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UK: Flexi-retirement increasingly common due to gig economy united kingdom

Money Marketing (30.03.2022) Flexi-retirement is becoming increasingly common, as more and more retirees are opting to work part-time in the gig economy. According to a new report from Abrdn, two thirds of people retiring in 2022 do not plan on giving up work completely. This compares to just…

Pensions Published_SS_Monitor, Published_DIGITAL_Eco_Obs_MONITOR https://www.moneymarketing.co.uk/news/flexi-retirement-increasingly-common/ pmassetti
Report: Ageing in a digital world – from vulnerable to valuable

https://www.itu.int(2021) By 2050, the number of people aged 65 years or older is projected to reach 1.5 billion. "Ageing in a digital world - from vulnerable to valuable" is the first- ever report to be produced by ITU to raise awareness in the ICT sector on the importance of being prepared to…

Published_SS_Monitor https://www.itu.int/dms_pub/itu-d/opb/phcb/D-PHCB-DIG_AGE-2021-PDF-E.pdf pmassetti
Asian Development Review: demographic change and human capital Asia

Asian Development Review: Volume 39, Number 1 | Asian Development Bank  (march 2022) This issue focuses on demographic change and human capital. It explores types of insurance for older people and considers economic security, education, and health. Among other topics covered are fuel subsidies…

Published_SS_Monitor https://www.adb.org/publications/asian-development-review-volume-39-number-1 pmassetti
EU lawmakers push for better protection of bogus self-employed european union

EURACTIV.com (30.03.2022) EU lawmakers quizzed the European Commission executive vice-president, Margrethe Vestager, about new guidelines that would enable self-employed people to seek the protection of collective bargaining agreements, with both sides agreeing that such a right should be…

Published_SS_Monitor, Published_DIGITAL_Eco_Obs_MONITOR https://www.euractiv.com/section/economy-jobs/news/eu-lawmakers-push-for-better… pmassetti
Ghana. SSNIT to expand coverage to cover more informal sector workers ghana

Pension Policy International (28.03.2022) Director-General of Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT), Dr. John Ofori-Tenkorang, has said it’s outfit is working to expand coverage of the scheme to cover all workers in the informal sector. According to him, SSNIT has introduced an…

Pensions Published_SS_Monitor https://www.pensionpolicyinternational.com/ghana-ssnit-to-expand-coverage-to-co… pmassetti
UK: Over a third of people would accept lower pension savings for ethical investments united kingdom

Pensions Age Magazine (24.03.22) More than a third (37 per cent) of people would be willing to accept some reduction in their pension savings if their investments were made more ethically, a study by the High Pay Centre and Survation has found. Of those surveyed, two-thirds (66 per cent) said…

Pensions Published_SS_Monitor https://www.pensionsage.com/pa/Over-a-third-of-people-would-accept-lower-pensio… pmassetti
How Cash Transfers Bring More Women Into the Workforce

foreignpolicy.com (10.03.2022) One of the biggest challenges women face globally is the extent to which the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted their ability to work. According to the International Labor Organization, women’s workforce participation levels are still below pre-pandemic levels, whereas…

Cash transfers covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor https://foreignpolicy.com/2022/03/10/how-cash-transfers-bring-more-women-into-t… pmassetti
Chile plans to reform controversial pension program next year chile

Reuters (22.03.2022) The Chilean government will send a long-awaited bill to reform the country's controversial private pension system to congress next year, Finance Minister Mario Marcel said on Tuesday.

Pensions Published_SS_Monitor https://www.reuters.com/world/americas/chile-plans-reform-controversial-pension… pmassetti
The Benefits and Costs of a U.S. Child Allowance United States

 NBER (March 2022) We conduct a benefit-cost analysis of a U.S. child allowance, based on a systematic literature review of the highest quality available causal evidence on the short- and long-term effects of cash and near-cash transfers. In contrast to the previous studies we synthesize, which…

Family benefits Published_SS_Monitor https://www.nber.org/papers/w29854 pmassetti
Egypt launches financial, social protection measures to mitigate economic challenges egypt

Ahram Online (21.03.2022) Egypt’s Ministry of Finance approved on Monday a package of financial and social protection procedures, worth EGP 130 billion, to address the ongoing global economic challenges and their repercussions.

Published_SS_Monitor https://english.ahram.org.eg/News/463234.aspx pmassetti
Does workfare work? India's employment guarantee during COVID‐19 india

Journal of International Development (nov 2021) As many other countries, India leverages on a pre-existingworkfare programme as a COVID-19 response. We com-bine monthly administrative data with migration and pov-erty statistics and provide four insights on the recent expansion of the programme.…

Unemployment covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jid.3583 pmassetti
New European pensions saving regime takes effect this week Europe

- Independent.ie EU legislation which gives effect to a new European pensions savings regime is being introduced this week The Pan-European Personal Pension (PEPP) is a voluntary retirement savings option for EU citizens that complements existing pension schemes. It allows people to pay into the…

Pensions https://www.independent.ie/business/personal-finance/pensions/new-european-pens… pmassetti
Pension dashboards are coming - action for occupational pension schemes to take now united kingdom

Lexology (17.03.2022) Establishing a system of “pension dashboards” to enable individuals who have yet to take retirement benefits to find clear, standardised information about all their pension arrangements (including rights to state pension) in one place is a key element of the government’s…

Pensions, Interoperability, E-services Published_SS_Monitor https://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=2481e8d8-8bf8-4f84-a71a-9a83a913… pmassetti
EU steps up workers’ protection against carcinogenic substances european union

 EURACTIV.com (03.03.2022) the Council gave the final green light to an update on the EU rules on reducing workers’ exposure to carcinogens, mutagens, or reprotoxic substances, addressing the first cause of work-related deaths in Europe.

