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Estonia - GovChain estonia

Estonia may perhaps be the earliest adopter of distributed ledger technology at a governmental level. As early as 2007, even before the publication of the Bitcoin white paper, the Estonian government was already testing blockchain applications as part of a resolution to be resilient to outsider…

Blockchain egovernment https://govchain.world/estonia/ rruggia
Empowering the health workforce Strategies to make the most of the digital revolution

Digital transformation in the health sector is not a simple matter of technical change, but requires adaptive change in human attitudes and skills as well as of legal frameworks and  the organisation of work. 

The author of this report is Karolina Socha­ Dietrich, OECD Directorate of …

Digital technologies offer unique opportunities to strengthen health systems, as illustrated once more by  the COVID­19 pandemic, when the use and oftentimes remarkably fast deployment of various digital tools  and solutions has allowed countries to better detect and prevent the spread as well as

Health https://www.oecd.org/els/health-systems/Empowering-Health-Workforce-Digital-Rev… ndewulf
Rehabilitation 2030: A Call for Action Meeting report

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This report follows the meeting, Rehabilitation 2030: A Call for Action, organized by the World Health Organization (WHO). WHO would like to express its sincere thanks to those who participated in the meeting: representatives from Member States, UN agencies,…

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Health https://www.who.int/disabilities/care/Rehab2030MeetingReport2.pdf?ua=1 ndewulf
test https://www.who.int/about/brochure_en.pdf pmassetti
‘Old’ rules and protections for the ‘new’ world of work european union

socialeurope.eu (20.04.2021) The labour status of people working in the online platform economy is key to their socio-economic protection. But it has proven a difficult issue for courts and regulators. The European Union is considering introducing a ‘rebuttable presumption of employment’ to help…

Extension of coverage Published_SS_Monitor, Published_DIGITAL_Eco_Obs_MONITOR https://www.socialeurope.eu/old-rules-and-protections-for-the-new-world-of-work pmassetti
Maroc : la couverture sociale généralisée mise en œuvre morocco

Le Maroc a annoncé avoir lancé auprès de 9 millions de bénéficiaires son plan de généralisation de la couverture sociale destiné à terme à couvrir 22 millions de personnes actuellement dépourvues d'assurance maladie. Les agriculteurs, les artisans, les commerçants, les professionnels…

Extension of coverage Published_SS_Monitor https://www.lepoint.fr/afrique/maroc-la-couverture-sociale-generalisee-mise-en-… pmassetti
COVID-19 Labor Policy Responses in Developing Countries

The World Bank (March 2021) The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered one of the largest economic downturns since the Great Depression. Beyond its devastating effect on health, morbidity, and mortality, the pandemic shook economies and labor markets around the globe, leaving no firm, worker, and…

Employment covid19, labour markets Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19 http://documents1.worldbank.org/curated/en/852721616561204815/pdf/Taking-Stock-… mmarquez
United States: Senate adopts Republican jobless benefit for COVID-19 relief bill United States

dol.gov (06.03.2121)

The U.S. Senate approved a Republican measure setting federal unemployment benefits for those made jobless by the coronavirus pandemic at $300 per week, as part of President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill.

The U.S. Senate approved a Republican measure setting federal unemployment benefits for those made jobless by the coronavirus pandemic at $300 per week, as part of President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill.

Unemployment, Social assistance, Cash transfers, Covid-19 covid19, Emergency grants Published Measures summary https://www.dol.gov/coronavirus/unemployment-insurance#news cambrosio
China: Extension period for reduction of premium rates of unemployment insurance and work injury insurance china

gov.cn (26.01.2021)

Considering that the risk of the pandemic still exists, some enterprises may be under great financial pressure, the policy of phased reduction of premium rates of unemployment insurance and work injury insurance will be extended for another year until 30 April 2022.…

Considering that the risk of the pandemic still exists, some enterprises may be under great financial pressure, the policy of phased reduction of premium rates of unemployment insurance and work injury insurance will be extended for another year until 30 April 2022.

