Barbados has embarked on the reform of its social protection programmes to build a universal, shock responsive, social protection system progressively. The Joint Programme Universal Adaptive Social Protection to Enhance Resilience and Acceleration of the Sustainable Development Goals in the Eastern Caribbean is supporting the process by the implementation of the Core Diagnostic Instrument (CODI) and the Social Protection Expenditure Review (SPER). These assessments will provide key stakeholders with a thorough understanding of the many programmes providing social protection as well as their performance.
To support such reform processes, the Joint Programme is also reinforcing capacities of policy makers and stakeholders on social protection. The International Labour Organization (ILO), through its International Training Centre (ITCILO), has launched the “E-Training program on Social Protection Policy and Quantitative Techniques”. The course has been custom-designed to meet the learning needs of Barbadian stakeholders on social protection.
The course consists of eight modules covering key areas in social protection. Through a blend of e-learning activities, trainees engage live with experts, share knowledge and experiences with other participants and have the opportunity to applying learnings through a series of assignments relating to each course module. The training programme consists of 80 learning hours spread over eight months and is delivered through the E-campus of the ITCILO.
The key areas of training include:
- Main principles and concepts underpinning social protection
- Policy instruments and design options that ought to be taken into account when devising social protection interventions
- Coordination of social protection with broader policy and political systems
- Design and implementation of shock-responsive social protection programmes
- Key issues and options for creating fiscal space to finance social protection
- Impact assessment of social protection programmes
- Good governance of social protection systems
- Emerging technologies to design and implement stronger and more efficient social protection systems
At the end of the learning journey, successful students will receive a Certificate from the ITCILO.
To learn more about the Core Diagnostic Instrument (CODI) click here
For more information on the Social Protection Expenditure Review (SPER) click here