This course takes learners on a 4 week journey through the world of social protection. The course provides a basic introduction to what social protection is, why it has evolved as an important policy option, what are its main tools and what are the conceptual and political premises upon which policy interventions and their tools are based.
Each week, learners will encounter a different social protection intervention, situated in a specific country setting and will be invited to consider the advantages and limitations of each given policy. the specific policies addressed are: MicroFinance, cash transfers, public work programs, and universal basic income guarantees.
What you’ll learn
Familiarize learners with the concept of social protection
Introduce the main policies of protection that have been adopted by different countries
Explain basic technical and analytical concepts that can help learners understand the advantages and limitations of different social policies
Integrate the experiences of beneficiaries into the analysis of social protection policies