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Social Protection Labor and Jobs Core Courses 2017
March 6-17, 2017Washington DC

The Social Protection Labor and Jobs Core Courses comprise three parallel courses on: (i) Social Safety Nets, (ii) Pensions, and (iii) Jobs and Migration Policies which will be held from March 6 to March 17, 2017 in the World Bank, Washington D.C. (HQ). The two-week Core Courses will provide an in-depth understanding of the conceptual and practical issues involved in the development of programs on social assistance, social safety nets, pensions, social security, jobs and migration. The Core Courses will focus on capacity building through hands-on training and business development. The participants will 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.

VENUE

World Bank Headquarters | I building
1818 H Street, NW
Washington, DC, 20433

REGISTRATION AND SECURITY

  • Registration will open at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, March 6, 2017.
  • Please bring your government issued photo ID (driver’s license, passport.) You will be required to present it when you check-in.
  • For security reasons, all visitors to the World Bank are required to pass through a metal detector and all visitors’ bags are X-rayed.
  • You will be directed to the registration tables. Here you will register and pick up your World Bank visitor’s pass (which will grant you access to World Bank buildings until 6 p.m. on March 17).
  • Visitor’s passes are mandatory for all participants who are not World Bank Group or IMF staff.

INTERNET ACCESS

There is free Wi-Fi available at the Bank. To obtain the password, please visit the registration desk.

LUNCH AND BREAKS

Lunch will be from 12:30-2:00 p.m.

Breaks will be from 10:30-11:00 a.m. and 3:30-4:00 p.m.

CURRENCY

  • Foreign Exchange Facilities: Bank-Fund Staff Federal Credit Union (BFSFCU) is a full service bank and is located in the World Bank’s Main Complex (Room MC C2-300).
  • ATM machines are located in all Bank building lobbies. More information is available at the registration desk.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

  • The nearest Metro station on the Orange Line is Farragut West (about 2 blocks from the World Bank Headquarters | Main Complex).
  • The nearest Metro station on the Red Line is Farragut North (about 3 – 4 blocks from World Bank Headquarters | Main Complex).
  • For information about the Washington, DC metro, visit the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority website at wmata.com.

CITY INFORMATION

For information on Washington, DC, the official visitor’s guide is available at washington.org.

EMERGENCY CONTACT

  • In case of any life-threatening emergencies at any time, please call the city’s emergency number at 911.
  • In case of an emergency while at the World Bank premises, you may also call the World Bank Security hotline at (202) 458-8888.

COURSE CONTENT

The two-week core course builds on the latest developments in safety nets as integral part of social protection systems, to provide participants with an in-depth understanding of the conceptual and practical issues involved in the development of social assistance or social safety net programs. A variety of learning methods are used, including presentations, round table discussions, simulation games, hands-on computer assisted exercises and group work.

The Safety Nets Core Course will be hold concurrently with a similar Core Courses on Pensions and Jobs and Migration Policies.

TARGET AUDIENCE

Policymakers and policy analysts from Government agencies, NGOs involved in the implementation of social safety nets, and operational staff from the World Bank and from bilateral and multilateral donor agencies. Interested TTLs and countries are encouraged to nominate teams engaged in the design, implementation or evaluation of social safety nets programs.

BROCHURE AND APPLICATION INFORMATION

Please apply to the course. The deadline for application is Monday, February 06, 2017

Please find the course brochure. For more information email splcorecourses2017@worldbank.org

RECOMMENDED ONLINE TRAINING

We highly recommend that applicants complete the e-learning Social Safety Nets Course.

 

 

The two-week core course builds on the latest developments in pension to provide participants with an in-depth understanding of the conceptual and practical issues involved in the development of pension and social security programs and linkages to social protection and labor systems. A variety of learning methods were used, including presentations, round table discussions, simulation games, hands-on computer assisted exercises and group work.

COURSE CONTENT

This course aims to provide participants with an in-depth understanding of the conceptual and practical issues involved in the design and implementation of pension and social security programs and linkages to social protection and labor systems.  The course is divided into introductory and advanced modules of one week each and will be held concurrently with a similar course on Social Safety Nets and Jobs and Migration Policies.

