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The silver lining in India’s imminent ageing problem india

pensionpolicyinternational.com (17.10.2023) India’s youthful population is often described as a key strength of the economy. India is among the youngest emerging market nations, and will remain so in the near future—a demographic dividend that makes it an attractive investment destination.…

Old-age pensions Published_SS_Monitor https://www.pensionpolicyinternational.com/the-silver-lining-in-indias-imminent… pmassetti
More German pensioners are slipping into poverty each year germany

iamexpat.de (18.10.2023) For an increasing number of retirees, Germany’s state pension payments are not sufficient to keep up with the rising cost of living. While the Left Party are calling for a 1.200-euro per month pension, the VdK argue that insecure working conditions lie at the…

Pensions Published_SS_Monitor https://www.iamexpat.de/expat-info/german-expat-news/more-german-pensioners-are… pmassetti
Pathways toward digitalization in Social Protection and Labor (SPL) service delivery

worldbank.org (05.10.2023) This paper offers three key contributors to the excising literature. Firstly, it reviewsthe use of technology across each phase of delivering social protection and labor (SPL) benefits and services. Secondly, it reviews evidence on potential outcomes arising from…

Technological transition Published_SS_Monitor, Published_SS_Monitor_Innovation. https://documents.worldbank.org/en/publication/documents-reports/documentdetail… pmassetti
Novissi Togo - Harnessing Artificial Intelligence to Deliver Shock-Responsive Social Protection

worldbank.org (01.09.2023) This case study, jointly authored by the Government of Togo and the World Bank, documents the innovative features of the NOVISSI program and posits some directions for the way forward. The study examines how Togo leveraged artificial intelligence and machine learning…

Published_SS_Monitor https://documents.worldbank.org/en/publication/documents-reports/documentdetail… pmassetti
Europe: Social protection for the self-employed: Council calls for action to address remaining gaps

consilium.europa.eu (09.10.2023) Self-employed workers are key players in European economy and innovation. Therefore, we need to ensure and improve their social protection coverage across Europe in order to ensure decent working and living conditions for them. Now, more than ever, we need a…

Published_SS_Monitor https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2023/10/09/social-prote… pmassetti
Extending social protection to migrant workers in the Arab region arabic countries

ILO (June 2023) An analysis of existing barriers and good practices in light of international social security standards. This research paper aims to examine barriers to the social security of migrant workers in the Arab region, identify current practices and chart possible avenue for progressive…

Extension of coverage, Migration Published_SS_Monitor https://www.ilo.org/beirut/publications/WCMS_886164/lang--en/index.htm pmassetti
Boosting Social Inclusion in Spain : Improving Pathways and Co-ordination of Services spain

OECD (29.09.2023) Spain has a high share of the working age population at risk of poverty or social exclusion and a high incidence of child poverty. While Spain has introduced a minimum income at the national level, social inclusion policies are the responsibility of the regions. At present, the…

Customer-centric Published_SS_Monitor https://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/social-issues-migration-health/boosting-social-in… pmassetti
Lessons From Japan And Italy On Managing The Aging Population

outlookindia.com (28.09.2023) More than one in 10 people in Japan are aged 80 or older. About 29 per cent of its 125 million people are 65 or older, the highest in the world ahead of Italy (24.5 per cent) and Finland (23.6 per cent).

Old-age pensions Published_SS_Monitor https://www.outlookindia.com/international/lessons-from-japan-and-italy-on-mana… pmassetti
Investments in Childcare for Gender Equality in Asia and the Pacific Asia

unrisd.org (01.08.2023) The provision of childcare remains patchy across Asia and the Pacific, largely due to the general lack of the statutory right to childcare. Limited access, affordability and quality mean that women’s participation in the workforce is diminished and the developmental needs…

Family benefits Published_SS_Monitor https://www.unrisd.org/en/library/publications/investments-in-childcare-for-gen… pmassetti
Fertility, employment and family policy : A cross-country panel analysis

oecd (21.09,2023) This paper analyses the association of labour market outcomes and family policies with fertility trends between 2002 and 2019 in 26 OECD countries. While the average age of mothers at birth of their children continued to increase over the entire period, these years have been…

Family benefits Published_SS_Monitor https://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/social-issues-migration-health/fertility-employme… pmassetti
Gig workers, from cleaners to cabbies, tackle "sexist" algorithms

reuters.com (25.09.2023) A report by rights group ActionAid released earlier this year showed that gig work algorithms discriminated against women who were “unable to respond as quickly or work as many hours as men because of unpaid care responsibilities”. The report, citing a survey of more…

Gender Inequalities digital platforms Published_SS_Monitor https://www.reuters.com/article/idUSL8N3A547S pmassetti
How to deliver customer-centred Public Employment Services in the digital age

europa.eu (21.08.2023) A new toolkit from the European Network of Public Employment Services (PES Network) provides a practical guide, with concrete examples, for how PES can use more customer-centred approaches in the delivery of their services.

