Course category: 
Instructor-led course
Course start date: 
11 September, 2019 (All day)
Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, FAO
International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG)

Strengthening the use of Poverty Analysis to achieve SDGs 1 and 2

This online course is part of an Executive-level Capacity Development Programme on “Strengthening the use of Poverty Analysis to achieve SDGs 1 and 2”, in Ghana and Zambia, organised by FAO, the Governments of Ghana and Zambia, and partners.

The Programme comprises of three phases, as follows:

  • Phase 1 (on-line course): during the course of 5 weeks (about 15 hours of study total)
  • Phase 2 (face-to-face training): 5 full working days
  • Phase 3 (coaching sessions): follow-up and support period over the course of 2 months


Phase 1

The virtual phase is an intructor-led on-line course consisting of an introduction to main concepts
and strategies, as well as an opportunity to begin to get to know and interact with each other. Main topics
covered will include:

  • Concepts and measurement of poverty and vulnerability, food security and malnutrition- in the
  • context of SDGs 1 and 2;
  • Public policies and experiences in Poverty Reduction– structural transformation, rural development, social protection systems including productive inclusion, decent rural employment and inclusive value chains, human development (health, education, etc.), including in the context of migration, climate change and conflict;
  • Coordination mechanisms, decentralized implementation at local level, monitoring and evaluation.


Learning outcomes

By the end of the online course (Phase 1), the participant is expected to be able to:

  • Explain and use in your daily work SGDs 1 and 2 targets and indicators – what they are and how they are calculated and monitored
  • Identify the different dimensions and drivers of rural poverty and vulnerability in different livelihood contexts
  • Analyse and compare different methodologies for measuring poverty and food insecurity, especially in rural areas - and contribute to the national reporting process on the current status of SDGs 1 and 2 in your country
  • Identify causal pathways of a theory of change to reduce rural poverty by identifying and assessing different entry points out of poverty for different categories of rural households
  • Describe best practices, including notably successful international examples, in rural poverty reduction strategies and programmes at different levels with particular emphasis on multisectoral participatory coordination mechanisms, decentralization and informed by robust monitoring and evaluation strategies
  • Identify and understand implications for using different methodologies and tools for formulating strategies, policies, programmes and projects, as well as for monitoring and evaluating their impact