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Canada: National disability organizations receive additional funding to support and enhance accessible  communications and engagement activities related to the COVID-19 pandemic canada

Canada.ca (06.06.2020) The Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, announced an additional $1.1 million in funding to support national disability organizations through the Social Development Partnership Program - Disability Component to enhance their…

An additional $1.1 million is allocated in funding to support national disability organizations. Supporting the disability community to maintain communications and engagement during the pandemic will allow organizations to create a barrier-free, multi-lingual experience for persons with…

The COVID-19 pandemic has emphasized the day-to-day obstacles that persons with disabilities face and the Government of Canada remains dedicated to working with partners across

Disability, Communication communication, covid19, services quality Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/news/2020/06/national-di… siha
Estonia: Suspension of second-pillar payments from 1 July 2020 to 31 August 2021 estonia

Pensionikeskus (16.04.2020) From 1 July 2020 to 31 August 2021, the state will suspend the employer contributions to the second-pillar funded pension from social tax (4% of salary) . In addition, upon request, employee contributions (2%) can be suspended from December 1, 2020, through August 31…

From 1 July 2020 to 31 August 2021, the state will suspend the employer contributions to the second-pillar funded pension from social tax (4% of salary) . In addition, upon request, employee contributions (2%) can be suspended from December 1, 2020, through August 31, 2021.

From 1 July 2020 to 31 August 2021, the state will suspend the contributions it makes to the second-pillar funded pension from social tax (4% of salary).

People born in the years 1942–1960 are the exception:

  • From 1 July 2020 to 31 August 2021, the 4% contri
Old age Pensions, Compliance and Contribution Collection contribution collection, covid19 Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://www.pensionikeskus.ee/en/uudis/suspension-of-second-pillar-payments-fro… siha
Canda: Not enough done to protect migrant farm workers canada

The Globe and Mail (16.06.2020) Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said it is time to find ways to better protect migrant farm workers who are essential to Canada’s food system but have been hard hit by the pandemic because of overcrowded housing, unsafe working conditions and precarious immigration…

Migration covid19, migration Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Proposition_SS_Monitor https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-trudeau-vows-to-better-protect-m… mmarquez
Covid19: The experience of the National Pension Service of Korea (NPS) korea, Republic of

Article provided by the National Pension Service of Korea (NPS) 
This…

Governance and administration, Human resources management covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19 https://iskm.issa.int/sites/default/files/2020-06/Article_COVID-19_KOREA_ENG%20… pmassetti
A post-Covid-19 social protection architecture for India - analysis india

Hindustan Times (11.06.2020) Stronger social protection led by an inclusive growth dividend will protect the vulnerable and drive India’s economic recovery

Social Policies & Programmes covid19, poverty Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor https://www.hindustantimes.com/analysis/a-post-covid-19-social-protection-archi… pmassetti
Which Economic Stimulus Works? by Joseph E. Stiglitz & Hamid Rashid

Project Syndicate (08.06.2020) During the initial shock from COVID-19, it was understandable that governments and central banks would respond with massive injections of liquidity. But now policymakers need to take a step back and consider which forms of stimulus are really needed, and which risk…

Financing covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/stimulus-policies-must-benefit-rea… pmassetti
COVID-19 Response Underlines the Need for Portable Social Protection Programs

Center For Global Development (05.06.2020) The COVID-19 pandemic has underlined the need for a universal and portable social protection system that can uniquely verify people and deliver benefits efficiently and at scale. With few exceptions, most developing countries have a patchwork of social…

Migration covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor https://www.cgdev.org/blog/covid-19-response-underlines-need-portable-social-pr… pmassetti
New Zealand: COVID-19 Income Relief Payment new zealand

workandincome.govt.nz (25.05.2020) On 25 May 2020, the Government announced a new temporary payment to support New Zealanders who lose their jobs due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, to adjust and find new employment, or to retrain in a different area. This payment will be available for 12 weeks…

The COVID-19 Income Relief Payment will be available for 12 weeks from 8 June to anyone who has lost their job (including self-employment) due to the impact of COVID-19 since March 1st. It will pay $490 per week to those who lost full-time work and $250 per week for those who lost part-time work…

Unemployment, Cash transfers covid19, self-employed Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://www.workandincome.govt.nz/covid-19/income-relief-payment/payment-rates… cambrosio
Société | Les "damnés de la terre" : fraudes sociales, ouvriers "en esclavage"... le procès qui fait trembler Terra Fecundis | La Provence Europe

L'un des cas les plus emblémamtiques de la fraude au détachement européen dans le secteur agricole. Pour la seule période de 2012 à 2015, celle retenue par la procédure pénale, c'est un peu plus de 112 millions d'euros de cotisations qui auraient échappé à la Sécurité sociale, selon l'accusation…

