Designing and Implementing Social Protection Programmes Course

Economic Policy & Research Institute (EPRI)

The Economic Policy Research Institute (EPRI), together with the UNU_MERIT/Maastricht Graduate School of Governance, and the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) are delighted to offer the Designing and Implementing Social Transfers Programmes Course from 7 - 18 August 2017 in Cape Town, South Africa.  This innovative and prestigious two-week programme provides participants from across the globe with an in-depth understanding of the conceptual and practical issues involved in the design and implementation of social protection programmes. 

About the Course:

A two-week intensive course including specialised elective modules is aimed at providing participants with an in-depth understanding of the conceptual and practical issues involved in the design and implementation of social protection programmes. The course reinforces the skills required to identify, design and implement effective social protection programmes with the aim of reducing poverty and vulnerability and promote developmental outcomes. A variety of learning methods is used, including presentations, roundtable discussions, simulation games, hands-on computer-assisted exercises and group work. Participants will also have an opportunity to learn from each other, share their knowledge and experience, present and discuss challenging issues from their own countries, and work together on new solutions. 

Target Audience:

The course aims to build the capacity of government policymakers and officials, representatives from bilateral and multilateral agencies, programme practitioners, researchers, project managers and staff members from non-governmental organisations. The course will serve those who want to more effectively design, implement and manage social transfer programmes with the goal of reducing poverty and better achieving the Sustainable Developmental Goals.

Key Presenters and Experts:

The innovative course combines the strengths of EPRI, IDS, HelpAge International and UNU-MERIT in social protection. The course is taught by leading experts in the field, who hold a position at one of these world-class institutions as well as from other international organisations, academics, private consultants and policymakers from around the world. 

Click here to find out more about the programme and topics covered in the course 


Early application is strongly recommended since admission is competitive, space is limited. Apply to the course

Event Start Date: 
Monday, 7 August, 2017
Event End Date: 
Friday, 18 August, 2017
Event Venue: 
Cape Town, South Africa
Event Type: 
Cape Town

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