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Benin: Social measures Covid-19 in Benin: The transfers made benin

Government of the Republic of Benin (10.07.2020) The majority of beneficiaries exercising certain trades who were impacted by the restrictive measures to fight against the spread of corona virus have started receiving a subsidy via cash transfers on their mobile phones. 

There are…

People exercising certain trades who were impacted by the restrictive measures to fight against the spread of corona virus have started receiving a subsidy via cash transfers on their mobile phones. The grants depend on three things: whether the activity is formal or not; the geographical…

As announced during our previous outings, the inclusion of people exercising certain trades who were impacted by the restrictive measures taken at the end of March by the

Employment, Extension of coverage, Social assistance, Cash transfers covid19, extending coverage, labour markets Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://www.gouv.bj/actualite/756/ siha
Burundi: Burundi's new coronavirus policy: Mass testing in Bujumbura city burundi

Al Jazeera (07.07.2020) Burundi has launched a campaign of mass testing for the coronavirus in the country's largest city, in a significant shift in policy for a nation which has largely ignored the dangers of the outbreak.

Many Bujumbura residents, including students, participated in…

Burundi has launched a campaign of mass testing for the coronavirus in the country's largest city, in a significant shift in policy for a nation which has largely ignored the dangers of the outbreak.

Burundi has launched a campaign of mass testing for the coronavirus in the country's largest city, in a significant shift in policy for a nation which has largely ignored the dangers of the outbreak.

Many Bujumbura residents, including students, participated in the screening in three cent

Health, Service delivery, Shocks &extreme events covid19, service delivery Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/07/burundi-coronavirus-policy-mass-testing-… siha
From Crisis Comes Opportunity: Spain’s Basic Income Response to COVID-19 - Evidence for Action spain

unicef.org (01.07.2020) The Government of Spain recently launched a national ‘Basic Income scheme’ (‘Ingreso Minimo Vital’), for extremely poor households and vulnerable groups. The means-tested programme is expected to reach approximately 2.5 million people, who will receive between €462 and €1…

The Government of Spain recently launched a national ‘Basic Income scheme’ (‘Ingreso Minimo Vital’), for extremely poor households and vulnerable groups. The means-tested programme is expected to reach approximately 2.5 million people, who will receive between €462 and €1,015 per month per…

Cash transfers covid19, universal-basic-income Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary, Published_SS_Monitor https://blogs.unicef.org/evidence-for-action/from-crisis-comes-opportunity-spai… pmassetti
France: Chômage partiel: le parquet de Paris enquête sur des fraudes massives impliquant des «flux financiers internationaux» france

lefigaro.fr (10.07.2020) Le parquet de Paris a annoncé vendredi enquêter sur des fraudes «massives» au chômage partiel, impliquant des «flux financiers internationaux», qui ont occasionné «plus d'1,7 million d'euros» de préjudice.

Error evasion and fraud covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19 https://www.lefigaro.fr/societes/enquete-sur-des-fraudes-massives-au-chomage-pa… pmassetti
Mexico: Mexico Providing Simplified Social Security Installment Plans for COVID-19 mexico

Orbitax News (10.07.2020) Mexico's Social Security Institute has announced a simplified installment plan scheme for employers facing difficulties in paying their social security contributions due to COVID-19. Under the scheme,…

Simplified instalmement plan scheme for employers facing difficulties in paying their social security contributions due to Covid-19. Under the scheme, employers may make up to 48 monthly instalments, subject to monthly interest from 1.26% to 1.82% depending on the duration of instalments. To be…

Compliance and Contribution Collection, Shocks &extreme events contribution collection, covid19, economic crisis Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://www.orbitax.com/news/archive.php/Mexico-Providing-Simplified-So-41957 siha
Mexico: Solidarity coverage to support the health sector mexico

Secretariat of Finance and Public Credit (14.05.2020) The Solidarity Coverage to Support the Health Sector consists of life insurance from insurance companies to provide financial protection to the families of public sector health personnel free of charge. The beneficiaries of this support will…

The Solidarity Coverage to Support the Health Sector consists of life insurance from insurance companies to provide financial protection to the families of public sector health personnel free of charge.

