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Cambodia: More Incentives, Obligations Announced for Businesses in Cambodia in Tourism, Garment Industries cambodia

aseanbriefing.com (07.05.2020)

Suspension of monthly contributions to NSSF for enterprises in the garment and tourism sectors.

Suspension of monthly contributions to NSSF for enterprises in the garment and tourism sectors.

Compliance and Contribution Collection contribution collection, covid19 Published Measures summary https://www.aseanbriefing.com/news/incentives-obligations-announced-businesses-… cambrosio
Ephemeral universalism in the social protection response to the COVID-19 lockdown in the Philippines | philippines, the

issblog.nl  (26.07.2020) Since March 2020, the Philippines has implemented one of the world’s strictest and longest lockdowns in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has caused severe disruptions in peoples’ livelihoods. The government’s emergency social protection response, the ‘Social…

Service delivery, Social assistance covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19 https://issblog.nl/2020/06/26/covid-19-ephemeral-universalism-in-the-social-pro… pmassetti
COVID-19 and South Asia: National Strategies and Subregional Cooperation for Accelerating Inclusive, Sustainable and Resilient Recovery Asia

United Nations ESCAP (25.06.2020) South Asia, a subregion with nearly a quarter of world’s population but over a third of world’s people living in extreme poverty and hunger, has been impacted severely given the vast proportion of population living at the margins, fragmented coverage of social…

Social Policies & Programmes covid19, policy reponse, poverty Published_SS_Monitor_covid19 https://www.unescap.org/resources/covid-19-and-south-asia-national-strategies-a… pmassetti
Europass: take the next step! New platform launches today Europe

Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion - European Commission(01.07.2020) 

The new Europass offers a range of online ‘e-Portfolio’ tools and information for people of all ages, at all stages of their lives, to manage their…

Europass is a set of online tools to help users communicate their skills, qualifications and experiences and manage their career in a fast changing world.

Europass is one of the 12 flagship actions of the European Skills Agenda adopted by the European Commission on 1 July 2020. The Commis

Employment, Human resources management, ICT, E-services digital platforms, human resources, youth employment Published Measures summary https://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?langId=en&catId=89&furtherNews=yes&newsId=… siha
EU regulation hampers cross-border workers’ home office ambitions Europe

The coronavirus pandemic has instigated a work-from-home culture with many employees wanting to extend the experience.

However, the conditions imposed by the EU risk acting as a brake for cross-border workers in regions like Geneva, which borders with France, Swiss public radio (RTS)…

The pandemic has caused many people to rethink their so-called home office situation. According to a survey in May, half of the Swiss labour force worked from home during the lockdown. Many Swiss companies and staff would like to continue or extend the work-from-home experience. In the future it

Employment policies, Migration coverage, international_agreement Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/eu-regulation-hampers-cross-border-workers--home-o… siha
Switzerland: Short-time work allowance: Extension of the period to 18 months switzerland

The Federal Council (01.07.2020) On July 1, 2020, the Federal Council extended the maximum period for receiving short-time work compensation from twelve to eighteen months. There is also a grace period of one day. This amendment to the ordinance will come into force on September 1, 2020 and will…

The maximum period for receiving short-time work compensation is extended from twelve to eighteen months. There is also a grace period of one day. This amendment to the ordinance will come into force on September 1, 2020 and will apply until December 31, 2021.

Coronavirus: Short-time work allowance: Extension of the reference period to 18 months

Unemployment, Cash transfers, Shocks &extreme events covid19, Emergency grants, youth employment Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://www.admin.ch/gov/de/start/dokumentation/medienmitteilungen.msg-id-79716… siha
France Considers New Protections for Gig Worker ‘Invisibles’ france

Bloomberg (16.06.2020) France will consider proposals to protect gig workers after pandemic lockdowns pushed the status of people who rely on tech platforms for their income to the forefront. French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has appointed a group of nine experts to suggest increased…

Extension of coverage covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor, Published_DIGITAL_Eco_Obs_MONITOR https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-06-16/france-considers-new-protect… pmassetti
Protecting workers in the workplace: ILO warns of COVID-19 migrant ‘crisis within a crisis’

ilo.org (24.07.2020) Policies need to be put in place to protect stranded migrant workers and to ensure the reintegration of those who return to their home countries, says the International Labour Organization.

