Topic outline

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The course provides an overview of social safety net programmes and systems and how they are used and customized according to different contexts. It also introduces the key processes for designing and implementing social safety net programmes.

The target audience of the e-learning course includes: Mid-level managers, technical staff, field personnel who areminvolved in the collection, management, analysis, and reporting of food security information, as well as, planners, policy formulators and programme managers who are involved in monitoring progress in poverty reduction, and meeting food security goals and targets.

  • Safety nets in different contexts
  • Role of social safety net in development policy
  • Common interventions and approaches
  • Key programme design processes
  • Key programme implementation processes
  • Cross-cutting aspects

The course consists of 6 lessons, ranging from approximately 30 to 60 minutes duration each, grouped into two units:

Unit 1 - What are Social Safety Nets
  • Lesson 1.1 - Overview
  • Lesson 1.2 - Safety Nets in different contexts
  • Lesson 1.3 - Common interventions and approaches

Unit 2 - Designing and implementing Social Safety Nets
  • Lesson 2.1 - Key programme design processes
  • Lesson 2.2 - Key programme implementation processes
  • Lesson 2.3 - Cross-cutting aspects

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The content of the course is also available in text format (pdf).

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    • Partners

      European Union (EU) World Bank Group