Module 1 (Week 1). The objective of this introductory module is to introduce participants to the conceptual framework for Social Protection and Labor systems; and to provide instruction in the framework and analytical tools used for the diagnostic evaluation of pensions and social security schemes.

Module 2 (Week 2). The objective of this advanced module is to provide participants with a more introduction to key components of pension schemes and key reform themes.  The issue areas to be focused on in the course this year will be: (i) Closing the coverage gap; (ii) pensions and labor market policies in aging economies; (iii) approaches towards pensions administration, collections, data management and payment systems; and (iv) pension regulation, supervision and investment management. 

TARGET AUDIENCE

This course is designed for policymakers, policy analysts, research staff and pension fund professionals from public and private pension institutions, Government agencies and other development partners. It is also open to operational staff from the World Bank and from bilateral and multilateral development agencies. As teamwork is important, we encourage interested countries to nominate teams engaged in the design, implementation or evaluation of pension, social security and elderly assistance programs.

BROCHURE AND APPLICATION INFORMATION

Please apply to the course. The deadline for application is Thursday, February 16, 2017. 

The course brochure.

The two-week core course aims to provide participants with an in-depth understanding of the conceptual and practical issues involved in the design and implementation of Jobs strategies and interventions.  Experts from in and outside the World Bank will bring a cross-sectoral approach, including perspectives on trade and competitiveness, macroeconomics, agriculture and urbanization. Participants will leave with models, tools for assessment, and better understanding of frameworks for creating policy and programming to 1) create jobs in the formal sector; 2) improve the quality of jobs in the informal sector; and 3) help connect individuals to jobs or move from low to higher quality jobs.

COURSE CONTENT

The course is taught by recognized experts from the World Bank and other agencies, international organizations, academics, and policy makers from around the world.  It employs a mix of learning methods, including presentations, hands-on exercises, case-studies and group projects. The course will be held concurrently with courses on Social Safety Nets and Pensions.

Module 1: Job Creation in the Formal Sector includes:

  • Technical Session on Jobs Diagnostics and trends (basic definitions will be presented here)
  • Applied Learning Session on job creation in the formal sector: macro and fundamentals,  private sector development and support to SMEs, the role of urbanization policies

Module 2: Improving Productivity and Quality of Informal Work includes:

  • Increasing the productivity of farmers and value chains
  • Expanding social insurance
  • Getting incentives right (taxation, business and labor regulations)
  • Entrepreneurship Programming, identifying gazelles, and policies to encourage entrepreneurship

Module 3: Connecting People to Jobs includes:

  • Barriers preventing access to jobs (focus on youth, women, and migrants)
  • Best Practices in Design of Active Labor Market Programs (ALMP)
  • Best Practices in Skills Training

Migration Policies

This course will explore tools and diagnostics to provide evidence of the economic benefits of migration, to manage vulnerabilities and risks during the process of migration, and to create an appropriate mix of public-private mix of initiatives that create win-win outcomes. 

Some specific training sessions topics will be:

  1. Measuring the impact of migration on poverty, employment and income
  2. Creating portable systems for skills and social benefits
  3. Institutional diagnostic for strengthening labor-sending country systems- from recruitment to return
  4. Policy settings for migrant admissions policies: middle and high income economies
  5. Designing bilateral labor agreements for low-skilled workers
  6. Reducing the risk for vulnerable female migrants through specific programs
  7. Brain drain, brain gain, brain circulation: modern skills and mobility systems
  8. Internal mobility within countries – fostering inclusion into cities and secondary towns
  9. Special case of outward mobility in small countries: Haiti, Pacific islands, Tajikistan
  10. Labor market insertion of refugees and urban inclusion

TARGET AUDIENCE

The Jobs and Migration course has a primary audience of  counterparts in Ministries of Labor, Ministries of Planning,  Ministries of Education, Ministries of Finance,  Ministry of Foreign Affairs,  Ministries of Commerce and Industry, Local Governments, other bilateral practitioners and Bank staff.

APPLICATION INFORMATION

Please apply to the course. The deadline for application is Monday, February 06, 2017. For more information please email splcorecourses2017@worldbank.org