Safety Nets Core Course: February 1-12, 2010 (apply by November 20, 2009)
The next offering of the course "For Protection and Promotion: the Design and Implementation of Effective Safety Nets" will take place from February 1-12, 2010. This course is jointly delivered by the World Bank Institute (WBI) and the World Bank's Social Protection anchor.
This 2-week course aims to provide participants with an in-depth understanding of the conceptual and practical issues involved in developing individual safety net programs and full safety net systems. These programs and systems help protect poor and vulnerable population groups from income risk, link them to essential social services, and help them escape poverty.
The course builds on the latest research findings by the World Bank and other academic and research institutions. It considers practical experience from around the world and draws lessons for low-income, middle-income, and accession countries.
Participants will have the opportunity to present and discuss challenging social safety net issues in their own country, and work toward solutions, with other participants and experts.
The deadline for registration is November 20, 2009.
For course and enrollment information, including the application form, please visit the course website.