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|Policy Brief: The Impact of COVID-19 on the Arab Region An Opportunity to Build Back Better||arabic countries||
UNSDG (July 2020) The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed serious fault lines and vulnerabilities in societies, institutions and economies all around the world. The Arab region, home to 436 million people, initially kept transmission and mortality rates lower than the global average but more recent…
|Social Policies & Programmes||covid19||Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor||https://unsdg.un.org/resources/policy-brief-impact-covid-19-arab-region-opportu…||pmassetti|
|Addressing the Economic Impacts of the COVID-19 Crisis in South Asia through Universal Lifecycle Transfers||Asia||
Development Pathways (2020) The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered a truly global shock: the necessary measures taken to control the spread of the virus have resulted in a major economic and human crisis. The crisis is unprecedented and requires unprecedented measures. By providing families with…
|Family benefits, Cash transfers||covid19||Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor||https://www.developmentpathways.co.uk/publications/addressing-the-economic-impa…||pmassetti|
|Fiji: Contribution reduction||fiji||
National Provident Fund (01.04.2020) To support all employers in Fiji, the statutory FNPF employer contribution is halved from 10 percent to 5 percent effective from 1 April 2020 to 31 December 2020. This expected to provide a $130 million relief to employers for the next 9 months. The employee…
FNPF employer contribution is halved from 10 percent to 5 percent effective from 1 April 2020 to 31 December 2020. The employee Contribution is reduced from 8 percent to 5 percent effective from 1 April 2020 to 31 December 2020.
|Compliance and Contribution Collection, Covid-19||contribution collection, covid19||Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary||https://myfnpf.com.fj/index.php/covid-19-updates/fnpf-relief-assistance||siha|
|Fiji: Pensioners Assistance||fiji||
National Provident Fund (30.03.2020) The Fund has decided to waive renewal certificate submissions for all Pensioners whose certificates were due in March, April, May or June and pay based on the presumption of life. This decision was implemented in light of preventative measures against COVID-…
The National Provident Fund has decided to waive renewal certificate submissions for all Pensioners whose certificates were due in March, April, May or June and pay based on the presumption of life. This decision was implemented in light of preventative measures against COVID-19 to discourage…
|Old age Pensions, Service delivery, Covid-19||covid19, service delivery||Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary||https://myfnpf.com.fj/index.php/covid-19-updates/fnpf-relief-assistance||siha|
|Fiji: COVID-19 Withdrawal Scheme - Phase 3||fiji||
National Provident Fund (10.08.2020) FNPF members who are on reduced hours and reduced wage rate can apply for Phase 3 commencing 10 August 2020. Government top is applicable in Phase 3 for members who have insufficient General Account balance. The amount per member is from $220 to $880 for…
FNPF members who are on reduced hours and reduced wage rate can apply for Phase 3 commencing 10 August 2020. The amount per member is from $220 to $880 for members who are on reduced working hours/day per week depending on reduced days. The amount is $550 for members whose wage/salary rates per…
COVID-19 Withdrawal Scheme - Phase 3
FNPF members who are on reduced hours and reduced wage rate can apply for Phase 3 commencing 10 August 2020.
Government top is applicable in Phase 3 for members who have insufficient General Account balance.
|Unemployment, Cash transfers, Covid-19||covid19, Emergency grants||Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary||https://myfnpf.com.fj/index.php/covid-19-updates/phase-3-requirements-forms||siha|
|Fiji: COVID-19 Withdrawal Scheme - Phase 2||fiji||
National Provident Fund (09.06.2020) FNPF members who have been Unemployed from 1 October 2019 or have just become Unemployed or are on Leave Without Pay can apply for Phase 2 of the COVID-19 Withdrawal Scheme commencing 9 June 2020. The amount is $1,100 (Government top up applicable) or $880…
FNPF members who have been Unemployed from 1 October 2019 or have just become Unemployed or are on Leave Without Pay can apply for Phase 2 of the COVID-19 Withdrawal Scheme commencing 9 June 2020. The amount is $1,100 (Government top up applicable) or $880 for members who received $220 on 5 June…
FNPF members who have been Unemployed from 1 October 2019 or have just become Unemployed or are on Leave Without Pay can apply for Phase 2 of the COVID-19 Withdrawal Scheme commencing 9 June 2020.
