Actuarial work for social security: ILO/ISSA Guidelines, knowledge-sharing and innovation

Actuarial work for social security: ILO/ISSA Guidelines, knowledge-sharing and innovation

Actuarial work for social security: ILO/ISSA Guidelines, knowledge-sharing and innovation

8–12 Junio 2020
El curso está disponible en English

Effective actuarial work is crucial for the long-term adequacy and sustainability of social security schemes. Participants of this course will draw on international best-practice guidelines to assess how to embed high quality actuarial work within the effective operation of their social security institution. This is one of seven courses run in partnership with the International Social Security Association (ISSA) held simultaneously at the Turin Centre.

Join a network of social security practitioners in this highly specialized course.

Key features

The green campus with modern training facilities makes a unique space for learning


Innovative training methodologies and integrated use of digital learning technology


Learning begins at home, continues in the classroom, and ends with an individual assignment


Critical insights from professionals of ISSA member organizations

Presentación del curso

This course will focus on the crucial elements of actuarial work in social security, which are central to the assessment of the financial sustainability of a social security system. The training will provide an in-depth analysis and understanding of the Guidelines, as well as an action-oriented and engaging discussion platform on their possible applications.

¿Quiénes participan en este curso?

This course is designed for social security professionals from ISSA member institutions. Participants should hold positions directly related to the management of social security systems and actuarial practice in terms of financial sustainability.

What topics does this course cover?

This course was designed specifically for actuaries from ISSA member organizations.

  • Actuarial work
  • Social security
  • Social protection
What will I learn?

This course uses the ILO/ISSA Guidelines on Actuarial Work in Social Security as a framework to for assessing challenges and identifying innovations.

  • Valuation of social security schemes: definition, aims and responsibilities of the actuary
  • Operational management: key phases and role played by the actuary
  • Investment: main financial and investment issues; management of reserve funds and investment governance
  • Reporting, communication and disclosure: their role in good governance
  • Risk management and analysis: definition of a risk management framework and the role of actuaries
  • Regulatory issues, standards and professional guidance: the importance of compliance with national requirements and impacts on social security institutions
  • Policy and strategy issues: design, implementation and operation of social security schemes
  • Actuarial expertise, staffing and training: principles, conditions and requirements of actuaries; actions to train actuaries
What will I be able to do?
  • Understand core approaches to improvement of actuarial work based on international best practice
  • Identify roles and responsibilities of actuaries in the field of social security
  • Utilise the ILO/ISSA Guidelines as a framework for improvement of actuarial work within national social security institutions
  • Develop country-tailored innovations drawing on experience from other countries
Why should I join?

This course is designed specifically for social security professionals from ISSA member organizations.

  • ISSA-accredited experts with decades of international experience in social security administration
  • Join and interact with a network of professionals from other ISSA member organisations, including those attending parallel courses
  • Mix of training methods: lectures, plenary discussions, good practices, case studies, group work and individual exercises
  • Successful candidates receive an ITCILO Certificate of Achievement

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