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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
COVID-19 insight from Syria, June 2020 syria

Authorities announced monthly food distributions for low-income families throughout the lockdown period.

Food and nutrition covid19, family, poverty Published Measures summary https://reliefweb.int/report/syrian-arab-republic/covid-19-insight-syria-june-2… socpro
Gobierno dio detalles sobre la entrega de 2,5 millones de canastas de alimentos chile

The President of Chile just announced a second delivery of “Alimentos Para Chile”, a program that will deliver food baskets to vulnerable families. The program started in late May (announced on May 18th). Approximately 3 million baskets of nonperishable food and hygiene products will be…

Food and nutrition, Food and nutrition, Social assistance covid19 Published Measures summary http://www.desarrollosocialyfamilia.gob.cl/noticias/gobierno-anuncia-nueva-entr… socpro
COVID-19 insight from Syria, June 2020 syria

People in the NES region were exempt from paying water and electricity fees for two months. In NWS, similar measures were introduced, including significant scale up of health services and the provision of personal protective equipment.

Housing covid19, family, poverty Published Measures summary https://reliefweb.int/report/syrian-arab-republic/covid-19-insight-syria-june-2… socpro
Bono 380 peru

Bono 380 ("Yo me quedo en casa") aims to reach 3.5 million households in conditions of poverty or extreme poverty with payments of 380 soles. This is a second delivery and it will be implemented in the coming months.

Cash transfers, Cash transfers, Social assistance covid19 Published Measures summary https://elcomercio.pe/respuestas/segundo-bono-de-380-soles-ver-link-aqui-cuales… socpro
Proteção de trabalhadores independentes e informais portugal

Extraordinary measure to support self-employed and informal workers in a situation of social vulnerability, which foresees the support of 1 IAS (EUR 438.81), between July and December 2020, and its integration into the social security system, with a 36-month link to the public social protection…

Unemployment, Difficult to cover group self-employed, covid19 Published Measures summary https://pees.gov.pt/emprego/ socpro
Germany trials a universal basic income for 120 citizens germany

World Economic Forum (20.08.2020) Germany is about to become the latest country to trial a universal basic income, starting a three-year study of how it affects the economy and recipients' well-being. As part of the study, 120 people will receive €1,200, or about $1,430, each month for three…

Cash transfers universal-basic-income Published_SS_Monitor https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/08/germany-universal-basic-income-trial-cit… pmassetti
New Zealand: Paying clients stranded overseas new zealand

Ministry of Social Development (18.08.2020) We're working hard to make sure clients who are out of the country and are unable to return because of the COVID-19 pandemic are financially supported. When you leave New Zealand temporarily some payments stop straight away, some are paid for up to 28…

Under a COVID-19 special assistance programme, some New Zealand benefits exceptionally continue to be paid to beneficiaries stranded overseas until they can return to New Zealand. This programme is currently only available until 20 October 2020.

Paying clients stranded overseas

We're working hard to make sure clients who are out of the country and are unable to return because of the COVID-19 pandemic are financially supported.

When you leave New Zealand temporarily some payments stop straight away, some are paid for up to

Old age Pensions, Unemployment, Extension of coverage, Service delivery, Migration covid19, extending coverage, migration, service delivery Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://www.workandincome.govt.nz/covid-19/stranded-overseas.html#null siha
New Zealand: Resurgence Wage Subsidy announcement new zealand

Ministry of Social Development (17.08.2020) The Government has announced a new payment, the Resurgence Wage Subsidy. It’s a two-week payment for businesses who have had, or expect to have, a revenue drop of at least 40% because of COVID-19 for a continuous 14 day period between 12 August to 10…

The Resurgence Wage Subsidy is a two-week payment for businesses who have had, or expect to have, a revenue drop of at least 40% because of COVID-19 for a continuous 14 day period between 12 August to 10 September compared to a similar period last year, and aren’t getting the Wage Subsidy, Wage…

New Resurgence Wage Subsidy - from 1pm on 21 August 2020

The Resurgence Wage Subsidy is a 2-week payment. It's available nationally for qualifying businesses who have had, or expect to have, a revenue drop of at least 40% because of COVID-19 for a continuous 14 day period

Employment, Extension of coverage, Cash transfers, Covid-19 covid19, Emergency grants, extending coverage, youth employment Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://www.msd.govt.nz/about-msd-and-our-work/newsroom/2020/resurgence-wage-su… siha
New Zealand: COVID-19 Leave Support Scheme new zealand

Ministry of Social Development (18.08.2020) The COVID-19 Leave Support Scheme (used to be 'COVID-19 Essential Workers Leave Support') is available for employers, including sole traders, to pay their employees who can't work. This means your employees: can't come into work because they are in one…

The COVID-19 Leave Support Scheme is available for employers to pay their employees who can't work. The Leave Support Scheme will be paid at a flat rate of: $585.80 for people who were working 20 hours or more per week (full-time rate) and $350.00 for people who were working less than 20 hours…

The COVID-19 Leave Support Scheme (used to be 'COVID-19 Essential Workers Leave Support') is available for employers, including sole traders, to pay their employees who can't work.

This means your employees:

  • can't come into work because they are in one of the affected groups
Cash sickness benefits, Safety and health at work, Cash transfers, Covid-19 covid19, Emergency grants, OSH, prevention Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://www.workandincome.govt.nz/covid-19/leave-support-scheme/index.html siha
New Zealand: Wage Subsidy Extension new zealand

Ministry of Social Development (10.06.2020) The Wage Subsidy Extension is an 8-week payment for qualifying businesses who have had a 40% decline in revenue because of COVID-19 for a continuous 30 day period compared to a similar period last year. The subsidy will be paid at a flat rate of: $585.…

The Wage Subsidy Extension is an 8-week payment for qualifying businesses who have had a 40% decline in revenue because of COVID-19 for a continuous 30 day period compared to a similar period last year. The subsidy will be paid at a flat rate of: $585.80 for people working 20 hours or more per…

Wage Subsidy Extension

The Wage Subsidy Extension is an 8-week payment for qualifying businesses who have had a 40% decline in revenue because of COVID-19 for a continuous 30 day period compared to a similar period last year. The 30 day period must be in the 40 days bef

Employment, Extension of coverage, Cash transfers, Covid-19 covid19, Emergency grants, extending coverage, youth employment Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://www.workandincome.govt.nz/covid-19/covid-19-support-for-employers.html siha