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Barbados: Employability project launched is also a timely response to COVID-19 barbados

Ministry of Labour Barbados (16.07.2020) Government’s Employability Project fits well within the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) policy framework, says ILO Deputy Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean, Claudia Coenjaerts. Addressing the launch of the Employability…

Launch of the employability proyect which seeks to facilitate the insertion and re-insertion of the labour force in the labour markets. This is a free program provided by the Ministry of Labour through the National Training Initiative, and in partnership with the ILO.

Employability Project Fits ILO Policy Framework

July 16, 2020

Government’s Employability Project fits well within the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) policy framework, says ILO Deputy Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean, Claudia Coenjaerts.

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Unemployment, Employment policies covid19 Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://labour.gov.bb/employability-project-fits-ilo-policy-framework/ mmarquez
Mexico: Unemployment insurance, a necessary response in Mexico mexico

El Economista México (08.12.2020). Granting unemployment insurance to the Mexican population, given the conditions that are experienced by the health and economic crisis of Covid-19, is one of the necessary responses for an economy such as that of our country, said Gerardo Esquivel, deputy…

covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19 https://www.eleconomista.com.mx/sectorfinanciero/Seguro-de-desempleo-respuesta-… mmarquez
Bahamas: Extension of government-funded unemployment program bahamas

National Insurance Board Bahamas (02.11.2020) The National Insurance Board has extended the Unemployment Programme effective October 1, 2020. This second extension impacts those individuals who remain unemployed after the completion of the first 13 weeks extension and runs until 31st December,…

The National Insurance Board has extended the Unemployment Programme effective October 1, 2020. This second extension impacts those individuals who remain unemployed after the completion of the first 13 weeks extension and runs until 31st December, 2020. This second extension programme pays at $…

OVERNMENT-FUNDED SECOND EXTENSION UNEMPLOYMENT PROGRAMME ADMINISTERED BY THE NATIONAL INSURANCE BOARD FACT SHEET The National Insurance Board is pleased to advise that the second extension to the Unemployment Programme is being rolled out effective October 1, 2020. This second extension impacts t

Unemployment covid19 Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://www.nib-bahamas.com/UserFiles/HTMLEditor/Fact%20Sheet%20-%20GovExt%202%… mmarquez
Social Protection in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, and Mexico During the Pandemic latin america

Center For Global Development (04.02.2020) In a new CGD Note, we look at these social protection policy responses to COVID in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, and Mexico. What programs did governments launch? How effective have they been in reaching the beneficiaries of social security systems and…

COVID-19 covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19 https://www.cgdev.org/blog/social-protection-argentina-brazil-colombia-and-mexi… pmassetti
UK: A Family Stimulus – Supporting Children, Families and the Economy through the Pandemic  united kingdom

Development Pathways (08.02.2021) The paper makes the case for a “family stimulus” in the UK, advising the government to urgently boost the income of families hard-hit by the pandemic through the social security system, as well as targeting investment in childcare to ensure this sector keeps…

Family benefits covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor https://www.developmentpathways.co.uk/news/a-family-stimulus-supporting-childre… pmassetti
Slovakia: Deferral of payment of Social Insurance Premiums for January 2021 Europe , eastern europe, slovakia

socpoist.sk (29.01.2021)

The Government of the Slovak Republic allows employers and self-employed persons (SZČO) to defer the payment of social insurance premiums for January 2021 . The deferral of premiums applies to employers and SZČO, whose net turnover or income from business and…

The Government of the Slovak Republic allows employers and self-employed persons (SZČO) to defer the payment of social insurance premiums for January 2021 . The deferral of premiums applies to employers and SZČO, whose net turnover or income from business and other self-employed activities…

Who and how can defer the payment of levies for January 2021

Contribution collection and compliance, COVID-19 contribution collection, Contributory, covid19 Published Measures summary https://www.socpoist.sk/kto-a-ako-si-moze-odlozit-splatnost-odvodov-za-januar-2… cambrosio
Commission launches debate on responding to the impact of an ageing population european union

europa.eu (28.02.2021) The European Commission has presented a green paper to launch a broad policy debate on the challenges and opportunities of Europe's ageing society. It sets out the impact of this pronounced demographic trend across our economy and society and invites the public to express…

