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08 October 2018 - 19 October 2018

Public Finance for Social Protection Analysts

08 October 2018 - 19 October 2018

Public Finance for Social Protection Analysts

Public Finance for Social Protection Analysts

Course Information

08 October 2018 - 19 October 2018

English

Turin Centre

Code: A9011250

English

Deadline: 04 October 2018

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Description

Description

"How to finance social protection?" is the (multi-) million dollar question within the social protection sector. This course will better equip participants to answer this question by bringing together two important strands of social protection financing. The first strand engages participants in the analysis of the size of social protection expenditure, and the hypothetical and real world options to finance this expenditure. The second introduces participants to the Public Financial Management cycle, and provides hands-on experience of how this can be applied to social protection. In this sense, the course provides a bridge between the conceptual and practical dimensions of social protection financing.

Target audience

Target audience

Participants are officials committed to advance social protection through strong commitment and sound quantitative skills who normally already have a number of years of work experience in social protection. They 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 - Social security institutions and in key ministries responsible for the development and monitoring of social protection systems such as: -- Ministries of Finance -- Ministries of Labour -- Ministries of Finance and Planning -- Ministries of Health -- Ministries of Social Protection/ Social Affairs; - Representatives of the social partners involved in the governance of social security institutions; - UN agencies working on social protection; - Non-governmental organizations engaged in social protection.

Objectives

Objectives

The objectives of the course are to enable participants
 
• To analyse the quantitative size of national social protection systems, both in terms of existing schemes and
   hypothetical scenarios;
• To understand the interrelationship between social protection, the labour market, economic performance and
   socioeconomic development;
• To understand the core approaches for financing social protection (social insurance and tax financing), and their
   relative features;
• To assess available fiscal space for the extension of social protection coverage;
• To identify appropriate resource mobilisation strategies for the financing of social protection schemes;
• To understand how the national budget is formulated, implemented, and accounted for, and the extent to which
   resources are used in the most efficient and effective manner;
• To undertake short- to long-term social budget and government budget projections;
• To gain practical experience of the Public Financial Management cycle and how it can be applied to financing
   of social protection.

Content

Content

The final training programme will be finalized in the summer of 2018. As an indication, please see below the headings and essential readings of the intended lectures:

  • Lecture 1: The quantitative size of the national social protection systems and the size of social protection gaps
  • Lecture 2: Social Protection, economic development and their fiscal implications and the rationale for government investment in social protection
  • Lecture 3: The financial equilibrium of national social protection schemes and systems as a whole, financing systems and sources of finance for social protection
  • Lecture 4: Financing techniques for social insurance pensions – Pensions and short-term cash benefits
  • Lecture 5: Financing techniques for social Health Insurance & financing social assistance and universal benefits
  • Lecture 6: Public Budget Formulation for tax financed social protection
  • Lecture 7: Public Budget Formulation for tax financed social protection and the budget approval process
  • Lecture 8: Budget Execution and Budget evaluation
  • Lecture 9: Fiscal policy and its intertemporal equilibrium and the taxonomy of taxes, their yield, efficiency and redistributive effects
  • Lecture 10: Fiscal space, maximum taxation, public trust and the effect of public deficits and debt

Format and Methodology

Format and Methodology

Training process

The ITC promotes a three phase approach in its learning activities:

  • Phase I: Pre-course information on the Internet based learning platform
    • Three weeks before the course
  • Phase II: Face-to-Face workshop
    • Two week course in Turin
  • Phase III: Post-Training on the Internet based learning platform
    • Following the face to face course

The workshop is based principally on the existing set of ILO projection models, ILO technical guides and the ILO Quantitative methods in social protection series. Theworkshop will combine lectures, tailormade modeling exercises, discussions and group work. An action oriented, participative approach will be used.

Language

Language

English

International Certification for Social Protection Analysts

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.

Certification Process

Certification process

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  provides a unique opportunity for networking with a large pool of social security experts.

How to apply

How to apply

Applicants should fill in the online application form. http://intranetp.itcilo.org/STF/A9011250/en

Applications must be supported by a nomination letter from the sponsoring institution indicating how the participant will be
financed. Deadline for applications: 08 September 2018.

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.

next edition

07/Oct/2019

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Tuition cost: 2320

Subsistence cost: 1360

Total cost: 3680

 

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