Today, at the President's press conference, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, the Secretary of Finance and Public Credit, Arturo Herrera Guitérrez, the Secretary of Health, Jorge Alcocer Varela

Health, Survivor, Human resources management covid19, human resources, services quality Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://www.gob.mx/shcp/prensa/comunicado-no-047-shcp-ssa-y-amis-presentan-cobe… siha
Mexico: Government of Mexico works to dismantle networks that deceive citizens with false social support mexico

Ministry of the Economy (25.05.2020) 

Mexico City, May 25, 2020.- The Government of Mexico again alerts the population to not be fooled by advertisements circulating on social…

Thanks to the inter-institutional coordination between the Ministry of Welfare and the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) of the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP), it has been…

Mexico City, May 25, 2020.- The Government of Mexico again alerts the population to not be fooled by advertisements circulating on social networks and instant messaging services, where peop

Governance and administration, ICT, Error evasion and fraud covid19, data protection, egovernment Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://www.gob.mx/se/es/articulos/gobierno-de-mexico-trabaja-para-desarticular… siha
Thailand: Welfare Card Holders To Get 3,000 THB Handout thailand

Samui Times (17.06.2020) Thailand’s state welfare card holders have been approved to get three handouts of 1,000 THB each as long as they have not fallen under other governmental financial aid campaigns surrounding the efforts to help those…

Thailand’s state welfare card holders have been approved to get three handouts of 1,000 THB each. It will be paid in three monthly installments which have been backdated from May. That means each person should be getting 2,000 THB this…

Thailand’s state welfare card holders have been approved to get three handouts of 1,000 THB each as long as they have not fallen under other governmental financial aid campaigns surrounding the efforts to help those affected by the 

Social assistance, Cash transfers covid19, Emergency grants, poverty Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://www.samuitimes.com/welfare-card-holders-to-get-3000-thb-handout/ siha
Bangladesh: Fake Covid-19 certificates: 7 Regent Group staffers on 5-day remand bangladesh

The daily Star (08.07.2020) A virtual court in Dhaka today placed seven officials and employees of Regent Group on a five-day remand each in a case filed overissuing fake Covid-19 test results and charging patients for the test and treatment. They charged patients for the tests and treatment…

The accused are: Regent Group Project Officer Rakibul Islam Sumon (39), its Human Resources Officer Amit Banik (39), health technologists Ahsan Habib Hasan (49) and Hatim Ali (25), administrative officer Ahsan Habib (45), employee Abdur Rashid Khan Jewel (28) and driver Abdus Salam (25).

Service quality, Error evasion and fraud covid19, services quality Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19 https://www.thedailystar.net/fake-covid-19-certificates-7-regent-group-staffers… siha
Bangladesh: Food Aid Before Eid: Free rice for 1 crore poor bangladesh

The Daily Star (08.07.2020) 

The government is set to distribute 10-kilogramme rice for free to each of over one crore "ultra-poor and destitute families" ahead of Eid-ul-Azha.

The food aid will be given to 1,00,06,869 vulnerable group feeding (VGF) card holders across the…

The government is set to distribute 10-kilogramme rice for free to each of over one crore "ultra-poor and destitute families" ahead of Eid-ul-Azha. 

the ultra-poor and destitute families will need to meet at least four out of 12 criteria, to become eligible for receiving the assistance.…

The government is set to distribute 10-kilogramme rice for free to each of over one crore "ultra-poor and destitute families" ahead of Eid-ul-Azha.

The food aid will be given to 1,00,06,869 vulnerable group feeding (VGF) card holders across the country to mitigate the consequences of disa

Service delivery, Food and nutrition, Shocks &extreme events covid19, Emergency grants, family, gender_and_inequality, poverty Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://www.thedailystar.net/frontpage/news/food-aid-eid-free-rice-1-crore-poor… siha
Bangladesh: Covid-19 and Rights of the healthcare workers bangladesh

The Daily Star (30.06.2020) The government of Bangladesh has taken several positive measures to cope with the current crisis. On 7 April 2020, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina announced special insurance and stimulus for healthcare workers (HCWs) and other employees of the republic for their…

Special insurance and stimulus for healthcare workers (HCWs). Special incentives include health insurance of Tk 5-10 lakh (according to rank), and the amount will be five times higher if anyone is at higher risk of death or dies from the virus. Also, the government will bear the treatment cost…

Healthcare workers (HCWs) are at the heart of the current crisis that the whole world is undergoing. Due to the spread of coronavirus, while all offices, services are closed or nearly closed, one institution across the world never closed for a moment is the hospital. Physicians, nurses, cleaning

Health, Employment, Safety and health at work, Human resources management covid19, human resources, OSH Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://www.thedailystar.net/law-our-rights/news/covid-19-and-rights-the-health… siha
Bangladesh: Govt to bear costs of private hospitals treating Covid-19 patients bangladesh

Dhaka Tribune (10.05.2020) The government has decided to bear the operational costs of undersigned private hospitals treating Covid-19 patients. Medical professionals and others working at these hospitals will be paid by the government.   

