june, 2018

25junAll Day28Training: Social Protection: policies, programmes and evidence

Event Details

Why attend?

Now in its fifth year, this popular course expands your knowledge and conceptual understanding of social protection approaches and provides vital insight into recent evidence and thinking on social protection. It equips you with the necessary skills to engage in critical debate on social protection and ultimately helps improve the effectiveness of social protection interventions in the context of development and poverty reduction. The course inspires critical reflection of policy and practice, grounding discussions in practical examples from across low- and middle-income countries. The focus of the course is on social assistance policies.

Course aims

To enable participants to expand their knowledge base of approaches to social protection, develop an understanding of the challenges in designing and implementing social protection programmes, and critically assess current evidence of what works in social protection.

Who should attend?

Policymakers, practitioners, researchers and project managers who are already or will be working in the area of social protection.

How will participants learn?

The course is interactive, participatory and inclusive. You will be strongly invited to share your own experiences and views on social protection throughout the course. Teaching methods include plenary presentations, facilitated plenary discussions, hands-on exercises, case studies and group discussions. The combination of techniques serves to build on the knowledge already available and to draw on participants’ own experiences of social protection.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course you will:

  • Have expanded your knowledge of approaches to social protection, including frameworks for social protection; regional approaches to social protection; and social assistance instruments.
  • Understand how to more effectively design and implement social protection programmes, most notably social assistance interventions. This includes targeting and delivery of social protection and systems development.
  • Have a good grasp of current evidence of what works in social protection, including tools for monitoring and evaluation approaches.
  • Gained insight into topical issues in social protection, which could include urban social protection, social protection and graduation and social protection for food security.


Note: This is not an IDEAS organised event. Any questions should be sent to the event organisers.


june 25 (Monday) - 28 (Thursday)


University of Sussex, Brighton, UK