UNICEF/ERF launch free e-course on Social and Economic Policies
UNICEF and the Economic Research Foundation (ERF) invite you to participate in a new e-learning programme focusing on socio-economic policies for child rights with equity. This free, self-paced online course is available to all development partners at UN agencies, governments, universities and civil society organizations.
Course description: This innovative programme is a foundational course on economic and social policies to promote equity and child rights. The topics covered include: the human rights-based approach to development;socially-responsive macroeconomic policies such as fiscal, monetary and exchange rate policies; equitable sector policies; public finance and social budgeting; multidimensional poverty; social protection, migration and climate change.
The e-course aims to provide evidence-based arguments and advocacy skills needed to promote equity and children's rights in public policy, in the context of recent developments such as the economic crisis or high food prices.
Course duration: The course is self-directed and may be completed at your own pace.
Registration: This course is being offered free of charge to ensure maximum outreach. Upon completion of each module, a test is administered and a certificate will be issued to all who reach successful completion.
Visit policyforchildrights.org to get started. Please share this announcement with all who may be interested in participating.
The course was designed by an ERF team led by Jayati Ghosh, Director of the Economic Research Foundation, and a UNICEF team led by Isabel Ortiz, Associate Director of Policy and Practice, UNICEF.
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