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Social protection measures for persons with disabilities and their families in response to the COVID-19 crisis: An updated overview of trends

This document provides an overview of social protection measures announced in response to COVID-19 that have made specific reference to persons with disabilities. Rather than seeking to provide an exhaustive survey of measures, it identifies the main characteristics and trends for social…

https://www.social-protection.org/gimi/ShowRessource.action;jsessionid=XCQME_UW… pmassetti
US: Pandemic pushes Medicaid enrollment to record high

A record 80.5 million Americans have health coverage through Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program, largely because states have had to keep people enrolled during the coronavirus pandemic, according to new federal data released Monday.

https://www.kten.com/story/44145416/pandemic-pushes-medicaid-enrollment-to-reco… pmassetti
Duflo offers pathways to a better future, lessons from COVID-19 crisis

UNCTAD (16.06.2021) Coronavirus pandemic recovery efforts should provide comprehensive social protection, fight climate change and ensure vaccines reach the poorest people quickly.

covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor https://unctad.org/news/duflo-offers-pathways-better-future-lessons-covid-19-cr… pmassetti
A Digital Bridge to Social Support

Project Syndicate (16.06.2021) During the COVID-19 pandemic, governments worldwide have taken advantage of technological solutions to streamline social-protection schemes. But, for all its benefits, a digital approach to welfare programs implies an obvious risk: exclusion of those on the wrong…

Digital inclusion covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor, Published_DIGITAL_Eco_Obs_MONITOR https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/social-programs-for-informal-worke… pmassetti
US Supreme Court rejects Trump-backed challenge to Obamacare United States

bbc.com (18.06.2021) The US Supreme Court has rejected a Trump-backed challenge by Republican-led states to former President Barack Obama's healthcare overhaul. Despite the court's conservative tilt, its nine justices ruled by 7-2 that the challengers did not have legal standing to sue. It is…

Health Published_SS_Monitor https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-57516488 pmassetti
Little-known facts about time off for new fathers

weforum.org (18.06.2021) Parental leave is a good thing, according to 90% of men who take it. Each month of paternity leave can increase a mother’s earnings by 6.7%. Billions of dollars in economic output is lost every year because women shoulder the burden of childcare.

Family benefits Published_SS_Monitor https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2021/06/paternity-leave-fathers-day/ pmassetti
The Mozambican Statistical Bulletin: a best practice in monitoring the progress of the extension of social protection coverage mozambique

social-protection.org (2021) The brief presents the Mozambican practice of preparing and publishing an annual National Statistical Bulletin on Social Protection. This practice demonstrates how this country has successfully developed a tool that harmonizes national data and underpins informed…

Extension of coverage Published_SS_Monitor https://www.social-protection.org/gimi/gess/ShowRessource.action;jsessionid=Ntr… pmassetti
Council adopts European Child Guarantee european union

europa.eu (04.06.2021) The Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council (EPSCO) has adopted the Commission proposal on establishing a European Child Guarantee. The objective of the European Child Guarantee is to prevent and combat social exclusion by guaranteeing the access of…

Children Published_SS_Monitor https://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?langId=en&amp%3BcatId=750&amp%3BfurtherNew… pmassetti
Digital labour platforms in the EU european union

CEPS (14.06.2021) Digitalisation is not only changing the nature of jobs, workplaces and skills development, but also the way work is allocated. Digital labour platforms (DLPs) are driving innovation in the allocation of work. Check out the latest landscape, trends, and impact on working…

Published_SS_Monitor, Published_DIGITAL_Eco_Obs_MONITOR https://www.ceps.eu/ceps-publications/digital-labour-platforms-in-the-eu/?mc_ci… pmassetti
Biden administration can't stop state exits from unemployment programs United States

The Labor Department determined it doesn’t have the legal authority to stop states from opting out of federal unemployment programs early, according to an agency official. The programs have offered unemployment benefits to millions of people since the early days of the Covid pandemic. The…

Unemployment covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor https://www.cnbc.com/2021/06/09/biden-administration-cant-stop-state-exits-from… pmassetti
Growing old in Europe: two new reports shed light on long-term care and pensions across the EU european union

