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Millions Of Young People Worldwide Remain Unemployed Because Of The Pandemic, UN Says

forbes.com (11.08.2022) The number of unemployed young people around the world is set to hit 73 million in 2022, a slight improvement from the year before, but still well above global youth unemployment rates before the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a new report from the United Nations, which…

Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor https://www.forbes.com/sites/madelinehalpert/2022/08/11/millions-of-young-peopl… pmassetti
Report: Global Employment Trends for Youth 2022: Investing in transforming futures for young people

ilo.org (11.08.2022) Incorporating the most recent labour market information available, Global Employment Trends for Youth sets out the youth labour market situation around the world. It shows where progress has or has not been made, updates world and regional youth labour market indicators, and…

Employment Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor https://www.ilo.org/global/publications/books/WCMS_853321/lang--en/index.htm pmassetti
Closing the digital divide with identity and payment systems

GovInsider (12.08.2022) Reliable, well designed digital ID and payment systems can be an important social and economic leveller. But governments must be inclusive and citizen-centric in rolling them out, according to the World Bank.

Digital inclusion digital inclusion Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor https://govinsider.asia/digital-identity/closing-the-digital-divide-with-identi… pmassetti
Digital Transformation and Social Well-Being: Promoting an Inclusive Society - Google Books ICT, Digital inclusion digital inclusion https://books.google.ch/books?hl=en&amp%3Blr=&amp%3Bid=XeR8EAAAQBAJ&amp%3Boi=fn… pmassetti
The opportunities of digital inclusion and the tech behind it

TechRepublic (05.08.2022)  There are 2.9 billion people worldwide who do not have internet access or the opportunities to engage in the digital economy. Despite the technological advancements, the digital divide continues to affect all aspects of life, from banking to healthcare, education,…

Digital inclusion digital inclusion Published_SS_Monitor, Published_DIGITAL_Eco_Obs_MONITOR https://www.techrepublic.com/article/the-opportunities-of-digital-inclusion-and… pmassetti
Promoting women's employment in Latin America and the Caribbean latin america

worldbank.org (27.07.2022) The world has changed in the last two years. Governments in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) face the massive challenge of rebuilding post-pandemic economies. But one thing is certain: Women in the region were hit the hardest during the COVID-19 lockdowns. A…

Employment Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor https://blogs.worldbank.org/latinamerica/promoting-womens-employment-latin-amer… pmassetti
Employment and Social Developments in Europe 2022 report shows young people most affected by job losses to economic impact of COVID-19 european union

European Commission (19.07.2022) Amongst other findings, the report shows young people were among the most negatively affected by job losses during the economic crisis triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic. It also shows that the recovery was slower for them than for other age groups. Possible…

Published_SS_Monitor https://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?langId=en&amp%3BcatId=89&amp%3BnewsId=1033… pmassetti
World Population Day 2022: The impact of a rapidly ageing population on the world as we know it

timesnownews.com (11.07.2022) With Europe having the highest ageing population and Africa becoming the land of the youngest people, a rapidly escalating older population can collapse economies and exhaust healthcare systems.

Published_SS_Monitor https://www.timesnownews.com/exclusive/world-population-day-2022-theme-history-… pmassetti
UK. Minister calls on pension schemes to get “data ready” for dashboards united kingdom

Pension Policy International (14.07.2022) The calls come as the government publishes its response to a consultation which gathered feedback from industry, potential providers, consumer groups and future users on what data should be included and how this should be displayed to people. Bringing…

Pensions, Interoperability, E-services Published_SS_Monitor, Published_DIGITAL_Eco_Obs_MONITOR https://www.pensionpolicyinternational.com/uk-minister-calls-on-pension-schemes… pmassetti
Cash Transfers in Pandemic Times : Evidence, Practices, and Implications from the Largest Scale Up in History

worldbank.org (2022) Is Coronavirus (Covid-19) a “game changer” for cash transfers? This tantalizing question has animated a large body of recent literature and over 60 virtual panels. This paper offers some clues to address the question by bringing together data, evaluations and practical…

Cash transfers covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/37700 pmassetti
Ten lessons from the largest scale up of cash transfers in history

blogs.worldbank.org (13.07.2022) Over the past 30 months we have been carefully tracking countries’ unprecedented social protection responses to Covid-19. But what are we learning from such wealth of experiences?  A new paper – Cash Transfers in Pandemic Times: Evidence, Practices, and…

Cash transfers covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor https://blogs.worldbank.org/developmenttalk/ten-lessons-largest-scale-cash-tran… pmassetti
Social protection: Designing adaptive systems to build resilience to climate change

ifpri.org (2022) Numerous studies that draw extensively on rigorous impact evaluations have documented substantial short-term impacts of social protection programs, especially cash and in-kind social assistance, on food security and asset formation, as well as on education, health, and dietary…

Published_SS_Monitor https://www.ifpri.org/publication/social-protection-designing-adaptive-systems-… pmassetti
These experiments could lift millions out of dire poverty

nature.com (22.06.2022) In 2012, the government of Niger began giving some of its poorest citizens free money. Over the next few years, around 100,000 participating households received 24 monthly payments of roughly US$16 — which more than doubled their typical spending power. The programme was…

