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New zealand: Apprenticeship Boost new zealand

Ministry of Social Development (05.08.2020) Apprenticeship Boost is a payment to help employers keep and take on new apprentices. It means apprentices can keep earning and training towards their qualifications as the economy recovers from the impacts of COVID-19. The payment is made directly to…

Apprenticeship Boost is a payment to help employers keep and take on new apprentices. Apprenticeship Boost is paid directly to employers for a maximum of 20 months from the 5th of August 2020: 

  • employers of first year apprentices can get $1,000 a month
  • employers of second…

Apprenticeship Boost

Apprenticeship Boost is a payment to help employers keep and take on new apprentices.

It means apprentices can keep earning and training towards their qualifications as the economy recovers from the impacts of COVID-19. The payment is made directly to employer

Employment of young workers, Cash transfers, Covid-19 covid19, Emergency grants, human resources, youth employment Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://www.workandincome.govt.nz/employers/subsidies-training-and-other-help/a… siha
Pandemic is drawing attention to promise of digital health technologies

worldbank.org (10.08,2020) For all its devastation, the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic has nonetheless exposed pre-existing health system weaknesses.  It has also given a further boost to the role digital technologies can play in bridging the gaps in care for a range of health needs, including…

Medical care Published_SS_Monitor_covid19 https://blogs.worldbank.org/health/pandemic-drawing-attention-promise-digital-h… pmassetti
Georgia: Registration to receive assistance in the amount of 200 GEL for children through the age of 17 is taking place on a special portal georgia

Government of Georgia (16.08.2020) Registration to receive assistance in the amount of 200 GEL for children through the age of 17 is taking place on a special portal at http://daxmareba.moh.gov.ge/. Registration will be open until 1 December. The disbursement of financial assistance will begin…

Registration to receive assistance in the amount of 200 GEL for children through the age of 17 is taking place on a special portal at http://daxmareba.moh.gov.ge/. Registration will be open until 1 December. The disbursement of financial assistance will begin in September this year.

Registration to receive assistance in the amount of 200 GEL for children through the age of 17 is taking place on a special portal at http://daxmareba.moh.gov.ge/

Assistance is provided on the basis of an application filled out on the electr

Family benefits, ICT, E-services, Cash transfers, Covid-19 covid19, Emergency grants, family Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary http://gov.ge/index.php?lang_id=ENG&sec_id=288&info_id=77040 siha
Georgia: Caring for the village and farmers continues georgia

Government of Georgia (08.08.2020) Almost 112,000 beneficiaries received discount cards for over 29,000 tons of agricultural diesel. Farmers who have cashed their cards have saved almost 3.6 million GEL. Agricultural diesel discount cards expire on December 31, 2020.

Agricultural diesel discount cards for farmers. The cards expire on December 31, 2020.

Under the Care for the Village and Farmers anti-crisis agricultural program, farmers and entrepreneurs enjoy significant assistance from the state

As of August 7

More than 132,000 farmers collected agricultural points, with allocated subsidies exceeding 23 million GEL. All

Housing, Shocks &extreme events covid19, Emergency grants, rural world, self-employed Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary http://gov.ge/index.php?lang_id=ENG&sec_id=288&info_id=76989 siha
Azerbaijan: Unemployment benefits to be provided in 13 cities, regions over COVID-19 azerbaijan

AZERNEWS (10.08.2020) Lump-sum payment in the amount of AZN 190 ($111.7) will be given to unemployed people in 13 cities and regions (Baku, Jalilabad, Ganja, Masalli, Mingachevir, Sumgayit, Yevlakh and in Absheron, Barda, Goranboy, Goygol, Khachmaz, Salyan districts regions)  amid COVID-19,…

Lump-sum payment in the amount of AZN 190 ($111.7) will be given to unemployed people in 13 cities and regions (Baku, Jalilabad, Ganja, Masalli, Mingachevir, Sumgayit, Yevlakh and in Absheron, Barda, Goranboy, Goygol, Khachmaz, Salyan districts regions).

Lump-sum payment for unemployed people will be given in 13 cities and regions in Azerbaijan amid COVID-19, Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of Population has reported.

