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Atlas of eHealth country profiles: the use of eHealth in support of universal health coverage

The third global survey on eHealth conducted by the WHO Global Observatory for eHealth (GOe) has a special focus – the use of eHealth in support of universal health coverage. eHealth plays a vital role in promoting universal health coverage in a variety of ways. For instance, it helps provide…

Health, ICT https://www.who.int/publications/i/item/9789241565219 rruggia
Global diffusion of eHealth: making universal health coverage achievable: report of the third global survey on eHealth

The aim of the third global survey on eHealth was to explore developments in eHealth since the last survey in 2010 and the role it plays in achieving universal health coverage (UHC). It has become increasingly clear that UHC cannot be achieved without the support of eHealth. The impetus for the…

Health, ICT https://www.who.int/publications/i/item/9789241511780 rruggia
Country Diagnostic Study on Long-Term Care in Indonesia | Asian Development Bank indonesia

This publication presents a study on the availability and provision of long-term care (LTC) in Indonesia. It discusses findings from the analysis and offers recommendations for the development of LTC systems in the country.

https://www.adb.org/publications/indonesia-country-diagnostic-study-long-term-c… pmassetti
Social protection of non-standard workers and the self-employed during the pandemic Europe

etui (2021) The Covid‑19 pandemic severely affected some categories of non-standard workers, and particularly the self‑employed. The emergency measures cushioned the potentially disastrous effect on their social circumstances, but undeniably highlighted even more the gaps in their access and…

Extension of coverage covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor https://www.etui.org/publications/social-protection-non-standard-workers pmassetti
Between flexibility and precariousness, all eyes are on Brussels’ move on platform workers Europe

euractiv (19.11.2021) The European Commission, which is due to present its proposal on platform workers on 8 December, faces a tricky balancing act: ensuring decent working conditions while maintaining the flexibility of a booming sector.

Digital economy digital platforms Published_SS_Monitor, Published_DIGITAL_Eco_Obs_MONITOR https://www.euractiv.com/section/economy-jobs/news/between-flexibility-and-prec… pmassetti
How to Design Gender-Sensitive Social Protection Systems

unescap.org (07.10.2021) This is the sixth in a series of policy primers developed to support policymakers and practitioners in Asia and the Pacific in their efforts to strengthen social protection. This policy primer explains how social protection systems can be designed to recognize and…

Gender Inequalities Published_SS_Monitor https://www.unescap.org/kp/2021/how-design-gender-sensitive-social-protection-s… pmassetti
Social protection and informality in Latin America during the COVID-19 pandemic latin america

plos.org (04.11.2021) Latin American governments swiftly implemented income assistance programs to sustain families’ livelihoods during COVID-19 stay-at-home orders. This paper analyzes the potential coverage and generosity of these measures and assesses the suitability of current safety nets to…

Extension of coverage covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0259050 pmassetti
COVID-19 pandemic underlines need to strengthen resilience of health systems, says OECD

oecd.org (09.11.2021) OECD Health at a Glance 2021 says that the mental health impact of the pandemic has been huge, with prevalence of anxiety and depression more than double levels observed pre-crisis in most countries with available data, most notably in Mexico, the United Kingdom and the…

Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor https://www.oecd.org/health/covid-19-pandemic-underlines-need-to-strengthen-res… pmassetti
Netherlands: Bill for partially paid parental leave approved netherlands

Willis Towers Watson (05.11.2021)  A Senate-approved bill in the Netherlands provides both maternal and paternal paid leave for up to nine weeks after a child is born.

Family benefits, Parental leave Published_SS_Monitor https://www.willistowerswatson.com/en-TH/Insights/2021/11/netherlands-bill-for-… pmassetti
Ukrainian Pension System at the Crossroads ukraine

pravda.com.ua (01.11.2021) Ukraine is in the top 15 countries globally for the fastest ageing population and the State Budget has allocated about UAH 170 billion to cover pensions in the security and defence sectors, fund social contributions for some categories of people, allowances, increases…

Pensions Published_SS_Monitor https://www.pravda.com.ua/eng/columns/2021/11/1/7312325/ pmassetti
Employment in Crisis : The Path to Better Jobs in a Post-COVID-19 Latin America latin america

worldbank.org (17.06.2021) A region known for its volatility, Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) has suffered severe economic and social setbacks from crises—including the COVID-19 pandemic. These crises have taken their toll on careers, wage growth, and productivity. Employment in Crisis:…

Employment policies covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/35549 pmassetti
Mainstreaming gender into social protection strategies and programmes: Evidence from 74 low- and middle-income countries

unicef (june 2021) The importance of mainstreaming gender into social protection policies and programmes is increasingly recognized. However, evidence on the extent to which this is actually happening remains limited. This report contributes to filling this evidence gap by drawing on the…

Gender Inequalities Published_SS_Monitor https://www.unicef-irc.org/publications/1208-mainstreaming-gender-into-social-p… pmassetti
COVID-19 benefits set to expire this week in Canada canada

CTV News (17.10.2021)On Oct. 23 – the last day of Small Business Week – the Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS) and the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) are set to expire. Both programs have been extended several times since being implemented in 2020.