Compliance and Contribution Collection, Error evasion and fraud (des)formalization, contribution collection, coverage, data analytics, data management, death abroad data exchange, identity management, interoperability, labour markets, migration, policy reponse, social security education, social security processes, transnational workers https://www.laprovence.com/article/societe/6010626/belote-en-ligne?fbclid=IwAR2… gfilhon
España: Nuevo asistente virtual para facilitar la búsqueda de información y los trámites de la Seguridad Social spain

revista.seg-social.es (09.06.2020) La Seguridad Social en España cuenta con un assistente virtual, ISSA (Inteligencia Artificial+ Seguridad Social) con información sobre el recién aprobado Ingreso Mínimo Vital, que se podrá solicitar a partir del próximo 15 de junio, donde encontrará respuesta a…

Spain's social security administration has released a new virtual assistant, ISSA (Artificial Intelligence+ Social Security in Spanish) that will facilitate the search on information on claims on the various social security benefits, including qualifying conditions and documents needed.

Posiblemente habrá utilizado algún asistente por voz para preguntar qué tiempo hará, programar una reunión en su agenda o reproducir música, entre otras muchas tareas. Son aplicaciones tecnológicas que utilizan la inteligencia artificial y el lenguaje natural para ayudarnos en nuestro día a día.

E-services covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary, Published_SS_Monitor, Published_DIGITAL_Eco_Obs_MONITOR https://revista.seg-social.es/2020/06/09/la-seguridad-social-pone-en-marcha-un-… mmarquez
Covid effect: Social security cover for migrant workers on cards - The Financial Express https://www.financialexpress.com/economy/covid-effect-social-security-cover-for… pmassetti
India: Coronavirus pandemic underscores necessity to prioritise needs of poor via technology, says India at UN india

businesstoday.in (05.06.2020) "Prioritising the needs of the poor and vulnerable will have to receive the highest priority with respect to digital initiatives," India's Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador T S Tirumurti said.

ICT customer_services Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Proposition_SS_Monitor, Published_DIGITAL_Eco_Obs_MONITOR https://www.businesstoday.in/current/economy-politics/coronavirus-pandemic-unde… pmassetti
Social cash transfer payment systems in sub-Saharan Africa | Centre for Social Science Research http://www.cssr.uct.ac.za/cssr/pub/wp/452/social-cash-transfer-payment-systems-… pmassetti
AI in Social Protection | socialprotection.org https://socialprotection.org/discover/publications/ai-social-protection pmassetti
Bangladesh : Distributing relief in a pandemic: Lessons learned about digital cash transfers during COVID-19 bangladesh

brac.net (14.05.2020) Almost 18 million people live in extreme poverty in Bangladesh. The impact of COVID-19 on their livelihoods has been catastrophic. Research by BIGD and PPRC shows a 73% drop in income in households living in extreme poverty when measured in the first week of April 2020…

ICT, E-services, Cash transfers customer_services Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor, Published_DIGITAL_Eco_Obs_MONITOR http://blog.brac.net/distributing-relief-in-a-pandemic-lessons-learned-about-di… pmassetti
Opinion - An EU minimum income framework is an urgent safety net after Covid-19 european union

EURACTIV.com (04.06.2020) The upcoming German EU presidency intends to take up an initiative for an EU framework for minimum income systems. Shannon Pfohman looks at what this should look like.

Social Protection Floor basic income, covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor https://www.euractiv.com/section/economy-jobs/opinion/an-eu-minimum-income-fram… pmassetti
Moldova: Taxes on salaries to be subsidized and recovered moldova, Republic of

moldpres.md (21.04.2020) According to Sergiu Railean, a string of fiscal, financial and banking measures were proposed to urgently back the business environment, as well as the mechanism of subsidizing the enterprises, in order to preserve the jobs and salaries.    „These measures imply…

For employees whose worked ceased days after the state of emergency, the state will fully subsidize the salary taxes; employees of companies hit inderectly will be able to recover 60% of taxes on their salaries.

