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Why Social Protection?

Why Social Protection?

Across the world there is an increas­ing demand for devel­op­ing and strength­en­ing insti­tu­tion­al and human capac­i­ties for social pro­tec­tion schemes, encom­pass­ing social assis­tance, social insur­ance (con­cern­ing pen­sions, health care and labour enhance­ment mea­sures) as well their respec­tive financ­ing mech­a­nisms. Social pro­tec­tion is based on fun­da­men­tal prin­ci­ples of social jus­tice and makes a deci­sive con­tri­bu­tion to over­com­ing exist­ing inequal­i­ties between and with­in dif­fer­ent pop­u­la­tion groups in terms of equi­table and sus­tain­able access to ade­quate health care and oth­er nec­es­sary social pro­tec­tion ben­e­fits. The key strate­gies of the Inter­na­tion­al Labour Organ­i­sa­tion to ” Social Pro­tec­tion Floors” and the World Health Organ­i­sa­tion to ” Uni­ver­sal Health Cov­er­age” also aim at the elim­i­na­tion of pover­ty and the mit­i­ga­tion of social and eco­nom­ic inequal­i­ties. Well-func­tion­ing social pro­tec­tion sys­tems are equal­ly play­ing a fun­da­men­tal role for achiev­ing the Sus­tain­able Devel­op­ment Goals (SDG) by 2030.


Reducing Poverty

Advance­ment in social pro­tec­tion makes a fun­da­men­tal con­tri­bu­tion to reduc­ing pover­ty and thus improv­ing qual­i­ty of life on a region­al, nation­al and inter­na­tion­al scale. More­over, it has become evi­dent that social pro­tec­tion is an impor­tant fac­tor in advanc­ing eco­nom­ic growth, as healthy cit­i­zens ampli­fy the pro­duc­tiv­i­ty of coun­tries. Despite eco­nom­ic progress, many coun­tries are still strug­gling to devel­op and imple­ment com­pre­hen­sive social pro­tec­tion sys­tems. This has cre­at­ed an excit­ing glob­al mar­ket for qual­i­fied experts in the field. 


Need for Social Protection

As social pro­tec­tion sys­tems pro­vide the plat­form upon which a sta­ble work­force can grow and flour­ish as well as a safe­ty net for indi­vid­ual cit­i­zens against undue hard­ship relat­ed to unem­ploy­ment, old age or poor health, more coun­tries are look­ing to estab­lish or strength­en their social pro­tec­tion pack­ages.   Work­ing in social pro­tec­tion is an oppor­tu­ni­ty to advance the social and eco­nom­ic devel­op­ment of pop­u­la­tions and con­tribute to a high­er stan­dard of liv­ing for those who have yet to expe­ri­ence it. Work­ing in social pro­tec­tion is also a par­tic­u­lar­ly robust career choice, giv­en increas­ing demand for peo­ple with advanced knowl­edge and skills in the field.  


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Indi­vid­ual Cours­esCer­tifi­cate in Social Pro­tec­tion