Social protection is a sub-set of public actions that help address risk, vulnerability and chronic poverty. Social transfers and social services are a long-term investment. They carry lifetime benefits and high individual and social returns. Social protection aims at ensuring groups and individuals to live a fulfilling life, taking into consideration the role of the state in facilitating this, and the vulnerabilities of particular groups or individuals. As a set of policies, social protection consists of interventions which address vulnerabilities and factors which hinder a group or individual's capacity to enjoy a fulfilling life.
The training on social protection and safety nets will introduce some of the best literature on the understandings and types of social protection, the design and implementation problems to be considered, the potential for mainstreaming other development concerns into social protection programming, and the major debates both the donor and academic arenas.
The training aims at aiding in the understanding of:
- Basics of social protection
- Types of social protection
- Design and implementation of social protection systems
- Donor approaches to social protection
- Social Protection Case study: Kenya
Module 1: Understanding social protection
- Conceptualizing social protection
- Current global issues
- The politics of social protection
- The global financial crisis
- Climate Change
- Fragile states
- Regional perspectives on social protection
- Social protection and poverty
- Social protection and economic growth
- Additional information
Module 2: Types of social protection
- Social assistance
- Cash transfers
- Programme examples and lessons learned
- Cash transfers in emergencies
- Social Pensions
- Public works programmes
- In-kind transfers
- Utility subsidies
- Health fee waivers
- Social insurance
- Labour market interventions
- Labour market interventions for informal workers
- Community-based social protection
Module 3: Design and implementation of social protection Programmes
- Practical guidance
- Lessons learned
- Financing and affordability
- Managing fiduciary risk
- Donor coordination
- Mainstreaming social protection
- A response to social exclusion
- Evaluating social protection programmes
Module 4: Donor approaches to social protection
- Where is a good place to start?
- Donor approaches to social protection
- Asian Development Bank (ADB)
- Department for International Development (DFID)
- International Labour Organisation (ILO)
- Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
- World Bank
Module 5: Social Protection Case Study: Kenya
- Social Protection in Kenya
- The Kenya National Social Protection Policy
- The context of social protection in Kenya
- Social Insurance
- Social Security
- Health Insurance
- National Safety Net Programmes in Kenya
- The Cash Transfer for Persons with Severe Disabilities (PWSD-CT)
- The Cash Transfer for Orphans and Vulnerable Children (CT-OVC)
- The Hunger Safety Net Programme (HSNP)
- The Older Persons Cash Transfer (OPCT)
- The Urban Food Subsidy Programme (UFSP)
This training can also be customized for your institution upon request. You can have it delivered your preferred location.
For further inquiries, please contact us on details below:
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Email: training @versedpro.com
Participants should be reasonably proficient in English.
The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.
All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.
Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact us below.
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