Moldovan economics ministry works out more post-crisis, re-launch measures in context of pandemic

15:38 | 21.04.2020Category: Economic

Chisinau, 21 April /MOLDPRES/ - More immediate measures of backing the business environment, as well as the policies worked out by the Economics a

Employment covid19 Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://www.moldpres.md/en/news/2020/04/21/20003362 mmarquez
Moldova: More Moldovan employees infected with COVID-19 to benefit from one-off allowances moldova, Republic of

moldpres.md (13.05.2020) The government will allocate over 6.5 million lei from the intervention fund to the Interior Ministry for providing one-off allowances to employees infected with COVID-19 during the fulfillment of the job duties, as well as to the Health, Labour and Social Protection…

The government will allocate over 6.5 million lei from the intervention fund to the Interior Ministry for providing one-off allowances in the amount of 16,000 lei to employees infected with COVID-19 during the fulfillment of the job duties, as well as to the Health, Labour and Social Protection…

More Moldovan employees infected with COVID-19 to benefit from one-off allowances

20:31 | 13.05.2020Category: Social

Chisinau, 13 May /MOLDPRES/ - The government will allocate over 6.5 million lei from the intervention fund to the Interior Ministry for providing one-off allowances

Health, Cash sickness benefits covid19 Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://www.moldpres.md/en/news/2020/05/13/20003940 mmarquez
Germany's stimulus package helps consumers and companies germany

Reuters (04.06.2020) German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s coalition on Wednesday agreed on a stimulus package worth 130 billion euros ($146 billion) to help companies and workers in Europe’s largest economy recover more quickly from the coronavirus pandemic.

- Parents will get a cash…

- Parents will get a cash handout of 300 euros per child. This costs 4.3 billion euros.

- The government stabilises the social security system, which includes public health care and unemployment aid, with a cash injection of 5.3 billion euros in 2020 and additional funds in 2021. This…

Health Insurance, Family benefits, Unemployment, Compliance and Contribution Collection covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-germany-stimulus-p/factbo… pmassetti
IMF: Why social safety nets should be extended long after lockdown

World Economic Forum (19.06.2020) When the Great Lockdown finally ends, a strong economic recovery that benefits everyone will depend on improved social safety nets and broad-based fiscal support, writes the IMF. From being more generous to the poorest, to helping people find jobs, here are…

Social assistance, Financing, Policy Analysis covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/05/fiscal-policies-for-the-recovery-from-co… pmassetti
Chad: plus de 1600 agents de santé seront recrutés chad

tchadmedia.com (14.04.2020)

Le Chef de l’Etat Idriss Déby Itno a instruit le recrutement immédiat de 1638 agents de santé avec indemnités dans le cadre de la lutte contre le Coronavirus.

The Chadian Head of State Idriss Déby Itno has instructed the immediate recruitment of 1638 health workers with allowances as part of the fight against the Coronavirus.

Health covid19 Published Measures summary https://tchadmedia.com/?p=5426 cambrosio
Chad: Free water and electricity chad

tchadmedia.com (14.04.2020)

In an announcement to the nation on 14 April 2020, the President of the Chadian Republic decided to pay the water company's bills for six months and electricity bills for three months from 1 April 2020 (for domestic uses only).

In an announcement to the nation on 14 April 2020, the President of the Chadian Republic decided to pay the water company's bills for six months and electricity bills for three months from 1 April 2020 (for domestic uses only).

Dans une adresse à la nation, ce 14 avril 2020, le Président de la république decide de la prise en charge des facteurs de la Société des eaux pour six mois et celles de l’électricité pendant 3 mois à compter du 1er avril 2020.
Le président Déby a aussi décliné d’autres mesures de prises en

Housing covid19 Published Measures summary https://tchadmedia.com/?p=5426 cambrosio
Across EU, temporary layoff schemes no cure-all in slow COVID recovery european union

 EURACTIV.com (18.05.2020) Temporary unemployment schemes operating across Europe could struggle to save the jobs of leisure and travel sector workers facing drawn-out or partial recoveries from the COVID-19 pandemic, even if they help industries that rebound quickly.

Unemployment covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor https://www.euractiv.com/section/economy-jobs/news/across-eu-temporary-layoff-s… pmassetti
Covid-19 and social protection of poor and vulnerable groups in Latin America: a conceptual framework Americas, latin america

latinamerica.undp.org (May 2020) The growing crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic has dire implications for Latin American societies. As is often the case, the most vulnerable segments of society, especially those living in extreme poverty, are being hit the hardest. This article identifies…

Difficult to cover group covid19, poverty Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor https://www.latinamerica.undp.org/content/rblac/en/home/library/crisis_preventi… pmassetti
Africa: Examining the Right to Social Protection in COVID-19 Responses Africa, kenya, south africa, uganda

lawafrica.com (May 2020) The purpose of this paper is to examine current state interventions taken to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 using social protection in Uganda in comparison to what is happening in Kenya and South Africa. This paper will also briefly examine the impact of legal…

Social Policies & Programmes covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor https://www.lawafrica.com/?p=1587 pmassetti