Published_SS_Monitor https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/news/commission-launches-debate-r… pmassetti
India´s COVID-19 social assistance package and its impact on the agriculture sector india

sciencedirect.com (2021) COVID-19 induced significant economic and social disruptions in India. Rural households, including smallholders, were affected by loss in migrant income, livelihood and farm and non-farm incomes. During this lockdown, the Indian government enacted several emergency…

Cash transfers covid19, rural world Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0308521X21000020#f0010 pmassetti
India: ESIC, other social security safety nets to cover gig economy workers india

The Indian Express (02.02.2021) The Budget for 2021-22 (April-March) also proposes to launch a portal that would collect relevant information on gig economy workers, including those working in building and construction, among others.

Published_SS_Monitor, Published_DIGITAL_Eco_Obs_MONITOR https://indianexpress.com/article/india/budget-2021-esic-other-social-security-… pmassetti
How technology can be deployed to scale-up Social Protection during COVID-19: The Case of South Africa, Nigeria and Africa Africa, nigeria, south africa

Research ICT Africa (January 2021) This RIA policy brief examines how technology, such as artificial intelligence (AI), can be deployed to scale social protection programmes as well as reduce corruption in the disbursement of social protection grants, which the COVID-19 lockdowns, have revealed…

Information and communication technology artificial intelligence , covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor, Published_DIGITAL_Eco_Obs_MONITOR https://researchictafrica.net/publication/how-technology-can-be-deployed-to-sca… pmassetti
COVID-19 and food security in Ethiopia: Do social protection programs protect? ethiopia

worldbank.org (01.02.2021) The COVID-19 pandemic is testing global food and social protection systems at an unprecedented scale. The spread of the pandemic is disrupting food systems and undermining the food and nutrition security of households.

COVID-19 covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor https://blogs.worldbank.org/developmenttalk/covid-19-and-food-security-ethiopia… pmassetti
DRC: The Covid-19 Fund benefits from a donation of USD 100,000 in protective equipment from TDB Africa, Congo, Democratic Republic of the

zoom-eco.net (28.12.2020)

The Trade Development Bank (TDB) has donated Covid-19 protection materials to the National Coronavirus Solidarity Fund (NCSF). The donation, valued at US$100,000, was handed over by Finance Minister Sele Yalaghuli, who is the Congolese government's focal point…

The Trade Development Bank (TDB) has donated Covid-19 protection materials to the National Coronavirus Solidarity Fund (NCSF). The donation, valued at US$100,000, was handed over by Finance Minister Sele Yalaghuli, who is the Congolese government's focal point to TDB.

Safety and health at work, COVID-19 covid19 Published Measures summary https://zoom-eco.net/a-la-une/rdc-le-fonds-covid-19-beneficie-dun-don-de-tdb-en… cambrosio
DRC: UNDP donates US$700,000 in equipment to the Ministry of Health to support anti-covid response-19 Africa, Congo, Democratic Republic of the

zoom-eco.net (20.01.2021)

The Minister of Health, Dr. Eteni Longondo and the Coordinator of the United Nations System, David Mclachlan-Karr proceeded, on Wednesday 20 January 2021, to the signing of the transfer deed and the symbolic handover of the donation of materials and equipment…

The Minister of Health, Dr. Eteni Longondo and the Coordinator of the United Nations System, David Mclachlan-Karr proceeded, on Wednesday 20 January 2021, to the signing of the transfer deed and the symbolic handover of the donation of materials and equipment offered by UNDP to the Congolese…

Safety and health at work, COVID-19 covid19 Published Measures summary https://zoom-eco.net/a-la-une/rdc-le-pnud-offre-au-ministere-de-la-sante-700-00… cambrosio
DRC: payment due date for property and rental income tax deferred to 31 March 2021 Africa, Congo, Democratic Republic of the

zoom-eco.net (02.02.2021)

Prévue pour le premier février 2021, l’échéance de paiement de l’impôt foncier et de l’impôt sur les revenus locatifs a été reporté par le Gouverneur de la ville de Kinshasa, Gentiny Ngobila, au 31 mars 2021.

Scheduled for 1 February 2021, the due date for payment of property tax and tax on rental income has been postponed by the Governor of the city of Kinshasa, Gentiny Ngobila, to 31 March 2021.