Migration covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19 https://www.ilo.org/global/about-the-ilo/newsroom/news/WCMS_748992/lang--en/ind… pmassetti
Guatemala: Subsidio al consumo de energía eléctrica guatemala

prensalibre.com (27.04.2020) Subsidio al consumo de energía eléctrica durante 3 meses (mayo, junio y julio), se cubrirán alrededor de 2 millones 839 mil usuarios que consumen menos de 300 kWh. (Q630 millones). Será aplicado en seis distribuidoras de energía (incluyendo tres empresas eléctricas…

Electricity consumption subsidy for 3 months (May, June and July), about 2 million 839 will be covered thousand users who consume less than 300 kWh. (Q630 million).

Family benefits, Housing covid19, family Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://www.prensalibre.com/economia/coronavirus-asi-es-el-subsidio-para-la-ene… mmarquez
Japan: Japan Pension Service to give opportunities to students with cancelled job offers or laid off japan

nenkin.go.jp (26.06.2020) Japan Pension Service (JPS) is planning to give job opportunities to students who had their job offers cancelled or lost their part-time job due to COVID-19. JPS is planning to hire about 100 such students temporarily (from the end…

Japan Pension Service (JPS) is planning to give job opportunities to students who had their job offers cancelled or lost their part-time job due to COVID-19. JPS is planning to hire about 100 such students temporarily (from the end of June to the end of next…

Engaged in specific fields related to public pensions at the Institute, targeting university students who are in financial difficulties due to cancellation of job offer or loss of part-time job due to the effect of new coronavirus infection. We are looking for people to do this.

Employment of young workers covid19, youth employment Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://www.nenkin.go.jp/info/20200529.html mmarquez
Lithuania: What Help can the Low-Income Residents Expect from the State?:Child benefits lithuania

Ministry of Social Security and Labour (11.06.2020) Child benefit is a universal benefit paid to each child. Its size in 2020 is 60 euros. An additional benefit of 40 euros may be paid for children with disabilities and children from low-income or large families. Until now, when estimating…

Until now, when estimating family income for higher child benefit, the amount received during the last 12 months has been taken into account. However, since the financial situation of some families deteriorated rapidly during the quarantine period, it has been decided that until the 1st of July…

Child benefit is a universal benefit paid to each child. Its size in 2020 is 60 euros. An additional benefit of 40 euros may be paid for children with disabilities and children from low-income or large families.

A low-income family is considered to be one in which the average monthly inco

Family benefits, Service quality, Cash transfers adequacy, covid19, Emergency grants, services quality Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://socmin.lrv.lt/en/news/what-help-can-the-low-income-residents-expect-fro… siha
Lithuania: What Help can the Low-Income Residents Expect from the State?: Social assistance lithuania

Ministry of Social Security and Labour (11.06.2020) Due to the coronavirus pandemic and the economic difficulties it has caused, the support granted in municipalities has been increased and the conditions for granting it have been facilitated, but most of the changes will be permanent. 

The support granted in municipalities has been increased and the conditions for granting it have been facilitated, but most of the changes will be permanent. From the 1st of June the benefit is available if the average monthly income per person does not exceed 137.5 euros. The applicant's…

Anyone can experience financial hardship throughout life: it can be caused by a pandemic, economic crisis, sudden loss of job, family crises, lack of social skills, or other misfortunes. 

