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China: Beijing and Shanghai extend maternity leave by 30 days; parental leave entitlement introduced china

Willis Towers Watson (23.12.2021) Chinese regions extend maternity leave to address declining birth rates and an aging population, bringing implications for employers.

Maternity Published_SS_Monitor https://www.willistowerswatson.com/en-TH/Insights/2021/12/china-beijing-and-sha… pmassetti
Extending social health protection: Accelerating progress towards Universal Health Coverage in Asia and the Pacific Asia

ilo.org (07.12.2021) This regional report documents and analyses country experiences and lessons on the extension of social health protection coverage in the Asia and the Pacific region. It provides a detailed account of progress made, challenges encountered and remaining coverage gaps, and…

Health Insurance universal health coverage Published_SS_Monitor https://www.ilo.org/asia/publications/WCMS_831137/lang--en/index.htm pmassetti
The Fairwork Pledge: Digital labour platforms, precarious work and interventions for a fairer gig economy

The OECD Forum Network (13.12.2021) How can workers in the gig economy be better protected against severe shocks and adverse working conditions?

Published_SS_Monitor, Published_DIGITAL_Eco_Obs_MONITOR https://www.oecd-forum.org/posts/the-fairwork-pledge-digital-labour-platforms-p… pmassetti
Social policy advice to countries from the International Monetary Fund during the COVID-19 crisis: Continuity and change

ILO Working paper 42 (10.12.2021) This paper explores whether there has been a change in International Monetary Fund (IMF) policy advice and conditions in its loan programmes and Article IV surveillance by examining the 148 country reports for IMF programmes in 2020, in the context of…

Social Policies & Programmes covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor https://www.ilo.org/global/publications/working-papers/WCMS_831490/lang--en/ind… pmassetti
Pakistan: Recognising platform work pakistan

 thenews.com.pk (19.12.2021) Misclassification deprives platform workers of the right to minimum wage

Published_DIGITAL_Eco_Obs_MONITOR https://www.thenews.com.pk/tns/detail/917806-recognising-platform-work pmassetti
Leftist millennial Gabriel Boric, that vowed to reform pensions for the poor, is elected president of Chile. chile

 - Pension Policy International (20.12.2021) Leftist lawmaker Gabriel Boric, 35, on Sunday became Chile’s youngest-ever president on promises of installing a “welfare state” in one of the world’s most unequal countries.

Health, Pensions Published_SS_Monitor https://www.pensionpolicyinternational.com/leftist-millennial-gabriel-boric-tha… pmassetti
Digital labour platforms, precarious work and interventions for a fairer gig economy

The OECD Forum Network (13.12.2021) How can workers in the gig economy be better protected against severe shocks and adverse working conditions?

Published_SS_Monitor, Published_DIGITAL_Eco_Obs_DOCUMENTS https://www.oecd-forum.org/posts/the-fairwork-pledge-digital-labour-platforms-p… pmassetti
Reforms of the employment insurance system of the Republic of Korea to cope with the COVID-19 crisis korea, Republic of

ilo.org (29.11.2021) COVID-19 pandemic that caused massive unemployment has forced countries to review their employment policy and protection system. This paper summarized efforts taken by Republic of Korea in reforming their employment protection system during the pandemic.

Employment covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor https://www.ilo.org/jakarta/whatwedo/publications/WCMS_829877/lang--en/index.htm pmassetti
Extending social health protection: Accelerating progress towards Universal Health Coverage in Asia and the Pacific Asia

ilo.org (07.12.2021) This regional report documents and analyses country experiences and lessons on the extension of social health protection coverage in the Asia and the Pacific region. It provides a detailed account of progress made, challenges encountered and remaining coverage gaps, and…

Health universal health coverage Published_SS_Monitor https://www.ilo.org/asia/publications/WCMS_831137/lang--en/index.htm pmassetti
EU seeks to clarify status of delivery app workers Europe

EURACTIV.com (09.12.2021) The EU will propose a set of criteria on Thursday (9 December) to determine whether a gig worker in Europe using platforms like Uber, Bolt or Deliveroo should be considered an employee. The proposal by the EU executive is an effort to sort out once and for all the…

Published_DIGITAL_Eco_Obs_MONITOR https://www.euractiv.com/section/digital/news/eu-seeks-to-clarify-status-of-del… pmassetti
Jamaica: Informal Sector Workers to Get NIS Benefits jamaica

Jamaica Information Service (06.12.2021) For the first time, Jamaica’s household helpers and fisherfolk will be able to secure pension benefits under the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) as the Government moves to formalise these sectors. This will be facilitated under the Transition to Formality…

Pensions, Extension of coverage managing reforms, ssptw Published_SS_Monitor https://jis.gov.jm/fw-informal-sector-workers-to-get-nis-benefits-jis/ pmassetti
Proposed reforms of the social protection systems of Morocco and Tunisia in light of the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis morocco, tunisia

International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG)  -  (08.12.2021) This Policy Research Brief presents the reforms under way in the social protection systems of Tunisia and Morocco in light of the COVID-19 crisis. Although both countries have demonstrated political will and commitment to…

Social Policies & Programmes covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor https://ipcig.org/publication/30903?language_content_entity=en pmassetti
Togo: Creation of a universal health insurance system approved togo