Contribution collection and compliance, COVID-19 covid19, housing Published Measures summary https://zoom-eco.net/a-la-une/rdc-kinshasa-lecheance-de-paiement-de-limpot-fonc… cambrosio
Ghana: GH¢11 Million COVID-19 Relief Fund Launched Africa, ghana

m.peacefmonline.com (10.10.2020)

The government, with support from the World Food Programme (WFP), is to disburse funds to vulnerable persons and households in the Greater Accra, Western and Ashanti regions. Under the cash transfer to COVID-19 affected daily wage earners, an amount of GH…

The government, with support from the World Food Programme (WFP), is to disburse funds to vulnerable persons and households in the Greater Accra, Western and Ashanti regions. Under the cash transfer to COVID-19 affected daily wage earners, an amount of GH¢11 million will be disbursed to…

The government, with support from the World Food Programme (WFP), is to disburse funds to vulnerable persons and households in the Greater Accra, Western and Ashanti regions.

Under the cash transfer to COVID-19 affected daily wage earners, an amount of GH¢11 million will be disbursed

Social assistance, Financing, COVID-19 covid19, mobile technologies, poverty Published Measures summary https://m.peacefmonline.com/pages/local/news/202010/429481.php cambrosio
Kenya: National Hygiene Program Creates Jobs for Kenyans in Informal Settlements Africa, kenya

businessghana.com (12.10.2020)

Through the National Hygiene Program, the government offered a lifeline to more than 250,000 youth hurt by COVID-19 response measures; the social protection program has transformed to provide sustainable work activities expected to last beyond life of the…

Through the National Hygiene Program, the government offered a lifeline to more than 250,000 youth hurt by COVID-19 response measures; the social protection program has transformed to provide sustainable work activities expected to last beyond life of the program; more than $92 million (Ksh10…

National Hygiene Program Creates Jobs for Kenyans in Informal Settlements

 12th Oct 2020    |    Source: APO

The government offered a lifeline to more than 250,000 youth hurt by COVID-19 response measures

Through the National Hygiene Program, the government offered a l

Employment, COVID-19 covid19 Published Measures summary https://www.businessghana.com/site/news/politics/224004/National-Hygiene-Progra… cambrosio
Kenya: Covid19 Cash-Transfer Giving Life-Line to Needy SGBV Survivors Africa, kenya

allafrica.com (07.10.2020)

Kenya introduced, with the help of international partners, the Mobile cash transfers targeting 120,000 of Kenya's most vulnerable people living in Nairobi and Mombasa's expansive informal settlements. . Due to the reduction or loss of their livelihood sources,…

Kenya introduced, with the help of international partners, the Mobile cash transfers targeting 120,000 of Kenya's most vulnerable people living in Nairobi and Mombasa's expansive informal settlements. . Due to the reduction or loss of their livelihood sources, the beneficiaries consist of…

Social assistance, Cash transfers, Gender Inequalities, COVID-19 covid19, Emergency grants Published Measures summary https://allafrica.com/stories/202010080104.html cambrosio
COVID’s led to ‘massive’ income and productivity losses, UN labour estimates show

UN News (25.02.2021) Job losses or reduced working hours due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic cost the world the equivalent of 255 million jobs in 2020, the UN International Labour Organization (ILO) said on Monday, noting that the “massive impact” was nearly four times the number lost…

covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor https://news.un.org/en/story/2021/01/1082852 pmassetti
Oxfam: The inequality virus report Africa, Asia, Americas, Europe

Oxfam (Feb 2021)  The report shows that COVID-19 has the potential to increase economic inequality in almost every country at once, the first time this has happened since records began over a century ago. Rising inequality means it could take at least 14 times longer for the number of people…

  • Mega-rich recoup COVID-losses in record-time yet billions will live in poverty for at least a decade, new report by Oxfam reveals
  • The report called 'Inequality Virus’ is being published on the opening day of the World Economic Forum’s ‘Davos Agenda’…
Health, COVID-19 covid19, gender_and_inequality, policy reponse, poverty Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor https://oxfamilibrary.openrepository.com/bitstream/handle/10546/621149/bp-the-i… delziniy
Kosovo: Cash benefit for unemployed workers due to COVID-19 kosovo

Prishtina Insight (27.12.2020) A 30 million euro fund was launched to provide financial support for workers finding themselves unemployed due to the pandemic. Three monthly payments of up to 300 euros were made available for workers who can document that they lost their jobs between February 29…

A 30 million euro fund was launched to provide financial support for workers finding themselves unemployed due to the pandemic. Three monthly payments of up to 300 euros were made available for workers who can document that they lost their jobs between February 29 and December 30. 

