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Cash Transfers and Digital Financial Inclusion: Regional evidence from the Asia-Pacific region, with a focus on Bangladesh, Cambodia, and Nepal 2023-03-13 Asia

World Food Programme (27.02.2023) The study examines the barriers and opportunities to strengthening digital financial inclusion for cash transfer recipients in the Asia-Pacific region, with a focus on Bangladesh, Cambodia and Nepal. Specifically, it maps the existing evidence on the landscape…

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Employment Policy Action Facility: ILO launches innovative platform to strengthen policy action for full employment 2023-03-10

A new web-based platform that provides easy access to cutting-edge employment policy expertise has been launched by the International Labour Organization (ILO). The Employment Policy Action Facility  (EPAF), is a comprehensive platform that brings together the ILO’s latest evidence, expertise…

Employment policies… pmassetti
Shock-responsive social protection and climate shocks in Latin America and the Caribbean: Lessons from COVID-19 2023-03-10 latin america (Feb 2023) Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) is one of the regions most exposed and vulnerable to climate-related risks, with large shocks occurring regularly. Climate change is exacerbating the frequency and variability of climate related extremes and increasing slow onset events,…

Environment and climate change, COVID-19 covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor… pmassetti
Adapting social protection systems to build disaster and climate resilience for all 2023-03-09 (07.03.2023) Gender dynamics impact the way people are affected by disasters, including their capacity to withstand and recover from them.  For example, in Mozambique, prevailing social norms often drive women to stay close to their homes while men pick up employment outside the…

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China’s big dilemma: What to do about an aging nation 2023-03-06 china

The Japan Times (05.03.2023) China’s population decline, which the Chinese government officially confirmed in January, has led many observers to wonder if the country’s current demographic trends threaten its stability.

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Digital innovations in delivering social protection in rural areas: Lessons for public provisioning during the post-pandemic recovery and beyond 2023-03-06

International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG) (31.12.2022) Over the past 20 years, considerable progress has been made in reducing poverty worldwide, with the expansion of social protection coverage and uptake playing a key role. To strengthen and expand the public provision of…

Information and communication technology rural world Published_SS_Monitor, Published_SS_Monitor_Innovation., Published_DIGITAL_Eco_Obs_MONITOR, Published_DIGITAL_Eco_Obs_DOCUMENTS pmassetti
Spain: Legislation introduces paid menstrual leave 2023-03-06 spain (27.03.2023) Spain passes Europe’s first law requiring employers to give female employees leave to recover from severe menstrual pain.

Medical care Published_SS_Monitor… pmassetti
Farmer registries and social protection information systems: Harnessing interoperability to improve outcomes for rural populations  2023-03-03 (28.02.2023) In recent years, the social protection sector has made great strides in strengthening registries and information systems, in an effort to expand and improve the delivery of ben- efits and services to the diverse target populations it seeks to serve. At the same time,…

Data management rural world Published_SS_Monitor mastertest
Joint ILO–UNICEF report: More than a billion reasons: The urgent need to build universal social protection for children 2023-03-02 (01.03.2023) This second joint ILO-Unicef report on social protection for children outlines the devastating impact of a lack of social protection on child poverty, health, education, nutrition, child marriage and child labour.

Children Published_SS_Monitor pmassetti
Making access to social protection for workers and the self-employed more transparent through information and simplification 2023-02-28 european union

European Social Policy Network (ESPN) (31.01.2023) “Transparency” of social protection systems is essential for people's awareness of their rights and obligations concerning social protection and enables them to take informed decisions. It requires, in particular,…

Information and communication technology, Digital inclusion, Service quality self-employed Published_SS_Monitor, Published_SS_Monitor_Innovation., Published_DIGITAL_Eco_Obs_MONITOR… pmassetti
Principles for digital development in social protection 2023-02-27 (2023) - This document offers guidance on the application of the PDDs to social protection. After presenting the background and objectives, it sets out how each principle applies to digital social protection solutions. First, the original definition is presented for each principle,…

Information and communication technology Published_SS_Monitor, Published_SS_Monitor_Innovation., Published_DIGITAL_Eco_Obs_DOCUMENTS pmassetti
Investing in an Integrated Social Registry for Nepal 2023-02-24 nepal (14.02.2023) Imagine this scenario. A mother delivers a child at a health facility. When the birth is recorded in the health information system, it notifies the ward office. The mother receives a call from the ward office to register her child’s birth. At the time of birth…

