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Scaling Up Social Assistance Where Data is Scarce - Opportunities and Limits of Novel Data and AI 2024-05-21 (16.05.2024) During the recent Covid-19 shock (2020/21), most countries used cash transfers to protect the livelihoods of those affected by the pandemic or by restrictions on mobility or economic activities, including the poor and vulnerable. While a large majority of countries…

Artificial intelligence, Data analytics, COVID-19 Published_SS_Monitor… pmassetti
India: Regulatory Framework and the Protection of Basic Rights of Gig Workers 2024-05-20 india (16.05.2024) The gig economy, a burgeoning sector, represents a paradigm shift in traditional employment models, offering flexibility and autonomy to workers across various industries. Despite its benefits, the sector's rapid growth, particularly in urban India, has highlighted…

Platform workers digital platforms Published_SS_Monitor… pmassetti
Designers improve the user experience of social services in Moldova at UX4Gov Designathon 2024-05-20 moldova, Republic of (22.04.2024) UNDP Moldova will support the UX4Gov Designathon – a creative event designed to connect designers with public institutions to create user-centric solutions and improve public services. As part of the event, UNDP Moldova will support the conceptualization of the interface…

E-services Published_SS_Monitor… pmassetti
Financing Social Protection - Lessons from Gig Workers in India 2024-05-20

WIEGO (23.10.2023) The extension of social protection to all workers, including those in the informal economy, is crucial to creating better quality employment. For this to happen, it is essential that financing for social protection is increased. A new scheme for financing social protection for…

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Pension Reform in Lebanon: Good Intentions, Uncertain Outcomes - Carnegie Endowment for International Peace 2024-05-17 lebanon

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (15.05.2024) Amid an ongoing economic and fiscal crisis, Lebanon’s Parliament has approved a major reform to the country’s pension system. But it is likely to face challenges related to benefits, solvency, and coverage.

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Google Cloud Accidentally Deletes Australian Superannuation Fund’s Data - Pension Policy International 2024-05-17

The Australian superannuation fund UniSuper had its private cloud data deleted accidentally earlier this month, disrupting the fund’s services for the past couple of weeks. A configuration problem caused Google Cloud to delete UniSuper’s account.… pmassetti
EU: Study on poverty and income inequality in the context of the digital transformation 2024-05-16 Europe (13.05.2024) As European labour markets become increasingly digitalised, concerns about inequality and poverty are increasing. This study, completed for the European Commission, seeks to investigate these concerns further. Part A focuses on how prepared EU Member States are to manage the…

Information and communication technology, Digital inclusion, Service quality Published_SS_Monitor, Published_SS_Monitor_Innovation.… pmassetti
The Plight of Platform Workers Under Algorithmic Management in Southeast Asia 2024-05-14

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (30.04.2024) Algorithmic management by large online platforms disrupts societal relations. A case study about drivers in Southeast Asia demonstrates the worldwide shifts that are underway.

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Asia and the Pacific’s Rapidly Aging Population Needs Long-Term Care Solutions 2024-05-14 Asia

Asian Development (02.05.2024) These charts illustrate the rapid increases in the population aged 60 and older in Asia and the Pacific and the urgency of addressing long-term care needs in the region. Over the past two decades, life expectancy at age 60 in the region has increased by more than 5…

Old-age pensions Published_SS_Monitor… pmassetti
Swiss pension reform: the latest changes - Pension Policy International 2024-05-14 switzerland

These are the most important changes since January 1, 2024: – Expansion of the flexibility of pension payments – Incentives for gainful employment after 65 – Raising the retirement age (now called the reference age) for women to 65 (from January 1, 2025) On September 25, 2022, the Swiss…

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Le Japon et la Corée du Sud peinent à faire face à la nouvelle pauvreté de leurs seniors et nous serions bien inspirés d’en tirer des leçons 2024-05-13 (08.05.2024) Abondance de personnes âgées, marché du travail défaillant et manque de flexibilité des systèmes de retraite ... Au Japon et en Corée du Sud, de nombreuses personnes âgées vivent en situation de grande précarité

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Divided Directions: India's varied roadmap for governance of platform workers 2024-05-06 india

The Financial Express (02.05.2024) India has made remarkable progress in expanding social security through the groundbreaking Code on Social Security-2020 (CoSS 2020), positioning itself as a pioneer in this field. This legislation stands out for its acknowledgment of platform workers and…

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Unemployment benefits are very effective in highly informal labour markets 2024-04-30 mauritius

VoxDev (20.03.24) Evidence from Mauritius shows the consequences of losing a formal job in a labour market characterised by high rates of informal employment are significant. Unemployment benefits help mitigate these effects, while generating only small disincentive effects on labour supply.

