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|Netherlands: Bill for partially paid parental leave approved||netherlands||
Willis Towers Watson (05.11.2021) A Senate-approved bill in the Netherlands provides both maternal and paternal paid leave for up to nine weeks after a child is born.
|Family benefits, Parental leave||Published_SS_Monitor||https://www.willistowerswatson.com/en-TH/Insights/2021/11/netherlands-bill-for-…||pmassetti|
|Ukrainian Pension System at the Crossroads||ukraine||
pravda.com.ua (01.11.2021) Ukraine is in the top 15 countries globally for the fastest ageing population and the State Budget has allocated about UAH 170 billion to cover pensions in the security and defence sectors, fund social contributions for some categories of people, allowances, increases…
|Employment in Crisis : The Path to Better Jobs in a Post-COVID-19 Latin America||latin america||
worldbank.org (17.06.2021) A region known for its volatility, Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) has suffered severe economic and social setbacks from crises—including the COVID-19 pandemic. These crises have taken their toll on careers, wage growth, and productivity. Employment in Crisis:…
|Employment policies||covid19||Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor||https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/35549||pmassetti|
|Mainstreaming gender into social protection strategies and programmes: Evidence from 74 low- and middle-income countries||
unicef (june 2021) The importance of mainstreaming gender into social protection policies and programmes is increasingly recognized. However, evidence on the extent to which this is actually happening remains limited. This report contributes to filling this evidence gap by drawing on the…
|COVID-19 benefits set to expire this week in Canada||canada||
CTV News (17.10.2021)On Oct. 23 – the last day of Small Business Week – the Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS) and the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) are set to expire. Both programs have been extended several times since being implemented in 2020.
As for individual benefits, the…
|Employment, Cash transfers||covid19||Published_SS_Monitor_covid19||https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/coronavirus/covid-19-pandemic-benefits-set-to-exp…||pmassetti|
|Philippines: World Bank exec praises PhilSys role in PH digital transformation||philippines, the||
Philippine News Agency (17.10.2021) The implementation of the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) has resulted in milestones for the country's social protection and digital transformation, according to a World Bank official.
He said success in utilizing PhilSys for social…
|COVID-19 in long-term care: Impact, policy responses and challenges||
OECD (21.10.2021) The COVID-19 crisis has hit the long-term care (LTC) sector particularly hard, with large numbers of people dependent on care and particularly vulnerable to COVID-19 have fallen ill, and a disproportionate rate of LTC workers both exposed to, and infected by, COVID-19. The…
|List of data breaches and cyber attacks in August 2020||
There were a massive 99 data breaches and cyber attacks in August, making it the third-biggest monthly total of the year by number of security incidents. But, by contrast, only 36,673,575 records were confirmed to have been leaked, which is the fewest we’ve recorded since May 2018. The true…
|List of data breaches and cyber attacks in April 2021||
As always, you can find the full list of incidents below, with those affecting UK organisations listed in bold. In case you missed it, you may also be interested in our first quarterly review of data breaches and cyber attacks. The report takes the information collected in these lists and…
|3.6 million social security numbers exposed in unprecedented South Carolina cyber attack - The Verge||United States||
"This is not a good day for South Carolina." That was Governor Nikki Haley's public reaction to news that a foreign hacker had infiltrated South Carolina's Department of Revenue and made off with 3.6 million social security numbers and 387,000 credit/debit card numbers. Of the compromised cards…
|Cyber Attack Disrupts COVID-19 Payouts: Hackers Take Down Italian Social Security Site||italy||
We've already seen supposed "elite hackers" attacking the World Health Organization, cyber criminals hitting a COVID-19 vaccine testing facility with ransomware and healthcare workers being targeted with Windows malware using coronavirus information as the lure.
Now, it has been reported…
|INPS hack: Italy’s social security website back online following cyber-attack claims | The Daily Swig||italy||
INPS has been distributing emergency funds to those hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic
The website of INPS, the Italian department of social security and welfare, appears to be operational again after an apparent cyber-attack forced it offline yesterday (April 1).
|Irish health service hit by "very sophisticated" ransomware | Kaspersky official blog||ireland||
A ransomware attack forced Ireland’s healthcare service to shut down its servers. Here’s what we know so far.
