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2021-04-13 COVID-19 Labor Policy Responses in Developing Countries The World Bank (March 2021) The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered one of the largest economic downturns since the Great Depression. Beyond its devastating effect on health, morbidity, and mortality, the pandemic shook economies and labor markets around the globe, leaving no firm, worker, and… 2021-04-13 Employment Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19 covid19, labour markets mmarquez http://documents1.worldbank.org/curated/en/852721616561204815/pdf/Taking-Stock-…
2021-04-13 United States: Senate adopts Republican jobless benefit for COVID-19 relief bill United States dol.gov (06.03.2121) The U.S. Senate approved a Republican measure setting federal unemployment benefits for those made jobless by the coronavirus pandemic at $300 per week, as part of President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill. The U.S. Senate approved a Republican measure setting federal unemployment benefits for those made jobless by the coronavirus pandemic at $300 per week, as part of President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill. 2021-03-06 Unemployment,Social assistance,Cash transfers,Covid-19 Published Measures summary covid19, Emergency grants cambrosio https://www.dol.gov/coronavirus/unemployment-insurance#news
2021-04-13 China: Extension period for reduction of premium rates of unemployment insurance and work injury insurance china gov.cn (26.01.2021) Considering that the risk of the pandemic still exists, some enterprises may be under great financial pressure, the policy of phased reduction of premium rates of unemployment insurance and work injury insurance will be extended for another year until 30 April 2022. Considering that the risk of the pandemic still exists, some enterprises may be under great financial pressure, the policy of phased reduction of premium rates of unemployment insurance and work injury insurance will be extended for another year until 30 April 2022. 2021-01-26 Unemployment,Occupational accidents and diseases,Contribution Collection and Compliance,Covid-19 Published Measures summary contribution collection, Contributory, covid19 cambrosio http://www.gov.cn/xinwen/2021-01/26/content_5582656.htm
2021-04-12 Australia: Tracing the impacts of the COVID pandemic on Australia's fastest-growing migrant group australia Monash University (12.04.2021) As the pandemic-related shutdown intensified across Australia from March 2020, temporary and undocumented migrants and their advocates warned of devastating impacts on migrant workers and international students who were simultaneously losing their incomes while being… 2021-04-12 Difficult to cover group,Migration,Covid-19 Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19 covid19 mmarquez https://lens.monash.edu/@politics-society/2021/04/12/1383007/tracing-the-impact…
2021-04-09 Oman restructures pension and social protection system oman Reuters (07.04.2020) Oman on Wednesday restructured its pension and social protections systems, part of a reform push by the Gulf Arab state wrestling with an economy battered by low oil prices and the coronavirus pandemic. 2021-04-09 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor covid19 pmassetti https://www.reuters.com/article/oman-economy/oman-restructures-pension-and-soci…
2021-04-06 Blog: Developing countries introduced an unprecedented social protection and jobs policy response to mitigate the effects of the pandemic blogs.worldbank.org (30:03.2021) Developing countries have introduced an unprecedented number of social protection and jobs policies to mitigate the effects of the crisis.  Over the past year, developing countries have introduced more than 1,300 crisis-related social protection and jobs (SPJ)… 2021-04-06 Extension of coverage Published_SS_Monitor_covid19 covid19 pmassetti https://blogs.worldbank.org/jobs/developing-countries-introduced-unprecedented-…
2021-04-04 Japan: Extension of deadline to submit disability pension certificate japan Those who receive disability pension must submit the disability pension medical certificate to the Japan Pension Service by the deadline, and if it is not submitted by the deadline, the disability pension payment is usually suspended. It will be. It is said that the disability pension medical… Beneficiaries of the disability pension whose due date to submit the disbaility pension certificate by the end of February 2021: Pension will not be suspended if the certificate is submitted by the end of May 2021. Beneficiaries whose due date is the end of March, April or May 2021: Pension will not suspended if the certificate is submitted by the end of June 2021. 2021-03-08 [For those receiving disability pensions] Handling of disability pension medical certificates based on the declaration of emergency for new coronavirus infectious diseases Page ID: 170010010-207-247-729 Updated: March 8, 2021 printing Those who receive disability pension must submit the… Disability Published Measures summary covid19 mmarquez https://www.nenkin.go.jp/oshirase/taisetu/2021/202103/0308sindansho.html
2021-04-01 Digital finance and inclusion in the time of COVID-19. Lessons, experiences and proposals  fao.org (2021) The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted digital financial inclusion trends across the world in many and complex ways. In developing and emerging contexts, this crisis also holds the potential to propel an unprecedented acceleration in the process of financial digitization and turn out to… 2021-04-01 E-services Published_SS_Monitor_covid19 covid19, digital inclusion, epayment pmassetti http://www.fao.org/policy-support/tools-and-publications/resources-details/en/c…
