The course provides policymakers, government officials and practitioners with an in-depth understanding of the conceptual and practical issues involved in the development of social transfer programmes. Cash transfers are a relatively modern tool that have proven extremely successful at accelerating development and lifting populations out of poverty.
About the course
Around the world, developing countries are increasingly recognising the value of social transfer programmes in reducing extreme poverty, with success stories in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. The Economic Policy Research Institute (EPRI) and HelpAge International, together with the Maastricht Graduate School of Governance and the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) are offering a two-week course including a number of specialised modules aimed at providing participants with an in-depth understanding of the conceptual and practical issues involved in the development of social transfer programmes. Participants have an option to take each week as standalone courses, thus it is possible to attend the first week core course only or one of the second week specialised topic electives.
Who is it for?
The course aims to build the capacity of government policymakers and officials, representatives from bilateral and multilateral agencies, programme practitioners 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 Development Goals.
What the course will cover?
The first five days of the course includes a coordinated series of theme-oriented sessions, practical skills-building workshops, field trips to visit social transfer sites and relevant technical skills training. The course will be taught using formal lectures, practical case studies and hands-on exercises.
During the second week of the course, participants will choose one of several intensive, five-day modules on a specialised topic. Offerings may vary based on demand and enrolment numbers, but typical options include:
- Social protection policy
- Financial inclusion and economic opportunity: Linkages to social protection
- Monitoring and Evaluating Social Protection Programmes
- Ageing and pension systems (offered by HelpAge International and the International Labour Organization)
Fees and other costs
The tuition fee for the two week course is £2990. The tuition fee also includes travel on schedule visits and optional hands-on computer based skills workshops.
If you would only like to apply for the core course or one of the five day specialised topics, the tuition is £1690. The tuition fee also includes travel on schedule visits and optional hands-on computer based skills workshops.
for more information on accommodation and discounts, please see the course’s brochure.
How to apply
All applications should be submitted through the online application form on the Economic Policy Research Institute (EPRI) website – http://epri.org.za/what-we-do/courses/capetown/application/.
Alternatively applicants can download the application from the EPRI website and post, fax or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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