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Registration: Key Concepts, Approaches and Strategies to Include Informal Workers 2024-04-18

wiego.org (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 https://www.wiego.org/publications/registration-key-concepts-approaches-and-str… pmassetti
Migrant labour in the ‘gig’ economy: progress or trap? 2024-04-18

socialeurope.eu (17.04.2024) Platform work is often presented as a stepping-stone for migrant workers. It may not however feel so benign to them.

digital platforms https://www.socialeurope.eu/migrant-labour-in-the-gig-economy-progress-or-trap pmassetti
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.

https://www.civilbeat.org/2024/04/immigrant-workers-save-aging-economies-but-fa… pmassetti
Report: Digital labour platforms in Kenya: Exploring women’s opportunities and challenges across various sectors 2024-04-16 kenya

ilo.org (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 https://www.ilo.org/global/research/publications/working-papers/WCMS_921874/lan… pmassetti
Establishing an Adaptive Social Protection System in Angola 2024-04-15 angola

worldbank.org (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…

https://documents.worldbank.org/en/publication/documents-reports/documentdetail… 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 https://www.iza.org/publications/dp/16904/combining-part-time-work-and-social-b… pmassetti
Retiring in your 60s is becoming an impossible goal. Is 75 the new 65? 2024-04-09

bbc.com (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…

Pensions Published_SS_Monitor https://www.bbc.com/worklife/article/20240404-global-retirement-increase-65-to-… pmassetti
Opinion: Social Protection, a Key Solution for Directing Climate Finance To Poor Small-Scale Farmers 2024-04-08

ipsnews.net (05.04.2024) Climate change is exacerbating inequalities between and within countries, disproportionately affecting poor households in rural areas. In fact, we know that more than half of the resources of the poor – a large part of whom are small-scale farmers – are lost due to…

Environment and climate change Published_SS_Monitor https://www.ipsnews.net/2024/04/social-protection-key-solution-directing-climat… pmassetti
Generative AI for anti-corruption and integrity in government : Taking stock of promise, perils and practice 2024-04-05

oecd (22.03.2024) Generative artificial intelligence (AI) presents myriad opportunities for integrity actors—anti-corruption agencies, supreme audit institutions, internal audit bodies and others—to enhance the impact of their work, particularly through the use of large language models (LLMS).…

Artificial intelligence Published_SS_Monitor https://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/science-and-technology/generative-ai-for-anti-cor… pmassetti
Ireland: Up to 800,000 workers to be automatically enrolled in pension scheme under new plans 2024-04-05 côte d'ivoire

SundayWorld.com (05.04.2024) Up to 800,000 workers will be automatically enrolled into a pension scheme for the first time under new legislation published today. Workers who have no occupational or private pension and would have otherwise been solely reliant on the State Pension upon retirement…

Pensions managing reforms Published_SS_Monitor https://www.sundayworld.com/news/irish-news/up-to-800000-workers-to-be-automati… pmassetti
Portugal: Automatic Pension Scheme to be Approved 2024-04-02 portugal

theportugalnews.com (30.03.2024) Heather Humphreys, the minister for social protection, has outlined her plan to implement the much-anticipated pension auto-enrolment programme for workers. Under the plan, businesses would match employee contributions with an additional €3, meaning that the…

Pensions managing reforms Published_SS_Monitor https://www.theportugalnews.com/news/2024-03-30/automatic-pension-scheme-to-be-… pmassetti
Africa Is Aging. Will It Become A Real Population Bomb? 2024-03-28 Africa

forbes.com (20.03.2024) Africa is the most youthful continent, with 70% of sub-Saharan Africa under age 30. With high fertility rates and objections to birth control, the youth population will continue to grow. Investing in young people is important for the continent’s transformation, but Africa…

Old-age pensions Published_SS_Monitor https://www.forbes.com/sites/sophieokolo/2024/03/20/africa-is-aging-will-it-bec… pmassetti
The Evolution of Benazir Income Support Programme's Delivery Systems: Leveraging Digital Technology for Adaptive Social Protection in Pakistan 2024-03-25 pakistan

worldbank.org (29.02.2024) This report documents the progress that Pakistanhas made so far in improving its systems fordelivering social protection to its people. Thegovernment has increasingly relied on dataand technology to increase the efficiency andeffectiveness of the program. BISP UCT (…

Information and communication technology, Service delivery Published_SS_Monitor https://documents.worldbank.org/en/publication/documents-reports/documentdetail… pmassetti
Europe is giving more parental leave to its workers 2024-03-22 Europe

economist.com (21.03.2024) Most European countries have been making parental leave more generous since the 1980s. The eu sets a statutory minimum of 14 weeks leave for mothers and, since 2022, two weeks for fathers. But many member states offer leave that is much longer: the average across the…

