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AI Will Transform the Global Economy. Let’s Make Sure It Benefits Humanity. 2024-01-16

imf.org (14.01.2024) AI will affect almost 40 percent of jobs around the world, replacing some and complementing others. We need a careful balance of policies to tap its potential.

In …

Artificial intelligence Published_SS_Monitor https://www.imf.org/en/Blogs/Articles/2024/01/14/ai-will-transform-the-global-e… pmassetti
Fiscal Sustainability of Health Systems : How to Finance More Resilient Health Systems When Money Is Tight? 2024-01-15

OECD (11.01.2024) Finding sufficient funds to pay for more resilient health systems is challenging in the current economic context. COVID-19 has shown the need for additional targeted spending on public health interventions, the digital transformation of health systems, and bolstering the health…

Health Published_SS_Monitor https://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/social-issues-migration-health/fiscal-sustainabil… pmassetti
France leads charge to rewrite platform workers’ rulebook 2024-01-12 european union

Euractiv (12.01.2024) Last month, a coalition of EU countries blocked the provisional agreement on the Platform Workers Directive. But while the Belgian EU Council presidency wants to use the political deal as the starting point for future discussion, Paris wants a more comprehensive file…

digital platforms Published_SS_Monitor https://www.euractiv.com/section/gig-economy/news/france-leads-charge-to-rewrit… pmassetti
Policy approaches to formalizing informal employment in the formal sector in Asia and the Pacific and Latin America 2024-01-11 Americas

ESCAP (14.12.2023) The report compiles existing policy tools and and good practices adopted by Governments in Asia and the Pacific and Latin America and the Caribbean on formalizing informal employment in the formal sector. To provide a framework for understanding the full range of good…

Extension of coverage Published_SS_Monitor https://www.unescap.org/kp/2023/policy-approaches-formalizing-informal-employme… pmassetti
Biden administration to unveil contractor rule that could upend gig economy 2024-01-09 United States

Reuters (08.01.2024) The administration of U.S. President Joe Biden will release a final rule as soon as this week that will make it more difficult for companies to treat workers as independent contractors rather than employees that typically cost a company more, an administration official said…

Difficult-to-cover groups digital platforms Published_SS_Monitor https://www.reuters.com/world/us/biden-admin-announce-independent-contractor-ru… pmassetti
Social protection of the self-employed in old age in the EU 2024-01-08 european union

STANOVNIŠTVO, 2023, 61(2) In most European Union (EU) Member States, self-employed individuals receive, on average, lower retirement pensions than employees. Furthermore, the number of self-employed pensioners is lower, and there is a significant proportion of self-employed workers in the EU who…

Old-age pensions self-employed Published_SS_Monitor https://www.researchgate.net/publication/376591394_Social_protection_of_the_sel… pmassetti
China’s population: Beijing urged to build digitally inclusive society, as it seeks insights into technical skills of its elderly 2024-01-05 china

South China Morning Post (03.01.2024) Questions for people aged 60 and above were added to a survey on population changes and the labour force, including their ability to use a smartphone. A demographer urged China, one of the world’s fastest ageing countries, to ‘build a digitally inclusive…

Old-age pensions, Digital inclusion Published_SS_Monitor https://www.scmp.com/economy/economic-indicators/article/3247144/chinas-populat… pmassetti
Social Insurance for Gig Workers: Insights from a Discrete Choice Experiment in Malaysia 2024-01-04 malaysia

worldbank.org (14.12.2023) The rise of “gig” or digital platform work globally has led to both enthusiasm for its potential to create lucrative employment for large numbers of people, as well as concern about its implications for worker protection that is often provided in more standard…

digital platforms Published_SS_Monitor https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/entities/publication/d17f66c1-66c6-4ef4-9d7… pmassetti
An unfinished task? Matching the Platform Work Directive with the EU and international "social acquis" 2023-12-21

ILO Working paper 101 (20.12.2023) This paper seeks to explore the key emerging regulatory dimensions of platform work. It contextualizes the challenges associated with platform work as an expression of the consolidated features that, in the past decades, have been transforming the labour market…

digital platforms Published_SS_Monitor https://www.ilo.org/global/publications/working-papers/WCMS_907189/lang--en/ind… pmassetti
Retirement ages on the rise to protect pension systems, OECD says 2023-12-19

thenationalnews.com (14.12.2023) Millions of people globally will have no choice but to work into their seventies to ease increasing pressure on pension systems as life expectancy rates continue to rise, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development has said. OECD countries are…

Pensions Published_SS_Monitor https://www.thenationalnews.com/business/money/2023/12/14/retirement-ages-on-th… pmassetti
Lebanon adopts landmark social security reforms and a new pension system for private sector workers 2023-12-18 lebanon

ILO News (15.12.2023) The Parliament of Lebanon has passed a law that establishes a comprehensive pension system for private sector workers and fundamentally reshapes the governance of the National Social Security Fund (NSSF). Previous attempts spanning three decades to replace Lebanon’s end-of-…

Pensions ssptw Published_SS_Monitor https://www.ilo.org/beirut/media-centre/news/WCMS_906949/lang--en/index.htm pmassetti
EU lawmakers nail down rules for platform workers 2023-12-15 Europe