Employment, E-services, Service delivery Published_SS_Monitor, Published_SS_Monitor_Innovation. https://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?langId=en&amp%3BcatId=89&amp%3BfurtherNews… pmassetti
Good Corporate Governance in Social Security Agency of Health in Indonesia

Jakarta State University (2023) This study aims to examine the effect of Transformational Leadership and Organizational Culture on Good Corporate Governance at the head office of the Health Social Security Administration (BPJS Kesehatan). The methods of this research are quantitative methods and…

Human resource management https://eudl.eu/pdf/10.4108/eai.4-11-2022.2329819 pmassetti
Freedom Jobs: How Workers Perceive Platform Work and What Governments Should Do About It

institute.global (06.12.2022) Across the world today, many workers find themselves without protections and benefits. Most social-protection systems were created with a single, stable, full-time employment relationship in mind.
In the past 20 years, technology has reshaped work, the workplace…

https://www.institute.global/insights/tech-and-digitalisation/freedom-jobs-how-… pmassetti
We need to make gig work better. Here’s what it would take.

brookings.edu (12.09.2023) The platform gives local leaders the ability to match gig workers with tailored work opportunities, and gives gig workers the ability to control who they gig for, when, and for how much—all while ensuring they have critical rights, benefits, and protections. Our…

digital platforms Published_SS_Monitor https://www.brookings.edu/articles/we-need-to-make-gig-work-better-heres-what-i… pmassetti
The Promise and Peril of Online Gig Work in Developing Countries

worldbank.org (07.09.2023) Good, inclusive jobs provide the surest path out of extreme poverty, while boosting shared prosperity for all. But as new technologies transform our global economies, we must expand our way of thinking about job opportunities in the developing world.  The online…

digital platforms Published_SS_Monitor https://blogs.worldbank.org/voices/promise-and-peril-online-gig-work-developing… pmassetti
Commission proposes European Disability and Parking Card valid in all Member States european union

europa.eu (06/09/2023) The Commission has proposed the introduction of a European Disability Card as well as the enhancement of the current European Parking Card for persons with disabilities. Both cards will be recognised all across the EU and make it easier for persons with disabilities to…

Disability Published_SS_Monitor https://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?langId=en&catId=89&furtherNews=yes&newsId=… pmassetti
European care strategy - One year after the adoption

europa.eu (07.09.2023) One year ago the European Commission presented the European Care Strategy. One year after, several actions were launched to ensure high-quality affordable and accessible care services and to improve the situation of care providers. This was done in close cooperation with…

Health, Long-term care Published_SS_Monitor https://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?langId=en&catId=89&furtherNews=yes&newsId=… pmassetti
Towards a more digital social security coordination: Commission proposes steps to make it easier for Europeans to live, work and travel abroad Europe

European Commission (06.09.2023) the Commission has proposed concrete steps to further digitalise the coordination of social security systems in Europe, in a dedicated Communication. The communication lays out actions to make access to social security services quicker and simpler across borders…

Data sharing, Interoperability digital economy, digital platforms Published_SS_Monitor, Published_DIGITAL_Eco_Obs_MONITOR https://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?langId=en&amp%3BcatId=89&amp%3BnewsId=1065… pmassetti
Working Without Borders: The Promise and Peril of Online Gig Work

worldbank.org (2023-07-24) Jobs are crucial for individual well-being. They provide a livelihood and, equally important, a sense of dignity. They are also crucial for collective well-being and economic growth. Over the past decade, technology has fundamentally shifted traditional work patterns,…

Information and communication technology digital platforms Published_SS_Monitor, Published_DIGITAL_Eco_Obs_MONITOR https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/entities/publication/ebc4a7e2-85c6-467b-871… pmassetti
Brazil’s return: Food security and social protection brazil

Institute of Development Studies (30.08.2023) To the international community, Brazil’s record on food security and social protection until relatively recently was exemplary, even enviable. The level of child stunting in Brazil fell from 25% in the mid-1980s to 15% in the mid-1990s and just 5% by…

Universal Social Protection Published_SS_Monitor https://www.ids.ac.uk/opinions/brazils-return-food-security-and-social-protecti… pmassetti
ILO Brief: Intervention Model: For extending social protection to migrant seasonal agricultural workers

ilo.org (2023) Drawing from the ILO Guide on Extending Social Protection to Migrant Workers, Refugees, and their Families developed in collaboration with ISSA and ITCILO, the Intervention Models aim to provide policymakers and practitioners with succinct practical guidance on how to extend…

Migration Published_SS_Monitor https://www.ilo.org/global/topics/labour-migration/publications/WCMS_836459/lan… pmassetti
Brazil’s return: Food security and social protection

Institute of Development Studies (30.09.2023) To the international community, Brazil’s record on food security and social protection until relatively recently was exemplary, even enviable. The level of child stunting in Brazil fell from 25% in the mid-1980s to 15% in the mid-1990s and just 5% by…

Published_SS_Monitor https://www.ids.ac.uk/opinions/brazils-return-food-security-and-social-protecti… pmassetti
The answer to the problem of loneliness and ageism among older adults may lie in community resilience

Morningstar (30.08.2023)  'Imagine what our society could look like if we focused on building resilient communities.' Ageism and loneliness are two relevant public health issues, mainly affecting older adults' mental health. As the average life expectancy increases, these issues tend to…

Published_SS_Monitor https://www.morningstar.com/news/marketwatch/20230830400/the-answer-to-the-prob… pmassetti
The digital age: Implications of automation, digitisation and platforms for work and employment Europe

eurofound.europa.eu (2021) Technological change is accelerating as the capacity of electronic devices to digitally store, process and communicate information expands. Digitalisation is transforming the EU economy and labour markets: nearly one-third of EU workplaces are categorised as highly…

Technological transition digital economy, digital platforms Published_SS_Monitor, Published_DIGITAL_Eco_Obs_MONITOR, Published_DIGITAL_Eco_Obs_DOCUMENTS https://www.eurofound.europa.eu/publications/flagship-report/2021/the-digital-a… pmassetti