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Extending social security to workers in the informal economy

ilo.org (March 2021) This brief is part of the policy resource Package Extending social security and facilitating transition from the informal to the formal economy. Lessons from international experience.

Published_SS_Monitor https://www.ilo.org/secsoc/information-resources/publications-and-tools/Brochur… pmassetti
Blog: Developing countries introduced an unprecedented social protection and jobs policy response to mitigate the effects of the pandemic

blogs.worldbank.org (30:03.2021) Developing countries have introduced an unprecedented number of social protection and jobs policies to mitigate the effects of the crisis.  Over the past year, developing countries have introduced more than 1,300 crisis-related social protection and jobs (SPJ)…

Extension of coverage covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19 https://blogs.worldbank.org/jobs/developing-countries-introduced-unprecedented-… pmassetti
Japan: Extension of deadline to submit disability pension certificate japan

Those who receive disability pension must submit the disability pension medical certificate to the Japan Pension Service by the deadline, and if it is not submitted by the deadline, the disability pension payment is usually suspended. It will be. It is said that the disability pension medical…

Beneficiaries of the disability pension whose due date to submit the disbaility pension certificate by the end of February 2021: Pension will not be suspended if the certificate is submitted by the end of May 2021. 

[For those receiving disability pensions] Handling of disability pension medical certificates based on the declaration of emergency for new coronavirus infecti

Disability covid19 Published Measures summary https://www.nenkin.go.jp/oshirase/taisetu/2021/202103/0308sindansho.html mmarquez
Digital finance and inclusion in the time of COVID-19. Lessons, experiences and proposals 

fao.org (2021) The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted digital financial inclusion trends across the world in many and complex ways. In developing and emerging contexts, this crisis also holds the potential to propel an unprecedented acceleration in the process of financial digitization and turn out…

E-services covid19, digital inclusion, epayment Published_SS_Monitor_covid19 http://www.fao.org/policy-support/tools-and-publications/resources-details/en/c… pmassetti
Duterte approves in-kind assistance to vulnerable sectors in areas under ECQ philippines, the

Close to 23 million low-income individuals from Metro Manila, Rizal, Bulacan, Cavite, and Laguna will receive an in-kind doleout worth ₱1,000. The aid will be limited to a maximum of four members per family.

Close to 23 million low-income individuals from Metro Manila, Rizal, Bulacan, Cavite, and Laguna will receive an in-kind doleout worth ₱1,000. The aid will be limited to a maximum of four members per family. This is a one-time benefit as of now, planned to be distributed between March 30th and …

Family benefits, Social assistance covid19, poverty Published Measures summary https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2021/3/30/Duterte-approves-in-kind-assistan… mmarquez
Employment and Social Developments in Europe Quarterly Review analyses the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the self-employed european union

EU Reporter (29.03.2021) The European Commission has published the March 2021 edition of the Employment and Social Developments in Europe (ESDE) Quarterly Review, with a thematic focus on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the self-employed. The review shows that this group has experienced a…

Unemployment covid19, self-employed Published_SS_Monitor_covid19 https://www.eureporter.co/politics/european-commission/2021/03/29/employment-an… pmassetti
Philipine: National ID to help financial inclusion of poorest sector philippines, the

Philstar.com (20.03.2021) The poorest sector, especially those with no access to banking services, will benefit from the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys), so President Duterte is urging every Filipino to sign up for the national ID.