The paymetns are part of measures of social support to be implemented during the coronavirus pandemic in line with

Unemployment, Cash transfers, Covid-19 covid19, Emergency grants Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://www.azernews.az/nation/167769.html siha
Interoperability Standards Advisory (ISA) | USA - Official Website of The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) united states

The Interoperability Standards Advisory (ISA) process represents the model by which the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) will coordinate the identification, assessment, and determination of "recognized" interoperability standards and implementation…

Health, Interoperability https://www.healthit.gov/isa/ rruggia
Congress must act now to fix a Social Security COVID-19 glitch and expand, not cut, benefits | TheHill united states

thehill.com (08.07.2020) While social security benefits are secure, the unprecedented conditions of the COVID-19 economic crisis have unearthed a technical glitch. If left uncorrected, a COVID-19 notch will result: Those turning 60 this year – more than 4 million workers – and their families…

Old age Pensions, Governance and administration adequacy, covid19 Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19 https://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/politics/506326-congress-must-act-now-t… mmarquez
Pakistan: Extension of coverage of the Benazir Income support program pakistan

blogs.worldbank.org (04.05.2020) One of Pakistan’s initial measures was to expand its national safety net institution, the Benazir Income Support Program (BISP), to direct additional support to its 4.5 million women beneficiaries. 

One of Pakistan’s initial measures was to expand its national safety net institution, the Benazir Income Support Program (BISP), to direct additional support to its 4.5 million women beneficiaries. 

Social assistance, Cash transfers covid19 Published Measures summary https://blogs.worldbank.org/endpovertyinsouthasia/immediate-relief-pakistans-pa… mmarquez
Brazil: Government extends period of suspension of employment contract and salary reduction brazil

senado.leg.br (14.07.2020) The presidential decree increases the maximum deadlines for the two situations (suspension of contract or reduction of wages) to 120 days: For the proportional reduction of working hours and wages, 30 days are increased, going from the current 90 days to 120 days in…

The presidential decree increases the maximum deadlines for the two situations (suspension of contract or reduction of wages) to 120 days: For the proportional reduction of working hours and wages, 30 days are increased, going from the current 90 days to 120 days in total; For the adoption of…

The decree that extends the suspension of employment contracts for two months and for another month the reduction of wages and workload of employees of private companies was published on Tuesday (14) in the Official Gazette . The text regulates

Unemployment covid19 Published Measures summary https://www12.senado.leg.br/noticias/materias/2020/07/14/governo-prorroga-perio… mmarquez
Brazil: Emergency income to informal sector professionals in the cultural sector brazil

KPMG (26.05.2020) On May 26, the Chamber of Deputies approved a bill that transfers R $ 3 billion from the Union for emergency actions aimed at the cultural sector during the pandemic of the new coronavirus, such as the payment of an emergency income of R$ 600 to informal professionals in the…

On May 26, the Chamber of Deputies approved a bill that transfers R $ 3 billion from the Union for emergency actions aimed at the cultural sector during the pandemic of the new coronavirus, such as the payment of an emergency income of R$ 600 to informal professionals in the field.

Difficult to cover group, Social assistance, Cash transfers covid19 Published Measures summary https://home.kpmg/xx/en/home/insights/2020/04/brazil-government-and-institution… mmarquez
Brasil: INSS extends anticipation of the Benefit of Continuous Provision (BPC) and Sickness until October 31 brazil

agenciabrasil.ebc.com.br (03.07.2020) The federal government issued a decree authorizing the National Institute of Social Security (INSS) to pay prepayments for sickness benefits and the Continuing Benefit Benefit (BPC). The measure, published in an extra section of the Official Gazette (DOU) of…

The federal government issued a decree authorizing the National Institute of Social Security (INSS) to extend the pay prepayments for sickness benefits and the Continuing Benefit Benefit (BPC). The measure, published in an extra section of the Official Gazette (DOU) of this Thursday (2),…

The federal government issued a decree authorizing the National Institute of Social Security (INSS) to pay prepayments for sickness benefits and the Continuing Benefit Benefit (BPC). The measure,

Cash sickness benefits, Difficult to cover group, Social assistance covid19 Published Measures summary https://agenciabrasil.ebc.com.br/economia/noticia/2020-07/inss-prorroga-antecip… mmarquez
Reality Check: AI Finding Less Traction than Hype Would Suggest | Computer Economics -- for IT metrics, ratios, benchmarks, and research advisories for IT management

Despite the buzz, artificial intelligence (AI) appears to be not finding as much traction in businesses as we would expect. On the surface, it seems most companies do not understand the use cases that would lead them to invest heavily in AI. But the story is more complicated than it first…

