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Indonesia’s New Unemployment Benefit Program Under The Omnibus Law

Indonesia’s GR 37/2021 introduces the country’s first ever unemployment benefit program, which provides cash stipends and training to the unemployed. To be eligible, participants must have participated in the government’s social security programs the Social Security Administrator for Health (…

https://www.aseanbriefing.com/news/indonesias-omnibus-law-the-new-unemployment-… pmassetti
Extending COVID-related reforms to conditional cash transfers could improve the life chances of young people in Colombia colombia

lse.ac.uk (10.05.2021) Like other low- and middle-income countries, Colombia introduced changes to its cash transfer programmes so as to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 crisis. But without extending and carefully redesigning these programmes, many families and young people will face a…

Family benefits covid19, youth employment Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/latamcaribbean/2021/05/10/extending-covid-related-refor… pmassetti
Porto Social Summit: all partners commit to 2030 social targets european union

ec.europa.eu (07.05.2021) Partners have signed up to the three 2030 headline targets set in the Commission’s European Pillar of Social Rights Action Plan in a joint Porto Social Commitment.

Social Policies & Programmes Published_SS_Monitor https://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?langId=en&amp%3BcatId=89&amp%3BfurtherNews… pmassetti
Europe - Employment : Six new inspiring national practices published by the PES Network european union

ec.europa.eu (10.05.2021) The PES Network has added a fresh selection of six national initiatives developed by Public Employment Services (PES) in Europe to the PES Practices database. Take a moment to check out the latest inspiring examples!

Employment Published_SS_Monitor https://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?langId=en&amp%3BcatId=89&amp%3BnewsId=1000… pmassetti
Multi-tiered Social Security for Universal Coverage – A focus on Families in Viet Nam vietnam

ilo.org (20.05,2021) This policy brief introduces the multi-tiered social security systems to enable universal coverage with a focus on families. A coherent and well-designed family support system within the emerging social security system is truly rights-based, fair and equitable proposal; it…

Family benefits Universal Social Protection Published_SS_Monitor https://www.ilo.org/hanoi/Whatwedo/Publications/WCMS_781651/lang--en/index.htm pmassetti
Serbia: to offer cash to those who get Covid-19 vaccine serbia

06.05.2021 (reuters.com)

An allowance of 3,000 dinars (25 euros, $30) will be paid to each citizen who gets a Covid jab before the end of May, in what could be the world's first cash-for-jabs scheme.

An allowance of 3,000 dinars (25 euros, $30) will be paid to each citizen who gets a Covid jab before the end of May, in what could be the world's first cash-for-jabs scheme.

Social assistance, Cash transfers, Conditional Cash Transfers, Covid-19 covid19, Emergency grants Published Measures summary https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/serbians-queue-get-covid-19-vaccine-with-i… cambrosio
Almost half of Swiss workers choose early retirement switzerland

pensionpolicyinternational.com (06.05.2021) The Federal Statistical Office (FSO) reported External linkthat in 2019 between 40-50% of people started receiving their pension from their so-called second pillar before the legal retirement age – 65 for men and 64 for women

Pensions Published_SS_Monitor https://www.pensionpolicyinternational.com/almost-half-of-swiss-workers-choose-… pmassetti
The Gendered Impacts of COVID-19 on Labor Markets in Latin America and the Caribbean latin america

worldbank.org (05.05.2021) Progress in Latin America and the Caribbean over the last three decades has increased gender equality, notably in employment. With the onset of the COVID-19 crisis, however, necessary public health measures have put these gains in jeopardy. Throughout the pandemic thus…

Gender Inequalities Published_SS_Monitor https://www.worldbank.org/en/results/2021/05/05/the-gendered-impacts-of-covid-1… pmassetti
Telemedicine takes center stage in the era of COVID-19 United States

sciencemag.org (06.11.2020) Telemedicine comes in many shapes and sizes and offers many advantages over the traditional healthcare visit, but until recently, it was largely underutilized. The COVID-19 pandemic quickly changed that—only time will tell if telemedicine’s new popularity will last.  …

Health, ICT covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor https://www.sciencemag.org/features/2020/11/telemedicine-takes-center-stage-era… rruggia
Scalability of Telemedicine Services in a Large Integrated Multispecialty Health Care System During COVID-19 | Telemedicine and e-Health United States

Immediately before the pandemic, 300 enterprise Mayo Clinic physicians and advanced practice providers had performed a minimum of one video telemedicine consult in the preceding year. By July 15, 2020, the number of Mayo Clinic providers performing video telemedicine consults had risen to >6,…

Health, ICT https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/tmj.2020.0290 rruggia
EU leaders adopt Porto declaration on social rights, employment european union

dw.com (10.05.2021) Heads of the bloc's 27 member states hope to reduce social and economic inequalities that have widened during the coronavirus pandemic.

covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor https://www.dw.com/en/eu-leaders-adopt-porto-declaration-on-social-rights-emplo… pmassetti
As pandemic eases, EU leaders get social in Porto european union

politico.eu (06.05.2021) Leaders are facing social-welfare policy questions for a changed world. Their answers could alter the EU’s relationship with member states.

covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor https://www.politico.eu/article/eu-summit-porto-social-welfare-2/ pmassetti
EU: The Porto Social Summit: turning principles into actions european union

institutdelors.eu (03.05.2021) Three and a half years after the Gothenburg Summit, which resulted in the proclamation of the European Pillar of Social Rights (EPSR), heads of State and government will meet once again on 7 and 8 May 2021 for the Porto Social Summit. This summit is set to mark a…

