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Official website of the Russian BRICS Chairmanship in 2020 Russian Federation

October 2020 . See in particular the Meeting of BRICS Ministers of Labour and Employment 

brics Published_SS_Monitor_covid19 https://eng.brics-russia2020.ru/documents/ pmassetti
Guinea Bissau: electronic payment tools Guinea-Bissau

cabri-sbo.org (25.03.2020)

To promote the use of electronic payment tools the Western Africa Central Bank (BCEAO) is providing more flexible measures to open a mobile money and making transfers between people backed by electronic money free.

To promote the use of electronic payment tools the Western Africa Central Bank (BCEAO) is providing more flexible measures to open a mobile money and making transfers between people backed by electronic money free.

E-services, Cash transfers covid19 Published Measures summary https://www.cabri-sbo.org/en/pages/covid-19-public-finance-monitor cambrosio
Tajikistan: Cash assistance for struggling families in Tajikistan amid the pandemic tajikistan

unicef.org (16.10.2020)

The Government of Tajikistan is working with the World Bank to provide support to low-income families in Tajikistan through the Tajikistan Emergency COVID-19 (TEC-19) Project. Up to 50,000 families with children under the age of 3, who are registered as poor in…

Up to 50,000 families with children under the age of 3, who are registered as poor in the national program of the Targeted Social Assistance (TSA), will receive one-off payments of 500 TJS (around US$50) in order to offset the impacts of the pandemic.

Unemployment, Social assistance, Cash transfers covid19, Emergency grants, family, labour markets, poverty Published Measures summary https://www.aa.com.tr/ru/%D0%BC%D0%B8%D1%80/%D0%BC%D0%B0%D0%BB%D0%BE%D0%B8%D0%B… cambrosio
Japan: Subsidy for employers who allow female pregnant employees to take paid-leave japan

Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (28.10.2020) Employers, who introduced a paid-leave programme for female pregnant employees who are recommended by a doctor to take leaves due to stress caused by Covid-19, can apply a subsidy. Eligible employers are who informed employees of the programme …

Employers, who introduced a paid-leave programme for female pregnant employees who are recommended by a doctor to take leaves due to stress caused by Covid-19, can apply a subsidy. Eligible employers are who informed employees of the programme and allowed a employee more than five days paid-…

Health, Maternity, Unemployment, Cash transfers, Covid-19 covid19, Emergency grants, youth employment Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/newpage_11686.html siha
Germany: people with disabilities can still have the additional need to finance lunch germany

BMAS (09.09.2020) The regulation was extended today until December 31, 2020 that people with disabilities can still have the additional need to finance lunch. This is important because lunch often cannot be taken in workshops for disabled people and comparable day-structuring measures due to the…

The regulation was extended today until December 31, 2020 that people with disabilities can still have the additional need to finance lunch.

Disability, Food and nutrition, Covid-19 covid19, housing Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://www.bmas.de/DE/Presse/Pressemitteilungen/2020/vereinfachter-zugang-zur-… siha
Germany: Simplified access to basic security will be extended germany

BMAS (09.09.2020) The federal government has approved the Social protection package I Simplified access to basic social security benefits. Due to the ongoing economic effects of the pandemic, the Federal Cabinet has now extended this relief until December 31, 2020. They include the temporary…

The federal government has approved the Social protection package I Simplified access to basic social security benefits. Due to the ongoing economic effects of the pandemic, the Federal Cabinet has now extended this relief until December 31, 2020. They include the temporary restriction of the…

Extension of coverage, Service quality, Covid-19 covid19, extending coverage, services quality Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://www.bmas.de/DE/Presse/Pressemitteilungen/2020/vereinfachter-zugang-zur-… siha
Serbia: Electronic scheduling for PCR testing on personal request on the eGovernment portal serbia

The government of the Republic of Serbia (02.10.2020) The Office for Information Technologies and e-Administration announced that as of today, on the eGovernment portal, electronic scheduling of appointments for PCR testing on personal request has been enabled. Citizens, foreign citizens with an…

Electronic scheduling of appointments for PCR testing on personal request has been enabled on the eGovernment portal as of today. Citizens, foreign citizens with an approved residence in our country, as well as foreign citizens without an approved residence (tourists), can easily and quickly…

Health, Health promotion, Covid-19 covid19, prevention Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://www.srbija.gov.rs/vest/en/161562/electronic-scheduling-for-pcr-testing-… siha
Czech: Government extends Antivirus B programme for aiding employers through to the end of the year czech republic

Government of the Czech Republic (26.10.2020) The government approved an extension of the Antivirus B aid programme through to the end of the year, i.e. until 31 December 2020. Antivirus B can be drawn on by companies that have had to put their employees on "obstacle at work" leave. The…

The government approved an extension of the Antivirus B aid programme until 31 December 2020. the Antivirus B aid programme is intended for the employers have had to put their employees on leave.

