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The long-term welfare impacts of natural disasters: Evidence from Ugandan landslides 2023-01-19 uganda (09.01.2023) When natural disasters displace households, impacts on welfare can last for years after the event and vary depending on the extent of response. Between 2008 and 2018, around 265 million people were displaced by natural disasters around the world. While climate change…

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Europe: Job retention schemes between the Great Recession and the COVID-19 crises 2023-01-16 Europe (10.01.2023) Should we make SURE a permanent instrument? To answer this, one might look at whether SURE – as a loans-based financial instrument – has been effectively taken up by Member States and used to support Job Retention (JR) schemes and other similar measures.

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Bracing for the silver tsunami 2023-01-10 japan

The Japan Times (09.01.2023) Low fertility rates — in the absence of increased immigration — will reduce the working-age population, in turn lowering household consumption and economic growth

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Migration and climate change – The role of social protection 2023-01-10

ScienceDirect (2023) Social protection, as a vulnerability response tool, is well-placed to equip climate-vulnerable populations with resources that de-risk livelihoods and smooth consumption. This systematic literature review of 28 studies identifies evidence for how social protection has…

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Korea to take drastic measures to tackle population decline 2023-01-09 korea, Republic of (08.01.2023) The government will take drastic measures to tackle Korea's demographic crisis of its falling birthrate and rapidly aging society, said Na Kyung-won, head of the presidential committee on Aging Society and Population Policy, who floated the idea of writing off loans…

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Social protection for people with disabilities in Europe: An analysis of policies in 35 countries - Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion - European Commission 2023-01-06 Europe

European Commission (03.01.2023) Principle 17 of the European Pillar of Social Rights (EPSR) emphasises the right of people with disabilities to “income support that ensures living in dignity” as well as “services that enable them to participate in the labour market and in society”. This…

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The impact of using an income supplement to meet child poverty targets : evidence from Scotland 2023-01-03 united kingdom (2022) In 2017 the Scottish Government passed the Child Poverty (Scotland) Act with the commitment to significantly reduce the relative child poverty rate from the current prevailing level of around 25% to 10% by 2030/31. In response, the government introduced the…

Family benefits Published_SS_Monitor pmassetti
Accord entre la Tunisie et le Québec dans le domaine de la sécurité sociale | La Presse de Tunisie 2022-12-22

La Tunisie est parvenue à un accord avec le Québec dans le domaine de la sécurité sociale, garantissant la couverture médicale et les pensions de vieillesse et d’invalidité au profit de la communauté tunisienne établie dans cette vile canadienne, a annoncé le ministère des Affaires sociales.

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Study on Bilateral Labour and Social Security Agreements In North Africa 2022-12-22 Africa

2018  - The purpose of this study is to undertake in-depth research on the different bilateral labour agreements and social security agreements in the North Africa sub-region, with particular emphasis on Egypt, Tunisia, and Morocco.

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The Evolution of Maternity and Paternity Leave Policies over Five Decades — a Global Analysis 2022-12-19 (2022) This research analyzes the evolution of maternity and paternity leave across the world, covering 190 countries over 52 years. The data show striking differences both within and between countries in how leave distribution for parents upon the birth of a child has evolved. The…

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Next Generation government-to-person (G2P) Payments : Building Blocks of a Modern G2P Architecture 2022-12-19 (2022) As we move into an increasingly digital world, governments across the globe are leveraging new technologies to deliver services better, faster, and more transparently. Globally, over a quarter of adults are receiving payments from the government whether through public sector…

E-services epayment Published_SS_Monitor, Published_DIGITAL_Eco_Obs_MONITOR, Published_DIGITAL_Eco_Obs_DOCUMENTS pmassetti
Working Paper : Pension funds in sub-Saharan Africa 2022-12-16 Africa (2022) The population structure the world over is going through a demographic shift, and the elderly proportion is projected to increase with population growth. This change is a matter of concern for sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries, where the majority of the people are young…

