The IPC-IG, FAO and launch online course on SDGs 1 and 2


 The user can choose to start the course at any time, going through its content and activities at his/hers own pace and earn a certificate after completion




Brasília, April 6—The International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG) and the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) launched, on 23 March 2020, the self-paced online course “Poverty Analysis to achieve SDGs 1 and 2”. The course is available at the platform, and focuses on broadening understanding and strengthening capacity in the use of rural poverty analysis. It covers the multiple and inter-sectoral elements and processes that are vital to adequately support policy and programme design and implementation in sub-Saharan African countries towards eradicating poverty and hunger and reaching SDGs 1 and 2.

“Poverty Analysis to achieve SDGs 1 and 2” is targeted especially for those who are government policymakers and decision-makers, heads or technicians from development departments/programmes, technical experts and practitioners from or focusing on sub-Saharan countries.

Its four modules require 15 hours of studying time. Once the user completes the interactive lessons, tests and a final exam, a certificate of completion signed by the IPC-IG will be available. Access this link for more information and start the course.

The course is a spin-off originated from a project called “Development and implementation of the virtual phase of the Capacity Development” on “Strengthening the use of poverty analysis to achieve SDGs 1 and 2”, which was developed by FAO and the IPC-IG in 2019. The self-paced is a standalone version adapted from the instructor-paced online course held in Ghana and Zambia in 2019, and organised by the FAO’s Regional Office for Africa. The self-paced version is not part of the project and neither a continuation of the instructor-paced course.