Impact assessment is essential for understanding the performance of existing social protection schemes and wider systems, and identifying effective measures for extending social protection. Looking beyond one-off studies of individual schemes, this course will equip participants with the skills to assess the effectiveness and efficiency of social protection systems as they evolve over time.
Participants will be officials with sound analytical skills and a strong commitment to advancing social protection who already have a number of years' work experience in this field. They should hold a bachelor or advanced degree and have a strong quantitative background in economics, business, public administration, political science, public policy, finance, actuarial studies, mathematics, statistics or a related field. Typical participants will be professionals working in ministries responsible for the development and monitoring of social protection systems, such as ministries of labour, finance and planning, health or social protection/social affairs; representatives of the social partners involved in the governance of social security institutions; officials of UN agencies working in the field of social protection; members of non-governmental organizations engaged in social protection.
This course is one of four eligible courses for the Diploma For Social Protection Analysts. To achieve the Diploma, successful candidates must complete three of four courses within a five year period, and undertake a capstone assessment.
The course consists of a number of online modules offered through the eCampus online platform to be completed over a period of seven weeks for an estimated total of 100 learning hours.
This course is part of one Diploma programme: