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Case study: Data responsibility and digital remote targeting during COVID-19 (10.03. 2021) Challenges due to the pandemic have led to all kinds of innovations and adaptations focused on remote targeting, enrolment, verification and delivery. While required for the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, these new approaches might be useful in future responses that…

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Europe: Social protection and inclusion policy responses to the COVID-19 crisis Europe

European Commission (07.09.2021) This ESPN report examines the (sub)national social protection and inclusion policy measures that European countries put in place to help address the social and financial distress created by the pandemic and by lockdown policies. It covers the 27 EU Member States…

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Cash and the city: Digital COVID-19 social response in Kinshasa Congo, Democratic Republic of the (08.09.2021)  As COVID-19 spread across the world, governments responded with an unprecedented increase in social assistance measures. Policymakers had to shift their focus to urban areas, particularly slums, whose residents were hit the hardest by the pandemic and its economic…

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COVID-19 and the impact of cash transfers on health care use in Togo togo (27.08.2021) Cash transfer program during pandemics provide a social protection mechanism to improve the health of the most vulnerable households. This article analysis the impact of cash transfers on household demand for health care during Covid-19.

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Transforming Long-Term Care Pain Management in North America: The Policy-Clinical Interface | Request PDF United States, canada


  • Thomas Hadjistavropoulos, University of Regina
  • Gregory Marchildon, University of Toronto
  • Perry G Fine, University of Utah
  • Keela Herr, University of Iowa
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Sistema Nacional de Cuidados uruguay

El Sistema Nacional de Cuidados promueve la implementación de políticas públicas destinadas a atender las necesidades de personas mayores de 65 años en situación de dependencia, niños de 0 a 3 años y personas con discapacidad severa. Además, busca mejorar la vida de las personas dependientes a…

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Cuidados en América Latina y el Caribe en tiempos de COVID-19: hacia sistemas integrales para fortalecer la respuesta y la recuperación latin america

La construcción de sistemas integrales de cuidados es un factor fundamental para el logro del empoderamiento de las mujeres y la igualdad de género, y un elemento clave para la recuperación socioeconómica al convertirse en un generador directo e indirecto de empleo y un facilitador de que otros…

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How Can Basic Income and Health Care Prevent the Next Crisis? (10.09.2021) As countries seek to contain COVID-19, a return to the way things were is not an option, according to Olivier De Schutter, the UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights. Instead, countries must guarantee basic living conditions. “We see that when…

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COVID-19's four lessons for improving Africa's social protection systems Africa

Africa at LSE (01.09.2021) Across Africa, states have adapted or expanded social protection measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. These interventions provide valuable policy lessons and political opportunities to reimagine the social contract on the continent.

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World Social Protection Report 2020-22: More than 4 billion people still lack any social protection, ILO report finds

ILO 2021. The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed and exacerbated the social protection gap between countries with high and low income levels.

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[Report] WHO compendium of innovative health technologies for low-resource settings 2021. COVID-19 and other health priorities Africa (31.08.20121) Health technologies are essential for a functioning health system. The  response  to  the  global  COVID-19  pandemic  crisis  has  exacerbated  the  need  for  rapid  evidence based  assessments  of  innovative  health  technologies  to  ensure  safe  and  appropriate  use…

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Towards a more gender-equitable COVID-19 response

Modern Diplomacy (31.08.01 ) As the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to ripple across the world, they leave in their wake an upheaval touching all areas of public life. While all have been effected, no segment of the population has been impacted more, and in more varied ways, than women…

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COVID-19 G2P Cash-Transfer Payments : Case Study : Philippines philippines, the (01.05.2021) The COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic is having devastating impacts on the economy and people of the Philippines, and since the onset of pandemic, the Government of the Philippines (GoP) has responded with strong social protection measures. The Social Amelioration…

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US: Most Rental Assistant Funds Not Yet Distributed, Figures Show United States

 The New York Times (25.08.2021) Just $1.7 billion in funds intended to prevent eviction were disbursed in July as the White House braces for a Supreme Court decision that could strike down its eviction moratorium.

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Digital bodies and digitalised welfare: North-South linkages in the politics of food assistance and social welfare sudan, india, united kingdom (2021) This paper examines North–South linkages in the politics of contemporary food assistance and social welfare, and in particular the normalisation of poverty and humanitarian crisis caused by increased digitalisation, privatisation and individualisation of aid or welfare.…

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India And Unemployment: Covid-19 And Its Impact On The Indian Workforce india

Forbes India (20.08.2021) Structural weaknesses in the jobs market, amplified by Covid-19, continue to quietly impact many, particularly women and younger workers. Creating sustainable, quality employment opportunities need urgent policy attention and reforms

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The Increase in Social Protection Programs During COVID-19

BORGEN (14.08.2021) In an attempt to protect from economic disaster in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, governments enacted an unprecedented number of social protection programs. According to the World Bank, Social protection “traditionally consists of labor markets, pensions, social funds and…

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Polish government announces new child benefits for families to "create the future of our nation" poland (17.08.2021) The Polish government has unveiled plans for a new child benefit scheme. It hopes that the policy will provide an “incentive to have more children”, who will “create the future of our nation”. Under the “Family Welfare Capital” scheme approved by the cabinet…

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Bangladesh: Redesigning social safety net programmes to mitigate Covid-19 impacts bangladesh (10.08.2021) The Government of Bangladesh has allocated 17.83 per cent of the total budget for fiscal 2021-22 for Social Safety Net Programmes (SSNPs). The coverage is diverse; it includes programmes related to poverty eradication, education, health, infrastructure,…

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Redesigning Canada’s social safety net for the post-pandemic economy canada (10.08.2021) COVID revealed the shortcomings of Employment Insurance and income-support programs. As the economy rebuilds, now’s the time to examine the system.

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Volvo Cars Family Bond gives all employees 24 weeks paid parental leave - Volvo Cars Global Media Newsroom sweden

Volvo Cars is opting in its 40,000+ employees around the globe, in all plants and offices, into a new all-gender, paid parental leave policy as of April 1, 2021. The ‘Family Bond’ policy will give all employees with at least one year’s service a total of 24 weeks of leave at 80 per cent of their…

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India: Migrant workers cry neglected by the Government. How has the Covid-19 pandemic crisis highlighted the need for social security? india

 Inventiva (20.07.2021) India’s pandemic crisis has had its heart-rending consequences on millions of people across informal sectors.

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Spain inches ahead with pension reform spain

Pension Policy International (19.07.2021) Spain will pay workers to postpone retirement as part of a pensions reform strategy that analysts warn does not go far enough to cut a huge deficit in the system.

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To tackle COVID-19 outbreaks, ASEAN MPs call for more inclusive policies for migrant workers Asia

ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights - JAKARTA – As COVID-19 cases surge in Thailand and Malaysia, as well as elsewhere in the region, Southeast Asian lawmakers urge these governments to take more inclusive measures to protect everyone without discrimination, regardless of their migration…

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