However, private medical professionals will not…

The government has decided to bear the operational costs of undersigned private hospitals treating Covid-19 patients. Medical professionals and others working at these hospitals will be paid by the government.   

However, private medical professionals will not be eligible for the same financial facilities as government employees

The government has decided to bear the operational costs of undersigned private hospitals treating Covid-19 patients. Medical professionals and others working at these hos

Health, Employment, Human resources management covid19, human resources Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://www.dhakatribune.com/bangladesh/2020/05/10/govt-to-bear-costs-of-privat… siha
Serbia: Serbia Provides Deferral of Tax and Contributions on Salary and Other Benefits for COVID-19 serbia

Orbitax News (10.04.2020) A deferral of the payment of taxes and social insurance contributions on employee salaries and wages for the months of March, April, and May 2020, which can be deferred up to 4 January 2021, with the possibility of payment in up to 24 monthly installments. To qualify,…

A deferral of the payment of taxes and social insurance contributions on employee salaries and wages for the months of March, April, and May 2020, which can be deferred up to 4 January 2021, with the possibility of payment in up to 24 monthly installments. To qualify, it is required that…

Serbia Provides Deferral of Tax and Contributions on Salary and Other Benefits for COVID-19

Serbia published in the Official Gazette on 10 April 2020 the Regulation on benefits to

Employment, Compliance and Contribution Collection, Shocks &extreme events contribution collection, covid19, youth employment Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://www.orbitax.com/news/archive.php/Serbia-Provides-Deferral-of-Ta-41777 siha
Serbia: Wages in healthcare sector increase by 10% as of tomorrow serbia

Government website (31.03.2020) the government of the Republic of Serbia adopted a decision to increase salaries by 10% to all health care professionals in the Republic of Serbia as of 1 April this year.

This increase applies to all employees of health and military health care…

The government of the Republic of Serbia adopted a decision to increase salaries by 10% to all health care professionals in the Republic of Serbia as of 1 April this year.

At today's session, the government of the Republic of Serbia adopted a decision to increase salaries by 10% to all health care professionals in the Republic of Serbia as of 1 April this year.

This increase applies to all employees of health and military health care institutions, employees

Employment, Human resources management covid19, Emergency grants, human resources, youth employment Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://www.srbija.gov.rs/vest/en/152946/wages-in-healthcare-sector-increase-by… siha
Greece: Additional measures to support employees and businesses for the period July - September 2020 greece

Ministry of Finance (03.07.2020) Coverage of State Budget of employer contributions during the months of July, August and September 2020 for companies that have the highest percentage of their turnover by 3 the quarter.

Coverage of State Budget of employer contributions during the months of July, August and September 2020 for companies that have the highest percentage of their turnover by 3 the quarter.

The Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Labor & Social Affairs are taking additional measures to support workers and businesses for the period July-September 2020, in practice confirming

Employment, Compliance and Contribution Collection contribution collection, covid19, youth employment Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://www.minfin.gr/web/guest/deltia-typou/-/asset_publisher/4kjvD0lBldee/con… siha
Greece: Additional measures to support employees and businesses for the period July - September 2020 greece

Ministry of Finance (03.07.2020) Extension of the provision for subsidizing 60% of the insurance contributions of employers in the SYN-ERGASIA program for the months of August to October.

Extension of the provision for subsidizing 60% of the insurance contributions of employers in the SYN-ERGASIA program for the months of August to October.

The Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Labor & Social Affairs are taking additional measures to support workers and businesses for the period July-September 2020, in practice confirming

Employment, Compliance and Contribution Collection contribution collection, covid19, youth employment Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://www.minfin.gr/web/guest/deltia-typou/-/asset_publisher/4kjvD0lBldee/con… siha
Greece: Greece Expands Funding for Job Support Program greece

The National Herald (10.06.2020) From June 15 until July 31, the state will pay 60 percent of employers’ social insurance contributions for workers under suspension, offering an additional incentive to enterprises to maintain or raise job positions, Labour and Social Affairs Minister Yiannis…

From June 15 until July 31, the state will pay 60 percent of employers’ social insurance contributions for workers under suspension.

ATHENS -- The Greek government is expanding a job support program with additional funding of 190 million euros to cover the first period of implementation, during which companies’ revenues are still under pressure, Finance Minister Christos Staikouras said on Wednesday.

