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Ghana: Data-driven social safety net response to the COVID-19 crisis ghana

worldbank.org (04.01.2021)

Strong data systems can play a crucial role in helping governments monitor, manage, and mitigate the impacts of adverse shocks. Ghana is among the countries pursuing such data initiatives. The government’s social protection authorities augmented and adjusted…

Strong data systems can play a crucial role in helping governments monitor, manage, and mitigate the impacts of adverse shocks. Ghana is among the countries pursuing such data initiatives. The government’s social protection authorities augmented and adjusted existing data systems to help inform…

Mobile technologies, Covid-19 covid19 Published Measures summary https://blogs.worldbank.org/nasikiliza/data-driven-social-safety-net-response-c… cambrosio
UK: Universal Credit: Extend £20 benefit top-up for a year, say MPs united kingdom

BBC News (09.03.2021) The £20 weekly increase in Universal Credit must be extended for at least a year to avoid impoverishing hundreds of thousands of people, MPs have warned. The measure, which has been called a lifeline for struggling families, is in place until the end of March.

The £20 weekly increase in Universal Credit must be extended for at least a year to avoid impoverishing hundreds of thousands of people, MPs have warned. The measure, which has been called a lifeline for struggling families, is in place until the end of March.

Family benefits covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-55989791 pmassetti
New Spanish law to make food delivery workers ‘permanent staff’ spain

EURACTIV.com (12.02.2021) Spain’s labour ministry, trade unions, and employer’s associations have agreed this week in principle to a law improving the rights of food delivery workers employed by global digital platforms like Deliveroo, granting them the status of “permanent staff” instead of…

Published_DIGITAL_Eco_Obs_MONITOR https://www.euractiv.com/section/economy-jobs/news/new-spanish-law-to-make-food… pmassetti
EU unemployment reinsurance scheme falls off Commission’s radar  european union

EURACTIV.com (04.03.2020) An EU reinsurance scheme to support national unemployment benefits was not part of the European Pillar of Social Rights Action Plan presented on Thursday (4 March), although the European Commission has been supportive of the idea.

Unemployment covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor https://www.euractiv.com/section/economy-jobs/news/eu-unemployment-reinsurance-… pmassetti
Should we expect a post-Covid-19 social protection epiphany in Latin America? latin america

Global Development Institute Blog (18.02.2021) Social protection has played a leading role in government responses to Covid-19. Public programmes providing income and in-kind transfers to vulnerable population groups have been strengthened and enhanced to address the effects of the pandemic. In…

Extension of coverage, Covid-19 covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor http://blog.gdi.manchester.ac.uk/should-we-expect-a-post-covid-19-social-protec… pmassetti
Leveraging digital technologies for social inclusion

UN/DESA Policy Brief #92: (Feb 2021) COVID-19 is accelerating the pace of digital transformation: implications for social inclusion

ICT covid19, digital inclusion Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor, Published_DIGITAL_Eco_Obs_MONITOR https://www.un.org/development/desa/dpad/publication/un-desa-policy-brief-92-le… pmassetti
Kenya: Parliament halts COVID-19 related tax relief kenya

Reuters.com (22.12.2020)

Kenya’s parliament on Tuesday voted to end tax cuts put in place in April to cushion the economy from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, a move lawmakers said would help to plug revenue shortfalls but investors said would hamper a recovery. The tax cuts were…

Kenya’s parliament on Tuesday voted to end tax cuts put in place in April to cushion the economy from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, a move lawmakers said would help to plug revenue shortfalls but investors said would hamper a recovery. The tax cuts were introduced weeks after Kenya…

NAIROBI, Dec 22 (Reuters) - Kenya’s parliament on Tuesday voted to end tax cuts put in place in April to cushion the economy from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, a move lawmakers said would help to plug revenue shortfalls but investors said would hamper a recovery.

The tax cuts were

Contribution Collection and Compliance, Covid-19 contribution collection, covid19 Published Measures summary https://www.reuters.com/article/health-coronavirus-kenya-economy/kenyan-parliam… cambrosio
Plan Ibirapitá - YouTube uruguay ICT, Communication digital inclusion https://www.youtube.com/c/PlanIbirapit%C3%A1Uruguay rruggia
US: Fraud overwhelms pandemic-related unemployment programs United States

apnews.com (01.03.2021) With the floodgates set to open on another round of unemployment aid, states are being hammered with a new wave of fraud as they scramble to update security systems and block scammers who already have siphoned billions of dollars from pandemic-related jobless programs.

