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PopCom: Philippines has little time to address aging population | Inquirer News

The government should start investing on long-term programs to manage the increasing number of senior citizens in the country, particularly on health-care and employment opportunities, the Commission on Population and Development (Popcom) executive director said

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1648755/popcom-ph-has-little-time-to-address-agin… pmassetti
Social protection and response to COVID-19 in Latin America and the Caribbean: Innovations in registration and payment systems latin america

International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG) (01.08.2022) The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has hit the foundations of the economy and provoked devastating social effects in all the countries in the world, being Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) one of the most affected…

E-services epayment Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor, Published_DIGITAL_Eco_Obs_MONITOR https://ipcig.org/publication/31125?language_content_entity=en pmassetti
G2P digital payments and financial inclusion for social resilience Africa

International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG) (01.08.2022) There is a global trend to automate and digitalise the cash payments of social protection programmes, and there has been a shift towards diversifying payment means in some African countries such as Zambia, Namibia, Togo,…

ICT epayment Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor, Published_DIGITAL_Eco_Obs_MONITOR https://ipcig.org/publication/31626?language_content_entity=en pmassetti
Ghana: SSNIT to embark on mass registration exercise ghana

modernghana.com (14.08.2022) The Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) says it will soon embark on a mass registration exercise, especially among those in the informal sector to shore up its membership. The prime objective is to ensure many Ghanaian workers are enrolled onto the…

Pensions Published_SS_Monitor https://www.modernghana.com/news/1177076/ssnit-to-embark-on-mass-registration-e… pmassetti
The Lost Promise of More and Better Jobs | Jobs Undone: Reshaping the Role of Governments toward Markets and Workers in the Middle East and North Africa arabic countries

worldbank.org (July 2022) Reports that one of the most persistent patterns of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region’s labor market remains the large share of healthy and capable working-age populations excluded from the labor force and employment, particularly among women and youth aged…

gender_and_inequality Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor https://elibrary.worldbank.org/doi/10.1596/978-1-4648-1735-9_ch2 pmassetti
La France doit se préparer au défi du grand âge france

lemonde.fr (12.08.2022) Alors que les 85 ans et plus vont croître de près de 90 % entre 2030 et 2050, la gériatrie reste le parent pauvre d’un système hospitalier déjà à bout de souffle et le maintien des personnes âgées chez elles réclame toujours une vraie politique nationale de prévention de…

Published_SS_Monitor https://www.lemonde.fr/idees/article/2022/08/12/la-france-doit-se-preparer-au-d… pmassetti
Millions Of Young People Worldwide Remain Unemployed Because Of The Pandemic, UN Says

forbes.com (11.08.2022) The number of unemployed young people around the world is set to hit 73 million in 2022, a slight improvement from the year before, but still well above global youth unemployment rates before the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a new report from the United Nations, which…

Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor https://www.forbes.com/sites/madelinehalpert/2022/08/11/millions-of-young-peopl… pmassetti
Report: Global Employment Trends for Youth 2022: Investing in transforming futures for young people

ilo.org (11.08.2022) Incorporating the most recent labour market information available, Global Employment Trends for Youth sets out the youth labour market situation around the world. It shows where progress has or has not been made, updates world and regional youth labour market indicators, and…

Employment Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor https://www.ilo.org/global/publications/books/WCMS_853321/lang--en/index.htm pmassetti
Closing the digital divide with identity and payment systems

GovInsider (12.08.2022) Reliable, well designed digital ID and payment systems can be an important social and economic leveller. But governments must be inclusive and citizen-centric in rolling them out, according to the World Bank.

Digital inclusion digital inclusion Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor https://govinsider.asia/digital-identity/closing-the-digital-divide-with-identi… pmassetti
Digital Transformation and Social Well-Being: Promoting an Inclusive Society - Google Books ICT, Digital inclusion digital inclusion https://books.google.ch/books?hl=en&amp%3Blr=&amp%3Bid=XeR8EAAAQBAJ&amp%3Boi=fn… pmassetti
The opportunities of digital inclusion and the tech behind it

TechRepublic (05.08.2022)  There are 2.9 billion people worldwide who do not have internet access or the opportunities to engage in the digital economy. Despite the technological advancements, the digital divide continues to affect all aspects of life, from banking to healthcare, education,…

Digital inclusion digital inclusion Published_SS_Monitor, Published_DIGITAL_Eco_Obs_MONITOR https://www.techrepublic.com/article/the-opportunities-of-digital-inclusion-and… pmassetti
Promoting women's employment in Latin America and the Caribbean latin america

worldbank.org (27.07.2022) The world has changed in the last two years. Governments in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) face the massive challenge of rebuilding post-pandemic economies. But one thing is certain: Women in the region were hit the hardest during the COVID-19 lockdowns. A…

Employment Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor https://blogs.worldbank.org/latinamerica/promoting-womens-employment-latin-amer… pmassetti
Employment and Social Developments in Europe 2022 report shows young people most affected by job losses to economic impact of COVID-19 european union

European Commission (19.07.2022) Amongst other findings, the report shows young people were among the most negatively affected by job losses during the economic crisis triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic. It also shows that the recovery was slower for them than for other age groups. Possible…

Published_SS_Monitor https://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?langId=en&amp%3BcatId=89&amp%3BnewsId=1033… pmassetti
World Population Day 2022: The impact of a rapidly ageing population on the world as we know it

timesnownews.com (11.07.2022) With Europe having the highest ageing population and Africa becoming the land of the youngest people, a rapidly escalating older population can collapse economies and exhaust healthcare systems.

