Course 1. Improving synergies between social protection and PFM: An introduction
Even before COVID-19 pandemic, many countries had recognized the contribution that social protection can make to sustainable and inclusive economic and social development. The COVID-19 crisis has highlighted the need to improve social protection systems and to identify sustainable funding options for social protection.
This course, proposed in the framework of the SP&PFM programme, aims to introduce social protection and public finance practitioners to the underlying concepts required to understand the available financing options for social protection, and to improve public finance management (PFM).
Assessment of social protection systems for building the case to invest more and better in social protection
Session 1. Investing more and better in social protection
Session 2. Tools for social protection review
Public Financial Management and Budgeting for improved social protection
Session 3. Public financial management and budgeting for improved social protection
Session 5. General Process for Sustainable
Social Protection Policy Reform
Traditional and innovative financing for social protection
Session 6. Value-for-money and equity in social protection expenditure
Session 6. Group work
Session 7. Macroeconomic policies and debt
Session 8. Domestic Resource Mobilization
Session 9. Fiscal Space Analysis and 8 Options for financing Social Protection
Course 2. Social protection and public finance management: A training package for civil society and trade unions
This course was conceived by the Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors (GCSPF) to reinforce the competencies of civil society organizations and trade unions on public finance management (PFM) and social protection. The aim is to develop their capacity for effective participation in national dialogues on building and strengthening social protection regimes, sustainable financing and monitoring for desired results – all with a PFM lens.
If you are part of the target group, this course will allow you to:
- Explore the basic concepts, processes and tools that underpin public finance management.
- Demonstrate the PFM relevance for the strengthening of social protection systems and for the progressive universalizing of social protection regimes.