National public pension systems are designed to sustain income security and prevent poverty, and in most countries redistribute funds which are a significant portion of the national GDP. Efficient governance supported by sound quantitative studies can make a lasting difference to the long-term sustainability of these systems. Given the uncertainty of future events and the complex interrelated nature of pension systems, projection methods and models are crucial for empowering policy-makers in design and monitoring. The aim of this course is to enhance the capacity of participants to use projection methods, develop actuarial models and build their own country-specific model based on the generic model of the ILO.
Innovative training methodologies and integrated use of digital learning technology
Learning begins at own pace, continues through high-quality, engaging “real time” sessions and ends with an individual assignment
Successful candidates will obtain an ITCILO Certificate of Achievement
Efficient governance supported by sound actuarial studies can make a lasting difference in the long-term success or failure of social protection systems. The adequacy and financial sustainability of long-term benefits provided under national public pension schemes have major policy implications. Actuarial studies are empowering policy-makers to better anticipate future deficits and achieve the policy objectives of social protection systems. Through a combination of lectures and applied modelling exercises, this course aims at reinforcing the technical skills needed for the long-term actuarial planning of national pension schemes and social protection systems.
The course is designed for quantitative specialists, such as economists, actuaries, statisticians, mathematicians, computer programmers, accountants and financial managers, involved in the financial planning of public pension schemes and other social protection programs.
Participants contextualize actuarial work in social protection at the national and international levels.
Diploma for Social Protection Analysts
This course qualifies for the ITCILO Diploma for Social Protection Analysts. Take three out of four eligible courses within a five year period, and complete a capstone project, to become part of a global cadre of practitioners with a recognised set of skills in social protection policy analysis.
The course consists of a number of online modules offered through the eCampus online platform to be completed over a period of six weeks for an estimated total of 60 learning hours.
The course is broken down into three phases: