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.
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.