2021-04-01 Duterte approves in-kind assistance to vulnerable sectors in areas under ECQ philippines, the Close to 23 million low-income individuals from Metro Manila, Rizal, Bulacan, Cavite, and Laguna will receive an in-kind doleout worth ₱1,000. The aid will be limited to a maximum of four members per family. Close to 23 million low-income individuals from Metro Manila, Rizal, Bulacan, Cavite, and Laguna will receive an in-kind doleout worth ₱1,000. The aid will be limited to a maximum of four members per family. This is a one-time benefit as of now, planned to be distributed between March 30th and  April 4th 2021. 2021-03-30 Family benefits,Social assistance Published Measures summary covid19, poverty mmarquez https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2021/3/30/Duterte-approves-in-kind-assistan…
2021-03-30 Employment and Social Developments in Europe Quarterly Review analyses the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the self-employed european union EU Reporter (29.03.2021) The European Commission has published the March 2021 edition of the Employment and Social Developments in Europe (ESDE) Quarterly Review, with a thematic focus on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the self-employed. The review shows that this group has experienced a… 2021-03-30 Unemployment Published_SS_Monitor_covid19 covid19, self-employed pmassetti https://www.eureporter.co/politics/european-commission/2021/03/29/employment-an…
2021-03-26 COVID-19: Implications for employment and working life Eurofound (March 2021) This report sets out to assess the initial impact of the COVID-19 crisis on employment in Europe (up to Q2 2020), including its effects across sectors and on different categories of workers. It also looks at measures implemented by policymakers in a bid to limit the negative… 2021-03-26 Unemployment Published_SS_Monitor_covid19 covid19, self-employed pmassetti https://www.eurofound.europa.eu/publications/report/2021/covid-19-implications-…
2021-03-26 What's next for social protection in light of COVID-19: country responses International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG) March 2021 - The COVID-19 crisis has had a huge impact on the world of social protection. The pandemic has alerted national governments and the international community to the urgency of accelerating progress in building and expanding social… 2021-03-26 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19 covid19 pmassetti http://ipcig.org/publication/30008?language_content_entity=en
2021-03-25 Supporting Families and Children Beyond COVID-19: Social protection in high-income countries (Dec 2020) This new UNICEF Innocenti report explores how the social and economic impact of the pandemic is likely to affect children; the initial government responses to the crisis; and how future public policies could be optimized to better support children.  2021-03-25 Family benefits,Children Published_SS_Monitor_covid19 covid19 pmassetti https://www.unicef-irc.org/publications/1165-supporting-families-and-children-b…
2021-03-25 Using Technology to Improve Civil Service Talent | Asian Development Bank Asia This brief presents digital and online platforms for civil services in Asia and the Pacific, along with recommendations for holistic government interventions and reforms in policies, business processes, and management systems. 2021-03-25 Innovation capacity covid19 pmassetti https://www.adb.org/publications/technology-improve-civil-service-talent
2021-03-24 Zimbabwe: Unicef rolls out emergency cash transfer programme zimbabwe thestandard.co.zw (06.12.2020) UNICEF Zimbabwe in collaboration with the Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare ministry and Goal Zimbabwe is rolling out the emergency social cash transfer programme (ESCT) to reduce food insecurity, improve dietary diversity, and maternal and child health… UNICEF Zimbabwe in collaboration with the Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare ministry and Goal Zimbabwe is rolling out the emergency social cash transfer programme (ESCT) to reduce food insecurity, improve dietary diversity, and maternal and child health outcomes of vulnerable households, whose situation has further deteriorated as a result of Covid-19. The programme is primarily focused on households headed by the elderly (65 years and above), those with pregnant women or with children… 2020-12-06 The programme is primarily focused on households headed by the elderly (65 years and above), those with pregnant women or with children under the age of two years, persons living with disability and child-headed households. Households deemed to be well-off will be excluded despite the category… Family benefits,Social assistance,Cash transfers,Covid-19 Published Measures summary covid19, family cambrosio https://www.thestandard.co.zw/2020/12/06/unicef-rolls-out-emergency-cash-transf…
2021-03-24 Zanzibar responds to COVID-19 economic challenges with a 20% rise to their universal social pension tanzania helpage.org (22.07.2020) The government decided to increase the monthly transfer of their universal social pension by 20 per cent. This is another bold step from the government, which follows on from becoming in 2016 the first country in the Eastern African region to offer social pensions to older… The government decided to increase the monthly transfer of their universal social pension by 20 per cent. This is another bold step from the government, which follows on from becoming in 2016 the first country in the Eastern African region to offer social pensions to older people. 2020-07-22   The COVID-19 pandemic affects all of us but has the greatest impact on those already experiencing poverty, poor health and discrimination. Older people often fall within these categories. In Zanzibar, a third of households headed by older people live below the national poverty line of 20,185 TZS… Old age Pensions,Pensions,Social assistance,Covid-19 Published Measures summary covid19 cambrosio https://www.helpage.org/newsroom/latest-news/zanzibar-responds-to-covid19-econo…