 EURACTIV.com (13.12.2023) The Platform Workers Directive is a bill to regulate the gig economy and ensure that workers of digital platforms like Deliveroo and Uber have the correct contractual status based on their treatment and working conditions. According to the European Commission, almost…

digital platforms Published_SS_Monitor https://www.euractiv.com/section/gig-economy/news/eu-lawmakers-nail-down-rules-… pmassetti
EU: Rights for platform workers: Council and Parliament strike deal 2023-12-14 european union

consilium.europa.eu (13.12.2023)The Council and the European Parliament have reached a provisional agreement on a proposed directive to improve working conditions for platform workers. In the event that the deal struck today is confirmed by both institutions before going through the formal…

digital platforms Published_SS_Monitor https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2023/12/13/rights-for-p… pmassetti
ILO launches first global report on public employment services and active labour market policies for transitions 2023-12-12

ilo.org (11.12.2023) Public employment services have a central role in responding to crises and fostering recovery to ensure efficient and well-functioning labour markets. This Q&A provides details from the first global report by the ILO on public employment services, shedding light on the…

Employment Published_SS_Monitor https://www.ilo.org/employment/Informationresources/Publicinformation/articles/… pmassetti
Gig work is getting less profitable 2023-12-11 United States

businessinsider.com (10.12.2023) Americans are flocking to the gig economy for extra cash — but it's not working out for all of them. While it's unclear how many people work as delivery drivers, babysitters, resellers, freelance writers, or one of many other gig jobs, experts told Business…

digital platforms https://www.businessinsider.com/how-make-money-gig-worker-uber-lyft-doordash-de… pmassetti
Digital labour platforms and national employment policies in China: Studying the case of food delivery platforms 2023-12-11 china

ILO Working paper (Dec 2023) This paper takes food-delivery platforms as a case study in China to examine the impact of digital labour platforms on employment and presents findings in employment structure, employment relations, working conditions, wages, protection of workers and social…

digital platforms Published_SS_Monitor https://www.ilo.org/global/publications/working-papers/WCMS_906298/lang--en/ind… pmassetti
Rethinking Social Protection and Climate Change - Implications of climate change for social protection policy and programming in the Asia-Pacific region 2023-12-11 Asia

Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Nov 2023) This report aims to support a shift in vision around social protection and climate change in the Asia-Pacific region by improving understanding of the socio-economic challenges likely to arise from climate change in the…

Environment and climate change Published_SS_Monitor https://www.dfat.gov.au/publications/development/rethinking-social-protection-a… pmassetti
The platform economy and transformations in the world of work: The case of delivery platform workers in Santiago, Chile 2023-12-05 chile

ILO Working paper (05.12.2023) This paper examines the experiences of delivery workers on digital labor platforms in Chile and analyses the implications of the platform business model. It highlights challenges in working conditions and algorithmic management practices, which are crucial to…

digital platforms Published_SS_Monitor https://www.ilo.org/global/publications/working-papers/WCMS_905857/lang--en/ind… pmassetti
Reforming India’s public works scheme raised incomes 2023-11-30 india

voxdev.org (30.10.2023) Improving the payment infrastructure for India’s National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme raised incomes — mostly through increases in non-programme earnings India’s National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS) is among the largest and most influential social…

Biometrics, E-services, Service delivery Published_SS_Monitor https://voxdev.org/topic/social-protection/reforming-indias-public-works-scheme… pmassetti
Climate change in an ageing world 2023-11-27

helpage.org (23.11.2023) The world is turning a blind eye to the need to address the profound link between the rapidly ageing population and climate change – leaving older people invisible in debates about how to address the crisis. With HelpAge’s new report on climate change, we look at what is…

Old-age pensions, Environment and climate change Published_SS_Monitor https://www.helpage.org/news/climate-change-in-an-ageing-world/ pmassetti
Innovative approaches to tackle long-term unemployment 2023-11-27

oecd (21.11.2023) Long-term unemployment remains a structural challenge for most OECD countries. Despite major efforts to address this issue, the efficiency and effectiveness of many existing active labour market policies are limited for jobseekers who face major vulnerabilities and have no ties…

Employment Published_SS_Monitor, Published_SS_Monitor_Innovation. https://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/social-issues-migration-health/innovative-approac… pmassetti
UK: Be warned: Deliveroo’s victory over its riders shows just how vulnerable British workers are 2023-11-24 united kingdom

The Guardian (23.11.2023) On Tuesday, the supreme court ruled unanimously that Deliveroo riders are self-employed and do not have a right to collective bargaining. After seven years of legal battles, a case brought by the Independent Workers’ Union of Great Britain (IWGB) that began in Camden…

digital platforms Published_SS_Monitor https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2023/nov/23/deliveroo-victory-riders-… pmassetti
US: Mixed-Methods Study to Understand Public Use of Social Security's Online Platform 2023-11-23 United States

ssa.gov (Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 83 No. 4, 2023) Since 2012, the Social Security Administration has offered online my Social Security accounts to provide a key informational resource to the public. Yet the number of my Social Security accountholders remains lower than the agency had hoped…

Digital inclusion, E-services Published_SS_Monitor https://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/ssb/v83n4/v83n4p1.html pmassetti
Social registries: A gateway to social and economic inclusion 2023-11-16 latin america

worldbank.org (01.11.2023) Identifying those who are most in need of social protection services and benefits is a challenge for any decision maker. The erroneous identification of the population group that needs assistance may result in serious consequences in terms of equality, effectiveness of…

Data management Published_SS_Monitor https://blogs.worldbank.org/latinamerica/social-registries-social-and-economic-… pmassetti
Malaysia. Pension system needs upgrading as nation heads towards ‘super-aged society’ 2023-11-14 malaysia

pensionpolicyinternational.com (14.10.2023) MALAYSIA is undergoing a significant demographic shift towards an ageing population.  The World Bank has projected that with 14% of the population aged 65 and above by 2044, it will officially be an “aged society”. By 2056, Malaysia is expected to…

Pensions Published_SS_Monitor https://www.pensionpolicyinternational.com/malaysia-pension-system-needs-upgrad… pmassetti