SPRI organizes and facilitates training and capacity building courses and workshops on a global scale. We specialize in trainings involving monetary and non-monetary poverty analysis for children, women and men and courses in social protection (financing, costing, actuarial simulations and other quantitative models, administration, implementation, monitoring and evaluation and social risk management).

Training ranges from short workshops to full week(s) courses and contributions to MSc. and PhD programmes at Universities. In line with monitoring the Sustainable Development Goal 1 on “End poverty in all its forms everywhere”, SPRI fellows have trained local stakeholders from UNICEF, the national statistical office, the ministries, universities and other local researches on monetary and multidimensional poverty analysis in several countries in Sub-Saharan Africa (Zimbabwe, Burundi, Rwanda, Kenya), North Africa (Morocco, Algeria), the Middle East (Palestine) and Asia (Cambodia).

We are currently liaising with universities in sub-Saharan Africa and South-East Asia to start on short courses on social protection in developing countries in an attempt to bring such courses as nearer as possible to the participants. Trainings and courses are provided in both English and French.

Specialised courses in Social Protection/Social Policy

Examples of SPRI’s specialised courses in Social Protection/Social Policy include:

  • Designing and costing Social Protection interventions
  • Designing a social cash transfer aiming to reduce poverty
  • Mapping, simplifying and streamlining an existing national social protection system
  • Poverty, vulnerability and resilience: theory, measurement and policy

Examples of a specialised training programme in Social Protection for social policy specialists and professionals, organised in collaboration with universities in Eastern Africa and South-East Asia include the following modules:

  1. Understanding Social Protection
  2. The Economics of Social Protection
  3. Social Protection and breaking the cycle of poverty and inequity
  4. Contribution based social protection health and pensions
  5. Actuarial methods in social protection
  6. Social Protection Administration and Monitoring and Evaluating Social Protection Interventions

Throughout these six modules, ample attention is given to the practice of Social Protection in countries and regions around the world. Modern developments and innovations in Social Protection as well as trends and systemic aspects are discussed. Their applicability in high-, middle- and low-income countries are at the center of attention. The relevance of both the theoretical and the practical insights for the home countries of the course participants are central to discussions during sessions and workshops. Participants who successfully conclude all 6 modules including the assignments are granted a Certificate.

For more details and information regarding SPRI’s course offering in social protection and social policy, please contact us directly.