Error evasion and fraud covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor https://apnews.com/article/pandemics-health-coronavirus-pandemic-asia-pacific-o… pmassetti
The Philippines to Suspend Social Security and Healthcare Premium Hikes for 2021 philippines, the

aseanbriefing.com (18.02.2021) The House of Representatives in the Philippines have passed House Bill No. 8461 (HB 8461) which seeks to authorize the President to suspend the premium contribution hike to the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth), in addition to House Bill No. 8512…

The House of Representatives in the Philippines have passed House Bill No. 8461 (HB 8461) which seeks to authorize the President to suspend the premium contribution hike to the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth), in addition to House Bill No. 8512 (HB 8512), which provides the…

Health, Contribution Collection and Compliance covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://www.aseanbriefing.com/news/the-philippines-to-suspend-social-security-a… pmassetti
Laos: Income support to help 17,000 garment workers hit by COVID-19 laos

ilo.org (23.02.2021)

Up to 17,000 garment workers in Lao PDR affected by the COVID-19 pandemic are to each receive two months’ emergency income support worth 900,000 LAK (approximately US$100). Eligible beneficiaries, of whom 85 per cent are women, will receive the cash transfers by the…

Up to 17,000 garment workers in Lao PDR affected by the COVID-19 pandemic are to each receive two months’ emergency income support worth 900,000 LAK (approximately US$100). Eligible beneficiaries, of whom 85 per cent are women, will receive the cash transfers by the end of March.

VIENTIANE, Lao PDR (ILO News) – Up to 17,000 garment workers in Lao PDR affected by the COVID-19 pandemic are to each receive two months’ emergency income support worth 900,000 LAK (approximately US$100).

The Lao Social Security Organization (LSSO) today announced that one-time cash

Unemployment, Cash transfers, Shocks & extreme events, Covid-19 covid19, Emergency grants Published_SS_Monitor_covid19 https://www.ilo.org/asia/media-centre/news/WCMS_773038/lang--en/index.htm cambrosio
Médiateur numérique, en première ligne contre l’illectronisme - WE DEMAIN france

C’est une profession émergente, devenue essentielle à l’heure du confinement : les médiateurs numériques aident à comprendre les outils et les usages digitaux à tous ceux qui ne les maîtrisent pas. Personnes âgées, précaires, mais aussi jeunes, près de 20 % de la population est concernée.

digital inclusion https://www.wedemain.fr/partager/nouveau-metier-mediateur-numerique-en-premiere… pmassetti
France: Volet inclusion numérique - CONUMM france

3 axes principaux sont identifiés :

  1. Des médiateurs numériques formés, proposant des ateliers d’initiation au numérique au plus proche des Français;
  2. Des outils simples et sécurisés pour permettre aux aidants (travailleurs sociaux, agents de…
digital inclusion https://conumm.fr/2020/10/28/plan-de-relance-volet-inclusion-numerique/ pmassetti
Bolivia: One-time "Bond against Hunger" bolivia

Minesterioa de Economía y Finanzas (03.02.2021) As of February 1, 2021, the payment of the Bond Against Hunger reached more than 3.8 million Bolivians, covering 93% of the total universe of beneficiaries, with an outlay of Bs3,877 million, reported the Vice Minister of Pensions and Financial…

Introduction of the one-time payment "Bond Against Hunger" (Bono Contra el Hambre) in December 2020. The payment has reached more than 3.8 million Bolivians, as is expected to cover a total of 4.1 million persons. Legal basis: Supreme Decree No. 4345 of September 16th, 2020.

Cash transfers, Food and nutrition covid19 Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://www.economiayfinanzas.gob.bo/el-bono-contra-el-hambre-ya-llego-a-mas-de… mmarquez
Canada: Québec (Canada) Introduces Occupational Pension Plan canada

Social Security Agency (25.02.2021) On December 11, Québec's government approved a law introducing the Target Benefit Pension Plan (TBPP), an occupational pension plan that combines certain features of existing defined contribution (DC) and defined benefit (DB) plans. Like a DC plan, a TBPP is…

Old age Pensions, Pensions adequacy Published_SS_Monitor https://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/progdesc/intl_update/2021-02/index.html mmarquez
Singapore: Introduction of Government Match for Provident Fund Catch-up Contributions singapore

Social Security Administration (25.02.2021) Singapore Introduces Government Match for Provident Fund Catch-up Contributions In January, Singapore's Central Provident Fund (CPF) Board introduced the Matched Retirement Savings Scheme, a program that provides a dollar-for-dollar government match of…

Old age Pensions contribution collection, managing reforms Published_SS_Monitor https://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/progdesc/intl_update/2021-02/index.html mmarquez
Mexico: Reforms to the Mandatory Account Individual Account Program mexico

