international experiences and adapting these to
practical applications.
Training methods combine lectures and discussions, case studies, group work and individual exercises. This phase is
delivered at the ITCILO in Turin and will consist of 80 hours of training.

Post-training phase
The Post-training phase involves 20 hours of individual work to develop a proposal on applied project.

Assessment
The assessment process will establish whether students have a full grasp of the skills and concept taught in the course
based on performance in the assignments completed in before, during and after the course. A Certificate of Achievement will be issued by ITC-Turin after the assessment process has been completed successfully.

Language requirements

Language requirements

English

Diploma for Social Protection Analysts

Diploma for Social Protection Analysts

By taking this course you are taking a step towards earning the Diploma for Social Protection Analysts.

Background and Objective

The Diploma for Social Protection Analysts is a new initiative in the field of social protection capacity strengthening. Implemented by the International Training Centre of the ILO (ITCILO). Its central objective is to support the improvement in analytical aspects of the design, financial planning and governance of national social protection systems, through the training of quantitative specialists.
The Diploma provides the opportunity for successful candidates to become part of a new global cadre of practitioners with a recognised set of quantitative skills for social protection analysis. This is achieved with a package of intensive and challenging training courses equipping participants with the state of the art in tailored techniques for quantitative analysis of social protection. Incorporating the analytical depth and accreditation of an extended training programme, the certification is organised around a set of short courses and distance learning which can be completed over a number of years. This makes it particularly accessible to professionals in full-time employment.

Certification Process
The Diploma 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 Diploma represents 380 learning hours.
For each eligible course, the assessment process establishes whether participants have a full grasp of the skills and concepts included, resulting in a course-specific Certificate of Achievement issued by ITCILO Turin. To earn the “Social Protection Analyst” certification participants need to complete three courses and then undertake a capstone assessment
demonstrating the consolidated learning of the courses combined. The capstone assessment consists of a written assignment which uses analytical approaches from the three completed courses to develop policy recommendations for a specific country context.

You can find out more about the Diploma at the dedicated website.

Applications

Applications

Applicants should use the online nomination form to apply for the course. https://oarf2.itcilo.org/STF/A9012025/en

Application must be supported by a nomination letter from the sponsoring institution indicating how the participant will be
financed. Applications need to be received no later than 20 September 2019.

Please note that if a Schengen visa for Italy is needed, the time required is on average at least five weeks.

As an organization dedicated to fundamental human rights and social justice, the ILO is taking a leading role in international efforts to promote and realize gender equality. In line with this ILO policy, women candidates are especially welcome.

Participation in the course costs 3,795 Euros (course fees 2,495 Euros and participant subsistence 1,400 Euros), excluding travel expenses. The fee is payable in advance.

This covers: tuition fees; the use of training facilities and support services; training materials and books; study
visit; accommodation and full board at the ITC campus; emergency medical care and insurance.

For information regarding payment, cancellation and refunds, please consult:
http://www.itcilo.org/en/training-offer/how-to-apply.

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