Family benefits Published_SS_Monitor https://www.economist.com/europe/2024/03/21/europe-is-giving-more-parental-leav… pmassetti
Extending social protection during times of crises: The data revolution 2024-03-21

capacity4dev.europa.eu (28.02.2024) In examining data for 106 countries from the 1980s onwards, it transpires that social protection is the most countercyclical type of public expenditure and that social assistance spending has typically been more responsive during economic contractions.…

Technological transition, Extension of coverage Published_SS_Monitor, Published_SS_Monitor_Innovation. https://capacity4dev.europa.eu/library/extending-social-protection-during-times… pmassetti
Contributory pension for carers to be introduced by Government | Beat102103.com 2024-03-19 https://www.beat102103.com/news/contributory-pension-for-carers-to-be-introduce… pmassetti
An integrated approach to service delivery for people with multiple and complex needs 2024-03-19

oecd (11.03.2024) Increasingly, countries are integrating personalised public services to enhance access to, and the experience of those services to significantly improve outcomes for service users. Integrated services are particularly valuable for those with multiple and complex needs who…

One-stop shop, Service delivery Published_SS_Monitor https://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/social-issues-migration-health/an-integrated-appr… pmassetti
East Asian societies have the world’s lowest birth rates—and are learning that ‘throwing a bit of money’ at the problem isn’t solving anything 2024-03-18 Asia

finance.yahoo.com (12.03.2024) Governments across Asia—in Singapore and Beijing, Tokyo and Seoul—are facing a crisis: plummeting birth rates. For several decades now, people in East Asian economies have had fewer and fewer children. Last year, South Korea beat its own record for having the world…

Pensions Published_SS_Monitor https://finance.yahoo.com/news/east-asian-societies-world-lowest-210000351.html… pmassetti
Improving the Cash Transfer Process with Mobile Technologies: Lessons from Mali 2024-03-14 mali

blogs.worldbank.org (12.12.2023)  In Mali, the Jigisemejiri Emergency Social Safety Net Program is protecting the poorest and most vulnerable rural households from the impact of economic shocks and other crises. Since the program’s launch in 2013, the Government of Mali, with support from the…

Mobile technologies Published_SS_Monitor https://blogs.worldbank.org/africacan/improving-cash-transfer-process-mobile-te… pmassetti
Impact Evaluation of Ireland’s Active Labour Market Policies 2024-03-14 ireland

oecd (14.03.2024) This report analyses the sequence of labour market support that individuals receive and evaluates two large public works programmes. It uses rich administrative data and finds positive labour market impacts of the Community Employment and Tús employment programmes. Building on…

Employment policies Published_SS_Monitor https://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/employment/impact-evaluation-of-ireland-s-active-… pmassetti
Platform workers: Council confirms agreement on new rules to improve their working conditions 2024-03-12 european union

consilium.europa.eu (11.03.2024) EU employment and social affairs ministers confirmed the provisional agreement reached on 8 February 2024 between the Council’s presidency and the European Parliament’s negotiators on the platform work directive. This EU legal act aims to improve working…

Extension of coverage, Digital economy digital platforms Published_SS_Monitor https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2024/03/11/platform-wor… pmassetti
Swiss vote to give themselves a bigger pension 2024-03-04

Swiss voters have given themselves an extra month's pension each year - in a nationwide referendum focusing on living standards for the elderly. The government had warned that the increased payments would be too expensive to afford. But almost 60% of voters said 'yes' in Sunday's poll.…

Published_SS_Monitor https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-68463978 pmassetti
Platform work in developing economies: Can digitilisation drive structural transformation? 2024-03-04

ilo.org (31.12.2023) This paper discusses the expansion or penetration of digital economic activity in the context of developing economies, and what this may mean for economic or structural transformations for countries in the global South. We ask what possibilities new jobs and forms of work in…

Digital economy digital platforms Published_SS_Monitor https://www.ilo.org/global/research/publications/working-papers/WCMS_909792/lan… pmassetti
Les Suisses votent pour un 13ème mois de pension 2024-03-04 switzerland

la-croix.com (03.03.2024) La Suisse, dont la population vieillissante est confrontée à un coût de la vie en hausse, a voté dimanche en faveur d'un 13ème mois de retraite, un pas "historique" selon ses défenseurs, mais a rejeté le relèvement de l'âge du départ.

Pensions managing reforms Published_SS_Monitor https://www.la-croix.com/les-suisses-votent-pour-un-13e-mois-de-pension-20240303 pmassetti
World Bank Urges Malaysia to Mandate Retirement Savings for Digital Platform Workers 2024-03-01 malaysia

bnnbreaking.com (26.02.2024) The World Bank recommends mandatory retirement savings for digital platform workers in Malaysia to safeguard informal workers in the gig economy. Explore the challenges faced by informal workers and the government's response to ensure economic security.

Pensions digital platforms Published_SS_Monitor https://bnnbreaking.com/world/malaysia/world-bank-urges-malaysia-to-mandate-ret… pmassetti