E-Learning on Impact Assessment for Social Protection Analysts

E-Learning on Impact Assessment for Social Protection Analysts

E-Learning on Impact Assessment for Social Protection Analysts

5 Outubro–20 Novembro 2020
O curso está disponível em English

Impact assessment is a central component of the social protection policy planning process. It is key for identifying gaps and weaknesses in existing social protection provision, and is a valuable tool for evaluating the potential impact of proposed initiatives. This course aims to equip participants with the skills to dynamically assess the effectiveness and efficiency of social protection systems as they evolve over time. The course will be centred around the use of administrative and household survey data for the purpose of impact assessment of social protection systems, while also introducing participants to key considerations in the design of scheme-specific impact evaluations.

Key features

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


Experts in impact assessment from ILO, Development Pathways and UNICEF Innocenti

Apresentação do curso

Impact assessment is essential for understanding the performance of existing social protection schemes and wider systems, and identifying effective measures to extend social protection. This course will go beyond consideration of one-off studies of individual schemes, to equip participants with the skills to dynamically assess the effectiveness and efficiency of social protection systems as they evolve over time.

Perfil dos participantes

Participants are officials committed to advance social protection through strong commitment and sound analytical skills who normally already have a number of years of work experience in social protection. They should hold bachelor or advanced degrees and a strong quantitative background in economics, business, public administration, political science, public policy, finance, actuarial studies, mathematics, statistics or related fields. Typical participants would be professionals working in - Key ministries responsible for the development and monitoring of social protection systems such as: -- Ministries of Labour -- Ministries of Finance and Planning -- Ministries of Health -- Ministries of Social Protection/ Social Affairs - Representatives of the social partners involved in the governance of social security institutions; - UN agencies working on social protection; - Non-governmental organizations engaged in social protection.

What topics does this course cover?
  • Identifying theories of change and impact pathways of social protection systems
  • Administrative and household survey data for analysis of social protection coverage and adequacy
  • Poverty and inequality measurement using microdata
  • Microsimulation and cost-effectiveness analysis: including tax-benefit microsimulation and assessment of local economy multipliers
  • Impact evaluation using national household survey data and scheme-specific surveys
What will I be able to do?
  • Identify the core outcomes, indicators and theories of change for assessment of social protection schemes and systems
  • Design and manage impact assessment processes, including assessing appropriate analytical approaches and data sources
  • Interpret results from data analysis and distil findings into accessible and compelling formats for policy maker
Why should I join?
  • Put learning into practice through an Integrated Applied Exercise focused on your own national context
  • Participants join and interact with a diverse network of professionals engaging in issues of impact assessment of social protection
  • The course uses a mix of training methods: lectures, plenary discussions, good practices, 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

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:

  • Pre-course learning: Flexible (asynchronous) self-guided online learning on eCampus and an end of phase assessment
  • 'Real time' learning: Live interactive sessions and engaging video presentations by highly experienced trainers, blended with individual and collaborative group exercises, peer-to-peer assessment and online technical forums on eCampus 
  • End of course assignment: Individual assignment applying cutting-edge technical knowledge to the participants’ organisation. Participants who successfully complete all assessments and the final assignment will receive a Certificate of Achievement.

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