Social Protection and Rural Poverty is the theme of a new IPC-IG micro-course

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Around 70 per cent of the world’s population lack adequate access to social protection. Most are people living in rural areas, who own few or no assets and are dependent on agriculture and on the use of natural resources for their livelihoods. How can social protection contribute to reduce rural poverty and promote inclusive rural transformation? This is one of the questions that the 5th micro-course in a series on Social Protection Fundamentals and Topics aims to respond. 

The course will discuss the dimensions and drivers of rural poverty and inequality; the concepts and components of social protection; and the synergies that can be enabled when combining social protection with other interventions.  

As a self-paced course, participants can choose their own hours, going through the content and activities at their own pace. It requires three hours of learning time to be completed. After concluding all required activities, including module quizzes and an evaluation survey, participants are awarded a certificate of completion.
The course was developed by the International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG) in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and is sponsored by the German Corporation for International Cooperation (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit—GIZ) on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ); and the platform.  

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Learn more about the other courses in the Social Protection Fundamentals and Topics series:  

What is Social Protection? An introduction  
Social Protection Programmes  
Integrated and digital social protection information systems 
Adaptive Social Protection