Unemployment, Occupational accidents and diseases, Contribution Collection and Compliance, Covid-19 contribution collection, Contributory, covid19 Published Measures summary http://www.gov.cn/xinwen/2021-01/26/content_5582656.htm cambrosio
Australia: Tracing the impacts of the COVID pandemic on Australia's fastest-growing migrant group australia

Monash University (12.04.2021) As the pandemic-related shutdown intensified across Australia from March 2020, temporary and undocumented migrants and their advocates …

Difficult to cover group, Migration, Covid-19 covid19 Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19 https://lens.monash.edu/@politics-society/2021/04/12/1383007/tracing-the-impact… mmarquez
Landmark study shows how child grants empower women in Brazil and South Africa south africa, brazil

theconversation.com (29.03.2021) Since the mid-1990s, new approaches to poverty reduction have been introduced in countries across Africa, Asia and Latin America. Some have involved income transfer programmes that target poorer citizens based on various means tests. Most have targeted female…

Family benefits Published_SS_Monitor https://theconversation.com/landmark-study-shows-how-child-grants-empower-women… pmassetti
Oman restructures pension and social protection system oman

Reuters (07.04.2020) Oman on Wednesday restructured its pension and social protections systems, part of a reform push by the Gulf Arab state wrestling with an economy battered by low oil prices and the coronavirus pandemic.

covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor https://www.reuters.com/article/oman-economy/oman-restructures-pension-and-soci… pmassetti
Extending social security to workers in the informal economy

ilo.org (March 2021) This brief is part of the policy resource Package Extending social security and facilitating transition from the informal to the formal economy. Lessons from international experience.

Published_SS_Monitor https://www.ilo.org/secsoc/information-resources/publications-and-tools/Brochur… pmassetti
Blog: Developing countries introduced an unprecedented social protection and jobs policy response to mitigate the effects of the pandemic

blogs.worldbank.org (30:03.2021) Developing countries have introduced an unprecedented number of social protection and jobs policies to mitigate the effects of the crisis.  Over the past year, developing countries have introduced more than 1,300 crisis-related social protection and jobs (SPJ)…

Extension of coverage covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19 https://blogs.worldbank.org/jobs/developing-countries-introduced-unprecedented-… pmassetti
Japan: Extension of deadline to submit disability pension certificate japan

Those who receive disability pension must submit the disability pension medical certificate to the Japan Pension Service by the deadline, and if it is not submitted by the deadline, the disability pension payment is usually suspended. It will be. It is said that the disability pension medical…

Beneficiaries of the disability pension whose due date to submit the disability pension certificate by the end of February 2021: Pension will not be suspended if the certificate is submitted by the end of May 2021. 

[For those receiving disability pensions] Handling of disability pension medical certificates based on the declaration of emergency for new coronavirus infecti

Disability covid19 Published Measures summary https://www.nenkin.go.jp/oshirase/taisetu/2021/202103/0308sindansho.html mmarquez
Digital finance and inclusion in the time of COVID-19. Lessons, experiences and proposals 

fao.org (2021) The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted digital financial inclusion trends across the world in many and complex ways. In developing and emerging contexts, this crisis also holds the potential to propel an unprecedented acceleration in the process of financial digitization and turn out…

E-services covid19, digital inclusion, epayment Published_SS_Monitor_covid19 http://www.fao.org/policy-support/tools-and-publications/resources-details/en/c… pmassetti
Duterte approves in-kind assistance to vulnerable sectors in areas under ECQ philippines, the

Close to 23 million low-income individuals from Metro Manila, Rizal, Bulacan, Cavite, and Laguna will receive an in-kind doleout worth ₱1,000. The aid will be limited to a maximum of four members per family.

