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Zanzibar responds to COVID-19 economic challenges with a 20% rise to their universal social pension tanzania

helpage.org (22.07.2020)

The government decided to increase the monthly transfer of their universal social pension by 20 per cent. This is another bold step from the government, which follows on from becoming in 2016 the first country in the Eastern African region to offer social…

The government decided to increase the monthly transfer of their universal social pension by 20 per cent. This is another bold step from the government, which follows on from becoming in 2016 the first country in the Eastern African region to offer social pensions to older people.

 

The COVID-19 pandemic affects all of us but has the greatest impact on those already experiencing poverty, poor health and discrimination. Older people often fall within these categories. In Zanzibar, a third of households headed by older people live below the national poverty line of 2

Old age Pensions, Pensions, Social assistance, Covid-19 covid19 Published Measures summary https://www.helpage.org/newsroom/latest-news/zanzibar-responds-to-covid19-econo… cambrosio
São Tomé and Príncipe: The World Bank Provides $10 million to Support São Tomé and Príncipe’s Response to COVID-19 Sao Tome and Principe

worldbank.org (21.12.2020)

The World Bank Board of Executive Director approved today a $10 million Development Policy Operation (DPO) for São Tomé and Príncipe (STP) to support the government's response to the human and economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as economy-wide and…

The World Bank Board of Executive Director approved today a $10 million Development Policy Operation (DPO) for São Tomé and Príncipe (STP) to support the government's response to the human and economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as economy-wide and sectoral reforms for a stronger,…

WASHINGTON, December 18, 2020— The World Bank Board of Executive Director approved today a $10 million Development Policy Operation (DPO) for São Tomé and Príncipe (STP) to support the government's response to the human and economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as econ

Financing, Covid-19 covid19 Published Measures summary https://www.worldbank.org/en/news/press-release/2020/12/18/the-world-bank-provi… cambrosio
Mozambique: EU provides €100 million to support education, health and social protection mozambique

ec.europa.eu (02.11.2020)

The European Commission and the Government of Mozambique have today signed a budget support programme worth €100 million to respond to the socio-economic impacts of COVID-19. This new EU programme will provide the Government of Mozambique with short-term…

The European Commission and the Government of Mozambique have today signed a budget support programme worth €100 million to respond to the socio-economic impacts of COVID-19. This new EU programme will provide the Government of Mozambique with short-term financial assistance to tackle the…

The European Commission and the Government of Mozambique have today signed a budget support programme worth €100 million to respond to the socio-economic impacts of COVID-19.

Commissioner for International Partnerships, Jutta Urpilainen, commented: “With this contribu

Social assistance, Financing, Covid-19 covid19, family Published Measures summary https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/IP_20_1989 cambrosio
Malawi: The EU supports nutrition and social protection malawi

ec.europa.eu (26.10.2020)

As part of Team Europe's response to COVID-19 in Malawi, the European Union has allocated €39 million to mitigate the negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding will address the increasing needs of vulnerable parts of the population in the field of…

As part of Team Europe's response to COVID-19 in Malawi, the European Union has allocated €39 million to mitigate the negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding will address the increasing needs of vulnerable parts of the population in the field of nutrition and social protection,…

As part of Team Europe's response to COVID-19 in Malawi, the European Union has allocated €39 million to mitigate the negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding will address the increasing needs of vulnerable parts of the population in the field of nutrition and social protection, inc

Cash sickness benefits, Family benefits, Children, Social assistance, Covid-19 covid19, Emergency grants, family Published Measures summary https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/IP_20_1974 cambrosio
Liberia: US$3.4 Million Cash Transfer to Impact 15K Households in Rural Montserrado liberia

liberianobserver.com (28.01.2021)

The Government through the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MGCSP) will begin cash transfer pilot Project to fifteen thousand households in rural Montserrado County. The total amount to be distributed according to the government is US$…

The Government through the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MGCSP) will begin cash transfer pilot Project to fifteen thousand households in rural Montserrado County. The total amount to be distributed according to the government is US$3.4 million. This initiative is led by the…

The Government through the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MGCSP) says it has concluded all necessary requirements to begin cash transfer pilot Project to fifteen thousand households in rural Montserrado County. The total amount to be distributed according to the government is

