Course category: 
Instructor-led course
Course start date: 
8 March, 2021 (All day)
Economic Policy Research Institute, EPRI

Designing and Implementing Adaptive Social Protection Systems

Admission is on rolling bases. 

Governments around the world over are increasingly recognising the value of risk-informed and responsive social protection systems as a strategic priority in mitigating the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic is the latest global crisis to test the responsiveness of the world's social protection systems, but it is not the last or worst shock that national capabilities should anticipate. The challenges facing health, education and social protection systems are amplifying the crisis with immediate and long-term social and economic consequences for poor and vulnerable groups. Strengthening responsive social protection systems offers the potential to mitigate the short-term impacts while contributing to building the resilience of people to future threats and crisis.

Through an integrated collaboration of EPRI faculty, social protection experts, professionals and peers, you will strengthen your social protection knowledge and skills, and explore new ways to adapt social protection policies and programmes to better respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and achieve more effective and developmental impact.

The programme is suited to a broad audience of policymakers, cabinet ministers, government officials, practitioners, researchers and project managers who are already working or will be working in the area of social protection.

Programme Structure
This E-Learning programme offers a set of online modules, engaging webinars, and team exercises as well as individual advising and mentoring, providing 75 hours of instruction. The programme includes five interacting components:

Component 1: Individual mentoring from global experts with advice, guidance and support for a personal learning and development plan throughout the course and afterwards.

Component 2: Self-paced tutorials in the design and implementation of pandemic responsive social protection systems, video presentations, online activities, readings. Access to course materials and videos continues even after the course ends.

Component 3: Bi-weekly webinars on the state of the pandemic and latest innovations in the comprehensive social protection response, bringing together global experts. Access to bi-weekly webinars continues even after the course ends.

Component 4: Bi-weekly discussion sessions on core topics and state-of-the-art policy responses. Small groups, facilitated by global experts.

Component 5: Teamwork focused on the participant's work responsibilities and just-in-time evidence to support proactive responses. Facilitated by global experts, teams provide international perspectives aligned to individual work responsibilities, including both group work and one-on-one coaching and mentoring.

 The mentoring component of the programme will be made available in English. Admission is on rolling bases. 

** Please note that the e-course described in this page is not free. **