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Improving the Cash Transfer Process with Mobile Technologies: Lessons from Mali mali

blogs.worldbank.org (12.12.2023)  In Mali, the Jigisemejiri Emergency Social Safety Net Program is protecting the poorest and most vulnerable rural households from the impact of economic shocks and other crises. Since the program’s launch in 2013, the Government of Mali, with support from…

Mobile technologies Published_SS_Monitor https://blogs.worldbank.org/africacan/improving-cash-transfer-process-mobile-te… pmassetti
Impact Evaluation of Ireland’s Active Labour Market Policies ireland

oecd (14.03.2024) This report analyses the sequence of labour market support that individuals receive and evaluates two large public works programmes. It uses rich administrative data and finds positive labour market impacts of the Community Employment and Tús employment programmes. Building on…

Employment policies Published_SS_Monitor https://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/employment/impact-evaluation-of-ireland-s-active-… pmassetti
Platform workers: Council confirms agreement on new rules to improve their working conditions european union

consilium.europa.eu (11.03.2024) EU employment and social affairs ministers confirmed the provisional agreement reached on 8 February 2024 between the Council’s presidency and the European Parliament’s negotiators on the platform work directive. This EU legal act aims to improve working…

Extension of coverage, Platform workers digital platforms Published_SS_Monitor https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2024/03/11/platform-wor… pmassetti
Swiss vote to give themselves a bigger pension

Swiss voters have given themselves an extra month's pension each year - in a nationwide referendum focusing on living standards for the elderly. The government had warned that the increased payments would be too expensive to afford. But almost 60% of voters said 'yes' in Sunday's poll.…

Published_SS_Monitor https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-68463978 pmassetti
Platform work in developing economies: Can digitilisation drive structural transformation?

ilo.org (31.12.2023) This paper discusses the expansion or penetration of digital economic activity in the context of developing economies, and what this may mean for economic or structural transformations for countries in the global South. We ask what possibilities new jobs and forms of work in…

Platform workers digital platforms Published_SS_Monitor https://www.ilo.org/global/research/publications/working-papers/WCMS_909792/lan… pmassetti
Les Suisses votent pour un 13ème mois de pension switzerland

la-croix.com (03.03.2024) La Suisse, dont la population vieillissante est confrontée à un coût de la vie en hausse, a voté dimanche en faveur d'un 13ème mois de retraite, un pas "historique" selon ses défenseurs, mais a rejeté le relèvement de l'âge du départ.

Pensions managing reforms Published_SS_Monitor https://www.la-croix.com/les-suisses-votent-pour-un-13e-mois-de-pension-20240303 pmassetti
World Bank Urges Malaysia to Mandate Retirement Savings for Digital Platform Workers malaysia

bnnbreaking.com (26.02.2024) The World Bank recommends mandatory retirement savings for digital platform workers in Malaysia to safeguard informal workers in the gig economy. Explore the challenges faced by informal workers and the government's response to ensure economic security.

Pensions digital platforms Published_SS_Monitor https://bnnbreaking.com/world/malaysia/world-bank-urges-malaysia-to-mandate-ret… pmassetti
The Future of India’s Social Safety Nets: Focus, Form, and Scope india

cornell.edu (05.02.2024) The Future of India’s Social Safety Nets: Focus, Form, and Scope explains how an array of social welfare programs (comprising the safety net) have emerged as a leitmotif of social policy in independent India and explores the key challenges and scope for innovations in…

Programme evaluation, Programme & evaluation Published_SS_Monitor https://tci.cornell.edu/?publications=the-future-of-indias-social-safety-nets-f… pmassetti
Revenu de base garanti, l'expérience positive du Kenya kenya

radiofrance.fr -Esther Duflo (26.02.2024) Depuis 2018, le Kenya expérimente le revenu de base garanti. Une expérience qui, non seulement n'a pas créé d'oisiveté, mais en plus a permis aux bénéficiaires de s'émanciper. Ils ont investi, sont devenus plus entreprenants et ont gagné davantage.

basic income Published_SS_Monitor https://www.radiofrance.fr/franceculture/podcasts/le-biais-d-esther-duflo/reven… pmassetti
Youth employment policies: Patterns and trends in two unique data sets

ILO Working paper 108 (19.02.2024) Youth employment challenges are always a critical concern for policymakers. There is recurring and mounting evidence that labour market challenges, such as unemployment, informality, lack of social protection and inactivity, disproportionately affect youths.

Employment of young workers Published_SS_Monitor https://www.ilo.org/global/publications/working-papers/WCMS_913011/lang--en/ind… pmassetti
Why South Korea Has So Many Elderly Still in the Workforce korea, Republic of

TIME (19.02.2024) Some 24.5% of South Koreans aged 70 and above were still working as of January, local media reported Monday, as officials increasingly look to keep more elderly in the workforce to address a demographic crisis. Elderly employment figures have seen a steady increase since the…

Old-age pensions Published_SS_Monitor https://time.com/6696414/south-korea-elderly-workforce/ pmassetti
Addressing Inequality in Budgeting : Lessons from Recent Country Experience

OECD (19.02.2024) In many countries, public expenditure, including transfers, plays a major role in reducing income inequality. The report reviews the various ways that budgeting can be used to this end. A first includes taking a broad approach to results-based budgeting, taking social and…

Inequalities https://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/governance/addressing-inequality-in-budgeting_ea8… pmassetti
New Forms of Employment and Labour Protection in China china

ILO Working Paper 103(20.02.2024)  The objective of this paper is to provide a panoramic description and analysis of the diversity of the new forms of employment that have been emerging in China, with the focus on their background, the main types, the status quo of labour rights protection…