Social assistance, Cash transfers, Financing, Covid-19 covid19, Emergency grants Published Measures summary https://www.liberianobserver.com/news/govt-to-begin-us3-4m-cash-transfer-to-15k… cambrosio
Kenya: Gender commission wants rural women roped in Inua Jamii program kenya

nation.africa (02.11.2020)

The National Gender and Equality Commission is rooting for stakeholders to address the multiple challenges rural women are facing during the Covid-19 pandemic. Each beneficiary of Inua Jamii program receives Sh2,000 stipend per month, which NGEC wants extended…

The National Gender and Equality Commission is rooting for stakeholders to address the multiple challenges rural women are facing during the Covid-19 pandemic. Each beneficiary of Inua Jamii program receives Sh2,000 stipend per month, which NGEC wants extended to rural women. 

What you need to know:

  • The National Gender and Equality Commission is  rooting for stakeholders to address the multiple challenges rural women are facing during the Covid-19 pandemic.  
  • Each beneficiary of Inua Jamii program receives Sh2,000 stipend per month, which NGE
Social assistance, Cash transfers, Covid-19 covid19, Emergency grants Published Measures summary https://nation.africa/kenya/gender/gender-commission-wants-rural-women-roped-in… cambrosio
Kenya: New cash transfer scheme to benefit 24,000 Mombasa households kenya

the-star.co.ke (04.11.2020)

Some 24,000 vulnerable families in Mombasa will each get Sh4,000 monthly stipend enough to cover half of the monthly food and nutrition needs for a family of four under a new partnership between the national government and the World Food Programme. The cash-…

Some 24,000 vulnerable families in Mombasa will each get Sh4,000 monthly stipend enough to cover half of the monthly food and nutrition needs for a family of four under a new partnership between the national government and the World Food Programme. The cash-based support arrangement targets…

Social assistance, Cash transfers, Financing, Covid-19 covid19, Emergency grants Published Measures summary https://www.the-star.co.ke/counties/coast/2020-11-04-new-cash-transfer-scheme-t… cambrosio
Mongolia: ADB approves $73m loan to improve social welfare support mongolia

devdiscourse.com (23.03.2021)

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $73 million loan to improve social welfare support for the poor and vulnerable, especially women and children, to mitigate the socioeconomic impacts of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Mongolia.…

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $73 million loan to improve social welfare support for the poor and vulnerable, especially women and children, to mitigate the socioeconomic impacts of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Mongolia.

Social assistance, Cash transfers, Financing, Covid-19 covid19, Universal Social Protection Published Measures summary https://www.devdiscourse.com/article/business/1507034-adb-approves-73m-loan-to-… cambrosio
The social multiplier effect pakistan

DAWN.COM (22.03.2021) Many countries including Pakistan are actively engaged in developing a new set of social policies and widening the social safety net not only to help calamity-hit poor but also those vulnerable to technology disruptions in a post-covid-19 world

covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19 https://www.dawn.com/news/1613806 pmassetti
Assessment of the Social Security Responses to COVID-19 in the Western Balkans and Eastern Europe eastern europe

This report comparatively reviews the national social security measures in response to COVID-19 crisis, analyse their effectiveness and long-term consequences, and discuss future challenges in improving the social security system. The report covers seven countries in the Western Balkans and…

Social Policies & Programmes covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19 https://www.ilo.org/budapest/what-we-do/publications/WCMS_775160/lang--en/index… pmassetti
Jordan: Temporary unemployment programs Tadamun and Musaned jordan

Official Gazette Jordan (16.04.2020) The Tadamun (Solidarity in Arabic) I and II programs is a work suspension allowance targeted to both work institutions covered under social security (Tadamun I) and for those excluded from it (Tadamun II). Tadamun I applies to employers that have contributed…

The Tadamun (Solidarity in Arabic) I and II programs is a work suspension allowance targeted to both work institutions covered under social security (Tadamun I) and for those excluded from it (Tadamun II). Tadamun I applies to employers that have contributed for at least 12 months to the Social…

Unemployment covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://betterwork.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Defence-Order-no.-9-for-2020-… mmarquez
Brazil's lower house approves bill allowing renewal of pandemic aid to poor families brazil

Reuters (11.03.2021) - Brazil’s lower house of Congress approved the basic text of a bill on Thursday that revives a federal cash transfer program to help millions of poor families whose incomes have been hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. The measure will allow emergency stipends totaling up to 44…

Brazil’s lower house of Congress approved the basic text of a bill on Thursday that revives a federal cash transfer program to help millions of poor families whose incomes have been hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. The measure will allow emergency stipends totaling up to 44 billion reais ($7.96…

Cash transfers covid19 Published Measures summary https://www.reuters.com/article/us-brazil-politics-pandemic-aid/brazils-lower-h… pmassetti
In South Korea, Universal Basic Income is Having a Pandemic Moment korea, Republic of

Voice of America (09.03.2021) Gyeonggi Province has  sent cash to all its residents during the coronavirus pandemic — on top of the stimulus payments the central government has given South Koreans.  

