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Youth employment policies: Patterns and trends in two unique data sets 2024-02-23

ILO Working paper 108 (19.02.2024) Youth employment challenges are always a critical concern for policymakers. There is recurring and mounting evidence that labour market challenges, such as unemployment, informality, lack of social protection and inactivity, disproportionately affect youths.

Employment of young workers Published_SS_Monitor https://www.ilo.org/global/publications/working-papers/WCMS_913011/lang--en/ind… pmassetti
Why South Korea Has So Many Elderly Still in the Workforce 2024-02-23 korea, Republic of

TIME (19.02.2024) Some 24.5% of South Koreans aged 70 and above were still working as of January, local media reported Monday, as officials increasingly look to keep more elderly in the workforce to address a demographic crisis. Elderly employment figures have seen a steady increase since the…

Old-age pensions Published_SS_Monitor https://time.com/6696414/south-korea-elderly-workforce/ pmassetti
Addressing Inequality in Budgeting : Lessons from Recent Country Experience 2024-02-22

OECD (19.02.2024) In many countries, public expenditure, including transfers, plays a major role in reducing income inequality. The report reviews the various ways that budgeting can be used to this end. A first includes taking a broad approach to results-based budgeting, taking social and…

Inequalities https://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/governance/addressing-inequality-in-budgeting_ea8… pmassetti
New Forms of Employment and Labour Protection in China 2024-02-22 china

ILO Working Paper 103(20.02.2024)  The objective of this paper is to provide a panoramic description and analysis of the diversity of the new forms of employment that have been emerging in China, with the focus on their background, the main types, the status quo of labour rights protection, and…

Extension of coverage digital platforms, self-employed Published_SS_Monitor https://www.ilo.org/global/publications/working-papers/WCMS_913322/lang--en/ind… pmassetti
Real-world experiments in messaging show that getting low-income people the help they need is more effective when stigma is reduced 2024-02-20 United States

theconversation.com (14.02,2024) There are pervasive stereotypes that Americans who are low income and access government assistance are lazy, lack a work ethic and are even morally inferior. This stigma has been shown to have many negative consequences. But until now, there’s been little…

Innovation capacity, Behavioural insights Published_SS_Monitor https://theconversation.com/real-world-experiments-in-messaging-show-that-getti… pmassetti
Europe's bid to boost gig workers rights fails again 2024-02-19 european union

Reuters (16.02.2024) Europe's attempt to give workers at Uber, Deliveroo and other online platforms more social and labour rights failed a second time after France and three other countries abstained from voting on the watered-down political deal. Belgium, the current holder of the rotating EU…

digital platforms Published_SS_Monitor https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/eu-countries-did-not-back-political-deal-g… pmassetti
Livreurs Uber et Deliveroo : Macron accusé d’avoir torpillé un texte européen pour améliorer leur sort 2024-02-19 european union

huffingtonpost.fr (17.02.2024) La fin d’un travail de plus de deux ans ? Plusieurs pays ont bloqué ce vendredi 16 février l’adoption d’une législation européenne censée renforcer les droits des travailleurs des plateformes numériques comme Uber ou Deliveroo, mais largement vidée de sa substance…

digital platforms Published_SS_Monitor https://www.huffingtonpost.fr/politique/article/livreurs-uber-et-deliveroo-macr… pmassetti
Vietnam's workers cash out pensions early ahead of new law 2024-02-16 vietnam

Vietnam is amending its pension laws in an attempt to deter people from abandoning the fund before retirement. Yet in some quarters, the pending change is having the opposite effect. Many workers critical to the world’s electronics and clothing supply chains were already taking early payouts to…

Pensions managing reforms https://www.pensionpolicyinternational.com/vietnams-workers-cash-out-pensions-e… pmassetti
Opinion: Lessons from Latin America on the impact of platform cooperativism and collective bargaining on algorithmic management 2024-02-16 latin america

equaltimes.org (14.02.2024) In recent years, the platform model of capitalism has spread throughout the world, exacerbating precariousness, informality and the delocalisation of labour relations wherever it goes. This in turn has created the need for alternatives that counteract the…

digital platforms Published_SS_Monitor https://www.equaltimes.org/lessons-from-latin-america-on-the pmassetti
Improving the working conditions of platform workers 2024-02-13 european union

European Parliament (17.01.2024) Although a provisional political agreement between the Council and Parliament was announced on 13 December 2023, 10 Member States could not endorse this agreement on 22 December 2023. The Belgian Presidency is seeking to revive informal discussions with the…

digital platforms Published_SS_Monitor https://www.europarl.europa.eu/thinktank/en/document/EPRS_BRI(2022)698923 pmassetti
Developing skills for digital government : A review of good practices across OECD governments 2024-02-12

oecd (07.02.2024) Digital technologies are having a profound impact on economies, labour markets and societies. They also have the potential to transform government, by enabling the implementation of more accessible and effective services. To support a shift towards digital government,…

ICT governance, Technological transition Published_SS_Monitor https://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/social-issues-migration-health/developing-skills-… pmassetti
South Africa’s ageing population comes with new challenges. How best to adapt to them 2024-02-08 south africa

theconversation.com (21.01.2024) Young people – under the age of 15 – currently make up 29% of South Africa’s population. But this will soon change: the aged portion of the population is forecast to rise from 2030, bringing many challenges. Lauren Johnston, an economics and political economy…

Pensions Published_SS_Monitor https://theconversation.com/south-africas-ageing-population-comes-with-new-chal… pmassetti
Taking stock of progress: A compilation of universal social security schemes in low- and middle-income countries 2024-02-08

Development Pathways (February 2024) Challenging the misconception that universal social security is only viable in high-income countries, this paper compiles examples of ongoing universal coverage schemes in low- and middle-income nations, focusing on old age, disability, and child benefits.…