Published_SS_Monitor https://institutdelors.eu/en/publications/sommet-social-de-porto-passer-des-pri… pmassetti
Europe: Job retention schemes are keeping millions in work, what happens once they end? european union

Euronews (05.05.2021) What happens when job retention schemes come to an end in Europe? Job retention schemes have kept millions of people in work during the pandemic and lockdowns. As these emergency measures are gradually phased out, how does Europe ensure there are enough jobs and that people…

Employment covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19 https://www.euronews.com/2021/05/05/job-retention-schemes-are-keeping-millions-… pmassetti
Scaling up policies that connect people with jobs in the recovery from COVID-19

oecd.org (29.04.2021) Active labour market policies (ALMPs) that connect people to jobs will help to ensure an equitable and sustained recovery from the COVID‑19 crisis. Already in 2020, many governments reacted swiftly to the crisis by increasing funding for their public employment services (…

Employment policies covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor https://www.oecd.org/coronavirus/policy-responses/scaling-up-policies-that-conn… pmassetti
Spain declares delivery riders to be staff, in EU first spain

EURACTIV.com (12.03.2021) Spain’s government announced a deal that will recognise riders working for delivery firms such as Deliveroo and UberEats as salaried staff following complaints about their working conditions — a first in the EU. The move came six months after Spain’s leftwing government…

Extension of coverage Published_SS_Monitor, Published_DIGITAL_Eco_Obs_MONITOR https://www.euractiv.com/section/economy-jobs/news/spain-declares-delivery-ride… pmassetti
Australia to spend $1.3 bln on childcare, enticing women back to work australia

reuters.com (02.05.2021) Australia's conservative government will increase childcare subsidies, officials said on Sunday, in a pre-budget announcement that pledges A$1.7 billion ($1.31 billion) to boost female participation in the workplace. The spending targets families with more than one child…

Family benefits Published_SS_Monitor https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/australia-spend-13-bln-childcare-ent… pmassetti
Universal Social Protection: A New Perspective on Social Equity in Morocco morocco

moroccoworldnews.com (28.04.2021) On April 14, Morocco’s King Mohammed VI presided over the signing of three framework agreements to generalize obligatory health insurance for a wide range of social categories, including professionals, self-employed workers, and non-salaried individuals…

Health Insurance universal health coverage Published_SS_Monitor https://www.moroccoworldnews.com/2021/04/340906/universal-social-protection-a-n… pmassetti
Pakistan, Cambodia and Indonesia responses to the COVID-19 crisis in the special issue of the Policy in Focus magazine cambodia, pakistan, indonesia

ipcig.org  (09.04.2021) The fourth and last section of the Policy in Focus1 magazine analyses the social protection responses to the COVID-19 crisis in Asian countries

covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19 http://www.ipcig.org/news/30060 pmassetti
US: Biden Unveils Massive Family Aid Plan Funded by Taxing Rich United States

Bloomberg (28.04.2021) President Joe Biden will unveil on Wednesday a sweeping $1.8 trillion plan to expand educational opportunities and child care for families, funded in part by the largest tax increases on wealthy Americans in decades -- the centerpiece of his first address to a joint…

Family benefits Published_SS_Monitor https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-04-28/biden-unveils-massive-family… pmassetti
Social protection for all in need: Lessons from the COVID-19 response in MENA Africa

blogs.worldbank.org (26.04.2021) In the months after the first cases of COVID-19 appeared in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), countries across the region acted quickly to limit the spread of the virus. Lockdowns, curfews, and social distancing undoubtedly saved lives, but these necessary…

covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19 https://blogs.worldbank.org/arabvoices/social-protection-for-all-lessons-from-c… pmassetti
Philippines: Bill proposing to give financial subsidy to small fishermen filed – Manila Bulletin philippines, the

A bill seeking to distribute financial and production support amounting to P15,000 to at least one million small fisherfolks in the country has been filed in Congress. This, as the income of small fishermen already went down to as low as P150 per fishing trip more than a year into the pandemic.…

A bill seeking to distribute financial and production support amounting to P15,000 to at least one million small fisherfolks in the country has been filed in Congress. This, as the income of small fishermen already went down to as low as P150 per fishing trip more than a year into the pandemic…

Cash transfers covid19 Published Measures summary https://mb.com.ph/2021/04/14/bill-proposing-to-give-financial-subsidy-to-small-… pmassetti
Mongolia: President asks Prime Minister to cooperate in providing MNT 1 million support to each household mongolia The government of Mongolia, on April 8, Thursday, decided to impose a nationwide strict lockdown between April 10 and 25 by moving into the Red Level of heightened state of emergency readiness in order to contain the rising spread of COVID-19 in the country and also to provide a one-time cash grant… covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19 https://montsame.mn/en/read/259928 pmassetti
Estonian Medical Certificate estonia

Estonian Medical Certificate Every person needs to have a valid medical certificate for the duration of their driving license. When a medical certificate expires, a new medical certificate must be submitted to the Road Administration. Once issued, the certificate is automatically transmitted to…

Health, ICT https://ec.europa.eu/cefdigital/wiki/display/CEFDIGITAL/2019/07/29/Estonian+Med… rruggia
How has Estonia applied Blockchain technology to the e-Government system? - Lina Network estonia

How has Estonia applied Blockchain technology to the e-Government system? Lina Network | September 7, 2020 Blockchain is considered as the key technology in e-Government development thanks to its undeniable advantages and potential. From a technical point of view, Blockchain technology increases…

Blockchain egovernment https://lina.network/how-has-estonia-applied-blockchain-technology-to-the-e-gov… rruggia