As for individual benefits, the…

Employment, Cash transfers covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19 https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/coronavirus/covid-19-pandemic-benefits-set-to-exp… pmassetti
Philippines: World Bank exec praises PhilSys role in PH digital transformation philippines, the

Philippine News Agency (17.10.2021) The implementation of the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) has resulted in milestones for the country's social protection and digital transformation, according to a World Bank official. 

He said success in utilizing PhilSys for social…

ICT covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1156928 pmassetti
COVID-19 in long-term care: Impact, policy responses and challenges

OECD (21.10.2021) The COVID-19 crisis has hit the long-term care (LTC) sector particularly hard, with large numbers of people dependent on care and particularly vulnerable to COVID-19 have fallen ill, and a disproportionate rate of LTC workers both exposed to, and infected by, COVID-19. The…

Health covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor https://doi.org/10.1787/b966f837-en pmassetti
List of data breaches and cyber attacks in August 2020

There were a massive 99 data breaches and cyber attacks in August, making it the third-biggest monthly total of the year by number of security incidents. But, by contrast, only 36,673,575 records were confirmed to have been leaked, which is the fewest we’ve recorded since May 2018. The true…

Security cybersecurity https://www.itgovernance.co.uk/blog/list-of-data-breaches-and-cyber-attacks-in-… rruggia
List of data breaches and cyber attacks in April 2021

As always, you can find the full list of incidents below, with those affecting UK organisations listed in bold. In case you missed it, you may also be interested in our first quarterly review of data breaches and cyber attacks. The report takes the information collected in these lists and…

Security cybersecurity https://www.itgovernance.co.uk/blog/list-of-data-breaches-and-cyber-attacks-in-… rruggia
3.6 million social security numbers exposed in unprecedented South Carolina cyber attack - The Verge United States

"This is not a good day for South Carolina." That was Governor Nikki Haley's public reaction to news that a foreign hacker had infiltrated South Carolina's Department of Revenue and made off with 3.6 million social security numbers and 387,000 credit/debit card numbers. Of the compromised cards…

Security cybersecurity https://www.theverge.com/2012/10/26/3560140/south-carolina-cyber-attack-3-6-mil… rruggia
Cyber Attack Disrupts COVID-19 Payouts: Hackers Take Down Italian Social Security Site italy

We've already seen supposed "elite hackers" attacking the World Health Organization, cyber criminals hitting a COVID-19 vaccine testing facility with ransomware and healthcare workers being targeted with Windows malware using coronavirus information as the lure.

Now, it has been reported…

Security cybersecurity https://www.forbes.com/sites/daveywinder/2020/04/02/covid-19-payouts-disrupted-… rruggia
INPS hack: Italy’s social security website back online following cyber-attack claims | The Daily Swig italy

INPS has been distributing emergency funds to those hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic

The website of INPS, the Italian department of social security and welfare, appears to be operational again after an apparent cyber-attack forced it offline yesterday (April 1).

Security cybersecurity https://portswigger.net/daily-swig/inps-hack-italys-social-security-website-bac… rruggia
Irish health service hit by "very sophisticated" ransomware | Kaspersky official blog ireland

A ransomware attack forced Ireland’s healthcare service to shut down its servers. Here’s what we know so far.

Kaspersky Team May 14, 2021 Updated on May 17, 2021. Media outlets are reporting an attack by ransomware on the Health Service Executive (HSE), Ireland’s healthcare system. The…

Security cybersecurity https://www.kaspersky.co.uk/blog/irish-health-service-ransomware/22768/ rruggia
United States: Government-paid family leave among proposed benefit changes - Willis Towers Watson

U.S. Congress is discussing legislation, not yet finalized, that could significantly alter the employee health and benefit landscape.

https://www.willistowerswatson.com/en-TH/Insights/2021/09/united-states-governm… pmassetti
Employment policy: ILO launches new online database on employment policies and strategies to promote an inclusive job-rich recovery

ilo.org (19.10.2021) The online platform will serve as a unique worldwide reference and source of information on national employment policies, and strategies to promote youth employment.

Employment of young workers Published_SS_Monitor_covid19 https://www.ilo.org/global/about-the-ilo/newsroom/news/WCMS_823445/lang--en/ind… pmassetti
South Africa: A New Social Assistance Assessment Aims to Help Strengthen Policies and Programs for the Poor south africa

worldbank.org (07.10.2021) The World Bank, in collaboration with the Government of South Africa, released a new report assessing the country’s social assistance programs and systems. In an environment of high unemployment, persistent poverty, weak economic growth and shrinking fiscal resources…

Social assistance, Cash transfers covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor https://www.worldbank.org/en/news/press-release/2021/10/07/south-africa-a-new-s… pmassetti
Thailand approves $2.8bln more economic support measures thailand

ZAWYA  (18.10.2021) Thailand's cabinet on Tuesday approved a further 92 billion baht ($2.76 billion) of relief measures to help boost its flagging economy as the Southeast Asian country deals with its biggest and most prolonged coronavirus outbreak.  Thailand earlier this year approved a further…

Employment, Cash transfers covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://www.zawya.com/mena/en/story/Thailand_approves_28bln_more_economic_suppo… pmassetti