Cash transfers covid19, universal-basic-income Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor https://www.voanews.com/east-asia-pacific/south-korea-universal-basic-income-ha… pmassetti
Harnessing the Potential of Big Data in Post-Pandemic Southeast Asia Asia

 Asian Development Bank  (March 2021) Digitalization has gained more prominence amid COVID-19 and has highlighted the value of big data for public sector management. The brief explains the potential benefits of big data for public services such as health, social protection, and education and how…

ICT, Data Analytics big data, covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor, Published_DIGITAL_Eco_Obs_MONITOR https://www.adb.org/publications/big-data-post-pandemic-southeast-asia pmassetti
Non-standard workers and the self-employed in the EU european union

etui (March 2021) The purpose of the present study is to map key social protection measures taken during the pandemic from the perspective of fragmentation of labour market statuses, notably by focusing on non-standard workers and the self-employed as well as taking into account the gender…

Difficult to cover group, Covid-19 covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor https://etui.org/publications/non-standard-workers-and-self-employed-eu pmassetti
Bolivia: Cash program ends having reached more than 4 million people bolivia

Ministry of Economy and Finances (02.03.2021) The payment of this Bond began on December 1, 2020 and lasted until March 1, 2021. This measure consists of the single payment of Bs1,000.- and benefited people who did not receive a salary remuneration from the public sector or private until…

The payment of this Bond began on December 1, 2020 and lasted until March 1, 2021. This measure consists of the single payment of Bs1,000.- and benefited people who did not receive a salary remuneration from the public sector or private until September 2020, this aid was also delivered to…

Social assistance, Cash transfers Covid19_deconfinement_measures Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://www.economiayfinanzas.gob.bo/el-bono-contra-el-hambre-beneficio-a-mas-d… mmarquez
Burkina Faso: Fight against Covid-19: the Coronathon offers supplies to the community burkina faso

assembleenationale.bf  (28.02.2021)

On Thursday 28 January 2021, the Coronathon offered medical consumables worth nearly 45 million CFA francs to the Centre for Operations of Response to Health Emergencies (CORUS). This donation is part of the fight against Covid-19 in view of the…

The Coronathon offered medical consumables worth nearly 45 million CFA francs to the Centre for Operations of Response to Health Emergencies (CORUS). This donation is part of the fight against Covid-19 in view of the resurgence of the disease in Burkina Faso.

Après la pose de la première pierre du centre de prise en charges des malades du COVID-19 et des maladies infectieuses à Banfora, dans le cadre des festivités du 11 décembre, le président de l’Assemblée nationale, Alassane Bala Sakandé, a procédé ce jeudi 28 janvier à ia remise de consommables mé

Safety and health at work, Financing, Shocks & extreme events, Covid-19 covid19, prevention Published Measures summary https://www.assembleenationale.bf/spip.php?article1244= cambrosio
Mexico: Social program "Bienestar" advances payments for 9 million vulnerable people mexico

Government of Mexico (27.02.2021) The advance payment as part of the "Bienestar" (Well-being in English) of the March-April and May-June two-month periods will be delivered to more than nine million elderly people,…

The advance payment as part of the "Bienestar" welfare program (Well-being in English) of the March-April and May-June two-month periods will be delivered to more than nine million elderly people, people with permanent…

Más de 154 mil mdp a programas para el Bienestar en 2021; es inversión social histórica: Javier May

Comunicado 011.- Se avanza en nunca más dejar a nadie atrás y a nadie fuera, afirma el secretario de Bienestar ante el presidente Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

Cash transfers covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://www.gob.mx/bienestar/prensa/mas-de-154-mil-mdp-a-programas-para-el-bien… mmarquez
Benin: The European Union allocates 30.5 billion CFA francs to Benin benin

gouv.bj (21.01.2021)