Unemployment, COVID-19 covid19 Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://prishtinainsight.com/2020-showed-that-kosovos-social-contract-needs-ret… mmarquez
Kosovo: Access to up to 10% of the mandatory individual account to weather COVID-19 kosovo

Social Security Admninistation (31.01.2021) As part of its efforts to provide relief to individuals and businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, Kosovo enacted a law on December 7 that allows participants of the country's mandatory individual account pension program to withdraw up to 10 …

As part of its efforts to provide relief to individuals and businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, Kosovo enacted a law on December 7 that allows participants of the country's mandatory individual account pension program to withdraw up to 10 percent of their account balances. According to…

Kosovo Allows Special Withdrawals from Mandatory Individual Accounts

As part of its efforts to provide relief to individuals and businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, Kosovo enacted a law on December 7 that allows participants of the country's mandatory individual ac

Old-age pensions covid19 Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/progdesc/intl_update/2021-01/index.html mmarquez
Denmark: Approval of Early Pension denmark

Social Security Admnistration (31.01.2020) On December 21, Denmark's parliament approved a law that will allow citizens and certain other individuals with at least 42 years of employment by age 61 to receive a new means-tested early pension (tidlig pension) up to 3 years before the normal…

On December 21, Denmark's parliament approved a law that will allow citizens and certain other individuals with at least 42 years of employment by age 61 to receive a new means-tested early pension (tidlig pension) up to 3 years before the normal retirement age of 67. Specifically, starting on…

On December 21, Denmark's parliament approved a law that will allow citizens and certain other individuals with at least 42 years of employment by age 61 to receive a new means-tested early pension (tidlig pension) up to 3 years before the normal retirement age of 67. Specifically, starting on Ja

Old-age pensions Contributory Proposition_SS_Monitor https://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/progdesc/intl_update/2021-01/index.html mmarquez
Nigeria: Lagos kick-starts cash for work programme for vulnerable people Africa, nigeria

nairametrics.com (28.01.2021)

The Lagos State Government in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) had initiated some intervention programmes to help cushion the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on vulnerable individuals and businesses. This emergency cash…

The Lagos State Government in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) had initiated some intervention programmes to help cushion the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on vulnerable individuals and businesses. This emergency cash transfer programme is designed to help…

Cash transfers, Financing, COVID-19 covid19, Emergency grants, labour markets, poverty Published Measures summary https://nairametrics.com/2021/01/28/lagos-kick-starts-cash-for-work-programme-f… cambrosio
Lithuania: Continuation of Payment of Cash Social Assistance Benefits in 2021 Europe , lithuania

socmin.lrv.lt (05.01.2021)

A person or family facing financial difficulties may apply to their municipality for cash social assistance: social benefits, compensation for dwelling heating and water costs. In 2021, persons, whose average monthly income per person will not exceed EUR 140.8…

A person or family facing financial difficulties may apply to their municipality for cash social assistance: social benefits, compensation for dwelling heating and water costs. In 2021, persons, whose average monthly income per person will not exceed EUR 140.8, will be entitled to social benefit…

Housing, Social assistance, COVID-19 covid19, family Published Measures summary https://socmin.lrv.lt/en/news/relevant-for-residents-affected-by-the-pandemic-w… cambrosio
Lithuania: Support for loss of job: The job search allowance Europe , lithuania

socmin.lrv.lt (05.01.2021)

The job search allowance is paid to persons registered with the Employment Services and having the status of the unemployed, who are not participating in active labour market policy measures and who have lost their job at least 3 months prior to the declaration…

The job search allowance is paid to persons registered with the Employment Services and having the status of the unemployed, who are not participating in active labour market policy measures and who have lost their job at least 3 months prior to the declaration of the emergency or quarantine.…

Employment, Social assistance, COVID-19 covid19, Emergency grants Published Measures summary https://socmin.lrv.lt/en/news/relevant-for-residents-affected-by-the-pandemic-w… cambrosio