The government also approved an extension of the Antivirus B aid programme through to the end of the year, i.e. until 31 December 2020. Antivirus B can be drawn on by companies that have had to put their employees on "obstacle at work" leave, whether because the number of employe

Unemployment, Extension of coverage, Cash transfers, Covid-19 covid19, Emergency grants, extending coverage, youth employment Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://www.vlada.cz/en/media-centrum/aktualne/government-extends-antivirus-b-p… siha
Croatia: Support for the preservation of jobs for employers who employ people with disabilities whose activities are affected by coronavirus croatia

Ministry of Labor, Pensions, Families and Social Policy (30.07.2020) Eligible employers are sheltered workshops, integrative workshops and work units for the employment of persons with disabilities, regardless of the sector in which they operate, and the duration of the measure is from 1 July to…

Eligible employers are sheltered workshops, integrative workshops and work units for the employment of persons with disabilities, and the duration of the measure is from 1 July to 31 December 2020. The support is awarded in the amount of HRK 4,000.00 per month per full-time employee.

Eligible employers are sheltered workshops, integrative workshops and work units for the employment of persons with disabilities, regardless of the sector in which they operate, and the duration of the measure is from 1 July

Disability, Employment, Employment of young workers, Cash transfers, Covid-19 covid19, Emergency grants, youth employment Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://mrosp.gov.hr/vijesti/potpora-za-ocuvanje-radnih-mjesta-poslodavcima-koj… siha
GAO: Agencies Overseeing Critical Sectors Must Ensure NIST Cybersecurity Framework Compliance – Executive Gov united states

The Government Accountability Office has found that most organizations voluntarily agreed to adopt the National Institute of Standards and Technology's cybersecurity framework but their overseeing agencies are yet to develop ways to ensure NIST compliance. GAO said in its report published…

Security cybersecurity https://www.executivegov.com/2020/02/gao-agencies-overseeing-critical-sectors-m… rruggia
Honduras launches innovative transfer program in response to COVID-19 honduras

latinamerica.undp.org (14.10.2020) The Government of Honduras launched “Single Voucher” (Bono Unico), an innovative social protection program aimed at supporting the most vulnerable population affected by COVID-19 in Honduras. The Single Voucher is a one-time subsidy of $82 dollars (2,000…

The Government of Honduras launched “Single Voucher” (Bono Unico), an innovative social protection program aimed at supporting the most vulnerable population affected by COVID-19 in Honduras. The Single Voucher is a one-time subsidy of $82 dollars (2,000 lempiras) delivered through an electronic…

E-services, Cash transfers covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://www.latinamerica.undp.org/content/rblac/en/home/presscenter/pressreleas… pmassetti
IMF: Morocco’s Pandemic Social Protection Solutions a ‘Success Story’ morocco

moroccoworldnews.com (20.10.2020) Morocco established several innovative digital solutions to increase the number of beneficiaries of social protection schemes during the pandemic.

E-services, Difficult to cover group covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor, Published_DIGITAL_Eco_Obs_MONITOR https://www.moroccoworldnews.com/2020/10/323175/imf-moroccos-pandemic-social-pr… pmassetti
Framework Documents | NIST united states ICT cybersecurity https://www.nist.gov/cyberframework/framework rruggia
Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity Version 1.1 | NIST united states

This publication describes a voluntary risk management framework ("the Framework") that consists of standards, guidelines, and best practices to manage cybersecurity-related risk. The Framework's prioritized, flexible, and cost-effective approach helps to promote the protection and resilience of…

ICT cybersecurity https://www.nist.gov/publications/framework-improving-critical-infrastructure-c… rruggia
Solomon Islands: National Provident Fund - SINPF Covid 19 Exemption Orders Ends Solomon Islands

National Provident Fund (30.06.2020) The implementation of the Solomon Islands National Provident Fund Exemption Order expired on 30 June 2020. As from 1st July 2020 no new applications will be accepted. Implemented since 1st April 2020, eligible members who qualified under the exemption order…

The implementation of the Solomon Islands National Provident Fund Exemption Order expired on 30 June 2020. As from 1st July 2020 no new applications will be accepted. Implemented since 1st April 2020, eligible members who qualified under the exemption order were able to access part of their…

The implementation of the Solomon Islands National Provident Fund Exemption Order expired on 30 June 2020. As from 1st July 2020 no new applications will be accepted.
Implemented since 1st April 2020, eligible members who qualified under the exemption order were able to access part of their

