Academy on Social Security

Academy on Social Security
Social Protection

Academy on Social Security

21 Settembre–2 Ottobre 2020
The course is available in English, Français

The Academy on Social Security offers a unique opportunity to benefit from a diversified training package on the governance, financing, reform and extension of social protection systems. Participants will tailor-make their own two-week course by choosing from several elective courses, and will benefit from an innovative and dynamic learning environment.

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


Exchange with leading social protection practitioners, and representatives from organisations including ILO, FAO and UNICEF Innocenti.

Who attends this course?

The course is designed for officials committed to furthering social protection with innovative, practical methods and techniques. More precisely:

  • managers, planners, advisers and professionals working in social security institutions;
  • policy-planners and officials from key ministries responsible for the development and monitoring of social protection systems;
  • representatives of the social partners involved in the governance of social security institutions;
  • practitioners and consultants of UN agencies working on social protection.

Diploma for Social Protection Analysts

The Diploma for Social Protection Analysts is a new initiative in the field of social protection capacity strengthening. 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.

What topics does this academy cover?

Through plenary sessions and elective courses the Academy covers topics including:

  • Global trends and international best practices: global data, best practices and international social security law
  • Extension of coverage: building social protection floors and increasing the reach of contributory schemes to the informal sector
  • Financing social protection: identifying fiscal space, and undertaking actuarial planning
  • Impacts of social protection: The latest evidence and key techniques to assessing impact
  • Hot topics: Pension reform, universal health coverage, effective targeting, food security and rural poverty reduction
  • Effective management and administration: Good governance, coordination, M&E and capacity development
  • Political acceptability: Ensuring social dialogue and engaging with the political economy
What will I be able to do?
  • Assess the performance of national social protection systems keeping in mind global trends and benchmarks, country experiences, and international labour standards
  • Identify priority approaches and innovations for improving the effectiveness and efficiency of social protection systems, making use of well-established analytical tools and methodologies
  • Evaluate the feasibility of social protection system development from a range of perspectives, including technical correctness, political supportability and organisational implementation.
Why should I join?
  • Learn from and exchange with some of the world’s leading thinkers on social protection.
  • Participants join and interact with a diverse network of professionals working on social protection across the globe.
  • The course uses a mix of training methods: lectures, plenary discussions, good practices, electives, case studies, group work, and individual exercises.
  • Take a step towards achieving the ITCILO Diploma for Social Protection, a new accreditation for the next generation of social protection practitioners

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