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Platform economy: New report on platform economy marks first step towards considering a new international labour standard

ilo.org (01.02.2024) A new Law and Practice report, Realizing Decent Work in the Platform Economy , has been published by the ILO. The report marks a crucial milestone in the process that can lead to a new international labour standard on decent work in the platform economy. It will be…

digital platforms Published_SS_Monitor https://www.ilo.org/global/about-the-ilo/newsroom/news/WCMS_909150/lang--en/ind… pmassetti
Transforming Healthcare: Navigating Digital Health with a Value-Driven Approach

World Economic Forum (09.01.2024) This insight report provides a blueprint for the Digital Healthcare Transformation Initiative, detailing healthcare challenges that digital solutions can tackle, key enablers for adoption, success stories and strategies to expedite digital healthcare…

Health Published_SS_Monitor https://www.weforum.org/publications/transforming-healthcare-navigating-digital… pmassetti
India: Interim Budget 2024: Gig workers to get social security fund, says report india

India Today (29.01.2024) The proposed fund, outlined in the Social Security Code of 2020, represents a significant move towards providing universal social security for a wide range of workers.

digital platforms Published_SS_Monitor https://www.indiatoday.in/business/budget-2024/story/social-security-fund-gig-w… pmassetti
Global Coalition for Social Justice: Global Coalition for Social Justice attracts first 100 partners

Governments, employers’ and workers’ organizations, international organizations, academic institutions and INGOs join Coalition to grow multilateral cooperation, and accelerate progress towards achieving Sustainable Development Goals and Decent Work Agenda.

Published_SS_Monitor https://www.ilo.org/global/about-the-ilo/newsroom/news/WCMS_909237/lang--en/ind… pmassetti
Rethinking Health System Performance Assessment : A Renewed Framework

oecd (23.01.2024) Health systems are under intense pressure to adapt to evolving needs and megatrends driven by population ageing, digitalisation, and climate change. They also need to be better prepared to withstand sudden, large-scale shocks such as pandemics, financial crises, natural…

Health Published_SS_Monitor https://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/social-issues-migration-health/rethinking-health-… pmassetti
ILO Working Paper 97: A global fund for social protection. Lessons from the diverse experiences of global health, agriculture and climate funds

ilo.org (06.10.2023) This study aims to understand the experiences of setting up global funds across the health, climate and agriculture sectors and identify lessons to be learned from them that can guide further thinking about the implementation of a prospective global fund for social…

Published_SS_Monitor https://www.ilo.org/global/publications/working-papers/WCMS_897220/lang--en/ind… pmassetti
Social protection for migrant workers in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries: A regional mapping of provisions on paper and in practice arabic countries

ilo.org (28.11.2023) Challenges of extending social protection to migrant workers are particularly evident in the countries of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC), where migrants comprise between 76 per cent (Saudi Arabia) and 95 per cent (Qatar) of the workforce. Such…

Extension of coverage, Migration Published_SS_Monitor https://www.ilo.org/beirut/publications/WCMS_903672/lang--en/index.htm pmassetti
Stress Testing Adaptive Social Protection Systems in the Sahel Africa

worldbank.org (02.01.2024) The Sahel region of Africa faces multiple crises, which further compound structural economic and human development challenges. The Sahel is one of the world’s poorest regions and displays some of the lowest levels of human capital globally. Violence and insecurity in…

Environment and climate change Published_SS_Monitor https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/entities/publication/2ba6de24-4c49-4828-bee… pmassetti
How improving women's health can unlock trillions in GDP

World Economic Forum (17.01.2024) A new analysis from the World Economic Forum and the McKinsey Health Institute shows how improving women's health can significantly boost GDP. Enhancing women’s health benefits individual women and helps families, communities, organizations and the global…

Health gender_and_inequality Published_SS_Monitor https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2024/01/ushering-in-a-new-era-of-investment-for-… pmassetti
Gen-AI: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Work

imf.org(14.01.2024)  Artificial Intelligence (AI) has the potential to reshape the global economy, especially in the realm of labor markets. Advanced economies will experience the benefits and pitfalls of AI sooner than emerging market and developing economies, largely due to their…

Artificial intelligence Published_SS_Monitor https://www.imf.org/en/Publications/Staff-Discussion-Notes/Issues/2024/01/14/Ge… pmassetti
AI Will Transform the Global Economy. Let’s Make Sure It Benefits Humanity.

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?

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 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 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 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 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 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 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"

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

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 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 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,…

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 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

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 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