Willis Towers Watson (30.12.2021) Legislation establishing the creation of a universal health system (l'assurance maladie universelle – AMU) has been approved by the national assembly. This follows the approval of a new Labor Code in June 2021 (to be effective 12 months after being signed into…

Health universal health coverage Published_SS_Monitor https://www.willistowerswatson.com/en-TH/Insights/2021/11/togo-creation-of-a-un… pmassetti
Financing social protection through the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond

ilo.org (25.11.2021) This report is produced for the G20 Development Working Group by the International Labour Organization (ILO), the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), and the World Bank. It demonstrates the key role that social protection has played in countries at…

Financing covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor https://www.ilo.org/global/about-the-ilo/how-the-ilo-works/multilateral-system/… pmassetti
Kenya: New maternity scheme for women in informal sector kenya

pd.co.ke (24.11.2021) It will be a major score for expectant and lactating mothers working in the informal sector if the government adopts a newlyproposed maternity scheme. The Maternal Income Protection Benefits (MIPB) joins Linda Mama that was initiated by the National Hospital Insurance Fund…

Maternity Published_SS_Monitor https://www.pd.co.ke/news/new-maternity-scheme-for-women-in-informal-sector-104… pmassetti
Europe: Job retention schemes are keeping millions in work, what happens once they end? european union

euronews.com  (05.05.2021) In this episode of Real Economy we ask 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…

Covid-19 covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor https://www.euronews.com/next/2021/05/05/job-retention-schemes-are-keeping-mill… pmassetti
The COVID-19 crisis in Nigeria: What’s happening to welfare? New data call for expanded social protection in Africa’s most populous country nigeria

worldbank.org (16.11.2021) While health indicators and macroeconomic data are essential for addressing the fundamentals of the COVID-19 crisis, countervailing policies need detailed information on the mechanisms through which the pandemic affects human capital, livelihoods, and welfare. This is…

Extension of coverage covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor https://blogs.worldbank.org/africacan/covid-19-crisis-nigeria-whats-happening-w… pmassetti
Atlas of eHealth country profiles: the use of eHealth in support of universal health coverage

The third global survey on eHealth conducted by the WHO Global Observatory for eHealth (GOe) has a special focus – the use of eHealth in support of universal health coverage. eHealth plays a vital role in promoting universal health coverage in a variety of ways. For instance, it helps provide…

Health, ICT https://www.who.int/publications/i/item/9789241565219 rruggia
Global diffusion of eHealth: making universal health coverage achievable: report of the third global survey on eHealth

The aim of the third global survey on eHealth was to explore developments in eHealth since the last survey in 2010 and the role it plays in achieving universal health coverage (UHC). It has become increasingly clear that UHC cannot be achieved without the support of eHealth. The impetus for the…

Health, ICT https://www.who.int/publications/i/item/9789241511780 rruggia
Country Diagnostic Study on Long-Term Care in Indonesia | Asian Development Bank indonesia

This publication presents a study on the availability and provision of long-term care (LTC) in Indonesia. It discusses findings from the analysis and offers recommendations for the development of LTC systems in the country.

https://www.adb.org/publications/indonesia-country-diagnostic-study-long-term-c… pmassetti
Social protection of non-standard workers and the self-employed during the pandemic Europe

etui (2021) The Covid‑19 pandemic severely affected some categories of non-standard workers, and particularly the self‑employed. The emergency measures cushioned the potentially disastrous effect on their social circumstances, but undeniably highlighted even more the gaps in their access and…

Extension of coverage covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor https://www.etui.org/publications/social-protection-non-standard-workers pmassetti
Between flexibility and precariousness, all eyes are on Brussels’ move on platform workers Europe

euractiv (19.11.2021) The European Commission, which is due to present its proposal on platform workers on 8 December, faces a tricky balancing act: ensuring decent working conditions while maintaining the flexibility of a booming sector.

Digital economy digital platforms Published_SS_Monitor, Published_DIGITAL_Eco_Obs_MONITOR https://www.euractiv.com/section/economy-jobs/news/between-flexibility-and-prec… pmassetti
How to Design Gender-Sensitive Social Protection Systems

unescap.org (07.10.2021) This is the sixth in a series of policy primers developed to support policymakers and practitioners in Asia and the Pacific in their efforts to strengthen social protection. This policy primer explains how social protection systems can be designed to recognize and…

Gender Inequalities Published_SS_Monitor https://www.unescap.org/kp/2021/how-design-gender-sensitive-social-protection-s… pmassetti
Social protection and informality in Latin America during the COVID-19 pandemic latin america

plos.org (04.11.2021) Latin American governments swiftly implemented income assistance programs to sustain families’ livelihoods during COVID-19 stay-at-home orders. This paper analyzes the potential coverage and generosity of these measures and assesses the suitability of current safety nets to…

Extension of coverage covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0259050 pmassetti
COVID-19 pandemic underlines need to strengthen resilience of health systems, says OECD

oecd.org (09.11.2021) OECD Health at a Glance 2021 says that the mental health impact of the pandemic has been huge, with prevalence of anxiety and depression more than double levels observed pre-crisis in most countries with available data, most notably in Mexico, the United Kingdom and the…

Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor https://www.oecd.org/health/covid-19-pandemic-underlines-need-to-strengthen-res… pmassetti