Extension of coverage Published_SS_Monitor https://www.developmentpathways.co.uk/publications/taking-stock-of-progress-a-c… pmassetti
France: «Bien vieillir»: le Sénat vote plusieurs mesures et demande une grande loi autonomie 2024-02-06 france

lefigaro.fr (06.02.2024) Après l'Assemblée nationale en novembre, la proposition de loi portant sur une panoplie de mesures pour «bâtir la société du bien-vieillir en France» est bien partie pour être adoptée très largement par les sénateurs

Population ageing Published_SS_Monitor https://www.lefigaro.fr/actualite-france/bien-vieillir-le-senat-vote-plusieurs-… pmassetti
Fostering Resilience: How Mobile Money Transformed Crisis Response in Cameroon 2024-02-02 cameroon

worldbank.org (29.01.2024) In early 2020, Cameroon had a well-established safety net. The Social Safety Net Project had reached almost 10% of the poor (140,000 households) with either cash transfers or, mainly for youth, temporary employment through public works. More broadly, the project had…

Mobile technologies, E-services Published_SS_Monitor https://blogs.worldbank.org/africacan/fostering-resilience-how-mobile-money-tra… pmassetti
Platform economy: New report on platform economy marks first step towards considering a new international labour standard 2024-02-01

ilo.org (01.02.2024) A new Law and Practice report, Realizing Decent Work in the Platform Economy , has been published by the ILO. The report marks a crucial milestone in the process that can lead to a new international labour standard on decent work in the platform economy. It will be discussed…

digital platforms Published_SS_Monitor https://www.ilo.org/global/about-the-ilo/newsroom/news/WCMS_909150/lang--en/ind… pmassetti
Transforming Healthcare: Navigating Digital Health with a Value-Driven Approach 2024-01-30

World Economic Forum (09.01.2024) This insight report provides a blueprint for the Digital Healthcare Transformation Initiative, detailing healthcare challenges that digital solutions can tackle, key enablers for adoption, success stories and strategies to expedite digital healthcare…

Health Published_SS_Monitor https://www.weforum.org/publications/transforming-healthcare-navigating-digital… pmassetti
India: Interim Budget 2024: Gig workers to get social security fund, says report 2024-01-29 india

India Today (29.01.2024) The proposed fund, outlined in the Social Security Code of 2020, represents a significant move towards providing universal social security for a wide range of workers.

digital platforms Published_SS_Monitor https://www.indiatoday.in/business/budget-2024/story/social-security-fund-gig-w… pmassetti
Global Coalition for Social Justice: Global Coalition for Social Justice attracts first 100 partners 2024-01-25

Governments, employers’ and workers’ organizations, international organizations, academic institutions and INGOs join Coalition to grow multilateral cooperation, and accelerate progress towards achieving Sustainable Development Goals and Decent Work Agenda.

Published_SS_Monitor https://www.ilo.org/global/about-the-ilo/newsroom/news/WCMS_909237/lang--en/ind… pmassetti
Rethinking Health System Performance Assessment : A Renewed Framework 2024-01-25

oecd (23.01.2024) Health systems are under intense pressure to adapt to evolving needs and megatrends driven by population ageing, digitalisation, and climate change. They also need to be better prepared to withstand sudden, large-scale shocks such as pandemics, financial crises, natural…

Health Published_SS_Monitor https://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/social-issues-migration-health/rethinking-health-… pmassetti
ILO Working Paper 97: A global fund for social protection. Lessons from the diverse experiences of global health, agriculture and climate funds 2024-01-22

ilo.org (06.10.2023) This study aims to understand the experiences of setting up global funds across the health, climate and agriculture sectors and identify lessons to be learned from them that can guide further thinking about the implementation of a prospective global fund for social…

Published_SS_Monitor https://www.ilo.org/global/publications/working-papers/WCMS_897220/lang--en/ind… pmassetti
Social protection for migrant workers in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries: A regional mapping of provisions on paper and in practice 2024-01-22 arabic countries

ilo.org (28.11.2023) Challenges of extending social protection to migrant workers are particularly evident in the countries of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC), where migrants comprise between 76 per cent (Saudi Arabia) and 95 per cent (Qatar) of the workforce. Such…

Extension of coverage, Migration Published_SS_Monitor https://www.ilo.org/beirut/publications/WCMS_903672/lang--en/index.htm pmassetti
Stress Testing Adaptive Social Protection Systems in the Sahel 2024-01-19 Africa

worldbank.org (02.01.2024) The Sahel region of Africa faces multiple crises, which further compound structural economic and human development challenges. The Sahel is one of the world’s poorest regions and displays some of the lowest levels of human capital globally. Violence and insecurity in…

Environment and climate change Published_SS_Monitor https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/entities/publication/2ba6de24-4c49-4828-bee… pmassetti
How improving women's health can unlock trillions in GDP 2024-01-18

World Economic Forum (17.01.2024) A new analysis from the World Economic Forum and the McKinsey Health Institute shows how improving women's health can significantly boost GDP. Enhancing women’s health benefits individual women and helps families, communities, organizations and the global…

Health gender_and_inequality Published_SS_Monitor https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2024/01/ushering-in-a-new-era-of-investment-for-… pmassetti
Gen-AI: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Work 2024-01-16

imf.org(14.01.2024)  Artificial Intelligence (AI) has the potential to reshape the global economy, especially in the realm of labor markets. Advanced economies will experience the benefits and pitfalls of AI sooner than emerging market and developing economies, largely due to their employment…

Artificial intelligence Published_SS_Monitor https://www.imf.org/en/Publications/Staff-Discussion-Notes/Issues/2024/01/14/Ge… pmassetti