Close to 23 million low-income individuals from Metro Manila, Rizal, Bulacan, Cavite, and Laguna will receive an in-kind doleout worth ₱1,000. The aid will be limited to a maximum of four members per family. This is a one-time benefit as of now, planned to be distributed between March 30th and …

Family benefits, Social assistance covid19, poverty Published Measures summary https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2021/3/30/Duterte-approves-in-kind-assistan… mmarquez
Employment and Social Developments in Europe Quarterly Review analyses the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the self-employed european union

EU Reporter (29.03.2021) The European Commission has published the March 2021 edition of the Employment and Social Developments in Europe (ESDE) Quarterly Review, with a thematic focus on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the self-employed. The review shows that this group has experienced a…

Unemployment covid19, self-employed Published_SS_Monitor_covid19 https://www.eureporter.co/politics/european-commission/2021/03/29/employment-an… pmassetti
Philipine: National ID to help financial inclusion of poorest sector philippines, the

Philstar.com (20.03.2021) The poorest sector, especially those with no access to banking services, will benefit from the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys), so President Duterte is urging every Filipino to sign up for the national ID.

E-services epayment Published_SS_Monitor https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2021/03/20/2085635/national-id-help-financia… pmassetti
COVID-19: Implications for employment and working life

Eurofound (March 2021) This report sets out to assess the initial impact of the COVID-19 crisis on employment in Europe (up to Q2 2020), including its effects across sectors and on different categories of workers. It also looks at measures implemented by policymakers in a bid to limit the…

Unemployment covid19, self-employed Published_SS_Monitor_covid19 https://www.eurofound.europa.eu/publications/report/2021/covid-19-implications-… pmassetti
What's next for social protection in light of COVID-19: country responses

International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG) March 2021 - The COVID-19 crisis has had a huge impact on the world of social protection. The pandemic has alerted national governments and the international community to the urgency of accelerating progress in building and expanding…

covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19 http://ipcig.org/publication/30008?language_content_entity=en pmassetti
Supporting Families and Children Beyond COVID-19: Social protection in high-income countries

(Dec 2020) This new UNICEF Innocenti report explores how the social and economic impact of the pandemic is likely to affect children; the initial government responses to the crisis; and how future public policies could be optimized to better support children. 

Family benefits, Children covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19 https://www.unicef-irc.org/publications/1165-supporting-families-and-children-b… pmassetti
Using Technology to Improve Civil Service Talent | Asian Development Bank Asia

This brief presents digital and online platforms for civil services in Asia and the Pacific, along with recommendations for holistic government interventions and reforms in policies, business processes, and management systems.

Innovation capacity covid19 https://www.adb.org/publications/technology-improve-civil-service-talent pmassetti
SOCIAL HEALTH INSURANCE: A guidebook for planning

This guidebook is designed to be used by planners, policy-makers and stakeholders in countries that are considering the introduction social health insurance (SHI) as a replacement for or to supplement to existing financing mechanisms for health care. This book is not meant to be an advocacy tool…

Looks like a very comprehensive summary of systems, challenges, etc.

Health promotion, Health Insurance universal health coverage https://www.ilo.org/wcmsp5/groups/public/---dgreports/---integration/documents/… mgerecke
Zimbabwe: Unicef rolls out emergency cash transfer programme zimbabwe

thestandard.co.zw (06.12.2020)

UNICEF Zimbabwe in collaboration with the Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare ministry and Goal Zimbabwe is rolling out the emergency social cash transfer programme (ESCT) to reduce food insecurity, improve dietary diversity, and maternal and child…

UNICEF Zimbabwe in collaboration with the Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare ministry and Goal Zimbabwe is rolling out the emergency social cash transfer programme (ESCT) to reduce food insecurity, improve dietary diversity, and maternal and child health outcomes of vulnerable households…

The programme is primarily focused on households headed by the elderly (65 years and above), those with pregnant women or with children under the age of two years, persons living with disability and child-headed households.

Households deemed to be well-off will be excluded despite the cat

Family benefits, Social assistance, Cash transfers, Covid-19 covid19, family Published Measures summary https://www.thestandard.co.zw/2020/12/06/unicef-rolls-out-emergency-cash-transf… cambrosio