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These are the countries where people retire the youngest 2023-04-20

(18.04.2023) For some nations, the growing share of residents leaving the workforce presents challenges

Pensions Published_SS_Monitor https://qz.com/the-countries-where-people-retire-the-youngest-1850332782 pmassetti
US: The healthcare system is unprepared for an aging population 2023-04-11 United States

morningstar.com (08.04.2023) A conservative estimate of 30,000 geriatricians will be needed to care for older adults by 2030, currently there is only about a quarter of that. This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org. The U.S. healthcare system must address the shortage of…

Medical care Published_SS_Monitor https://www.morningstar.com/news/marketwatch/20230408415/the-healthcare-system-… pmassetti
User friendly Website of the Social Security Agency in the US 2023-04-05 United States

The Social Security Administration (SSA) in the United States of America launched its redesigned website, ssa.gov. The new site leveraged human-centered design…

SSA integrated modern technology tools on both the front and back end of the site to improve effectiveness. On the front end, the “check eligibility function” allows customers to self-navigate SSA’s programs. Moving forward, the agency plans to apply those concepts to other business units to…

Old-age pensions, Survivors, Innovation capacity, Digital inclusion, E-services, Client Published_SS_Monitor_Innovation. https://governmentciomedia.com/tech-behind-new-social-security-website lfrota
Social protection and rural transformation in Africa 2023-04-04 Africa

fao.org (2023) This article develops a conceptual framework on pathways through which non-contributory social protection can contribute to a resilient and inclusive agricultural growth in rural Africa. It draws insights from a review of rigorous empirical evidence on the impacts of cash…

Extension of coverage, Cash transfers rural world Published_SS_Monitor https://www.fao.org/documents/card/en/c/cc5112en pmassetti
At the mercy of the algorithm – Work and digitalisation 2023-03-30

 IPS Journal (24.03.2023) Excessive reliance on algorithmic management has raised concerns regarding its opaque decision-making mechanisms and implication for workers

digital platforms Published_SS_Monitor, Published_DIGITAL_Eco_Obs_MONITOR https://www.ips-journal.eu/work-and-digitalisation/at-the-mercy-of-the-algorith… pmassetti
Platform workers need stronger legal protection – Work and digitalisation 2023-03-28 Europe

IPS Journal (21.01.2023) This year will be a crucial year for the platform economy. After the European Commission’s proposal on improving working conditions in platform work in December 2021 and long discussions in the European Parliament and Council in 2022, this year, the directive might be…

Extension of coverage digital platforms Published_SS_Monitor, Published_DIGITAL_Eco_Obs_MONITOR https://www.ips-journal.eu/work-and-digitalisation/platform-workers-need-strong… pmassetti
Mapping Platform Economy: FES Future of Work – Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung 2023-03-28 Europe

In the volatile and crisis-ridden European economic context, online work has grown in popularity through the adoption of technology that can help organise work, and manage and monitor workers. According to the ETUI report published in February,…

digital platforms https://futureofwork.fes.de/our-projects/mapping-platform-economy pmassetti
Poor quality online work more prevalent in low-opportunity EU regions 2023-03-28 Europe

euobserver.com (08.03.2023) A new report published by the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) highlights how platform work could be exacerbating inequality growing in the European labour market, and especially within member states themselves. Basically, it examined if regions with low…

digital platforms Published_SS_Monitor, Published_DIGITAL_Eco_Obs_MONITOR https://euobserver.com/stakeholders/156792 pmassetti
"The pension age cannot be same for everybody": EU Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights 2023-03-28 Europe

france24.com (24.03.2023) Talking Europe speaks to the European Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights, Nicolas Schmit. With anger growing in France about the government's push to increase the retirement age from 62 to 64, and the EU facing an ongoing cost-of-living crisis, his portfolio is…

Pensions Published_SS_Monitor https://www.france24.com/en/tv-shows/talking-europe/20230324-the-pension-age-ca… pmassetti
EU: Platform workers are becoming more and more commonplace 2023-03-28 Europe

europeandatajournalism.eu (27.03.2023) Delivery, transport, but also business services: more and more workers are opting for self-employed status by using online platforms to obtain assignments. This is a common phenomenon throughout the European Union.

