Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton You will join research programme managers, government officials and policy advocates to explore what we mean by evidence, whose knowledge really counts and how you can more effectively engage and shape policy with evidence. You will acquire conceptually rigorous tools for analysing policy context, identifying and assessing policy relevant research and framing it for policy. The course attracts a diverse range of evidence producers and users, advisors and advocates, which provides you with a unique opportunity to share learning and reflect on your own organisational context and how to make better use of research.
Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton Effective social protection systems are vital to help those living in poverty to cope with crises and shocks, find employment, and live healthier and fulfilling lives. Through this short online course, you’ll learn the basics of social protection – what it is and how it works. You’ll explore key concepts and definitions, regional differences and core issues in building social protection systems.
Get up to speed with current knowledge, evidence and practice of social protection. You will broaden your knowledge base of approaches to social protection; develop an understanding of challenges in design and implementation in programming; and build your skills to critically assess the current evidence base. The course will enable you to confidently engage in critical debate about social protection to improve policies and programmes for positive social change.
Course aims This course aims to equip participants with knowledge about current thinking and practice on social protection, with a focus on social assistance – social cash transfers, conditional cash transfers, school feeding and public works programmes. Participants will also build their skills in aspects of social protection analysis, design and implementation, such as targeting mechanisms, payment systems, financing options, and assessing the impacts of social protection programmes.
Who should attend? The course is suited to a wide audience of policymakers, practitioners, researchers and project managers who are already or will be working in the area of social protection.
Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton Gain the knowledge and skills to cut through the hype of digital development. Choose the right technologies and approaches to achieve positive social change. In a rapidly changing technological environment, today’s international development professionals need a clear understanding of the role of digital tools and platforms to help them make informed choices to improve economic, environmental and social outcomes.
Certificate; Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton This five day course designed for researchers, project managers and practitioners will provide participants with the necessary methodology and practical knowledge to meet the growing demand for rigorous evaluation of development programmes. The course will be led by Dr Edoardo Masset with co-teachers Professor Robert Chambers, Dee Jupp and Dr Jean-Pierre Tranchant. Type of recognition: British Accreditation Council
Certificate; Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton Social protection has become part and parcel of the development response and has been acknowledged as one of the great successes in development policy. Its prominence is likely to rise even further in light of the post-2015 development agenda and an increasingly uncertain world with increasing inequality and volatility. This course provides a broad-based overview of main approaches to social protection, issues around design and implementation, available evidence and ‘hot topics’ in social protection. It is organised around three main themes, namely(1) Building a knowledge base on social protection; (2) Designing and implementing social protection programmes; and (3) Evidence of what works in social protection. The programme will be complemented with sessions on topical issues, which may include social protection and graduation, politics of social protection and child-sensitive social protection. Type of recognition: British Accreditation Council