Social Security Association (25.02.2021) On January 1, Mexico's government implemented reforms to the country's mandatory individual account pension program that include increasing employer contributions, adjusting government contributions, reducing the minimum contributions required for an old-…

Old age Pensions, Pensions adequacy, managing reforms Published_SS_Monitor https://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/progdesc/intl_update/2021-02/index.html mmarquez
Integrar a 100.000 adultos mayores al mundo digital argentina

La participación de los adultos mayores en actividades sociales, culturales, educativas y recreativas a través de las nuevas tecnologías contribuye a su integración plena en la vida de nuestra comunidad.…

ICT, Population ageing https://www.buenosaires.gob.ar/compromisos/integrar-100000-adultos-mayores-al-m… rruggia
The generational digital divide climbs to age 80 switzerland

December 2, 2020 - 14:00

Older people are more and more at home in the digital world. At the height of the coronavirus pandemic, many seniors relied on WhatsApp messaging or video calls to overcome loneliness. A recent study shows that internet use among pensioners in Switzerland has…

ICT, Population ageing digital inclusion https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/the-generational-digital-divide-climbs-to-age-80/4… rruggia
Étude Digital Seniors france

Comment les personnes âgées utilisent-elles Internet? Depuis 2010, l’étude Digital Seniors, mandatée par Pro Senectute, examine l’utilisation des technologies de l’information et de la communication par les personnes de 65 ans et plus en Suisse. Les trois enquêtes réalisées ces 10 dernières…

ICT, Population ageing digital inclusion https://www.prosenectute.ch/fr/prestations/publications/etudes/digital-seniors… rruggia
Narrowing 'digital divide': China steps up efforts to better serve the elderly in digital age china

A video of a 94-year-old grandma being carried to a bank for face recognition to activate her social security card in Guangshui, Central China's Hubei Province, has sparked heated debate on the internet, once again drawing attention to the difficulties elderly people face in using smart…

ICT, Population ageing digital inclusion https://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1208770.shtml rruggia
Plan Ibirapitá - BPS uruguay

Este programa, que inicia en 2015, promueve la inclusión digital de personas jubiladas de todo el país. Para ello, ha entregado de forma gratuita una tablet con una interfaz especialmente desarrollada que busca ser intuitiva y amigable para la población destinataria. En este contexto se…

ICT, Population ageing digital inclusion https://www.bps.gub.uy/16662/plan-ibirapita.html rruggia
Austria: Labor ministers and tourism ministers give employees in tourism the prospect of returning to work austria

With the renewal of the commitment to re-employment, we are giving employees and companies more planning security and prospects for returning to work as soon as tourism can take off again, ”emphasize Tourism Minister Elisabeth Köstinger and Labor Minister Martin Kocher. Numerous employers -…

With the renewal of the commitment to re-employment, we are giving employees and companies more planning security and prospects for returning to work as soon as tourism can take off again, ”emphasize Tourism Minister Elisabeth Köstinger and Labor Minister Martin Kocher. Numerous employers -…

Employment covid19 Published Measures summary https://www.bmafj.gv.at/Services/Presse/Presseaussendungen/PA_13_Februar_2021.h… pmassetti
Argentina: Expansion of virtual offer by the social security institution ANSES argentina

ANSES (03.02.2021) Through Resolution 37/2021 published today in the Official Gazette, ANSES expanded its virtual procedures. Now you can manage online the request for the payment of fees, a one-time payment, the accrual of a pension benefit due to death and assistance for the start of the…

Through Resolution 37/2021 published today in the Official Gazette, Argentina's social security insitution - ANSES - expanded its virtual procedures. Now you can manage online the request for the payment of fees, a one-time payment, the accrual of a pension benefit due to death and assistance…

Through Resolution 37/2021 published today in the Official Gazette, ANSES expanded its virtual procedures. Now you can manage at www.anses.gob.ar/informacion/atencion-v

Innovation capacity, ICT, E-services covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary http://noticias.anses.gob.ar/noticia/la-anses-suma-tramites-a-la-atencion-virtu… mmarquez
Barbados: Change of Payment Deadline for Contributions from February 15, 2021 barbados

National Insurance Service (15.02.2021) The National Insurance Office wishes to advise the public that the February 15, 2021 payment deadline for January 2021 contributions, has been extended until March 2, 2021. Payments made after this date will attract interest. The public is reminded that…

Extension in deadline for the payment of social security contributions for January 2021. They are payable now until March 2nd, instead of until February 15th.

Contribution Collection and Compliance contribution collection, covid19 Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://www.nis.gov.bb/notice-change-of-payment-deadline-for-contributions-from… mmarquez