E-services epayment Published_SS_Monitor https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2021/03/20/2085635/national-id-help-financia… pmassetti
COVID-19: Implications for employment and working life

Eurofound (March 2021) This report sets out to assess the initial impact of the COVID-19 crisis on employment in Europe (up to Q2 2020), including its effects across sectors and on different categories of workers. It also looks at measures implemented by policymakers in a bid to limit the…

Unemployment covid19, self-employed Published_SS_Monitor_covid19 https://www.eurofound.europa.eu/publications/report/2021/covid-19-implications-… pmassetti
What's next for social protection in light of COVID-19: country responses

International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG) March 2021 - The COVID-19 crisis has had a huge impact on the world of social protection. The pandemic has alerted national governments and the international community to the urgency of accelerating progress in building and expanding…

covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19 http://ipcig.org/publication/30008?language_content_entity=en pmassetti
Supporting Families and Children Beyond COVID-19: Social protection in high-income countries

(Dec 2020) This new UNICEF Innocenti report explores how the social and economic impact of the pandemic is likely to affect children; the initial government responses to the crisis; and how future public policies could be optimized to better support children. 

Family benefits, Children covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19 https://www.unicef-irc.org/publications/1165-supporting-families-and-children-b… pmassetti
Using Technology to Improve Civil Service Talent | Asian Development Bank Asia

This brief presents digital and online platforms for civil services in Asia and the Pacific, along with recommendations for holistic government interventions and reforms in policies, business processes, and management systems.

Innovation capacity covid19 https://www.adb.org/publications/technology-improve-civil-service-talent pmassetti
SOCIAL HEALTH INSURANCE: A guidebook for planning

This guidebook is designed to be used by planners, policy-makers and stakeholders in countries that are considering the introduction social health insurance (SHI) as a replacement for or to supplement to existing financing mechanisms for health care. This book is not meant to be an advocacy tool…

Looks like a very comprehensive summary of systems, challenges, etc.

Health promotion, Health Insurance universal health coverage https://www.ilo.org/wcmsp5/groups/public/---dgreports/---integration/documents/… mgerecke
Zimbabwe: Unicef rolls out emergency cash transfer programme zimbabwe

thestandard.co.zw (06.12.2020)

UNICEF Zimbabwe in collaboration with the Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare ministry and Goal Zimbabwe is rolling out the emergency social cash transfer programme (ESCT) to reduce food insecurity, improve dietary diversity, and maternal and child…

UNICEF Zimbabwe in collaboration with the Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare ministry and Goal Zimbabwe is rolling out the emergency social cash transfer programme (ESCT) to reduce food insecurity, improve dietary diversity, and maternal and child health outcomes of vulnerable households…

The programme is primarily focused on households headed by the elderly (65 years and above), those with pregnant women or with children under the age of two years, persons living with disability and child-headed households.

Households deemed to be well-off will be excluded despite the cat

Family benefits, Social assistance, Cash transfers, Covid-19 covid19, family Published Measures summary https://www.thestandard.co.zw/2020/12/06/unicef-rolls-out-emergency-cash-transf… cambrosio
Zanzibar responds to COVID-19 economic challenges with a 20% rise to their universal social pension tanzania

helpage.org (22.07.2020)

The government decided to increase the monthly transfer of their universal social pension by 20 per cent. This is another bold step from the government, which follows on from becoming in 2016 the first country in the Eastern African region to offer social…

The government decided to increase the monthly transfer of their universal social pension by 20 per cent. This is another bold step from the government, which follows on from becoming in 2016 the first country in the Eastern African region to offer social pensions to older people.

 

The COVID-19 pandemic affects all of us but has the greatest impact on those already experiencing poverty, poor health and discrimination. Older people often fall within these categories. In Zanzibar, a third of households headed by older people live below the national poverty line of 2

Old age Pensions, Pensions, Social assistance, Covid-19 covid19 Published Measures summary https://www.helpage.org/newsroom/latest-news/zanzibar-responds-to-covid19-econo… cambrosio
São Tomé and Príncipe: The World Bank Provides $10 million to Support São Tomé and Príncipe’s Response to COVID-19 Sao Tome and Principe

worldbank.org (21.12.2020)

The World Bank Board of Executive Director approved today a $10 million Development Policy Operation (DPO) for São Tomé and Príncipe (STP) to support the government's response to the human and economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as economy-wide and…