Extension of coverage digital platforms, self-employed Published_SS_Monitor https://www.ilo.org/global/publications/working-papers/WCMS_913322/lang--en/ind… pmassetti
Real-world experiments in messaging show that getting low-income people the help they need is more effective when stigma is reduced United States

theconversation.com (14.02,2024) There are pervasive stereotypes that Americans who are low income and access government assistance are lazy, lack a work ethic and are even morally inferior. This stigma has been shown to have many negative consequences. But until now, there’s been little…

Innovation capacity, Behavioural insights Published_SS_Monitor https://theconversation.com/real-world-experiments-in-messaging-show-that-getti… pmassetti
Europe's bid to boost gig workers rights fails again european union

Reuters (16.02.2024) Europe's attempt to give workers at Uber, Deliveroo and other online platforms more social and labour rights failed a second time after France and three other countries abstained from voting on the watered-down political deal. Belgium, the current holder of the rotating EU…

digital platforms Published_SS_Monitor https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/eu-countries-did-not-back-political-deal-g… pmassetti
Livreurs Uber et Deliveroo : Macron accusé d’avoir torpillé un texte européen pour améliorer leur sort european union

huffingtonpost.fr (17.02.2024) La fin d’un travail de plus de deux ans ? Plusieurs pays ont bloqué ce vendredi 16 février l’adoption d’une législation européenne censée renforcer les droits des travailleurs des plateformes numériques comme Uber ou Deliveroo, mais largement…

digital platforms Published_SS_Monitor https://www.huffingtonpost.fr/politique/article/livreurs-uber-et-deliveroo-macr… pmassetti
Vietnam's workers cash out pensions early ahead of new law vietnam

Vietnam is amending its pension laws in an attempt to deter people from abandoning the fund before retirement. Yet in some quarters, the pending change is having the opposite effect. Many workers critical to the world’s electronics and clothing supply chains were already taking early payouts to…

Pensions managing reforms https://www.pensionpolicyinternational.com/vietnams-workers-cash-out-pensions-e… pmassetti
Opinion: Lessons from Latin America on the impact of platform cooperativism and collective bargaining on algorithmic management latin america

equaltimes.org (14.02.2024) In recent years, the platform model of capitalism has spread throughout the world, exacerbating precariousness, informality and the delocalisation of labour relations wherever it goes. This in turn has created the need for alternatives that counteract the…

digital platforms Published_SS_Monitor https://www.equaltimes.org/lessons-from-latin-america-on-the pmassetti
Improving the working conditions of platform workers european union

European Parliament (17.01.2024) Although a provisional political agreement between the Council and Parliament was announced on 13 December 2023, 10 Member States could not endorse this agreement on 22 December 2023. The Belgian Presidency is seeking to revive informal discussions with the…

digital platforms Published_SS_Monitor https://www.europarl.europa.eu/thinktank/en/document/EPRS_BRI(2022)698923 pmassetti
Developing skills for digital government : A review of good practices across OECD governments

oecd (07.02.2024) Digital technologies are having a profound impact on economies, labour markets and societies. They also have the potential to transform government, by enabling the implementation of more accessible and effective services. To support a shift towards digital government,…

ICT governance, Technological transition Published_SS_Monitor https://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/social-issues-migration-health/developing-skills-… pmassetti
South Africa’s ageing population comes with new challenges. How best to adapt to them south africa

theconversation.com (21.01.2024) Young people – under the age of 15 – currently make up 29% of South Africa’s population. But this will soon change: the aged portion of the population is forecast to rise from 2030, bringing many challenges. Lauren Johnston, an economics and political economy…

Pensions Published_SS_Monitor https://theconversation.com/south-africas-ageing-population-comes-with-new-chal… pmassetti
Taking stock of progress: A compilation of universal social security schemes in low- and middle-income countries

Development Pathways (February 2024) Challenging the misconception that universal social security is only viable in high-income countries, this paper compiles examples of ongoing universal coverage schemes in low- and middle-income nations, focusing on old age, disability, and child benefits.…

Extension of coverage Published_SS_Monitor https://www.developmentpathways.co.uk/publications/taking-stock-of-progress-a-c… pmassetti
France: «Bien vieillir»: le Sénat vote plusieurs mesures et demande une grande loi autonomie france

lefigaro.fr (06.02.2024) Après l'Assemblée nationale en novembre, la proposition de loi portant sur une panoplie de mesures pour «bâtir la société du bien-vieillir en France» est bien partie pour être adoptée très largement par les sénateurs

Population ageing Published_SS_Monitor https://www.lefigaro.fr/actualite-france/bien-vieillir-le-senat-vote-plusieurs-… pmassetti
Fostering Resilience: How Mobile Money Transformed Crisis Response in Cameroon cameroon

worldbank.org (29.01.2024) In early 2020, Cameroon had a well-established safety net. The Social Safety Net Project had reached almost 10% of the poor (140,000 households) with either cash transfers or, mainly for youth, temporary employment through public works. More broadly, the project had…

Mobile technologies, E-services Published_SS_Monitor https://blogs.worldbank.org/africacan/fostering-resilience-how-mobile-money-tra… pmassetti
Platform economy: New report on platform economy marks first step towards considering a new international labour standard

ilo.org (01.02.2024) A new Law and Practice report, Realizing Decent Work in the Platform Economy , has been published by the ILO. The report marks a crucial milestone in the process that can lead to a new international labour standard on decent work in the platform economy. It will be…

digital platforms Published_SS_Monitor https://www.ilo.org/global/about-the-ilo/newsroom/news/WCMS_909150/lang--en/ind… pmassetti