The European Union allocates 30.5 billion CFA francs to Benin. This is in the framework of the mitigation of the consequences of the Coronavirus. These funds will support the government's efforts to respond to the health and socio-economic consequences of Covid-19.…

The European Union allocates 30.5 billion CFA francs to Benin. This is in the framework of the mitigation of the consequences of the Coronavirus. These funds will support the government's efforts to respond to the health and socio-economic consequences of Covid-19. The government will not only…

Le ministre de l’Économie et des Finances, Romuald WADAGNI, a reçu des mains de l’Ambassadrice, Cheffe de la délégation de l’Union Européenne, Sylvia HARTLEIF, un chèque de 30,5 milliards de francs CFA ce mercredi 20 janvier 2021. C’était à la faveur d’une cérémonie qui a eu pour cadre la salle d

Financing, Covid-19 covid19 Proposition Measures summary https://www.gouv.bj/actualite/1144/coronavirus-union-europeenne-alloue-30-5-mil… cambrosio
Japan: Extension of Employment Adjustment Subsidy until 30 April 2021 japan

Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare Japan (08.03.2021) The exceptional treatment of Employment Adjustment Subsidy is extended until 30 April 2021. The subsidy scheme covers part of leave allowances companies pay to furloughed workers. Typically up to two-thirds of the allowances were covered…

The exceptional treatment of Employment Adjustment Subsidy is extended until 30 April 2021. The subsidy scheme covers part of leave allowances companies pay to furloughed workers. Typically up to two-thirds of the allowances were covered by the program, with the upper limit set at ¥8,370 per day…

Employment, Covid-19 covid19 Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary mmarquez
Child benefits in the US — For children here, there, and everywhere United States

Development Pathways (11.03.2021) As part of recent COVID-19-related legislation, the US Government has committed to provide a quasi-universal child benefit (an affluence-tested “qUCB”) – a monthly child cash benefit where, like in Iceland, only the very wealthiest families will not receive the…

As part of recent COVID-19-related legislation, the US Government has committed to provide a quasi-universal child benefit (an affluence-tested “qUCB”) – a monthly child cash benefit where, like in Iceland, only the very wealthiest families will not receive the full amount. This child benefit –…

Family benefits, Children covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary, Published_SS_Monitor https://www.developmentpathways.co.uk/blog/child-benefits-in-the-us-for-childre… pmassetti
The Fight Is On to Define the Pandemic Aid Bill - The New York Times United States

Buying insurance through the government program known as COBRA would temporarily become a lot cheaper. COBRA, for the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act, generally lets someone who loses a job buy coverage via the former employer. But it’s expensive: Under normal circumstances, a…

Buying insurance through the government program known as COBRA would temporarily become a lot cheaper. COBRA, for the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act, generally lets someone who loses a job buy coverage via the former employer. But it’s expensive: Under normal circumstances, a…

Health Insurance covid19 Published Measures summary https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/11/us/politics/stimulus-bill-republicans-democr… pmassetti
US: Biden plan a "powerful change" for poor US children United States

AFP (11.03.2021)  With the massive $1.9 trillion US stimulus plan approved by Congress on Wednesday, President Joe Biden is marking a dramatic shift in US social policy, with the goal of cutting child poverty in half. "The American Rescue Plan represents a powerful change in social policy in the…

Family benefits covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor https://au.finance.yahoo.com/news/biden-plan-powerful-change-poor-230503995.html pmassetti
House Approves Biden Stimulus Bill - The New York Times United States

US Stimulus Bill:  The stimulus payments would be $1,400 for most recipients. Those who are eligible would also receive an identical payment for each of their children. To qualify for the full $1,400, a single person would need an adjusted gross income of $75,000 or below. For heads of household…

US Stimulus Bill:  The stimulus payments would be $1,400 for most recipients. Those who are eligible would also receive an identical payment for each of their children. To qualify for the full $1,400, a single person would need an adjusted gross income of $75,000 or below. For heads of household…

Cash transfers covid19 Published Measures summary https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/10/us/stimulus-vote.html pmassetti
How the $1.9 trillion U.S. stimulus package compares to other countries’ covid spending United States

The Washington Post (10.03.2021) President Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package, which the House passed Wednesday and Biden is expected to sign this week, is mammoth in scope — a number so large it can be hard to conceptualize in concrete terms. But amid a pandemic that has wrought…

covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19 https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2021/03/10/coronavirus-stimulus-internatio… pmassetti