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Le Japon et la Corée du Sud peinent à faire face à la nouvelle pauvreté de leurs seniors et nous serions bien inspirés d’en tirer des leçons

Atlantico.fr (08.05.2024) Abondance de personnes âgées, marché du travail défaillant et manque de flexibilité des systèmes de retraite ... Au Japon et en Corée du Sud, de nombreuses personnes âgées vivent en situation de grande précarité

Old-age pensions Published_SS_Monitor https://atlantico.fr/article/decryptage/le-japon-et-la-coree-du-sud-peinent-a-f… pmassetti
Divided Directions: India's varied roadmap for governance of platform workers india

The Financial Express (02.05.2024) India has made remarkable progress in expanding social security through the groundbreaking Code on Social Security-2020 (CoSS 2020), positioning itself as a pioneer in this field. This legislation stands out for its acknowledgment of platform workers and…

digital platforms Published_SS_Monitor https://www.financialexpress.com/india-news/divided-directions-india-varied-roa… pmassetti
Unemployment benefits are very effective in highly informal labour markets mauritius

VoxDev (20.03.24) Evidence from Mauritius shows the consequences of losing a formal job in a labour market characterised by high rates of informal employment are significant. Unemployment benefits help mitigate these effects, while generating only small disincentive effects on labour supply.

Employment Published_SS_Monitor https://voxdev.org/topic/social-protection/unemployment-benefits-are-very-effec… pmassetti
Social Protection in the Developing World

NBER (April 2024) Social protection programs have become increasingly widespread in low- and middle-income countries, with their own distinct characteristics to match the environments in which they are operating. This paper reviews the growing literature on the design and impact of these…

Published_SS_Monitor https://www.nber.org/papers/w32382 pmassetti
Cash transfer, maternal and child health outcomes: a scoping review in sub-Saharan Africa

Cash Transfer (CT) programmes can improve maternal and child health outcomes in low- and middle-income countries. However, studies assessing the effectiveness of these programmes on maternal and child health outcomes (MCH), beyond nutritional outcomes and service utilisation, remain inconclusive…

Children, Cash transfers https://socialprotection.org/discover/publications/cash-transfer-maternal-and-c… pmassetti
The Gambia Social Registry: A Success Story in Systems Building gambia

blogs.worldbank.org (23.04.2024) Since its inception, GamSR's data has played a pivotal role in various programs in The Gambia, notably the 'Nafa Quick' initiative, which formed the cornerstone of the Government of The Gambia (GoTG) COVID-19 pandemic response. It swiftly reached 78,422…

Data management, COVID-19 Published_SS_Monitor https://blogs.worldbank.org/en/nasikiliza/the-gambia-social-registry-a-success-… pmassetti
The Future of a Hyper-Aging Society Navigated by Well-Being Technology

ey.com (17.04.2024) Today, humanity is experiencing a paradigm shift and transitioning to a new era. We live in a world where every person’s well-being – the happiness of the body and mind – is impacted by social environments born of numerous changes, including an aging and increasingly diverse…

Old-age pensions Published_SS_Monitor https://www.ey.com/en_jp/aging/driving-well-being-in-an-aging-society-the-role-… pmassetti
Implementation Guide – Good Practices For Ensuring Data Protection And Privacy In Social Protection Systems

SPIAC-B (2024) This Implementation Guide is designed for professionals involved in developing, implementing, and expanding social protection systems, particularly non-contributory schemes, or 'social assistance'. Targeted at national and local government partners, policymakers, social…

Information and communication technology, Data management Published_SS_Monitor https://socialprotection.org/discover/publications/implementation-guide-%E2%80%… pmassetti
Registration: Key Concepts, Approaches and Strategies to Include Informal Workers

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?

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

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 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 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 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?

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

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

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 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 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? 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 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 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

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 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

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