Cash transfers, Covid-19 covid19, Covid19_deconfinement_measures, Emergency grants Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary http://www.sinpf.org.sb/index.php/news-updates/132-sinpf-covid-19-exemption-ord… siha
Joint Report on Health Care and Long-Term Care Systems and Fiscal Sustainability – Country Documents 2019 Update | European Commission european union

This volume describes the health care and long-term care systems of all EU Member States on a country basis and presents the related policy challenges.

https://ec.europa.eu/info/publications/joint-report-health-care-and-long-term-c… pmassetti
ComCare assistance for 6,000 lower-income households automatically extended for 6 more months singapore

ComCare assistance for 6,000 lower-income households whose aid would have ended between August and October 2020 is automatically extended for 6 more months.

This automatic six-month extension was also done several months ago for about 6,000 households whose ComCare assistance ended…

Family benefits covid19 Published Measures summary https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/comcare-assistance-for-6000-lower-income… socpro
PAMI anunció el congelamiento de precios de los medicamentos hasta el 31 de octubre argentina

The Comprehensive Medical Care Program (PAMI - Programa de Atención Médica Integral) for retirees and pensioners announced on Tuesday the freezing of drug prices until October 31. PAMI is a public health insurance agency in Argentina managed by the country's Ministry of Health.

Health, Financing covid19 Published Measures summary https://www.infobae.com/sociedad/2020/08/12/pami-anuncio-el-congelamiento-de-pr… socpro
Singapore government extends COVID-19 salary support for companies to March 2021 singapore

The Jobs Support Scheme (JSS), which was launched at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic to protect jobs, will be extended by seven months to cover wages paid up to March 2021.

This was among the continued COVID-19 support measures for workers and jobs announced in a ministerial…

Employment covid19 Published Measures summary https://www.connectedtoindia.com/singapore-government-extends-covid-19-salary-s… socpro
Pandemic leave payments for Canberrans part of new COVID-19 support measures australia

Canberrans experiencing financial hardship through the pandemic who are not able to temporarily work under a COVID-19 direction or health guidance will be able to receive up to $1500 from the ACT Government. The payment will be made from a new $1.25 million Hardship fund. The new support measure…

Social assistance, Cash transfers covid19 Published Measures summary https://the-riotact.com/pandemic-leave-payments-for-canberrans-part-of-new-covi… socpro
Covid-19 support measures: DPM Heng announces S$1b programme to subsidise salaries of new local hires for a year singapore

The Jobs Growth Incentive will support firms when they hire local employees over the next six months, by subsidising the salaries of all these new local hires for one year, subject to a cap.

For new local hires aged above 40, the Government will co-pay up to half of their salaries. For…

Employment covid19 Published Measures summary https://www.todayonline.com/singapore/govt-sets-aside-s1-billion-subsidise-sala… socpro
Pandemic leave payments for Canberrans part of new COVID-19 support measures australia

The Government is extending the utilities concession to eligible asylum seekers for 2020-21, giving them access to the annual $700 utilities concession and an additional one-off $200 rebate.

Housing, Migration, Social assistance covid19 Published Measures summary https://the-riotact.com/pandemic-leave-payments-for-canberrans-part-of-new-covi… socpro
Government Unveils Anti-Crisis Plan on Agriculture, Entitled georgia

According to the Anti-Crisis Plan, every farmer with registered plots of land will receive 200 GEL per hectare from the state.

According to the head of the government, this means that medium and large agricultural enterprises that possess, for example, ten hectares of land and cultivate…

Cash transfers, Employment covid19 Published Measures summary http://gov.ge/index.php?lang_id=ENG&sec_id=547&info_id=76114 socpro
Abre FOVISSSTE proceso de inscripción de “Tu Casa te Espera” para trabajadores de la salud mexico

As of this Monday, July 13, the Housing Fund of the ISSSTE (FOVISSSTE) will begin the registration process for the “Tu Casa Te Espera” program aimed at workers at the service of the State in the health sector, in recognition of the work they do to serve Mexicans in the COVID-19 pandemic. The…

Housing, Financing covid19 Published Measures summary https://www.gob.mx/fovissste/articulos/abre-fovissste-proceso-de-inscripcion-de… socpro
POLICY RESPONSES TO COVID-19 saudi arabia

Adjusted from April 21 2020: On July 2, the authorities announced the extension of private sector (COVID related) support measures that would have expired end-June, including continuing the payment of wage benefits to Saudis working in the private sector through SANED, and further delaying the…

Employment covid19 Published Measures summary https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19#S socpro