Extension of coverage digital platforms Published_SS_Monitor, Published_DIGITAL_Eco_Obs_MONITOR https://www.europeandatajournalism.eu/eng/News/Data-news/Platform-workers-are-b… pmassetti
Japan wants 85% of male workers to take paternity leave. But fathers are too afraid to take it 2023-03-27 japan

cnn.com (27.03.2023) Japanese authorities have widely promoted the term in the past decade to combat the country’s notoriously long working hours that have not only deprived workaholic fathers of family time and stay-home mothers of careers, but have helped drive the birth rate to one of the…

Family benefits family Published_SS_Monitor https://edition.cnn.com/2023/03/26/asia/japan-paternity-leave-policy-challenges… pmassetti
New Free Digital Software to Manage Health and Social Protection Programs 2023-03-21

openimis.org (20.03.2023) The World Bank, the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) have announced an integrated new open-source software package to improve the management of social protection and health financing…

Data management Published_SS_Monitor, Published_SS_Monitor_Innovation., Published_DIGITAL_Eco_Obs_MONITOR https://openimis.org/blog/global-public-good-new-free-digital-software-manage-h… pmassetti
Effects of digitalization on the human centricity of social security administration and services 2023-03-17

ILO Working paper 87 (Feb 2023)  Human-centered social security administrations keep the human dimension in control of decision-making. This is made possible through the insight to be gained from digital data-driven innovation in policy and governance and managerial reforms. Moreover, there are…

Innovation capacity, Information and communication technology, Service delivery Published_SS_Monitor, Published_SS_Monitor_Innovation., Published_DIGITAL_Eco_Obs_DOCUMENTS https://www.ilo.org/global/publications/working-papers/WCMS_867391/lang--en/ind… pmassetti
Lab de la sécurité sociale - France 2023-03-17 france Innovation capacity https://lab.securite-sociale.fr/ pmassetti
China to raise retirement age to deal with aging population 2023-03-16 china

pensionpolicyinternational.com (14.03.2023) China is planning to raise its retirement age gradually and in phases to cope with the country’s rapidly aging population, the state-backed Global Times said on Tuesday, citing a senior expert from China’s Ministry of Human Resources. Jin Weigang,…

Pensions Published_SS_Monitor https://www.pensionpolicyinternational.com/china-to-raise-retirement-age-to-dea… pmassetti
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…

Digital inclusion, E-services epayment Published_SS_Monitor https://www.wfp.org/publications/cash-transfers-and-digital-financial-inclusion… pmassetti
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 https://www.ilo.org/global/about-the-ilo/newsroom/news/WCMS_871143/lang--en/ind… pmassetti
Shock-responsive social protection and climate shocks in Latin America and the Caribbean: Lessons from COVID-19 2023-03-10 latin america

iadb.org (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 https://publications.iadb.org/en/shock-responsive-social-protection-and-climate… pmassetti
Adapting social protection systems to build disaster and climate resilience for all 2023-03-09

worldbank.org (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…

Shocks & extreme events Published_SS_Monitor https://blogs.worldbank.org/sustainablecities/adapting-social-protection-system… pmassetti
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.

Published_SS_Monitor https://www.japantimes.co.jp/opinion/2023/03/05/commentary/world-commentary/chi… pmassetti
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 https://ipcig.org/publication/31890?language_content_entity=en pmassetti
Spain: Legislation introduces paid menstrual leave 2023-03-06 spain

wtwco.com (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 https://www.wtwco.com/en-TH/insights/2023/02/spain-legislation-introduces-paid-… pmassetti
Farmer registries and social protection information systems: Harnessing interoperability to improve outcomes for rural populations  2023-03-03

fao.org (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 https://www.fao.org/social-protection/resources/resources-detail/en/c/1632361/ mastertest
Joint ILO–UNICEF report: More than a billion reasons: The urgent need to build universal social protection for children 2023-03-02

ilo.org (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 https://www.ilo.org/global/publications/books/WCMS_869602/lang--en/index.htm 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)europa.eu (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 https://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?langId=en&catId=89&newsId=10515&furtherNew… pmassetti