There are only two accepted metho
|Unemployment, Cash transfers, Covid-19||covid19, Emergency grants||Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary||https://myfnpf.com.fj/index.php/covid-19-updates/phase-2-requirements-forms||siha|
|Fiji: FNPF Pensioners to receive COVID-19 relief||fiji||
National Provident Fund (26.05.2020) More than 7,000 Fiji National Provident Fund pensioners will receive a COVID-19 relief payment today,Tuesday 26 May 2020. The payment, which ranges from $300 to $900, will be disbursed directly to the Fund’s active pensioners. Chief Executive Officer Jaoji…
More than 7,000 Fiji National Provident Fund pensioners will receive a COVID-19 relief payment today,Tuesday 26 May 2020. The one-off payment, which ranges from $300 to $900, will be disbursed directly to the Fund’s active pensioners.
|Old age Pensions, Covid-19||covid19, Emergency grants||Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary||https://myfnpf.com.fj/index.php/covid-19-updates/media-release||siha|
|Bhutan: Druk Gyalpo's Relief Kidu extended for three months||bhutan||
Druk Gyalpo's Relief Kidu (20.07.2020) The Relief Kidu has been extended for three months, from July to September 2020. Bhutanese who have been displaced by the coronavirus pandemic and are currently residing in Bhutan are eligible for the Druk Gyalpo’s Relief Kidu. The displaced group includes…
The Relief Kidu has been extended for three months, from July to September 2020. Bhutanese who have been displaced by the coronavirus pandemic and are currently residing in Bhutan are eligible for the Druk Gyalpo’s Relief Kidu. The displaced group includes those who have been laid off, placed on…
|Unemployment, Extension of coverage, Cash transfers, Covid-19||covid19, extending coverage, self-employed, youth employment||Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary||https://www.royalkidu.bt/||siha|
|Bono Victoria de Carabobo 2020||venezuela||
Bono Victoria de Carabobo 2020, economic aid of 635.000Bs for the most disadvantaged populations due to the economic crisis.
|Social assistance, Cash transfers||covid19||Published Measures summary||https://blog.patria.org.ve/bono-victoria-de-carabobo-2020/||socpro|
|600 milhões de meticais de apoio às PME´s estão salvaguardados||mozambique||
The 600 million meticais [around US$8. 5 million] National Institute of Social Security (INSS) credit line for small and medium enterprises affected by the Covid-19 pandemic will bear an interest rate of 4%.
|Employment||covid19||Published Measures summary||https://www.inss.gov.mz/noticias/894-600-milhoes-de-meticais-de-apoio-as-pme-s-…||socpro|
|IMSS anuncia que incapacidad temporal y por maternidad se pueden tramitar en línea||mexico||
The IMSS announced support measures for workers to reduce their mobility and prevent risks of contagion during the health emergency caused by Covid-19. Benefits for temporary incapacity for work (due to occupational risk, illness or maternity) can be requested online
Disability is issued…
|Maternity, Occupational accidents and diseases, Cash sickness benefits||covid19, digital platforms||Published Measures summary||https://mvsnoticias.com/noticias/nacionales/imss-anuncia-que-incapacidad-tempor…||socpro|
|Communiqué de la 7ème Séance du Mardi 21/04/2020||djibouti||
Emergency food support program for 65,000 households. Since the start of this health crisis, around 40,000 households across the country have benefited from food distributions.
|Food and nutrition||covid19||Published Measures summary||https://www.presidence.dj/conseilministresuite.php?ID=7&ID2=2020-04-21||socpro|
|North Macedonia: Union secures Covid-19 aid package for media workers||North Macedonia||
A special aid package to protect journalists wages and support struggling media is to be introduced in North Macedonia thanks to the efforts of the union representing the country's media workers.
Applicable to June, July and August, the plan will provide subsidies to all media…
|Employment||covid19, Emergency grants, labour markets||Published Measures summary||https://www.ifj.org/media-centre/news/detail/category/press-releases/article/no…||socpro|
|Government targets 900,000 relief payments by week end: premier||Taiwan, China||
Relief payments will be given by the government to 710,000 low and middle-income households and underprivileged people, who will have a monthly subsidy of NT$1,500 (US$49.88) remitted directly to their accounts and have already received payments for April.
|Cash transfers||covid19||Published Measures summary||https://focustaiwan.tw/politics/202004220017||socpro|
|Small Businesses to benefit from COVID-19 relief grants||Guyana||
The Government of Guyana is working to ensure that Small businesses benefit from COVID-19 relief grants through the Small Business Bureau.
