the Vulnerable: The Design and Implementation
of Effective Safety Nets" - December 1-12,
2002 - Washington, D.C.
"Protecting the Vulnerable: The Design and
Implementation of Effective Safety Nets"
is a two week course aimed at providing participants
with an in-depth understanding of the conceptual
and practical issues involved in the development
of safety nets interventions to protect poor and
vulnerable population groups from income risk
and to ensure they have adequate access to essential
social services. The rationale and appropriateness
of particular safety nets interventions in different
country contexts will be examined as well (e.g.
countries with different levels of income, economies
in transition, post-crisis countries, countries
experiencing conflicts or disasters).
The course incorporates formal lectures together
with practical case studies and hands-on exercises
enabling participants to apply what they have
learned to concrete situations. The course is
taught by a wide array of experts from the World
Bank, top academic and research institutions,
and other leading agencies.
This course is designed for policymakers and
research staff from civil stakeholders, NGOs
involved in the implementation of safety nets,
PRSP teams, researchers and trainers from academic
institutions, and policy analysts from NGOs,
journalists working on issues related to poverty
reduction and social policy, and operational
staff from the World Bank and from bilateral
and multilateral donor agencies. As teamwork
is essential to developing effective safety
nets programs, we encourage interested countries
to nominate teams engaged in the design, implementation
or evaluation of safety nets programs.
The course is conducted entirely in English.