European Commission (14.06.2021) On 14 June 2021, the Council of the EU endorsed the key conclusions of the 2021 reports on long-term care and on pension adequacy, that illustrate the situation of older people in the EU. The two reports analyse the situation of older people in the EU, looking…

Published_SS_Monitor https://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?langId=en&amp%3BcatId=89&amp%3BnewsId=1002… pmassetti
Govt looks to widen social protection, use single database malaysia

Free Malaysia Today (FMT) (08.06.2021) Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin says the government is looking to bolster the country’s social safety net programme with a definitive database. Muhyiddin said that he chaired a Malaysian Social Protection Council (MySPC) meeting via video conferencing today…

Data management covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2021/06/08/govt-looks-to-wide… pmassetti
Brazil to extend emergency cash transfers to poor for 2 months brazil

Reuters - Brazil’s government plans to extend an emergency cash transfer program to relieve poor families during the coronavirus pandemic for another two months, a government official with knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Monday. The 250 reais-per-month handout, to be financed with an…

Brazil’s government plans to extend an emergency cash transfer program to relieve poor families during the coronavirus pandemic for another two months, a government official with knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Monday. The 250 reais-per-month handout, to be financed with an extraordinary…

Cash transfers Published Measures summary https://www.reuters.com/article/health-coronavirus-brazil-cash/brazil-to-extend… pmassetti
Bangladesh expands social protection plan to shake off pandemic effects bangladesh

bdnews24.com (03.06.2021) Bangladesh has expanded its social safety net programmes by increasing the budgetary allocation by 12.5 percent in the fiscal year 2021-22 as part of the efforts to alleviate the plight of lower-income and vulnerable groups which have been hit hardest by the ongoing…

covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor https://bdnews24.com/budget2021-22/2021/06/03/bangladesh-expands-social-protect… pmassetti
Brazil: Auxílio Emergencial 2021 brazil

31.03.2021 (caixa.gov.br)

The Emergency Assistance 2021 is paid to recipients of Emergency Aid 2020. The benefit amount varies according to the composition of the family: If the family consists of only one person, the benefit is R$ 150.00 per month; If the family consists of more than…

The Emergency Assistance 2021 is paid to recipients of Emergency Aid 2020. The benefit amount varies according to the composition of the family: If the family consists of only one person, the benefit is R$ 150.00 per month; If the family consists of more than one person, the benefit is R$ 250.00…

O que é

O Auxílio Emergencial 2021 é um benefício financeiro concedido pelo Governo Federal destinado às pessoas que receberam Auxílio Emergencial e Auxílio Emergencial Extensão, e que atendiam aos critérios dos Programas em dezembro de 2020, e tem por objetivo fornecer proteção emergen

Social assistance, Cash transfers, Covid-19 covid19, Emergency grants Published Measures summary https://www.caixa.gov.br/auxilio/auxilio2021/Paginas/default.aspx cambrosio
Uncertainty in big data analytics: survey, opportunities, and challenges | Journal of Big Data | Full Text

Big data analytics has gained wide attention from both academia and industry as the demand for understanding trends in massive datasets increases. Recent developments in sensor networks, cyber-physical systems, and the ubiquity of the Internet of Things (IoT) have increased the collection of…

Data Analytics, Data management big data, data quality https://journalofbigdata.springeropen.com/articles/10.1186/s40537-019-0206-3 rruggia
Asia and Africa find ways to plug COVID health gaps

World Economic Forum (27.05.2021) Innovative solutions have been developed across Africa and Asia to deal with the increasing demand for health workers and services due to COVID-19. These include the use of drones, solar-powered freezers and utilizing Pakistan's unemployed doctors. In a pandemic…

covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2021/05/asian-african-entrepreneurs-covid19-heal… pmassetti
Italy: Extension of the layoff ban italy

diritto.it (07.04.2021)

The ban on layoffs is extended until 30 June 2021 for workers in companies covered by ordinary CIG (CIGO) and extraordinary CIG (CIGS)(mainly industry and agriculture). 

