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Sustainable finance policy a ‘blind spot’ for European pension funds 2022-10-03 european union

Pension Policy International (30.09.2022) Some of Europe’s biggest pension funds are not actively engaged in emerging EU-level sustainable finance policy, according to climate think tank InfluenceMap. As reported by European Pensions, the research, which covered 25 of Europe’s largest pension…

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Income Support for Non-covered Workers during COVID-19: A Review of Policy Responses 2022-09-29 (Sept 2022) This paper provides an overview on the income support measures for non-covered workers implemented in response to the COVID-19 crisis, describing the collection of measures and policies in place in each selected country. This document provides a comparative overview of the…

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Ireland to increase state pension for those who work beyond 66 2022-09-23 ireland

SaltWire (20.09.2022) Ireland will offer anyone over 66 a higher state pension the longer they stay in work, sidestepping a recommendation by a government-appointed commission to gradually increase the retirement age to 68 to help fund the ageing population. Under the proposed flexible model…

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Over 75s make up over 15% of Japan's population for first time 2022-09-20 japan (19.09.2022) The share of Japan’s older adult population, those over age 65, has been increasing every year since 1950 and is expected to reach 35.3% of the total population in 2040. For the first time, Japan’s over 75s account for over 15% of the population, after…

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Transparency, exclusion and mediation: how digital and biometric technologies are transforming social protection in Tamil Nadu, India 2022-09-19 india (31.03.2021) What are the effects of biometric and digital technologies on social protection for the poor in India? Drawing on ethnographic research from rural Tamil Nadu, this paper presents evidence of how new technologies are experienced by beneficiaries of the Public…

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Skills and employment: Big data offers new way to monitor changes in the demand and supply for skills 2022-09-16 (32.08.2022) A new study by the International Labour Organization finds that, with the right tools, data from online jobs platforms can provide important information about current and future demand and supply of skills in the labour market

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Poor families first: Challenges of the ‘stimulus checks’ in the United States’ 2022-09-16 United States (01.09.2022) Economic Impact Payments (EIPs)—commonly referred to as ‘stimulus checks’—were one of the key measures adopted by the US government to ease the crisis resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. By May 2022, USD817 billion had been distributed to about 85 per cent of US…

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Spain gives labor benefits to domestic cleaners, carers 2022-09-12 spain

AP News (06.09.2022) The Spanish government on Tuesday passed a law giving hundreds of thousands of domestic cleaners and carers the right to unemployment benefits and other job protection measures for the first time. Labor Minister Yolanda Díaz said the law would benefit more than 370,000…

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Long-term care social protection models in the EU 2022-09-06 european union (05.09.2022) The report examines long-term care systems for people aged 65 or above in the 27 EU Member States. It reveals that long-term care challenges have become increasingly salient in recent decades in EU Member States’ policy and political agendas. At the same time, in many…

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Europe: National monitoring frameworks for public social spending - An analysis of policies in 35 countries 2022-09-06 european union The report explores how 35 European countries monitor social spending through dedicated national frameworks, and investigates the processes assessing the outcomes and effectiveness of public social spending. While these are fairly diverse, the report identifies two broad categories of…

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France: Versement automatique des prestations sociales : des expérimentations prévues début 2023 2022-09-05 france (02.09.2022) Le ministre des Solidarités, Jean-Christophe Combe, veut revoir le mode de versement de certaines prestations sociales car il trouve "anomal que 30% des personnes qui ont droit à des aides ne les réclament pas".

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The expanding need for social protection in Jordan 2022-09-05 jordan (05/09/2022) Over the past years Jordan has been facing many challenges including a substantial population increase that includes many refugees; lower rates of economic growth; rising public debt, unemployment and poverty; the COVID-19 pandemic; and challenging geopolitical regional…

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Social assistance spending in Africa before, during and post COVID-19 2022-09-02 Africa (2022)  This Brief examines social assistance spending in Africa before, during and post-COVID-19 and uses the same to demonstrate how social protection experts in Africa can build on this spending momentum to improve the adequacy and reach of social assistance.

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Nigeria: PenCom to provide health insurance for micro pension contributors 2022-08-30 nigeria (29.08.2022) The National Pension Commission (PenCom) says it is planning to provide incentives to contributors under the micro pension plan (MPP). The commission said incentives such as health insurance would increase participation in the scheme. Dahir-Umar said the MPP was…… pmassetti
Germany debates raising retirement age to 70 2022-08-30 germany (August 2022) An aging population, a dramatic labor shortage and a pension pot shortfall are an explosive mix for German economy and society. Would raising the age of retirement to 70 kill all those birds with one stone?

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India: e-shram: Labour ministry forms committee on sharing of data of unorganised workers 2022-08-29 india

The Economic Times (26.08.2022) The government plans to integrate e-Shram portal with state portal for onboarding social security schemes run by the central government and the state governments to universalize social protection to workers and to improve employment opportunities for them.

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Are Asia’s social protection systems ready for the shock of climate change? | The Daily Star 2022-08-29

Asia and the Pacific is the most disaster-prone region in the world. It also happens to be the most populous, leaving it disproportionately vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. In fact, of the 10 countries most affected by climate change in the last 20 years, six are in Asia.… pmassetti
Budgets for climate, sustainability and social inclusion 2022-08-29

UNICEF /UNDP (2022) Responding to climate change, reducing poverty, and supporting social inclusion must be addressed together to build resilient economies and societies. As the recovery from COVID-19 continues, governments need to invest in addressing social and economic inequalities while…

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Egypt: New social protection package to enter into effect in September 2022-08-26 egypt

Ahram OnlinePrime (26.08.2022) Minister Mostafa Madbouly has announced that the country's newly introduced social protection package to help Egyptians cope with the global repercussions of Russian-Ukraine war will go into effect in September.

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New rights to improve work-life balance in the EU enter into application 2022-08-26 european union

European Commission (02/08/2022)  These new rules  set out minimum standards for paternity, parental and carers' leave and establish additional rights, such as the right to request flexible working arrangements, which will help people develop their careers and family life without having to…

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Nigeria: Why we introduced digitalized cash transfer payments - FG 2022-08-22 nigeria

Daily Post Nigeria (12.08.2022)  The Federal Government said the introduction of digitalized cash transfer payment will help in addressing some lapses while operating the analog payment system. Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq,…

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PopCom: Philippines has little time to address aging population | Inquirer News 2022-08-19

The government should start investing on long-term programs to manage the increasing number of senior citizens in the country, particularly on health-care and employment opportunities, the Commission on Population and Development (Popcom) executive director said… pmassetti
Social protection and response to COVID-19 in Latin America and the Caribbean: Innovations in registration and payment systems 2022-08-19 latin america

International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG) (01.08.2022) The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has hit the foundations of the economy and provoked devastating social effects in all the countries in the world, being Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) one of the most affected…

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G2P digital payments and financial inclusion for social resilience 2022-08-16 Africa

International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG) (01.08.2022) There is a global trend to automate and digitalise the cash payments of social protection programmes, and there has been a shift towards diversifying payment means in some African countries such as Zambia, Namibia, Togo,…

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Ghana: SSNIT to embark on mass registration exercise 2022-08-16 ghana (14.08.2022) The Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) says it will soon embark on a mass registration exercise, especially among those in the informal sector to shore up its membership. The prime objective is to ensure many Ghanaian workers are enrolled onto the…

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