There are several types of assistance to the residents in Lithuania which can be combined: support in

Social assistance, Cash transfers covid19, Emergency grants, poverty Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://socmin.lrv.lt/en/news/what-help-can-the-low-income-residents-expect-fro… siha
Japan: Gathering Medical Information System on COVID-19 (G-MIS) japan

Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (08.04.2020) The Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare has established an information and communication infrastructure centre (tentative name) in cooperation with the Cabinet Secretariat's IT Office. The system enables collecting information on hospital…

The Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare has established an information and communication infrastructure centre in cooperation with the Cabinet Secretariat's IT Office. The system enables collecting information on hospital operation status, the situation of hospital beds and medical staff, the…

The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has established an information and communication infrastructure center (tentative name) in cooperation with the Cabinet Secretariat's IT Office, and has been able to establish hospital operation status, hospital beds and medical staff from medical institu

Health, Risk management, ICT, Service quality covid19, database, services quality Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/seisakunitsuite/bunya/0000121431_00130.html siha
COVID-19: Protecting workers in the workplace: ILO warns of COVID-19 migrant ‘crisis within a crisis’

Policies need to be put in place to protect stranded migrant workers and to ensure the reintegration of those who return to their home countries, says the International Labour Organization.

https://www.ilo.org/global/about-the-ilo/newsroom/news/WCMS_748992/lang--en/ind… pmassetti
Social protection via One-Window Operations in Pakistan - Healthy DEvelopments - BMZ http://health.bmz.de/events/In_focus/social-protection-via-one-window-operation… pmassetti
How mobile money is helping those in need through the pandemic

World Economic Forum (25.06.2020) Money transfers are effective ways to protect those in financial difficulties due to COVID-19. In sub-Saharan Africa, over 80% of measures announced since the beginning of the pandemic are in the form of transfers. The pandemic has led many countries to…

E-services, Service delivery, Error evasion and fraud covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/06/government-mobile-payments-bank-transfer… pmassetti
Taiwan: First "Public Health Specialists Act" in Asia passed in Taiwan Taiwan, China

Taiwan Today (18.05.2020) The Public Health Specialists Act, which provides for a national certification for public health professionals, passed the Legislature May 15 in Taipei City. This is the first time such a law has been enacted in Asia. According to the act, if a person who is a citizen…

The Public Health Specialists Act, which provides for a national certification for public health professionals, passed the Legislature May 15 in Taipei City. This is the first time such a law has been enacted in Asia.

(Google translate) The "Public Hygienist Law," which stipulates the national qualification "Public Hygienist" who is a public health expert, was passed and passed at the Legislative Assembly (= Diet session) on the 15th. This is the first time in Asia to enact such a law.
 
The “Publi

Health, Health promotion, Safety and health at work, Social Policies & Programmes covid19, policy reponse, universal health care Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://jp.taiwantoday.tw/news.php?unit=148&post=177559&unitname=%E3%83%8B%E3%2… siha
Malta: The rest of the service.gov centers are opened malta

SERVIZZ.GOV (26.06.2020) From next week, the rest of the regional centers will be opened, so service.gov will have a total of 22 centers open throughout Malta. servicio.gov continues to offer assistance on government services through its various means, including Freephone 153, the one-stop-shop…

From next week, the rest of the regional centers will be opened, so service.gov will have a total of 22 centers open throughout Malta.

From next week, the rest of the regional centers will be opened, so service.gov will have a total of 22 centers open throughout Malta.

The centers that will be opened are Paola, Zebbug, Valletta, Msida, Victoria, Birki

Service quality, Service delivery covid19, Covid19_deconfinement_measures, customer_services Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://www.gov.mt/en/Government/DOI/Press%20Releases/Pages/2020/June/26/pr2012… siha
Malta: Further strengthening of ID Malta’s digital platforms malta

MINISTRY FOR HOME AFFAIRS, NATIONAL SECURITY AND LAW ENFORCEMENT AND THE PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARIAT FOR CITIZENSHIP AND COMMUNITIES (24.06.2020) Online birth and death registration is now available through Identity Malta's website (https://…

Online birth and death registration is now available through Identity Malta's website (https://identitymalta.com/services/). The public can register a newborn's birth or a person's death remotely by simply filling in an online registration form…

Minister for Home Affairs, National Security and Law Enforcement Byron Camilleri and Parliamentary Secretary for Citizenship and the Communities Alex Muscat announced that online birth and death registration is now available through Identity Malta's website (

ICT, E-services, Service quality digital platforms, egovernment, services quality Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://www.gov.mt/en/Government/DOI/Press%20Releases/Pages/2020/June/24/pr2011… siha
Malta: A voucher of € 100 per person aged 16 and over malta

THE OFFICE OF THE PRIME MINISTER (08.06.2020) A…

A voucher of € 100 per person aged 16 and over that can be used in a licensed accommodation, restaurant or business that has closed.