Prevention of occupational risks Published_SS_Monitor https://www.euractiv.com/section/diabetes-cancer-hepatitis/news/eu-steps-up-wor… pmassetti
Social Protection in the COVID-19 Pandemic: Lessons from South Africa south africa

Center For Global Development (16.02.2022) South Africa responded to the stresses of the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown using a combination of existing social protection programmes, unemployment insurance, and additional measures to support those most affected. This paper reviews policies and…

covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor https://www.cgdev.org/publication/social-protection-covid-19-pandemic-lessons-s… pmassetti
Digital Technologies for Government-Supported Health Insurance Systems in Asia and the Pacific Asia

Asian Development Bank (December 2021) Examples from low- and middle-income countries in the region and beyond are drawn to demonstrate how digital solutions have improved health insurance management and administration. To support decision-making on potential investments, the report identifies…

ICT Published_SS_Monitor, Published_DIGITAL_Eco_Obs_MONITOR https://www.adb.org/publications/digital-technologies-government-supported-heal… pmassetti
China: New employer-paid childcare leave entitlements china

 WTW (28.02.2022) Provincial and municipal governments throughout China are extending parental and childcare leave to encourage more births.

Family benefits Published_SS_Monitor https://www.wtwco.com/en-TH/Insights/2022/02/china-new-employer-paid-childcare-… pmassetti
AI for social protection: Mind the people

brookings.edu (23.02.2022) Interest in artificial intelligence (AI) as an instrument for improving efficiency in the public sector is at an all-time high. This interest is motivated by the ambition to develop neutral, scientific, and objective techniques of government decisionmaking (Harcourt…

Artificial Intelligence Published_SS_Monitor, Published_DIGITAL_Eco_Obs_MONITOR https://www.brookings.edu/blog/future-development/2022/02/23/ai-for-social-prot… pmassetti
China releases 5-year plan for elderly care services china

Xinhua (21.02.2022) China's State Council has released a plan for the development of the country's elderly care services system during the 14th Five-Year Plan period (2021-2025), in its latest step to implement a national strategy to address population aging. The plan specifies major goals and…

Old age Pensions Published_SS_Monitor http://www.news.cn/english/20220221/a7695ab8dd054f41b95b01e0ae4ee58e/c.html pmassetti
How did China adopt social protection responses to the COVID-19 pandemic so quickly? china

International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG) (10.02.2022) The COVID-19 epidemic broke out in Wuhan, capital of the Hubei Province in China in early 2020. This One Pager discusses factors that enabled the country to support affected groups in a timely manner and how this experience…

covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19 https://ipcig.org/publication/31124?language_content_entity=en pmassetti
Social protection and the response to COVID-19 in LAC: innovation in registration and payment systems latin america

International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG) (10.02.2022) The COVID-19 pandemic has hit the foundations of the economy and provoked devastating social effects in all countries of the world, with Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) one of the most affected regions. The region is…

Cash transfers covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor, Published_DIGITAL_Eco_Obs_MONITOR https://ipcig.org/publication/31126?language_content_entity=en pmassetti
Social protection response to COVID-19 in rural LAC: social and economic double inclusion latin america

International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG)  (10.02.20222) This One Pager reflects on how to improve social protection systems in Latin America and the Caribbean after the COVID-19 pandemic, analysing how it can ensure food security and social and economic ‘double inclusion’. In…

rural world Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor https://ipcig.org/publication/31127?language_content_entity=en pmassetti
Accelerating digital cash transfers to the world’s poorest

brookings.edu (17.02.2022) The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed an estimated 124 million people into extreme poverty globally, the first increase in extreme poverty in 20 years. To meet the magnitude of this need, governments around the world have dramatically ramped up social protection measures,…

ICT covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor, Published_DIGITAL_Eco_Obs_MONITOR https://www.brookings.edu/blog/future-development/2022/02/17/accelerating-digit… pmassetti
The Challenges of Targeting Social Protection Programs

africanarguments.org (10 febrary 2022) In 2020, when the pandemic began, many governments worldwide undertook the task of channeling emergency support to their most vulnerable citizens. This task, made more difficult by the unprecedented public health restrictions implemented in various settings…

covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor https://africanarguments.org/2022/02/the-challenges-of-targeting-social-protect… pmassetti
Shortfalls in Social Spending in Low- and Middle-income Countries: COVID-19 and Shrinking Finance for Social Spending

unicef-irc.org (2022) Financing quality social services will require increased public investment and greater mobilization of both domestic and international resources in the post-COVID era. Currently, low- and middle-income countries invest, on average, just one third of their total government…

Financing covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor https://www.unicef-irc.org/publications/1345-covid-19-and-shrinking-finance-for… pmassetti