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Addressing the Economic Impacts of the COVID-19 Crisis in South Asia through Universal Lifecycle Transfers Asia

Development Pathways (2020) The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered a truly global shock: the necessary measures taken to control the spread of the virus have resulted in a major economic and human crisis. The crisis is unprecedented and requires unprecedented measures. By providing families with…

Family benefits, Cash transfers covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor https://www.developmentpathways.co.uk/publications/addressing-the-economic-impa… pmassetti
Fiji: Contribution reduction fiji

National Provident Fund (01.04.2020) To support all employers in Fiji, the statutory FNPF employer contribution is halved from 10 percent to 5 percent effective from 1 April 2020 to 31 December 2020. This expected to provide a $130 million relief to employers for the next 9 months. The employee…

FNPF employer contribution is halved from 10 percent to 5 percent effective from 1 April 2020 to 31 December 2020. The employee Contribution is reduced from 8 percent to 5 percent effective from 1 April 2020 to 31 December 2020.

Compliance and Contribution Collection, Covid-19 contribution collection, covid19 Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://myfnpf.com.fj/index.php/covid-19-updates/fnpf-relief-assistance siha
Fiji: Pensioners Assistance fiji

National Provident Fund (30.03.2020) The Fund has decided to waive renewal certificate submissions for all Pensioners whose certificates were due in March, April, May or June and pay based on the presumption of life. This decision was implemented in light of preventative measures against COVID-…

The National Provident Fund has decided to waive renewal certificate submissions for all Pensioners whose certificates were due in March, April, May or June and pay based on the presumption of life. This decision was implemented in light of preventative measures against COVID-19 to discourage…

Old age Pensions, Service delivery, Covid-19 covid19, service delivery Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://myfnpf.com.fj/index.php/covid-19-updates/fnpf-relief-assistance siha
Fiji: COVID-19 Withdrawal Scheme - Phase 3 fiji

National Provident Fund (10.08.2020) FNPF members who are on reduced hours and reduced wage rate can apply for Phase 3 commencing 10 August 2020. Government top is applicable in Phase 3 for members who have insufficient General Account balance. The amount per member is from $220 to $880 for…

FNPF members who are on reduced hours and reduced wage rate can apply for Phase 3 commencing 10 August 2020. The amount per member is from $220 to $880 for members who are on reduced working hours/day per week depending on reduced days. The amount is $550 for members whose wage/salary rates per…

COVID-19 Withdrawal Scheme - Phase 3

FNPF members who are on reduced hours and reduced wage rate can apply for Phase 3 commencing 10 August 2020.

Government top is applicable in Phase 3 for members who have insufficient General Account balance. 

Unemployment, Cash transfers, Covid-19 covid19, Emergency grants Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://myfnpf.com.fj/index.php/covid-19-updates/phase-3-requirements-forms siha
Fiji: COVID-19 Withdrawal Scheme - Phase 2 fiji

National Provident Fund (09.06.2020) FNPF members who have been Unemployed from 1 October 2019 or have just become Unemployed or are on Leave Without Pay can apply for Phase 2 of the COVID-19 Withdrawal Scheme commencing 9 June 2020. The amount is $1,100 (Government top up applicable) or $880…

FNPF members who have been Unemployed from 1 October 2019 or have just become Unemployed or are on Leave Without Pay can apply for Phase 2 of the COVID-19 Withdrawal Scheme commencing 9 June 2020. The amount is $1,100 (Government top up applicable) or $880 for members who received $220 on 5 June…

FNPF members who have been Unemployed from 1 October 2019 or have just become Unemployed or are on Leave Without Pay can apply for Phase 2 of the COVID-19 Withdrawal Scheme commencing 9 June 2020.

Submission modes

There are only two accepted metho

Unemployment, Cash transfers, Covid-19 covid19, Emergency grants Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://myfnpf.com.fj/index.php/covid-19-updates/phase-2-requirements-forms siha
Fiji: FNPF Pensioners to receive COVID-19 relief fiji

National Provident Fund (26.05.2020) More than 7,000 Fiji National Provident Fund pensioners will receive a COVID-19 relief payment today,Tuesday 26 May 2020. The payment, which ranges from $300 to $900, will be disbursed directly to the Fund’s active pensioners. Chief Executive Officer Jaoji…

More than 7,000 Fiji National Provident Fund pensioners will receive a COVID-19 relief payment today,Tuesday 26 May 2020. The one-off payment, which ranges from $300 to $900, will be disbursed directly to the Fund’s active pensioners.