The grant funding is specific to businesses registered under the Small Business Bureau. The application can be completed online and is being…
|Cash transfers, Employment||covid19, Emergency grants, labour markets||Published Measures summary||https://dpi.gov.gy/small-businesses-to-benefit-from-covid-19-relief-grants/#gsc…||socpro|
|Umsókn um lokunarstyrk||iceland||
Closing grant adopted in the Parliament Act no. 38/2020 on financial support for smaller operators due to the pandemic. The government will provide these individuals and legal entities engaged in business or self-employment activities with grants to make up part of the revenue decline and help…
|self-employed, covid19||Published Measures summary||https://www.rsk.is/um-rsk/frettir-og-tilkynningar/umsokn-um-lokunarstyrk||socpro|
|Wages for young apprentices to be funded by Tees Valley combined authority||united kingdom||
Tees Valley: The mayor of Tees Valley has earmarked £1 million to pay the wages of more than 100 young apprentices in an effort to reverse the decline of starts as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.The money will be used to fund “100 per cent” of the apprentices’ wages in their first six…
|Employment||covid19, youth employment, human resources||Published Measures summary||https://feweek.co.uk/2020/06/18/wages-for-young-apprentices-to-be-funded-by-tee…||socpro|
|What Help can the Low-Income Residents Expect from the State?||lithuania||
Child benefit is a universal benefit paid to each child. Its size in 2020 is 60 euros. An additional benefit of 40 euros may be paid for children with disabilities and children from low-income or large families. Until now, when estimating family income for higher child benefit, the amount…
|Family benefits||covid19||Published Measures summary||https://socmin.lrv.lt/en/news/what-help-can-the-low-income-residents-expect-fro…||socpro|
|New program helps apprentices get the tools they need to get back to work||canada||
Recognizing that the skilled trades has been one of the hardest hit sectors during the pandemic, the Ontario government is providing grants for apprentices to purchase tools, protective equipment and clothing for their trade. The Ontario Tools Grant Program will help up to 11,600 apprentices.…
|Employment||covid19||Published Measures summary||https://canada.constructconnect.com/dcn/news/government/2020/05/new-program-hel…||socpro|
|Government unveils $390m subsidy for employers training apprentices||new zealand||
A new government subsidy will pay employers up to $16,000 for each new apprentice they train from August. The $390 million Apprenticeship Boost would pay businesses $1000-a-month for each apprentice in their first year of training, and $500-a-month for apprentices in their second year. The…
|Unemployment, Cash transfers, Employment of young workers||covid19||Published Measures summary||https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/300036397/government-unveils-390m-s…||socpro|
|COVID-19: Egypt extends electricity subsidies until 2025||egypt||
The Egyptian Cabinet approved to keep the subsidy on home electricity bills until fiscal year (FY) 2024/2025 due to the economic fallout from the COVID-19 outbreak. The electricity subsidies were planned to be fully lifted by the end of FY 2021/2022 after the Egyptian pound was floated in 2016.…
|Housing, Financing||covid19||Published Measures summary||https://www.zawya.com/mena/en/business/story/COVID19_Egypt_extends_electricity_…||socpro|
|Bolsonaro sanctions the Aldir Blanc Law, which will give R$ 3 billion in emergency aid for culture||brazil||
The law Aldir Blanc, sanctioned by the president in late June, establishes an emergency allowance of R$ 600 for art and culture workers. It will be paid in three installments.
Professionals who have been working in the sector in the last two years, with earnings of up to R$ 28,500 in…
|Cash transfers||covid19||Published Measures summary||https://oglobo.globo.com/cultura/bolsonaro-sanciona-lei-aldir-blanc-que-dara-3-…||socpro|
|Government to set aside R$160 million to help asylums fight Covid-19||brazil||
Federal Government will allocate R$ 160 million to Long Term Care Institutions for the Elderly (ILPIs), also known as nursing homes or nursing homes. The aid is intended to assist locals in combating the Covid-19 pandemic. The Law 14,018 was sanctioned by the President, Jair Bolsonaro and…
|Financing, Long-term care||covid19||Published Measures summary||https://www.gov.br/pt-br/noticias/assistencia-social/2020/06/governo-destinara-…||socpro|
|Dar una mano Ecuador||ecuador||
"Dar una mano Ecuador" is an initiative to deliver food kits to vulnerable families in Ecuador during the health emergency (partnership between the private sector and the national government).
|Food and nutrition, Social assistance||covid19||Published Measures summary||https://www.primicias.ec/noticias/sociedad/gobierno-ciudadania-lanzan-campana-d…||socpro|
|Gov. Lee announces $81 Million in COVID-19 relief grants for education||united states||
(Tennessee) Governor Bill Lee announced $81 million dollars in COVID-19 aid, relief and economic security funding is available for K-12 schools and higher education institutions to help with plans for a safe reopening. The first round of wave grant funding would include $11 million dollars for…
|Children, Financing||covid19, poverty, family||Published Measures summary||https://wreg.com/news/gov-lee-announces-81-million-in-covid-19-relief-grants-fo…||socpro|