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Mapping Platform Economy: FES Future of Work – Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung 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 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 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 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 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

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

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…

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 france Innovation capacity https://lab.securite-sociale.fr/ pmassetti
China to raise retirement age to deal with aging population 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 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

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,…

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 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

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…

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 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

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 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 

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

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 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
Principles for digital development in social protection

spdci.org (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 https://spdci.org/news/digital-principles/ pmassetti
Investing in an Integrated Social Registry for Nepal nepal

worldbank.org (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. https://blogs.worldbank.org/endpovertyinsouthasia/investing-integrated-social-r… pmassetti
Ready for the Next Crisis? Investing in Health System Resilience

oecd.org (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 https://www.oecd.org/health/ready-for-the-next-crisis-investing-in-health-syste… pmassetti
New Solutions to Fight Poverty in Aging

aarp.org (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…

Published_SS_Monitor https://www.aarp.org/politics-society/advocacy/info-2023/global-aging-report.ht… pmassetti
Long-term Care in the Agenda: The Case of Chile 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:…

Medical care https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/23288604.2022.2163470 pmassetti
US: Welfare benefits too difficult to apply for, low-income Americans say 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…

poverty Published_SS_Monitor https://eu.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2023/01/25/welfare-benefits-low-incom… pmassetti