Old age Pensions, Covid-19 covid19, Emergency grants Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://myfnpf.com.fj/index.php/covid-19-updates/media-release siha
Bhutan: Druk Gyalpo's Relief Kidu extended for three months bhutan

Druk Gyalpo's Relief Kidu (20.07.2020) The Relief Kidu has been extended for three months, from July to September 2020. Bhutanese who have been displaced by the coronavirus pandemic and are currently residing in Bhutan are eligible for the Druk Gyalpo’s Relief Kidu. The displaced group includes…

The Relief Kidu has been extended for three months, from July to September 2020. Bhutanese who have been displaced by the coronavirus pandemic and are currently residing in Bhutan are eligible for the Druk Gyalpo’s Relief Kidu. The displaced group includes those who have been laid off, placed on…

Unemployment, Extension of coverage, Cash transfers, Covid-19 covid19, extending coverage, self-employed, youth employment Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://www.royalkidu.bt/ siha
Bono Victoria de Carabobo 2020 venezuela

Bono Victoria de Carabobo 2020, economic aid of 635.000Bs for the most disadvantaged populations due to the economic crisis.

Social assistance, Cash transfers covid19 Published Measures summary https://blog.patria.org.ve/bono-victoria-de-carabobo-2020/ socpro
600 milhões de meticais de apoio às PME´s estão salvaguardados mozambique

The 600 million meticais [around US$8. 5 million] National Institute of Social Security (INSS) credit line for small and medium enterprises affected by the Covid-19 pandemic will bear an interest rate of 4%.
The fixed interest rate is 4 percent, which can varies depending on the updates…

Employment covid19 Published Measures summary https://www.inss.gov.mz/noticias/894-600-milhoes-de-meticais-de-apoio-as-pme-s-… socpro
IMSS anuncia que incapacidad temporal y por maternidad se pueden tramitar en línea mexico

The IMSS announced support measures for workers to reduce their mobility and prevent risks of contagion during the health emergency caused by Covid-19. Benefits for temporary incapacity for work (due to occupational risk, illness or maternity) can be requested online

Disability is issued…

Maternity, Occupational accidents and diseases, Cash sickness benefits covid19, digital platforms Published Measures summary https://mvsnoticias.com/noticias/nacionales/imss-anuncia-que-incapacidad-tempor… socpro
Communiqué de la 7ème Séance du Mardi 21/04/2020 djibouti

Emergency food support program for 65,000 households. Since the start of this health crisis, around 40,000 households across the country have benefited from food distributions.

Food and nutrition covid19 Published Measures summary https://www.presidence.dj/conseilministresuite.php?ID=7&ID2=2020-04-21 socpro
North Macedonia: Union secures Covid-19 aid package for media workers North Macedonia

A special aid package to protect journalists wages and support struggling media is to be introduced in North Macedonia thanks to the efforts of the union representing the country's media workers.

Applicable to June, July and August, the plan will provide subsidies to all media…

Employment covid19, Emergency grants, labour markets Published Measures summary https://www.ifj.org/media-centre/news/detail/category/press-releases/article/no… socpro
Government targets 900,000 relief payments by week end: premier Taiwan, China

Relief payments will be given by the government to 710,000 low and middle-income households and underprivileged people, who will have a monthly subsidy of NT$1,500 (US$49.88) remitted directly to their accounts and have already received payments for April.

Cash transfers covid19 Published Measures summary https://focustaiwan.tw/politics/202004220017 socpro
Small Businesses to benefit from COVID-19 relief grants Guyana

The Government of Guyana is working to ensure that Small businesses benefit from COVID-19 relief grants through the Small Business Bureau.

The grant funding is specific to businesses registered under the Small Business Bureau. The application can be completed online and is being…

Cash transfers, Employment covid19, Emergency grants, labour markets Published Measures summary https://dpi.gov.gy/small-businesses-to-benefit-from-covid-19-relief-grants/#gsc… socpro
Umsókn um lokunarstyrk iceland

Closing grant adopted in the Parliament Act no. 38/2020 on financial support for smaller operators due to the pandemic. The government will provide these individuals and legal entities engaged in business or self-employment activities with grants to make up part of the revenue decline and help…

self-employed, covid19 Published Measures summary https://www.rsk.is/um-rsk/frettir-og-tilkynningar/umsokn-um-lokunarstyrk socpro
Wages for young apprentices to be funded by Tees Valley combined authority united kingdom

