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Sweden: Expanded opportunities for temporary parental benefit

Government Offices of Sweden (11.05.2020) Parents who have to stay home from work to care for children, whose schools are closed to limit the spread of the virus, will be eligible for temporary parental benefit. In such situations, parents will receive approximately 90 per cent of the daily…

Parents who have to stay home to care for children will be eligible for temporary parental benefit which amounts  approximately 90 per cent of the daily allowance they would normally receive. The new ordinance also contains an exemption from the requirement of a medical opinion to verify the…

Expanded opportunities for temporary parental benefit

The opportunities to receive temporary parental benefit have been expanded in a new ordinance. If it should be necessary to close e.g. preschools and schools to limit the spread of the virus, parents who have to stay home from work t

https://www.government.se/articles/2020/05/about-covid-19--for-older-people-peo… siha
Pension payments and pandemics – four potential policy responses

worldbank.org (14.05.2020) The economic downturn sparked by the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) is having a major impact on global labor and financial markets – which in turn will have significant effects on pension systems.  Crucially, policy responses will need to strike a balance between the…

https://blogs.worldbank.org/psd/pension-payments-and-pandemics-four-potential-p… pmassetti
Belgium: Temporary crisis measures for the self-employed: Sickness benefit

Federal Public Service - Social Security (05.05.2020) Self-employed workers who fall ill during the coronavirus crisis can receive sickness benefits from the first day they actually fell…

Self-employed workers who fall ill during the coronavirus crisis can receive sickness benefits from the first day they actually fell ill. This specific crisis measure applies from the…

Incapacity for work paid from the first day of illness

https://socialsecurity.belgium.be/fr/news/mesures-temporaires-de-crise-pour-ind… siha
Belgium: Temporary parental allowance for the self-employed

Federal Public Service - Social Security (20.05.2020) May 16, 2020, the Council of Ministers approved a temporary parental allowance for the self-employed. Self-employed workers who do not benefit (or no longer) from other crisis measure, and whose activity reduced due to the care for their…

A temporary parental allowance for the self-employed who do not benefit (or no longer) from other crisis measure, and whose activity reduced due to the care for their child (ren) in the exceptional circumstances following the COVID-19 crisis. A

Last Saturday, May 16, 2020, the Council of Ministers approved a temporary parental allowance for the self-employed.

https://socialsecurity.belgium.be/fr/news/allocation-parentale-temporaire-pour-… siha
How to finance social protection in developing countries in the age of COVID-19

ILO (13.05.2020) The pandemic has highlighted something that had been almost forgotten by policy makers across the world in the past few decades; the importance of expenditure in public health and social protection systems.

https://iloblog.org/2020/05/13/how-to-finance-social-protection-in-developing-c… pmassetti
Universal Basic Income is gathering support. Has it ever worked – and could it work in the UK?

nationalgeographic.co.uk (20.05.2020)Spain has just taken the first step towards it. Many feel the UK needs it. So is UBI a Utopian ideal, or a necessary salvation?

https://www.nationalgeographic.co.uk/history-and-civilisation/2020/05/universal… pmassetti
The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean proposes Universal Basic Income

pensionpolicyinternational.com (22.05.2020) The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, a regional organism of the United Nations Secretariat has declared itself in favour of a new regime of welfare and social protection that includes the gradual, progressive and sustained…

https://pensionpolicyinternational.com/the-economic-commission-for-latin-americ… pmassetti
En Afrique et ailleurs, l’épidémie de « PochVid-20 »

theconversation.com (18.05.2020) Dans les pays en développement, les activités informelles concernent les deux tiers de l’emploi, et les quartiers informels abritent entre un tiers et deux tiers des citadins, selon les pays. Ce secteur informel est touché de plein fouet par la crise liée au…

https://theconversation.com/en-afrique-et-ailleurs-lepidemie-de-pochvid-20-1376… pmassetti
CORONAVIRUS: Here's the latest

In the case of businesses operating in these sectors, for the months of March, April, May and June 2020, employers will be exempt from the payment of contributions on wages. From among the contributions payable on wages, there will only be a health insurance contribution payment obligation in…

http://abouthungary.hu/news-in-brief/coronavirus-heres-the-latest/ socpro
Sattler: EU will prepare a Special Program of Support for Economy of Bosnia and Herzegovina

European Union will prepare a special program of support for the BiH economy and the Western Balkans, following the end of the crisis caused by the emergence of the coronavirus.