The Prime Minister, for his part, announced the following measures:

A voucher of € 100 per person aged 16 and over that can be used in a licensed accommodation, restaurant or business that has closed.

Employment, Cash transfers, Shocks &extreme events covid19, Emergency grants, Universal Social Protection Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://www.gov.mt/en/Government/DOI/Press%20Releases/Pages/2020/June/08/pr2010… siha
Malta: The Covid Wage Supplement will remain unchanged until September malta

THE OFFICE OF THE PRIME MINISTER (08.06.2020) The Covid Wage Supplement will remain unchanged until September, where the benefit rate of € 800 for full-time and € 500 for part-timers in areas involved with tourist accommodation, travel agencies will be maintained. travel, language schools,…

The Covid Wage Supplement will remain unchanged until September, where the benefit rate of € 800 for full-time and € 500 for part-timers in areas involved with tourist accommodation, travel agencies will be maintained. travel, language schools, organization of events and air transport.

The Prime Minister, for his part, announced the following measures:

Employment, Cash transfers covid19, Emergency grants, labour markets, youth employment Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://www.gov.mt/en/Government/DOI/Press%20Releases/Pages/2020/June/08/pr2010… siha
Malta: Parental benefit and Additional Unemployment Benefit will end on 3 July malta

THE MINISTRY OF THE FAMILY, CHILDREN'S RIGHTS AND SOCIAL  SOLIDARITY(04.06.2020)The temporary payment of the Parental Benefit and the Additional Unemployment Benefit for the time being will continue to be made weekly, but will be stopped with effect from Friday, 3 July 2020, which payment will…

The temporary payment of the Parental Benefit and the Additional Unemployment Benefit for the time being will continue to be made weekly, but will be stopped with effect from Friday, 3 July 2020.

The Department of Social Security and the Division for Financial Aid and Compliance within the Ministry for the Family, Children's Rights and Social Solidarity make reference to the p

Family benefits, Unemployment, Cash transfers covid19, Emergency grants, family, youth employment Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://www.gov.mt/en/Government/DOI/Press%20Releases/Pages/2020/June/04/pr2010… siha
Retirar dinheiro de PPR sem penalização já é possível portugal

Families with retirement savings plans (PPR) and who are in specific situations because of covid-19 can now raise funds from this application, without tax penalties. The measure, which extends the situations in which these products can be mobilized in advance will only be in force during the…

Old age Pensions covid19 Published Measures summary https://www.publico.pt/2020/04/11/economia/noticia/retirar-dinheiro-ppr-penaliz… socpro
Coronavírus: apoio aos recibos verdes é de 438 euros e dura seis meses portugal

Financial support ("Apoio extraordinário à redução da actividade económica de trabalhador independente") to self-employed workers that have stopped business activities or are facing a drastic reduction (40%) in business activities.

The support is intended for Independent…

Unemployment covid19 Published Measures summary https://www.publico.pt/2020/03/14/economia/noticia/coronavirus-apoio-recibos-ve… socpro
Governo aprovou apoio aos recibos verdes sem descontos portugal

Self-employed workers who were not entitled to financial support because were not fulfilling the requirement of having social contributions “for at least three consecutive months or six months interpolated for at least 12 months” - will now be able to benefit from financial support. The amount…

Unemployment covid19 Published Measures summary https://www.publico.pt/2020/05/07/economia/noticia/governo-aprovou-apoio-recibo… socpro