Employment Published_SS_Monitor… pmassetti
Social Protection in the Developing World 2024-04-30

NBER (April 2024) Social protection programs have become increasingly widespread in low- and middle-income countries, with their own distinct characteristics to match the environments in which they are operating. This paper reviews the growing literature on the design and impact of these…

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Cash transfer, maternal and child health outcomes: a scoping review in sub-Saharan Africa 2024-04-30

Cash Transfer (CT) programmes can improve maternal and child health outcomes in low- and middle-income countries. However, studies assessing the effectiveness of these programmes on maternal and child health outcomes (MCH), beyond nutritional outcomes and service utilisation, remain inconclusive…

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The Gambia Social Registry: A Success Story in Systems Building 2024-04-29 gambia (23.04.2024) Since its inception, GamSR's data has played a pivotal role in various programs in The Gambia, notably the 'Nafa Quick' initiative, which formed the cornerstone of the Government of The Gambia (GoTG) COVID-19 pandemic response. It swiftly reached 78,422…

Data management, COVID-19 Published_SS_Monitor… pmassetti
The Future of a Hyper-Aging Society Navigated by Well-Being Technology 2024-04-22 (17.04.2024) Today, humanity is experiencing a paradigm shift and transitioning to a new era. We live in a world where every person’s well-being – the happiness of the body and mind – is impacted by social environments born of numerous changes, including an aging and increasingly diverse…

Old-age pensions Published_SS_Monitor… pmassetti
Implementation Guide – Good Practices For Ensuring Data Protection And Privacy In Social Protection Systems 2024-04-19

SPIAC-B (2024) This Implementation Guide is designed for professionals involved in developing, implementing, and expanding social protection systems, particularly non-contributory schemes, or 'social assistance'. Targeted at national and local government partners, policymakers, social protection…

Information and communication technology, Data management Published_SS_Monitor… pmassetti
Registration: Key Concepts, Approaches and Strategies to Include Informal Workers 2024-04-18 (February 2024) In this briefing note we review the current debates on strategies, challenges and opportunities regarding registration in the context of social protection. In the first part, we will present the key concepts, approaches and debates on registration and situating it in…

Interoperability, Difficult-to-cover groups Published_SS_Monitor… pmassetti
Migrant labour in the ‘gig’ economy: progress or trap? 2024-04-18 (17.04.2024) Platform work is often presented as a stepping-stone for migrant workers. It may not however feel so benign to them.

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Immigrant Workers Save Aging Economies But Face Financial Struggles In Their Senior Years 2024-04-16

After age 50, immigrants experience a downward trajectory of income compared to native-born individuals. The pattern holds true across racial and ethnic groups.… pmassetti
Report: Digital labour platforms in Kenya: Exploring women’s opportunities and challenges across various sectors 2024-04-16 kenya (04.04,2024) While Kenya has made significant strides towards achieving gender equality, the findings of the report shows that significant gaps remain in the realm of digital labour platforms. Women in most sectors earn less than men and have lower access to social security benefits. The…

digital platforms Published_SS_Monitor… pmassetti
Establishing an Adaptive Social Protection System in Angola 2024-04-15 angola (31.01.2024) Angola is a middle-income country, but it has high poverty and vulnerability levels. In urban areas, households living in poverty or vulnerable to poverty are significantly more likely to be women-headed households, less likely to have access to adequate housing, and…… pmassetti
Combining Part-Time Work and Social Benefits: Empirical Evidence from Finland 2024-04-12 finland

IZA - Institute of Labor Economics (April 2024) We use detailed, population-wide data from Finland to provide evidence of the impact of earnings disregard policies on part-time work during unemployment spells, and describe the longer-run trends in combining part-time work and social benefits. We…

Employment Published_SS_Monitor… pmassetti
Retiring in your 60s is becoming an impossible goal. Is 75 the new 65? 2024-04-09 (08.04.2024) People are living longer, and daily life is getting more expensive. It may be time to rethink the timeline for leaving the workforce. Handing in your proverbial badge as a sexagenarian has been the goal for many workers around the world: turning 65 would open a golden portal…

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