Cash transfers Published_SS_Monitor https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-022-01679-y pmassetti
World Social Protection Report 2020-22. Regional companion report for Africa Africa

ilo.org (June 2022) This regional companion report is intended to complement the ILO’s World Social Protection Report 2020–22. It includes a section summarizing the status of social protection worldwide, followed by a section highlighting key social protection developments, challenges and…

Published_SS_Monitor https://www.ilo.org/secsoc/information-resources/publications-and-tools/books-a… pmassetti
The critical role of social insurance in the US and policies for reform United States

 (June 2022) In 2021, The Hamilton Project has been doing a deep dive into social insurance in the United States. Our capstone analysis shows that social insurance plays a critical role for workers and families – both in times of crisis, as exhibited by the pandemic and ensuing economic…

Social Policies & Programmes Published_SS_Monitor https://www.brookings.edu/blog/up-front/2021/06/29/the-critical-role-of-social-… pmassetti
Social Protection in a Pandemic – Trends, Challenges, and Technology

Asian Development Bank (June 2022) The report, part of a GIZ-ADB collaboration, reviews trends in social protection and recent pandemic responses. It discusses how artificial intelligence (AI) tools can fit into the social protection delivery chain. It reviews the functioning of the delivery…

ICT covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor, Published_DIGITAL_Eco_Obs_MONITOR https://www.adb.org/publications/social-protection-pandemic-trends-challenges-t… pmassetti
Bangladesh government launches first employment injury scheme pilot in the garment sector bangladesh

ILO news (21.06.2022) The Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh is celebrating the establishment of the country’s first ever pilot of a social security scheme working on income protection and medical care for work-related injuries. The EIS covers all ready-made garment (RMG) workers…

Occupational accidents and diseases Published_SS_Monitor https://www.ilo.org/global/topics/geip/news/WCMS_849244/lang--en/index.htm pmassetti
Can Digital G2P Transfers Drive Financial Inclusion and Digital Payments? Evidence from India india

Center for Global Development (09.06.2022) Does channeling government-to-person (G2P) payments through bank accounts encourage financial inclusion and use? This paper explores the factors that have driven the adoption of digital payments in India by beneficiaries of PMGKY, the large-scale COVID-…

Digital inclusion, Mobile technologies covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor, Published_DIGITAL_Eco_Obs_MONITOR https://www.cgdev.org/publication/can-digital-g2p-transfers-drive-financial-inc… pmassetti
India. Government to launch AI-driven portal for distributing pension payments india

Pension Policy International  (16.06.2022) In order to seamlessly process, track and disburse pensions, the Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare will soon launch an Artificial Intelligence (AI) enabled the common portal for the benefit of pensioners and elderly citizens. Union Minister…

ICT Published_SS_Monitor, Published_DIGITAL_Eco_Obs_MONITOR https://www.pensionpolicyinternational.com/india-government-to-launch-ai-driven… pmassetti
The impact of social assistance programmes in a pandemic: evidence from Kenya kenya

ZEF Discussion Paper (2022) This paper examines whether social protection – in the form of existing social assistance programmes – affects measures of household well-being such as poverty, food security and costly risk-coping behaviour during the COVID-19 pandemic. Using primary data from…

Social assistance covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19 https://www.die-gdi.de/externe-publikationen/article/the-impact-of-social-assis… pmassetti
Four revealing graphs on paid family leave

worldbank.org (16.05.2022) Having celebrated International Day of Families on May 15, it is now a great opportunity to reflect on the existing frameworks that support working parents at home and at work. Paid family leave has been a main area of reform in the past few years, as a significant…

Family benefits family Published_SS_Monitor https://blogs.worldbank.org/developmenttalk/four-revealing-graphs-paid-family-l… pmassetti
Social protection response to COVID-19 in rural LAC: The potential of digitalization to build back better latin america

International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG) (April 2022) This Policy Research Brief analyses how digitalisation can facilitate rural populations’ access to effective and adequate social protection and economic inclusion in Latin America and the Caribbean. It investigates the region…

ICT, E-services covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor, Published_DIGITAL_Eco_Obs_MONITOR https://ipcig.org/publication/31279?language_content_entity=en pmassetti
The Road to Better Long-Term Care in Asia and the Pacific: Building Systems of Care and Support for Older Persons Asia

Asian Development Bank (May 2022) This report shares insights on capacity building for long-term care in six countries at different stages of population aging: Indonesia, Mongolia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Tonga, and Viet Nam. It explores these countries’ long-term care systems and their particular…

Old age Pensions Published_SS_Monitor https://www.adb.org/publications/better-long-term-care-asia-pacific pmassetti
China: New voluntary personal pension system announced china

wtwco.com (19.05.2022)  Trial private retirement savings system to be rolled out in select cities in China in an effort to support an aging population.

Pensions Published_SS_Monitor https://www.wtwco.com/en-TH/Insights/2022/05/china-new-voluntary-personal-pensi… pmassetti
Responding to COVID-19 by Advancing Social Safety Nets in Liberia liberia

worldbank.org (10.02.2022)  The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated poverty and threatened livelihoods in Liberia. The need to respond to this challenge spurred the expansion and digitization of the government’s ongoing cash transfer program. The Liberia Social Safety Nets Project launched the…

Cash transfers covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor https://www.worldbank.org/en/results/2022/05/10/afw-responding-to-covid-19-by-a… pmassetti