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Aging societies: How can we design societies that benefit older and younger people? 2022-12-12 (07.12.2022)  The success of longevity interventions is putting countries on paths to becoming aging societies, in which the number of individuals aged 65 and older is equal to the number of people aged 15 and younger. This outcome may lead to resistance to investments in healthy…

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Healthcare financing and social protection policies for migrant workers in Malaysia 2022-11-30 malaysia (09.12.2022) For Malaysia, a nation highly dependent on migrant labour, the large non-citizen workforce presents a unique health system challenge. Although documented migrant workers are covered by mandatory healthcare insurance (SPIKPA), financial constraints remain a major barrier for…

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Reducing vulnerability to weather shocks through social protection – Evidence from the implementation of Productive Safety Net Programme (PSNP) in Ethiopia 2022-11-22 ethiopia (2022) This paper uncovers the mechanisms shaping the impact of the public work component of the Ethiopia’s Productive Safety Net Program (PSNP) on beneficiaries and communities’ food security and vulnerability to various shocks. From a policy perspective, the empirical findings…

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Germany prepares to reform all three pension system pillars 2022-11-21 germany (15.11.2022) The German government is targeting a comprehensive reform of all the three pension system pillars during what it considers a turning point in history – Zeitwende – with high inflation, possible recession, changes in economic policies and demographic pressures.

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Social grants offer cash, but they aren't a magic bullet response to inequality in the Global South 2022-11-15 (16.10.2022) Over the last three decades, there has been a proliferation of social protection programs across the Global South in what some have dubbed a development revolution. International development agencies across the ideological spectrum have embraced social protection…

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India: From digitisation to platformisation — how social protection schemes can be made more accessible 2022-11-14 india (31.11.2022) Social Protection Open Digital Ecosystems (SP-ODEs) can provide beneficiaries, government and service providers a unified, digital platform to better access welfare schemes.

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Nordic pension funds want to increase climate investments in emerging markets and developing economies 2022-11-10

At COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, the Climate Investment Coalition (CIC), in collaboration with the Nordic Council of Ministers, presented key investor recommendations to bridge the climate finance and investment gap by 2030 towards emerging markets and developing economies. This was made…

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Over 84,000 Nigerians enrolled in micro pension plan –PENCOM 2022-11-10 nigeria

The National Pension Commission (PenCom), yesterday revealed that over 84,000 Nigerians have enrolled in the ongoing Micro Pension plan. This was even as the Commission reiterated that it will continue to embark on massive awareness to ensure more Nigerians key into the initiative.… pmassetti
Wideangle: How much does Europe spend on pensions? 2022-11-10 european union

 The New European (10.11.2022) A guide to how pensions are funded across the continent

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Digitizing cash transfers to remote rural populations: challenges and solutions from the experience of Zambia 2022-11-08 zambia (30.09.2022) There is currently a major focus on digitization within African countries, with the interest of, on the one hand, increasing efficiency and lowering the cost-of-service delivery, and on the other hand, increasing financial inclusion for excluded parts of the…

Information and communication technology, Cash transfers Published_SS_Monitor, Published_DIGITAL_Eco_Obs_MONITOR… pmassetti
Chile's Boric announces plan to end private pension system 2022-11-07 chile

Windsor Star (02.11.2022) Chile’s President Gabriel Boric on Wednesday announced his long-awaited plan to reform the country’s controversial private pension system.  In a televised address, Boric said he was planning to end Chile’s Pension Fund Administrators (AFP) system in lieu of a new…

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Long-term care in the context of population ageing: a rights-based approach to universal coverage 2022-11-03

ILO Working paper 82. (Nov 2022)   With the acceleration of population ageing, the achieving of healthy ageing is becoming a global imperative and social protection policies and social security systems have an important role to play in this endeavour.

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US: Using artificial intelligence to identify administrative errors in unemployment insurance 2022-11-01 United States

Government Information Quarterly  (October 2022) Administrative errors in unemployment insurance (UI) decisions give rise to a public values conflict between efficiency and efficacy. We analyze whether artificial intelligence (AI) – in particular, methods in machine learning (ML) – can be used…

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