Kaspersky Team May 14, 2021 Updated on May 17, 2021. Media outlets are reporting an attack by ransomware on the Health Service Executive (HSE), Ireland’s healthcare system. The…
|United States: Government-paid family leave among proposed benefit changes - Willis Towers Watson||
U.S. Congress is discussing legislation, not yet finalized, that could significantly alter the employee health and benefit landscape.
|Employment policy: ILO launches new online database on employment policies and strategies to promote an inclusive job-rich recovery||
ilo.org (19.10.2021) The online platform will serve as a unique worldwide reference and source of information on national employment policies, and strategies to promote youth employment.
|Employment of young workers||Published_SS_Monitor_covid19||https://www.ilo.org/global/about-the-ilo/newsroom/news/WCMS_823445/lang--en/ind…||pmassetti|
|South Africa: A New Social Assistance Assessment Aims to Help Strengthen Policies and Programs for the Poor||south africa||
worldbank.org (07.10.2021) The World Bank, in collaboration with the Government of South Africa, released a new report assessing the country’s social assistance programs and systems. In an environment of high unemployment, persistent poverty, weak economic growth and shrinking fiscal resources…
|Social assistance, Cash transfers||covid19||Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor||https://www.worldbank.org/en/news/press-release/2021/10/07/south-africa-a-new-s…||pmassetti|
|Thailand approves $2.8bln more economic support measures||thailand||
ZAWYA (18.10.2021) Thailand's cabinet on Tuesday approved a further 92 billion baht ($2.76 billion) of relief measures to help boost its flagging economy as the Southeast Asian country deals with its biggest and most prolonged coronavirus outbreak. Thailand earlier this year approved a further…
|Employment, Cash transfers||covid19||Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary||https://www.zawya.com/mena/en/story/Thailand_approves_28bln_more_economic_suppo…||pmassetti|
|Nigeria: Assessing Govt's Protective Efforts in Covid-19 Era||nigeria||
allafrica.com (14.10.2021) Social protection is a right for the federal government and not a token or favour. The last 18 months have been difficult for families and communities across the country as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The vision of equality and inclusion as explained in the…
|Tax and fiscal policies after the COVID-19 crisis||
oecd.org (14.10.2021) The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a significant deterioration in public finances, adding to pre-existing strains from long-term structural challenges including population ageing, climate change, rising inequality, digitalisation and automation. This report, originally…
|Contribution Collection and Compliance||covid19||Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor||https://www.oecd.org/coronavirus/policy-responses/tax-and-fiscal-policies-after…||pmassetti|
|Greece: How active labor market programs can support guaranteed minimum income recipients||greece||
blogs.worldbank.org (07.10.2021) The Guaranteed Minimum Income (GMI) program is the flagship of Greece’s social protection reforms and particularly effective by international standards in reaching poor households. Its national launch in February 2017 aligned Greece with other EU members in…
|Development and Performance of the Elderly Care System in the People’s Republic of China||china||
Asian Development Bank (August 2021) The three-tiered elderly system in the country consists of home-based care as the core support, community-based care as necessary support, and residential care as supplementary support. The main policies and progress of the system are explained, including…
|The Implications of COVID-19 for Welfare and Vulnerability in Nepal||nepal||
worldbank.org (06.10.2021) In Nepal, the lockdowns that were adopted to mitigate the public health impacts of Coronavirus (COVID-19) were accompanied by a significant contraction in economic activity. These in turn suggest a negative outlook for poverty and welfare, particularly in the face pre-…
|G2P Payment Arrangements in Egypt and COVID-19||egypt||
worldbank.org (23.06.2021) The report discusses the "Takaful and Karama" cash transfer program (TKP) in Egypt. Launched in 2015, it is a flagship social assistance initiative of the government. Takaful is a family income support program. It is a conditional cash transfers programme targeting…
|Family benefits, Cash transfers||covid19||Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor||https://documents.worldbank.org/en/publication/documents-reports/documentdetail…||pmassetti|
|Number of pension age Germans projected to increase 22 pct by 2035||germany||
china.org.cn (30.09.2021) The number of people of retirement age in Germany will rise by 22 percent by 2035, the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) said on Thursday. The number of people aged 67 or over in the country will go up to 20 million, a 22 percent increase from 2020, the first medium…
|Old age Pensions||Published_SS_Monitor||http://www.china.org.cn/world/Off_the_Wire/2021-09/30/content_77785578.htm||pmassetti|
|Ghana. NPRA targets to rope in 11 million workers into pension schemes||ghana||
pensionpolicyinternational.com ( (01.10.2020) Mr Alhassan Yakubu Fuseini, the Tamale Zonal Manager of the National Pensions Regulatory Authority (NPRA), says the Authority plans to rope in 11 million workers in the formal sector onto pension schemes. He said as the NPRA works to achieve its…