Protecting workers and preventing poverty
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.
The green campus with modern training facilities makes a unique space for learning
Innovative training methodologies and integrated use of digital learning technology
Individual work to create project-based proposals
National public-sector pension systems are designed to sustain income security and prevent poverty. In most countries, they redistribute funds which represent a significant portion of national GDP. Efficient governance supported by sound quantitative studies can make a lasting difference. Financial specialists working for social protection schemes have to deal with uncertain future events and complex interrelated systems. They use projection methods and models for empowering policy-makers in the design and monitoring of pension schemes. This workshop on Actuarial Modeling for Social Protection Analysts will help social security staff responsible for quantitative studies, social budgeting and actuarial modeling to do their jobs more efficiently.
The two-week workshop is designed for participants committed to furthering social protection using innovative, practical methods and cutting-edge techniques. More precisely, the workshop is designed for technical officials responsible for the financial planning and monitoring of pension schemes: a) quantitative specialists (economists, actuaries, statisticians, mathematicians, computer programmers, accountants and financial managers) working for social security agencies; b) quantitative specialists of government finance and treasury departments and departments responsible for social protection; c) quantitative specialists of pension fund regulators and supervisors. Important requirement: All participants must have full command of Excel and Visual Basic. 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 focus, women candidates are especially welcome.
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 120 total hours of learning, broken up into three phases.