https://www.sarajevotimes.com/sattler-eu-will-prepare-a-special-program-of-supp… socpro
What the coronavirus bill will do

Removing barriers to allow recently retired NHS staff and social workers to return to work (and in Scotland, in addition to retired people, allowing those who are on a career break or are social worker students to become temporary social workers)

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-bill-what-it-will-do/wha… socpro
4041 lonely elderly people will be provided with food baskets for one month

4041 lonely elderly people will be provided with food baskets for one month.

https://www.gov.am/ru/news/item/9690/ socpro
There will be no delays in the payment of pensions and benefits, they will be delivered at the beneficiary's place of residence

Special benefit delivery mechanisms of pensions to old persons and persons with disabilities – they will receive the pensions at home, no need to go to the bank

https://www.gov.am/ru/news/item/9676/ socpro
400 billion baht stimulus announced to boost Thai economy

The package will cover all sectors and is designed to benefit 14.6 million low-income earners who account for 22% of the Thai population

https://thethaiger.com/coronavirus/400-billion-baht-stimulus-announced-to-boost… socpro
Coronavirus emergency, the “Cura Italia” law decree is online

The decree suspends all conditionalities related to the Guaranteed Minimum Income program, or Reddito di Cittadinanza (RdC or Citizens' Income), for two months. The measure was introduced to minimize the movement of beneficiaries (to social services or to public employment services, where…

http://www.protezionecivile.gov.it/media-comunicazione/news/dettaglio/-/asset_p… socpro
COVID-19: School-based lunch programs expand to feed thousands during crisis

British Columbia arranged to provide school meals for at-risk students

https://www.oakbaynews.com/news/covid-19-school-based-lunch-programs-expand-to-… socpro
Ethiopia avails $154 million to combat COVID-19

The Government of Ethiopia today announces availing 5 billion birr (about $154 million) to combat the spread of COVID-19 pandemic and to undertake preparedness tasks (primarily aiming at increasig health care spending). It is indicated that all regions in Ethiopia are preparing quarantine…

https://newbusinessethiopia.com/health/ethiopia-avails-154-million-to-combat-co… socpro
Policy Responses to COVID-19

Individual local governments are providing significant sums to assist the
elderly and families with low or no income ($250,000 thus far from Sarajevo
municipality Stari Grad). Plans are underway for larger-scale assistance.

https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 socpro
Cameroon - POLICY RESPONSES TO COVID-19

The authorities’ preparedness and response plan envisage COVID-19-related health spending to reach CFAF 6.5 billion (or US$11 million) over the next three months (about 0.1 percent of GDP on an annualized basis).

https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19#N socpro
Impact of coronavirus: PM announces Tk 5,000cr stimulus package for export-oriented industries

The government will pay the salaries and wages of export-oriented sectors. Businesses can avail funds from the package at 2% interest to pay their workers' salaries for up to three months. The salaries must be paid to either a bank or mobile financial service account.

https://www.thedailystar.net/coronavirus-deadly-new-threat/news/pm-announces-tk… socpro
Coronavirus: AfDB approves $2m package for WHO's Africa response

The Zimbabwean government on Monday (March 30) reported that it had budgeted over $600 million to cover one million vulnerable households under a cash transfer programme for the next three months.

https://www.africanews.com/2020/04/02/economics-of-covid-19-impact-on-africa/ socpro
Bangladesh’s PM Bumps Up COVID-19 Economic Stimulus Program by $8 bn

Food subsidies would include selling rice at Tk5/kg through OMS, down
from Tk30/kg

https://www.benarnews.org/english/news/bengali/COVID-economy-04052020171138.html socpro
Social grant payments underway on Day 4 of lockdown

In preparation for the lockdown, social security agency - SASSA - announced that grants for the elderly and people with disabilities will be paid from 30 - 31 March 2020.

https://www.sanews.gov.za/south-africa/social-grant-payments-underway-day-4-loc… socpro
Bangladesh’s PM Bumps Up COVID-19 Economic Stimulus Program by $8 bn

The government has also committed to widen the coverage of the existing social safety net to address the basic needs of people living below the poverty line. These include workers in the informal sector, the daily labourers, old people and destitute women.

https://www.benarnews.org/english/news/bengali/COVID-economy-04052020171138.html socpro
Social Security establishes $15M fund to assist workers impacted by COVID-19

Provision of an additional XCD 5 million (USD 1.8 million) to support the Poverty Alleviation Programme

https://www.thestkittsnevisobserver.com/social-security-establishes-15m-fund-to… socpro