Data management Published_SS_Monitor, Published_SS_Monitor_Innovation.… pmassetti
Ready for the Next Crisis? Investing in Health System Resilience 2023-02-23 (23.02.2023) The COVID-19 pandemic had massive consequences for societies and health systems across the OECD and beyond. Health systems were not resilient enough. Resilient health systems plan and are ready for shocks, such as pandemics, economic crises or the effects of climate change…

Health Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor… pmassetti
New Solutions to Fight Poverty in Aging 2023-02-21 (14.02.2022) In Mexico, they’re teaching Indigenous artisans how to sell their textiles and crafts online. In Ethiopia and Colombia, they’re experimenting with new ways to provide health care services to residents in rural communities. In Bangladesh and Ecuador, they’re using targeted…

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Long-term Care in the Agenda: The Case of Chile 2023-02-21 chile

Health Systems & Reform Volume 9, 2023 - Issue 1 - The Chilean presidential elections of 2021 included an unprecedented topic in the country’s political debate: long-term care (…

Medical care pmassetti
US: Welfare benefits too difficult to apply for, low-income Americans say 2023-02-14 United States

(25.01.2023) Low-income Americans are struggling to obtain help from state governments when they most need it, facing long delays and sometimes insurmountable hurdles when applying for social safety net programs such as food assistance, welfare benefits and health insurance, according to a new…

poverty Published_SS_Monitor… pmassetti
Adaptive Social Protection in Indonesia – Stress-testing the effect of a natural disaster on poverty and vulnerability - Centre for Microsimulation and Policy Analysis 2023-02-13 indonesia

Indonesia is among the countries with the highest exposure to natural disasters, and risks are expected to increase in the future due to climate change. Natural disasters and also other shocks require welldeveloped social protection systems that are able to cushion the economic consequences for…

Natural disasters pmassetti
Platform Work in Europe - Intersentia book 2023-02-13 Europe

The book deals with the phenomenon of platform work and contains national reports (Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and the United Kingdom), other more transversal reports dealing with the issue of fundamental (collective) workers' rights, as well as the applicable…

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This module stresses specific challenges for the extension of social security to workers in new forms of employment, particularly platform workers, and explores some policy options, based on international experience and guided by ILO social security standards.

Part of - 

This ILO policy resource package “Extending social security to workers in the informal economy: Lessons from international experience”

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Balanced deal on platform workers rules reached, leading MEP says – 2023-02-13 european union

The European Parliament reached a deal on the platform workers’ directive, pending confirmation by the Employment and Social Affairs Committee on 12 December.

The deal is the outcome of months of lengthy negotiations on the platform workers’ directive, which seeks for…

digital platforms… pmassetti
Platform work | Eurofound 2023-02-13 european union


Platform work is the matching of demand and supply of paid work through an online platform using an algorithm. Three parties are involved in the matching process: the client demanding work, the platform which manages the algorithm and the person who provides the work through the…

eurofound page for update about Platform work

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Kenya: Models of Social Payments through Inua Jamii 2023-02-10 kenya

Center for Global Development (19.02.2023) Kenya moved towards electronic payments of social benefits in 2013. In 2018 the payments system for its premier social protection program, Inua Jamii, was restructured to offer most, but not all, beneficiaries a choice between several payment service…

E-services epayment Published_SS_Monitor pmassetti
China to offer free fertility treatment in bid to boost record low birth rate 2023-02-10 china

Pension Policy International (08.02.2023) China is planning to offer free fertility treatment to citizens under its national insurance scheme in a bid to reverse its plummeting birth rate. The National Healthcare Security Administration said on Friday it would extend its coverage to help…

Medical care Published_SS_Monitor… pmassetti
Thailand urges informal workers to prepare for their retirement 2023-02-09 thailand (07.02.2023) More than 16 million informal workers in Thailand have not participated in any savings scheme to prepare for their life during retirement even though the country is expected to become an aged society in the next two years.

Pensions Published_SS_Monitor… pmassetti
Social Europe: Eurobarometer survey shows Europeans support stronger social policies and more social spending 2023-02-09 european union

European Commission (06.02.2023) A newly released Eurobarometer survey shows that an overwhelming majority of EU citizens support strong action at EU and national level as well as more social spending.

Programme & evaluation Published_SS_Monitor… pmassetti