Artificial Intelligence https://www.computereconomics.com/article.cfm?id=2872 rruggia
Europe: Guidelines to protecting seasonal workers in the context of Coronavirus Europe , european union

ec.europa.eu (16.07.2020) The European Commission presents Guidelines to ensure the protection of seasonal workers in the EU in the context of the coronavirus pandemic. It provides guidance to national authorities, labour inspectorates, and social partners to guarantee the rights, health and…

Health Insurance, Safety and health at work, Migration covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_20_1342 mmarquez
Zambia: Emergency COVID-19 social cash transfer scheme zambia

africa.cgtn.com (28.07.2020) Zambia on Tuesday launched an emergency COVID-19 social cash transfer scheme to help vulnerable communities affected by the pandemic. Kampamba Mulenga, Minister of Community Development, said the emergency social cash transfer will help mitigate the impact of the…

An emergency COVID-19 social cash transfer scheme has been announced to help vulnerable communities affected by the pandemic. Kampamba Mulenga, Minister of Community Development, said the emergency social cash transfer will help mitigate the impact of the pandemic in vulnerable homes of the…

Zambia on Tuesday launched an emergency COVID-19 social cash transfer scheme to help vulnerable communities affected by the pandemic.

Kampamba Mulenga, Minister of Community Development, said the emergency social cash transfer will help mitigate the impact of the pandemic in vulnerable ho

Social assistance, Cash transfers, Food and nutrition covid19 Published Measures summary https://africa.cgtn.com/2020/07/28/zambia-launches-emergency-covid-19-social-ca… mmarquez
Temporary Basic Income (TBI) Africa, Asia, Americas, Europe

UNDP (23.07.2020) This paper provides estimates for a Temporary Basic Income (TBI), a minimum guaranteed income above the poverty line, for vulnerable people in 132 developing countries. A TBI amounts to between 0.27 and 0.63 per cent of their combined GDPs, depending on the policy choice: i.…

Social assistance, Social Policies & Programmes basic income, covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor https://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/librarypage/transitions-series/tempor… mmarquez
Morocco: Social welfare protection to cover all Moroccans in five years morocco

The North Africa Post (04.08.2020) Morocco will expand social welfare protection to all its citizens within five years through a gradual approach, said Finance Minister Mohammed Benchaaboun, after King Mohammed VI urged in the State of the Nation speech on July 29 speeding up such a national…

Health, Family benefits, Unemployment coverage Published_SS_Monitor https://northafricapost.com/42855-social-welfare-protection-to-cover-all-morocc… mmarquez
Bolivia: Plan de emergencia de apoyo al empleo y estabilidad laboral bolivia

boliviaemprende.com (14.04.2020) Se establece el Plan de Emergencia de Apoyo al Empleo y Estabilidad Laboral, con el fin de otorgar recursos a las empresas legalmente constituidas y que sus trabajadores estén registrados en el Sistema Integral de Pensiones a fin de permitir un apoyo en el pago…

The Emergency Support to Employment and Labour Stability (Plan de Emergencia de Apoyo al Empleo y Estabilidad Laboral) is a credit that the government will offer to companies to support them in paying their employees' salaries. The credit equals 2 national legal minimum wages per worker per…

Employment covid19 Published Measures summary https://boliviaemprende.com/noticias/decreto-supremo-4216-programa-especial-de-… mmarquez
Bolivia: Flexibilidad de la jornada laboral temporal bolivia

periodicobolivia.com.bo (01.04.2020) El Decreto Supremo 1293 del 1 de abril, en su artículo 6 (Flexibilidad laboral) parágrafo I señala que, de manera excepcional y temporal, se reducirá la jornada laboral para el sector público y privado y que el Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Previsión Social…

 

Supreme Decree 1293 of April 1, in its article 6 (Labor flexibility) paragraph I indicates that, exceptionally and temporarily, the working hours will be reduced for the public and private sector and that the Ministry of Labor, Employment and Social Welfare , will issue the…

Employment covid19 Published Measures summary https://www.periodicobolivia.com.bo/estabilidad-laboral-en-periodo-de-cuarenten… mmarquez
Bolivia: Teletrabajo se protege y acepta como nueva modalidad de trabajo durante cuarentena bolivia

periodicobolivia.com.bo (14.04.2020) Decreto Supremo 4218 que en su artículo 1 da a conocer la implementación y la regulación del Teletrabajo, como una “modalidad especial de prestación de servicios caracterizada por la utilización de Tecnologías de la Información y Comunicación – TIC en los…

Supreme Decree 4218 that in its article 1 discloses the implementation and regulation of Telework, as a "special modality of provision of services characterized by the use of Information and Communication Technologies - ICT in the public and private sectors."

