Social Protection and Rural Poverty (micro-course)
In the entire world, 70% of the population lacks adequate access to social protection with the majority of them living in rural areas. Social protection, when designed, implemented, and coordinated appropriately can generate a broad range of positive impacts on poor and vulnerable households and individuals in rural areas. This micro-course focuses on the multiple dimensions and drivers of rural poverty and inequality and on how social protection can make rural transformation more inclusive. It also approaches themes such as human capital, food security, and decent work, as well as the synergies that can be enabled when combining social protection with other interventions.
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
- Explain how social protection, including when aligned with/complemented by other approaches, can contribute to inclusive rural transformation and rural poverty reduction.
As a self-paced course, you can choose to start and end it at any time, going through its content and activities at your own pace. The course requires three hours of learning time to complete. After concluding all required activities, including module quizzes and an evaluation survey, you can earn a certificate of completion.
This micro course is divided in the following modules:
Module 1: Introduction to socio-economic challenges in rural settings
Module 2: Introduction to social protection
Module 3: Social protection’s impact on inclusive rural transformation
Module 3: Synergies between social protection and other interventions
Module 5: Main takeaways
The course was developed by the International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG) in collaboration with The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). This is the fifth course of a micro-course series on Social Protection Fundamentals and Topics, sponsored by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).