Report: Digital labour platforms in Kenya: Exploring women’s opportunities and challenges across various sectors

Submitted by pmassetti on Tue, 04/16/2024 - 16:02

ilo.org (04.04,2024) While Kenya has made significant strides towards achieving gender equality, the findings of the report shows that significant gaps remain in the realm of digital labour platforms. Women in most sectors earn less than men and have lower access to social security benefits. The existing regulation fails to recognize most of the women workers on location-based and online platform work as employees, as a result excluding women from basic labor rights and protections.

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kenya
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Establishing an Adaptive Social Protection System in Angola

Submitted by pmassetti on Mon, 04/15/2024 - 15:58

worldbank.org (31.01.2024) Angola is a middle-income country, but it has high poverty and vulnerability levels. In urban areas, households living in poverty or vulnerable to poverty are significantly more likely to be women-headed households, less likely to have access to adequate housing, and rely on self-employment. The country is affected by significant climate-related and price shocks. An analysis of drought hotspots indicates that the south and southwest regions of Angola are highly vulnerable to droughts, which have recently become more prolonged and persistent.

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angola

Combining Part-Time Work and Social Benefits: Empirical Evidence from Finland

Submitted by pmassetti on Fri, 04/12/2024 - 15:52

IZA - Institute of Labor Economics (April 2024) We use detailed, population-wide data from Finland to provide evidence of the impact of earnings disregard policies on part-time work during unemployment spells, and describe the longer-run trends in combining part-time work and social benefits. We find that part-time work while receiving unemployment benefits is strongly concentrated in the service and social and health care sectors, and that women participate in part-time work much more commonly than men (25% vs. 12% of benefit recipients).

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finland
Topics
Employment
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Retiring in your 60s is becoming an impossible goal. Is 75 the new 65?

Submitted by pmassetti on Tue, 04/09/2024 - 16:11

bbc.com (08.04.2024) People are living longer, and daily life is getting more expensive. It may be time to rethink the timeline for leaving the workforce. Handing in your proverbial badge as a sexagenarian has been the goal for many workers around the world: turning 65 would open a golden portal to retirement. Yet increasingly, the idea of stepping away from the workforce in your 60s doesn't seem realistic – or even sensible – for many people, especially now. Some major financial figureheads agree.

Global challenges
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Pensions
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Opinion: Social Protection, a Key Solution for Directing Climate Finance To Poor Small-Scale Farmers

Submitted by pmassetti on Mon, 04/08/2024 - 15:42

ipsnews.net (05.04.2024) Climate change is exacerbating inequalities between and within countries, disproportionately affecting poor households in rural areas. In fact, we know that more than half of the resources of the poor – a large part of whom are small-scale farmers – are lost due to climatic hazards. This has negative impacts on the incomes of these people and their ability to meet their essential needs, including food.

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Environment and climate change
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Generative AI for anti-corruption and integrity in government : Taking stock of promise, perils and practice

Submitted by pmassetti on Fri, 04/05/2024 - 15:13

oecd (22.03.2024) Generative artificial intelligence (AI) presents myriad opportunities for integrity actors—anti-corruption agencies, supreme audit institutions, internal audit bodies and others—to enhance the impact of their work, particularly through the use of large language models (LLMS). As this type of AI becomes increasingly mainstream, it is critical for integrity actors to understand both where generative AI and LLMs can add the most value and the risks they pose.

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Artificial intelligence
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Ireland: Up to 800,000 workers to be automatically enrolled in pension scheme under new plans

Submitted by pmassetti on Fri, 04/05/2024 - 12:05

SundayWorld.com (05.04.2024) Up to 800,000 workers will be automatically enrolled into a pension scheme for the first time under new legislation published today. Workers who have no occupational or private pension and would have otherwise been solely reliant on the State Pension upon retirement will have access to the scheme under the bill. Employees aged between 23 and 60 years old, who earn over €20,000 per year and who are not already paying into a pension scheme, would automatically be enrolled.

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côte d'ivoire
Topics
Pensions
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Portugal: Automatic Pension Scheme to be Approved

Submitted by pmassetti on Tue, 04/02/2024 - 16:02

theportugalnews.com (30.03.2024) Heather Humphreys, the minister for social protection, has outlined her plan to implement the much-anticipated pension auto-enrolment programme for workers. Under the plan, businesses would match employee contributions with an additional €3, meaning that the State will contribute €1 for every €3 an employee contributes to their pension account. Workers between the ages of 23 and 60 who are not currently registered in a pension plan will be enrolled automatically.

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portugal
Topics
Pensions
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Africa Is Aging. Will It Become A Real Population Bomb?

Submitted by pmassetti on Thu, 03/28/2024 - 15:36

forbes.com (20.03.2024) Africa is the most youthful continent, with 70% of sub-Saharan Africa under age 30. With high fertility rates and objections to birth control, the youth population will continue to grow. Investing in young people is important for the continent’s transformation, but Africa also needs to prepare for a growing older population that will present new issues in the decades ahead. By the end of this century, Africa will be home to almost 40% of the world’s population, including a 15-fold growth in older adults, from 46 million today to 694 million.

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Africa
Global challenges
Topics
Old-age pensions
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