The World Bank Board of Executive Director approved today a $10 million Development Policy Operation (DPO) for São Tomé and Príncipe (STP) to support the government's response to the human and economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as economy-wide and sectoral reforms for a stronger,…

WASHINGTON, December 18, 2020— The World Bank Board of Executive Director approved today a $10 million Development Policy Operation (DPO) for São Tomé and Príncipe (STP) to support the government's response to the human and economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as econ

Financing, Covid-19 covid19 Published Measures summary https://www.worldbank.org/en/news/press-release/2020/12/18/the-world-bank-provi… cambrosio
Mozambique: EU provides €100 million to support education, health and social protection mozambique

ec.europa.eu (02.11.2020)

The European Commission and the Government of Mozambique have today signed a budget support programme worth €100 million to respond to the socio-economic impacts of COVID-19. This new EU programme will provide the Government of Mozambique with short-term…

The European Commission and the Government of Mozambique have today signed a budget support programme worth €100 million to respond to the socio-economic impacts of COVID-19. This new EU programme will provide the Government of Mozambique with short-term financial assistance to tackle the…

The European Commission and the Government of Mozambique have today signed a budget support programme worth €100 million to respond to the socio-economic impacts of COVID-19.

Commissioner for International Partnerships, Jutta Urpilainen, commented: “With this contribu

Social assistance, Financing, Covid-19 covid19, family Published Measures summary https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/IP_20_1989 cambrosio
Malawi: The EU supports nutrition and social protection malawi

ec.europa.eu (26.10.2020)

As part of Team Europe's response to COVID-19 in Malawi, the European Union has allocated €39 million to mitigate the negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding will address the increasing needs of vulnerable parts of the population in the field of…

As part of Team Europe's response to COVID-19 in Malawi, the European Union has allocated €39 million to mitigate the negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding will address the increasing needs of vulnerable parts of the population in the field of nutrition and social protection,…

As part of Team Europe's response to COVID-19 in Malawi, the European Union has allocated €39 million to mitigate the negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding will address the increasing needs of vulnerable parts of the population in the field of nutrition and social protection, inc

Cash sickness benefits, Family benefits, Children, Social assistance, Covid-19 covid19, Emergency grants, family Published Measures summary https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/IP_20_1974 cambrosio
Liberia: US$3.4 Million Cash Transfer to Impact 15K Households in Rural Montserrado liberia

liberianobserver.com (28.01.2021)

The Government through the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MGCSP) will begin cash transfer pilot Project to fifteen thousand households in rural Montserrado County. The total amount to be distributed according to the government is US$…

The Government through the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MGCSP) will begin cash transfer pilot Project to fifteen thousand households in rural Montserrado County. The total amount to be distributed according to the government is US$3.4 million. This initiative is led by the…

The Government through the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MGCSP) says it has concluded all necessary requirements to begin cash transfer pilot Project to fifteen thousand households in rural Montserrado County. The total amount to be distributed according to the government is

Social assistance, Cash transfers, Financing, Covid-19 covid19, Emergency grants Published Measures summary https://www.liberianobserver.com/news/govt-to-begin-us3-4m-cash-transfer-to-15k… cambrosio
Kenya: Gender commission wants rural women roped in Inua Jamii program kenya

nation.africa (02.11.2020)

The National Gender and Equality Commission is rooting for stakeholders to address the multiple challenges rural women are facing during the Covid-19 pandemic. Each beneficiary of Inua Jamii program receives Sh2,000 stipend per month, which NGEC wants extended…

The National Gender and Equality Commission is rooting for stakeholders to address the multiple challenges rural women are facing during the Covid-19 pandemic. Each beneficiary of Inua Jamii program receives Sh2,000 stipend per month, which NGEC wants extended to rural women. 

