Centre for Social Protection training

The Centre for Social Protection (CSP) provides a range of training activities for organisations and individuals in social protection thinking and analysis, and to share lessons and research from social protection policy and practice.

Short training courses are provided to institutions that are seeking a long term engagement with the Centre to build knowledge and capacity in social protection programming.

CSP training approach

Short training courses are provided to institutions that are seeking a long term engagement with the Centre to build knowledge and capacity in social protection programming (see the CSP Training Activities for examples of past training courses).

Our training approach is interactive, with participants encouraged to engage fully in all sessions, and skills being built through debates, group-work and exercises. We provide participants with opportunities to share their experiences of social protection programmes and to learn from each other.

Information technologies are used to support the interactive nature of training e.g. on-line forums and blogs through which we encourage reflection on both individual and organisation training needs.

Professional trainers

Dedicated CSP training personnel include both IDS staff and non-IDS staff with regular contributions from the Economic Policy Research Institute (EPRI), the University of Manchester and the University of Maastricht.

Key resources

Resources are exclusively available to all training participants through the CSP training Sharepoint pages including: course reading lists, presentations and course exercises. Access and membership to the CSP network is also provided to course participants.

Further enquiries

Please email socialprotection@ids.ac.uk