Employment policies covid19 Published Measures summary https://www.periodicobolivia.com.bo/estabilidad-laboral-en-periodo-de-cuarenten… mmarquez
Bolivia: Se protege el pago de trabajadores durante la cuarentena bolivia

eriodicobolivia.com.bo (21.03.2020) De acuerdo al Decreto 4199 del 21 de marzo, durante la vigencia de la cuarentena total, los servidores públicos, trabajadores y todo personal que preste funciones en el sector público y privado en el territorio nacional, tendrán derecho al pago de sus salarios…

 

According to Decree 4199 of March 21, during the validity of the total quarantine, public servants, workers and all personnel providing functions in the public and private sector in the national territory, will have the right to receive their wages, for what which those responsible for…

Unemployment covid19 Published Measures summary https://www.periodicobolivia.com.bo/estabilidad-laboral-en-periodo-de-cuarenten… mmarquez
Bono de riesgo para los trabajadores de salud pública sería de Q870 | elPeriódico de Guatemala guatemala

elperiodico.com.gt (25.05.2020) La primera estimación del pago del Bono de Riesgo que el Congreso aprobó para el personal del Ministerio de Salud Pública y Asistencia Social (MSPAS) sería otorgar Q870 para los trabajadores de esa cartera en los renglones 011, 021, 022 y 031. Este bono fue…

A Risk Cash bonus ("Bono de Riesgo") to medical personnel of 870 quetzals was approved by Decree 20-2020. It would cover permanent medical staff only (about 24, 308 persons) with a budget of 21.1 million quetzals. The bonus has not been paid out yet.

Health, Human resources management, Cash transfers covid19 Published Measures summary https://elperiodico.com.gt/nacion/2020/05/11/bono-de-riesgo-para-los-trabajador… mmarquez
Enfrentar los efectos cada vez mayores del COVID-19 para una reactivación con igualdad: nuevas proyecciones | Publicación | Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe latin america

CEPAL (Julio 2020) Este Informe Especial es el quinto de una serie que elabora la Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe (CEPAL) sobre la evolución y los efectos del COVID-19 en América Latina y el Caribe. Esta edición se centra en los efectos económicos cada vez mayores de la…

Unemployment, Employment policies, Governance and administration, Cash transfers, Financing covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19 https://www.cepal.org/es/publicaciones/45782-enfrentar-efectos-cada-vez-mayores… mmarquez
Reunión sobre Desarrollo Social y COVID-19 en América Latina y el Caribe latin america

CEPAL (02.04.2020) Esta reunión tuvo como objetivo compartir experiencias sobre el rol de los Ministerios de Desarrollo Social y entidades equivalentes frente a la actual crisis causada por el COVID-19. En especial, interesaba conocer cómo cada institución ha respondido a la pandemia en relación…

Governance and administration, Social Policies & Programmes covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19 https://dds.cepal.org/observatorio/socialcovid19/reuniones.php?id_reunion=1 mmarquez
América Latina: Guía de medidas laborales frente al COVID-19 en Iberoamérica latin america

knowledge.leglobal.org (2020) Resumen de las principales y primeras medidas laborales que se adoptaron en Iberoamérica para mitigar el desempleo en el contexto de la pandemia.

Unemployment covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19 https://knowledge.leglobal.org/corona/wp-content/blogs.dir/3/files/sites/8/2020… mmarquez
Guatemala: Programa de Alimentación Escolar temporal guatemala

dca.gob.gt (14.04.2020) El Acuerdo Ministerial 825-2020 permite a las organizaciones de padres de familia utilizar los recursos transferidos por el Mineduc para que puedan adquirir alimentos y entregarlos a los padres de familia. Dicho aporte consiste en Q4 por estudiante para un período de 15…

Ministerial Agreement 825-2020 allows parent organizations to use the resources transferred by Mineduc so that they can purchase food and deliver it to parents. This contribution consists of Q4 per student for a period of 15 days, which gives a total of Q60 per student. DIGEPSA highlighted that…

El Ministerio de Educación ha entregado a las Organizaciones de Padre de Familia (OPF) el segundo desembolso del programa de Alimentación Escolar, el cual consiste en productos no perecederos que llenan los requerimientos nutricionales para que se puedan preparar en los hogares de las familias be

Cash transfers, Food and nutrition covid19, family Published Measures summary https://dca.gob.gt/noticias-guatemala-diario-centro-america/programa-de-aliment… mmarquez