Tees Valley: The mayor of Tees Valley has earmarked £1 million to pay the wages of more than 100 young apprentices in an effort to reverse the decline of starts as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.The money will be used to fund “100 per cent” of the apprentices’ wages in their first six…

Employment covid19, youth employment, human resources Published Measures summary https://feweek.co.uk/2020/06/18/wages-for-young-apprentices-to-be-funded-by-tee… socpro
What Help can the Low-Income Residents Expect from the State? lithuania

Child benefit is a universal benefit paid to each child. Its size in 2020 is 60 euros. An additional benefit of 40 euros may be paid for children with disabilities and children from low-income or large families. Until now, when estimating family income for higher child benefit, the amount…

Family benefits covid19 Published Measures summary https://socmin.lrv.lt/en/news/what-help-can-the-low-income-residents-expect-fro… socpro
New program helps apprentices get the tools they need to get back to work canada

Recognizing that the skilled trades has been one of the hardest hit sectors during the pandemic, the Ontario government is providing grants for apprentices to purchase tools, protective equipment and clothing for their trade. The Ontario Tools Grant Program will help up to 11,600 apprentices.…

Employment covid19 Published Measures summary https://canada.constructconnect.com/dcn/news/government/2020/05/new-program-hel… socpro
Government unveils $390m subsidy for employers training apprentices new zealand

A new government subsidy will pay employers up to $16,000 for each new apprentice they train from August. The $390 million Apprenticeship Boost would pay businesses $1000-a-month for each apprentice in their first year of training, and $500-a-month for apprentices in their second year. The…

Unemployment, Cash transfers, Employment of young workers covid19 Published Measures summary https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/300036397/government-unveils-390m-s… socpro
COVID-19: Egypt extends electricity subsidies until 2025 egypt

The Egyptian Cabinet approved to keep the subsidy on home electricity bills until fiscal year (FY) 2024/2025 due to the economic fallout from the COVID-19 outbreak. The electricity subsidies were planned to be fully lifted by the end of FY 2021/2022 after the Egyptian pound was floated in 2016.…

Housing, Financing covid19 Published Measures summary https://www.zawya.com/mena/en/business/story/COVID19_Egypt_extends_electricity_… socpro
Bolsonaro sanctions the Aldir Blanc Law, which will give R$ 3 billion in emergency aid for culture brazil

The law Aldir Blanc, sanctioned by the president in late June, establishes an emergency allowance of R$ 600 for art and culture workers. It will be paid in three installments.

Professionals who have been working in the sector in the last two years, with earnings of up to R$ 28,500 in…

Cash transfers covid19 Published Measures summary https://oglobo.globo.com/cultura/bolsonaro-sanciona-lei-aldir-blanc-que-dara-3-… socpro
Government to set aside R$160 million to help asylums fight Covid-19 brazil

Federal Government will allocate R$ 160 million to Long Term Care Institutions for the Elderly (ILPIs), also known as nursing homes or nursing homes. The aid is intended to assist locals in combating the Covid-19 pandemic. The Law 14,018 was sanctioned by the President, Jair Bolsonaro and…

Financing, Long-term care covid19 Published Measures summary https://www.gov.br/pt-br/noticias/assistencia-social/2020/06/governo-destinara-… socpro
Dar una mano Ecuador ecuador

"Dar una mano Ecuador" is an initiative to deliver food kits to vulnerable families in Ecuador during the health emergency (partnership between the private sector and the national government).

Food and nutrition, Social assistance covid19 Published Measures summary https://www.primicias.ec/noticias/sociedad/gobierno-ciudadania-lanzan-campana-d… socpro
Gov. Lee announces $81 Million in COVID-19 relief grants for education united states

(Tennessee) Governor Bill Lee announced $81 million dollars in COVID-19 aid, relief and economic security funding is available for K-12 schools and higher education institutions to help with plans for a safe reopening. The first round of wave grant funding would include $11 million dollars for…

Children, Financing covid19, poverty, family Published Measures summary https://wreg.com/news/gov-lee-announces-81-million-in-covid-19-relief-grants-fo… socpro
Arranca Peru peru

"Arranca Peru" is a plan to generate over a million jobs in the country. The government would finance jobs in the following sectors:
-Transport, S/4 billion, to generate over half a million jobs
-Agriculture, S/373 million to make canals and maintain drains, which aims to…

Unemployment, Employment, Employment policies covid19 Published Measures summary https://rpp.pe/economia/economia/en-que-consiste-arranca-peru-el-programa-que-g… socpro