The ban on layoffs is extended until 30 June 2021 for workers in companies covered by ordinary CIG (CIGO) and extraordinary CIG (CIGS)(mainly industry and agriculture). The ban on redundancies is…

Employment, Covid-19 covid19 Published Measures summary https://www.diritto.it/coronavirus-e-blocco-licenziamenti-previsto-per-legge/ cambrosio
Italy: Indennità COVID, a new lump-sum for seasonal workers italy

 

A new lump-sum of 2,400 euros for seasonal workers in tourism, spas or other sectors, entertainment, self-employed persons, temporary workers and other atypical workers was introduced in April by the Sostegni Decree. The payment of a reduced benefit (1,600 euros) has been extended…

A new lump-sum of 2,400 euros for seasonal workers in tourism, spas or other sectors, entertainment, self-employed persons, temporary workers and other atypical workers was introduced in April by the Sostegni Decree. The payment of a reduced benefit (1,600 euros) has been extended until July…

Il decreto Sostegni, nel solco dei precedenti decreti a supporto dei lavoratori in difficoltà, ha messo a disposizione ulteriori misure di sostegno al reddito.

Indennità Covid-19: le categorie

Il 

Social assistance, Cash transfers, Covid-19 covid19, Emergency grants Published Measures summary https://www.inps.it/inps-comunica/coronavirus-le-misure-dellinps/decreto-sosteg… cambrosio
Turkey: Extension of regulation barring layoffs turkey

aa.com.tr (26.05.2021)

The Turkish government's Pandemic Social Support Program has provided relief for more than 6 million people, Minister of Family and Social Services Derya Yanık said. The program covers everything from cash aid to the distribution of free food across the country,…

The regulation barring layoffs during the pandemic would be extended for another three months.

ANKARA

The Turkish state helped millions of families through social assistance programs and offered financial support worth billions of dollars during the COVID-19 outbreak, a top government official said on Wednesday.

The government launched the Social Protection

Social assistance, Cash transfers, Covid-19 covid19 Published Measures summary https://www.aa.com.tr/en/latest-on-coronavirus-outbreak/turkish-social-aid-prog… cambrosio
Peru: Temporary disability allowance is authorized for COVID-19 patients in 2021 peru

- Lexology (24 May 2021) On 31 March, Emergency Decree No. 034-2021 was published in an extraordinary edition, through which the Social Health Insurance (ESSALUD) has been authorized to pay the 'Economic Benefit of Emergency Social Protection in the face of the COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic' and…

On 31 March, Emergency Decree No. 034-2021 was published in an extraordinary edition, through which the Social Health Insurance (ESSALUD) has been authorized to pay the 'Economic Benefit of Emergency Social Protection in the face of the COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic' and the 'Temporary…

Published Measures summary https://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=23fe88af-0b45-490f-9c83-a207d857… pmassetti
Social Protection and State–Society Relations in Environments of Low and Uneven State Capacity

Grounded in social-contractual ideas about relationships between the governed and those who govern, the provision of social benefits to citizens has historically been predicated on expectations of acquiescence to state authority. However, the rapid expansion of noncontributory social assistance…

https://www.annualreviews.org/doi/pdf/10.1146/annurev-polisci-041719-101929 pmassetti
Drivers of Timely and Large-Scale Cash Responses to COVID-19: what does the data say?

socialprotection.org (2021) This note compares the experiences of 53 low- and middle-income countries to identify drivers of timely and large-scale government social assistance responses to COVID-19. The analysis covers cash responses only and focuses on the capacity of the social protection…

Cash transfers covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19 https://socialprotection.org/discover/publications/space-drivers-timely-and-lar… pmassetti
China Promotes Private Retirement Savings to Shore Up Strained Pension System china

caixinglobal.com (17.05.2021) China will soon launch a new pilot program for private pension funds as part of efforts to overhaul its strained system for retirement savings.

Pensions Published_SS_Monitor https://www.caixinglobal.com/2021-05-17/china-promotes-private-retirement-savin… pmassetti
Australia Considers Paying Pensions on Parental Leave Program australia

bloomberg.com (14.05.2021) Australia could chip into the pension funds of eligible workers who take up its 18 weeks of paid parental leave, just not yet, amid criticism the government isn’t doing enough to ensure women are financially secure in retirement.

Family benefits, Pensions Published_SS_Monitor https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-05-14/australia-considers-paying-p… pmassetti