Staikouras said th

Employment policies, Compliance and Contribution Collection contribution collection, covid19, youth employment Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://www.thenationalherald.com/greece_economy/arthro/greece_expands_funding_… siha
Greece: Covid-19: Greece to Launch ‘Syn-ergasia’ Job Retention Scheme greece

 GTP Headlines (21.05.2020) Aiming to protect jobs and at the same time keep companies hit by the coronavirus pandemic above water, the Greek government announced the launch on June 1 of the …

Covid-19-impacted businesses can slash the working hours of their full-time employees by half without affecting their working agreement. The state will in turn cover up to 60 percent of their lost income. Companies making use of the tool cannot lay off any employees.

Aiming to protect jobs and at the same time keep companies hit by the coronavirus pandemic above water, the Greek government announced the launch on June 1 of the 

Employment, Employment policies covid19, labour markets, youth employment Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://news.gtp.gr/2020/05/21/covid-19-greece-launch-syn-ergasia-job-retention… siha
Greece: Posting of payment notices for the month of May 2020 - Deadline until July 3 for 25% discount greece

e-EFKA (23.06.2020) Due to the special conditions due to the pandemic of COVID-19, self-employed can use the benefit of the 25% discount for current May contributions. 

The main…

Self-employed can use the benefit of the 25% discount for May contributions. 

The e-EFKA website announced the May 2020 insurance contribution notices for 1,213,257 self-employed, self-employed and farmers.

Compliance and Contribution Collection, Shocks &extreme events contribution collection, covid19, self-employed Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://www.efka.gov.gr/el/deltia-typoy/anartese-eidopoieterion-pleromes-eispho… siha
Greece: The payment of the April 2020 contribution reduced by 25% or payment in four monthly instalments greece

e-EFKA (03.06.2020) Due to the special conditions due to the pandemic of COVID-19, self-employed have to choose between three (3) alternatives as follows:

The self-employed may choose to pay April 2020 contribution reduced by 25% if they have paid or will repay by 10/6

Posting of payment notices for the month of April 2020

Compliance and Contribution Collection, Shocks &extreme events contribution collection, covid19, self-employed Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://www.efka.gov.gr/el/deltia-typoy/deltio-typoy-13 siha
WHO | Strengthening the Health Systems Response to COVID-19 - Technical guidance #6, 21 May 2020 Africa, Asia, Americas, Europe

This technical guidance identifies 10 policy objectives for decision-makers, policy-makers and national or regional health authorities as they strive to prevent and manage the COVID-19 pandemic in long-term care settings.

While those tasked with making decisions for long-term care…

Health, long-term care covid19, policy reponse Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19 https://www.euro.who.int/en/health-topics/health-emergencies/coronavirus-covid-… mmarquez
You’ve Got Money: Mobile Payments Help People During the Pandemic

IMF Blog (22.07.2020) The practical challenge of quickly getting financial support in the hands of people who lost jobs amid the COVID-19 economic crisis has baffled advanced and developing economies alike. Economic lockdowns, physical distancing measures, patchy social protection systems and,…

E-services, Service delivery, Cash transfers covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor, Published_DIGITAL_Eco_Obs_MONITOR https://blogs.imf.org/2020/06/22/youve-got-money-mobile-payments-help-people-du… pmassetti
Options for rapid delivery (payment) of cash transfers for COVID-19 responses and beyond

socialprotection.org (July 2020) This note describes the main strategies used by, and available to, countries to deliver cash support in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The objective of the note is to inform both ongoing responses to COVID-19 and medium to long term investments in delivery…

Service delivery, Cash transfers covid19, epayment Published_SS_Monitor_covid19 https://socialprotection.org/sites/default/files/publications_files/SPACE_Cash%… pmassetti
Oman: Payment of utilities' bills oman

omannews.gov.om (15.04.2020)

Payment of utilities' bills (such as electricity, water and wastewater) are postponed until after June 2020.

Payment of utilities' bills (such as electricity, water and wastewater) are postponed until after June 2020.

Housing covid19, family Published Measures summary https://omannews.gov.om/NewsDescription/ArtMID/392/ArticleID/11669/Covid-19-Sup… cambrosio
Cambodia: Suspending employment contracts cambodia

aseanbriefing.com (07.05.2020)

Companies in the tourism and garment sectors who want to suspend employment contracts must first submit an application to the Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training (MLVT). The suspended employees can receive monthly allowances from the government. The…

Companies in the tourism and garment sectors who want to suspend employment contracts must first submit an application to the Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training (MLVT). The suspended employees can receive monthly allowances from the government. The maximum period for suspension is two…

Employment, Cash transfers covid19, labour markets Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://www.aseanbriefing.com/news/incentives-obligations-announced-businesses-… cambrosio