What you need to know:

  • The National Gender and Equality Commission is  rooting for stakeholders to address the multiple challenges rural women are facing during the Covid-19 pandemic.  
  • Each beneficiary of Inua Jamii program receives Sh2,000 stipend per month, which NGE
Social assistance, Cash transfers, Covid-19 covid19, Emergency grants Published Measures summary https://nation.africa/kenya/gender/gender-commission-wants-rural-women-roped-in… cambrosio
Kenya: New cash transfer scheme to benefit 24,000 Mombasa households kenya

the-star.co.ke (04.11.2020)

Some 24,000 vulnerable families in Mombasa will each get Sh4,000 monthly stipend enough to cover half of the monthly food and nutrition needs for a family of four under a new partnership between the national government and the World Food Programme. The cash-…

Some 24,000 vulnerable families in Mombasa will each get Sh4,000 monthly stipend enough to cover half of the monthly food and nutrition needs for a family of four under a new partnership between the national government and the World Food Programme. The cash-based support arrangement targets…

Social assistance, Cash transfers, Financing, Covid-19 covid19, Emergency grants Published Measures summary https://www.the-star.co.ke/counties/coast/2020-11-04-new-cash-transfer-scheme-t… cambrosio
Mongolia: ADB approves $73m loan to improve social welfare support mongolia

devdiscourse.com (23.03.2021)

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $73 million loan to improve social welfare support for the poor and vulnerable, especially women and children, to mitigate the socioeconomic impacts of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Mongolia.…

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $73 million loan to improve social welfare support for the poor and vulnerable, especially women and children, to mitigate the socioeconomic impacts of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Mongolia.

Social assistance, Cash transfers, Financing, Covid-19 covid19, Universal Social Protection Published Measures summary https://www.devdiscourse.com/article/business/1507034-adb-approves-73m-loan-to-… cambrosio
The social multiplier effect pakistan

DAWN.COM (22.03.2021) Many countries including Pakistan are actively engaged in developing a new set of social policies and widening the social safety net not only to help calamity-hit poor but also those vulnerable to technology disruptions in a post-covid-19 world

covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19 https://www.dawn.com/news/1613806 pmassetti
Assessment of the Social Security Responses to COVID-19 in the Western Balkans and Eastern Europe eastern europe

This report comparatively reviews the national social security measures in response to COVID-19 crisis, analyse their effectiveness and long-term consequences, and discuss future challenges in improving the social security system. The report covers seven countries in the Western Balkans and…

Social Policies & Programmes covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19 https://www.ilo.org/budapest/what-we-do/publications/WCMS_775160/lang--en/index… pmassetti
Jordan: Temporary unemployment programs Tadamun and Musaned jordan

Official Gazette Jordan (16.04.2020) The Tadamun (Solidarity in Arabic) I and II programs is a work suspension allowance targeted to both work institutions covered under social security (Tadamun I) and for those excluded from it (Tadamun II). Tadamun I applies to employers that have contributed…

The Tadamun (Solidarity in Arabic) I and II programs is a work suspension allowance targeted to both work institutions covered under social security (Tadamun I) and for those excluded from it (Tadamun II). Tadamun I applies to employers that have contributed for at least 12 months to the Social…

Unemployment covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://betterwork.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Defence-Order-no.-9-for-2020-… mmarquez
Brazil's lower house approves bill allowing renewal of pandemic aid to poor families brazil

Reuters (11.03.2021) - Brazil’s lower house of Congress approved the basic text of a bill on Thursday that revives a federal cash transfer program to help millions of poor families whose incomes have been hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. The measure will allow emergency stipends totaling up to 44…

Brazil’s lower house of Congress approved the basic text of a bill on Thursday that revives a federal cash transfer program to help millions of poor families whose incomes have been hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. The measure will allow emergency stipends totaling up to 44 billion reais ($7.96…

Cash transfers covid19 Published Measures summary https://www.reuters.com/article/us-brazil-politics-pandemic-aid/brazils-lower-h… pmassetti