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OIT pidió más inversión y protección social ante los cambios tecnológicos

Mercado (18.11.2015) La transformación laboral y la pérdida de empleos por los cambios tecnológicos requerirán mayores inversiones, políticas públicas para evitar que empeore la situación y reformular la protección social, según la OIT.

Unemployment, The technological transition, Social Policies & Programmes megatrends, published… monitor
[Report] Healthcare improving too slowly to meet rising strain of chronic diseases - OECD

OECD (04.11.2015) Too many lives are still lost in OECD countries because healthcare quality is improving too slowly to cope with ageing populations and the growing number of people with one or more chronic diseases, according to a new OECD report.

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Survey Says 89 Percent Seek Longer Maternity Leave as China Ends One-child Policy china

Yibada (18.11.2015) In a survey conducted by China Youth Daily, 88.9 percent of its 2,966 respondents expressed their wish to have a longer maternity leave should they have a second child. Of this number, 40.7 percent hoped the period will be extended to six months, while 26 percent asked for a…

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Ireland: Social Welfare’s one stop shop ireland (19.11.2015) Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton, has officially opened Galway’s new one stop shop for social welfare payments, serving the city and the majority of the county as well. The new Intreo Centre in Galway city at Fairgreen Road provides a full…

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[Opinion] The political economy of welfare schemes (17.11.2015) Social welfare schemes the world over are going through interesting times. Egged on by fiscal management targets, welfare cuts are routinely passed off as “reforms”. Subsequently, there is usually pressure on governments to target welfare to the most deserving.…

Governance and administration, Extension of coverage, Social assistance, Social Policies & Programmes extending coverage, published monitor
US: New online tool does Social Security benefit math for you United States (18.11.2015) When to claim your Social Security benefit can be a tough question to answer, but there's a new online tool to help you do the math.

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Dutch pension fund PFZW vows to halve carbon footprint netherlands (17.11.2015) PFZW, the €161bn pension fund for the Dutch healthcare industry, is planning to cut the carbon footprint of its investments over the next four years by offloading those holdings producing the most CO2 emissions.

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Infographie sur l'efficacité des dépenses dans les systèmes de santé : Le Sénégal dans le top avec la mention excellent senegal

Dakar Actu (12.11.2015) Une infographie traitant de l'efficacité des dépenses des différents systèmes de santé dans le monde vient d'être publié par l'Economist Intelligence Unit en 2014. En tout cas, selon le blog de Stefan Kingham de Online Marketing Manager publiant dans son…

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Japanese women suffer widespread 'maternity harassment' at work japan

The Guardian (18.11.2015) Half of short-term workers discriminated against after becoming pregnant, survey says, as harassment complaints rise 18%

Family benefits published… monitor
Bangladesh: Social protection: Initiating work on SDGs bangladesh

The Financial Express (16.11.2015) Apart from the life cycle-based programmes, the schemes to support the freedom fighters and their families will continue under the consolidated Freedom Fighters' Benefit Programme.

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UK: Flaws in universal credit system leaving vulnerable people penniless, says study

The Guardian (18.11.2015) Vulnerable people penniless, says study Built-in delay of at least 42 days before claimants receive payments leaves people struggling to pay bills and buy food, says Citizens Advice

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[Opinion] Why America's sharing economy needs a massive expansion of the welfare state United States (16.11.2015) A healthy society needs to provide people with health care coverage, retirement income, unemployment insurance, and paid time off, among other things. For a long time now, America has relied on employers to pony up many of these benefits on their own. But there's…

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Le gouvernement gabonais élabore un nouveau code de protection sociale gabon

Le Nouveau Gabon (16.11.2015) Paul Biyoghe Mba, 1er vice-Premier ministre de la Santé, de la prévoyance sociale et de la solidarité nationale, a procédé ce jour au lancement de l’élaboration du nouveau code de protection sociale, à Libreville.

Social Policies & Programmes managing reforms, published… monitor
Australia: Digital makeover for Human Services australia

PS News (17.11.2015) The Department of Human Services has given a number of its programs a ‘digital makeover,’ leading to a reduction in the time it takes to do business with the Department and cutting costs for clients.

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Sénégal: Protection sociale : Le projet Osiris va accompagner les populations rurales vulnérables senegal (16.11.2015) La protection sociale et économique des populations rurales vulnérables sera davantage améliorée avec le projet Offre de services intégrés en milieu rural pour l’inclusion sociale (Osiris) qui a été officiellement lancé hier. Ce projet de quatre ans va déployer une offre…

Extension of coverage, Inequalities extending coverage, rural world, published… monitor
Mali: Caisse nationale d’assurance maladie : Qui dit mieux ! mali (16.11.2015) La Caisse Nationale d’Assurance Maladie(CANAM) qui avait connu, il quelques années, un début chancelant se porte aujourd’hui  mieux. Les uns et les autres sont revenus à de meilleurs sentiments, grâce à la bataille de communication sérieusement menée par les acteurs de…

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Österreich: Diabetes fordert Gesundheitssystem austria

Steiermark.ORF (14.11.2015) Anlässlich des Welt-Diabetestages am Samstag weisen Experten darauf hin, dass die Zuckerkrankheit mittlerweile die wohl größte Herausforderung für das Gesundheitssystem darstellt. Alleine in Österreich sind 500.000 Menschen betroffen.

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Deutschland: Die gesetzliche Rentenversicherung ist für Ältere unschlagbar germany

Frankfurter Allgemeine (07.11.2015) Die staatliche Altersvorsorge hat keinen guten Ruf. Zu Unrecht. Für Ältere mit privater Krankenversicherung ist sie eine Alternative.

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UK: Workers are not being protected from occupational diseases and deaths, argues expert

EurekAlert (14.11.2015) British workers are not being protected from occupational diseases and deaths, argues an expert in The BMJ this week.

Occupational accidents and diseases published monitor
Thyssen: New business-led initiative will help young people into jobs european union

EurActiv (16.11.2015) Though the implementation of the Youth Guarantee in member states is on track, the Commission is launching a new initiative with businesses to help more young people into jobs, says Marianne Thyssen in an exclusive interview.

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Philippines: SSS earns international citation for initiatives to promote inclusive growth philippines, the (12.11.2015) The Social Security System (SSS) has earned an international citation from the world’s leading association of social security institutions for its various programs launched in recent years to promote inclusive growth by targeting informal sector (IS) workers and hard-to-reach…

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España: La Seguridad Social ofrece desde hoy un simulador para calcular la pensión spain

Expansión (04.11.2015) El Ministerio de Empleo renuncia a su promesa de informar por carta a los mayores de 50 años sobre su prestación y opta por un simulador en las postrimerías de la legislatura.

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Goodwill Ambassador: José Antonio Ocampo joins the ILO in the fight for universal social protection

ilo/news (04.11.2015) The former Colombian finance minister and current Columbia University professor has been appointed by the ILO as Goodwill Ambassador with a focus on universal social protection.

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South-South forum on social protection kicks off in Beijing

Xinhua Net (09.11.2015) The sixth South-South Learning Forum kicked off in Beijing on Monday to promote knowledge on social protection in urban areas.

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Building Myanmar's Social Protection System Can Protect the Poorest myanmar

World Bank (04.11.2015) Traditional support structures such as families and communities are insufficient to help households cope with multiple issues that affect their wellbeing. Community support is usually limited to funeral funds and sporadic donations. Families suffer increased hardship when…

Social assistance, Inequalities megatrends, poverty, published… monitor