Published_SS_Monitor https://www.timesnownews.com/exclusive/world-population-day-2022-theme-history-… pmassetti
UK. Minister calls on pension schemes to get “data ready” for dashboards united kingdom

Pension Policy International (14.07.2022) The calls come as the government publishes its response to a consultation which gathered feedback from industry, potential providers, consumer groups and future users on what data should be included and how this should be displayed to people. Bringing…

Pensions, Interoperability, E-services Published_SS_Monitor, Published_DIGITAL_Eco_Obs_MONITOR https://www.pensionpolicyinternational.com/uk-minister-calls-on-pension-schemes… pmassetti
Cash Transfers in Pandemic Times : Evidence, Practices, and Implications from the Largest Scale Up in History

worldbank.org (2022) Is Coronavirus (Covid-19) a “game changer” for cash transfers? This tantalizing question has animated a large body of recent literature and over 60 virtual panels. This paper offers some clues to address the question by bringing together data, evaluations and practical…

Cash transfers covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/37700 pmassetti
Ten lessons from the largest scale up of cash transfers in history

blogs.worldbank.org (13.07.2022) Over the past 30 months we have been carefully tracking countries’ unprecedented social protection responses to Covid-19. But what are we learning from such wealth of experiences?  A new paper – Cash Transfers in Pandemic Times: Evidence, Practices, and…

Cash transfers covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor https://blogs.worldbank.org/developmenttalk/ten-lessons-largest-scale-cash-tran… pmassetti
Social protection: Designing adaptive systems to build resilience to climate change

ifpri.org (2022) Numerous studies that draw extensively on rigorous impact evaluations have documented substantial short-term impacts of social protection programs, especially cash and in-kind social assistance, on food security and asset formation, as well as on education, health, and dietary…

Published_SS_Monitor https://www.ifpri.org/publication/social-protection-designing-adaptive-systems-… pmassetti
These experiments could lift millions out of dire poverty

nature.com (22.06.2022) In 2012, the government of Niger began giving some of its poorest citizens free money. Over the next few years, around 100,000 participating households received 24 monthly payments of roughly US$16 — which more than doubled their typical spending power. The programme was…

Cash transfers Published_SS_Monitor https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-022-01679-y pmassetti
World Social Protection Report 2020-22. Regional companion report for Africa Africa

ilo.org (June 2022) This regional companion report is intended to complement the ILO’s World Social Protection Report 2020–22. It includes a section summarizing the status of social protection worldwide, followed by a section highlighting key social protection developments, challenges and…

Published_SS_Monitor https://www.ilo.org/secsoc/information-resources/publications-and-tools/books-a… pmassetti
The critical role of social insurance in the US and policies for reform United States

 (June 2022) In 2021, The Hamilton Project has been doing a deep dive into social insurance in the United States. Our capstone analysis shows that social insurance plays a critical role for workers and families – both in times of crisis, as exhibited by the pandemic and ensuing economic…

Social Policies & Programmes Published_SS_Monitor https://www.brookings.edu/blog/up-front/2021/06/29/the-critical-role-of-social-… pmassetti
Social Protection in a Pandemic – Trends, Challenges, and Technology

Asian Development Bank (June 2022) The report, part of a GIZ-ADB collaboration, reviews trends in social protection and recent pandemic responses. It discusses how artificial intelligence (AI) tools can fit into the social protection delivery chain. It reviews the functioning of the delivery…

ICT covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor, Published_DIGITAL_Eco_Obs_MONITOR https://www.adb.org/publications/social-protection-pandemic-trends-challenges-t… pmassetti
Bangladesh government launches first employment injury scheme pilot in the garment sector bangladesh

ILO news (21.06.2022) The Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh is celebrating the establishment of the country’s first ever pilot of a social security scheme working on income protection and medical care for work-related injuries. The EIS covers all ready-made garment (RMG) workers…

Occupational accidents and diseases Published_SS_Monitor https://www.ilo.org/global/topics/geip/news/WCMS_849244/lang--en/index.htm pmassetti
Can Digital G2P Transfers Drive Financial Inclusion and Digital Payments? Evidence from India india

Center for Global Development (09.06.2022) Does channeling government-to-person (G2P) payments through bank accounts encourage financial inclusion and use? This paper explores the factors that have driven the adoption of digital payments in India by beneficiaries of PMGKY, the large-scale COVID-…

Digital inclusion, Mobile technologies covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor, Published_DIGITAL_Eco_Obs_MONITOR https://www.cgdev.org/publication/can-digital-g2p-transfers-drive-financial-inc… pmassetti
India. Government to launch AI-driven portal for distributing pension payments india

Pension Policy International  (16.06.2022) In order to seamlessly process, track and disburse pensions, the Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare will soon launch an Artificial Intelligence (AI) enabled the common portal for the benefit of pensioners and elderly citizens. Union Minister…

ICT Published_SS_Monitor, Published_DIGITAL_Eco_Obs_MONITOR https://www.pensionpolicyinternational.com/india-government-to-launch-ai-driven… pmassetti