2021-03-24 São Tomé and Príncipe: The World Bank Provides $10 million to Support São Tomé and Príncipe’s Response to COVID-19 Sao Tome and Principe worldbank.org (21.12.2020) The World Bank Board of Executive Director approved today a $10 million Development Policy Operation (DPO) for São Tomé and Príncipe (STP) to support the government's response to the human and economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as economy-wide and sectoral… The World Bank Board of Executive Director approved today a $10 million Development Policy Operation (DPO) for São Tomé and Príncipe (STP) to support the government's response to the human and economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as economy-wide and sectoral reforms for a stronger, more resilient recovery. 2020-12-21 WASHINGTON, December 18, 2020— The World Bank Board of Executive Director approved today a $10 million Development Policy Operation (DPO) for São Tomé and Príncipe (STP) to support the government's response to the human and economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as economy-wide and… Financing,Covid-19 Published Measures summary covid19 cambrosio https://www.worldbank.org/en/news/press-release/2020/12/18/the-world-bank-provi…
2021-03-24 Mozambique: EU provides €100 million to support education, health and social protection mozambique ec.europa.eu (02.11.2020) The European Commission and the Government of Mozambique have today signed a budget support programme worth €100 million to respond to the socio-economic impacts of COVID-19. This new EU programme will provide the Government of Mozambique with short-term financial… The European Commission and the Government of Mozambique have today signed a budget support programme worth €100 million to respond to the socio-economic impacts of COVID-19. This new EU programme will provide the Government of Mozambique with short-term financial assistance to tackle the economic and social impact of the crisis, maintain vital State functions and protect social spending, thanks to effective delivery of basic services to the population. The programme is part of the Team Europe… 2021-03-24 The European Commission and the Government of Mozambique have today signed a budget support programme worth €100 million to respond to the socio-economic impacts of COVID-19. Commissioner for International Partnerships, Jutta Urpilainen, commented: “With this contribution, the European Union will… Social assistance,Financing,Covid-19 Published Measures summary covid19, family cambrosio https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/IP_20_1989
2021-03-24 Malawi: The EU supports nutrition and social protection malawi ec.europa.eu (26.10.2020) As part of Team Europe's response to COVID-19 in Malawi, the European Union has allocated €39 million to mitigate the negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding will address the increasing needs of vulnerable parts of the population in the field of nutrition… As part of Team Europe's response to COVID-19 in Malawi, the European Union has allocated €39 million to mitigate the negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding will address the increasing needs of vulnerable parts of the population in the field of nutrition and social protection, including pregnant women and children. 2020-10-26 As part of Team Europe's response to COVID-19 in Malawi, the European Union has allocated €39 million to mitigate the negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding will address the increasing needs of vulnerable parts of the population in the field of nutrition and social protection,… Cash sickness benefits,Family benefits,Children,Social assistance,Covid-19 Published Measures summary covid19, Emergency grants, family cambrosio https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/IP_20_1974
2021-03-24 Liberia: US$3.4 Million Cash Transfer to Impact 15K Households in Rural Montserrado liberia liberianobserver.com (28.01.2021) The Government through the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MGCSP) will begin cash transfer pilot Project to fifteen thousand households in rural Montserrado County. The total amount to be distributed according to the government is US$3.4… The Government through the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MGCSP) will begin cash transfer pilot Project to fifteen thousand households in rural Montserrado County. The total amount to be distributed according to the government is US$3.4 million. This initiative is led by the Ministry’s Social Cash Transfer (SCT) Program under the Liberia Social Safety Nets Project sponsored by Foreign Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) and the World Bank. 2021-01-28 The Government through the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MGCSP) says it has concluded all necessary requirements to begin cash transfer pilot Project to fifteen thousand households in rural Montserrado County. The total amount to be distributed according to the government is… Social assistance,Cash transfers,Financing,Covid-19 Published Measures summary covid19, Emergency grants cambrosio https://www.liberianobserver.com/news/govt-to-begin-us3-4m-cash-transfer-to-15k…
2021-03-24 Kenya: Gender commission wants rural women roped in Inua Jamii program kenya nation.africa (02.11.2020) The National Gender and Equality Commission is rooting for stakeholders to address the multiple challenges rural women are facing during the Covid-19 pandemic. Each beneficiary of Inua Jamii program receives Sh2,000 stipend per month, which NGEC wants extended to rural… The National Gender and Equality Commission is rooting for stakeholders to address the multiple challenges rural women are facing during the Covid-19 pandemic. Each beneficiary of Inua Jamii program receives Sh2,000 stipend per month, which NGEC wants extended to rural women.  2020-11-01 What you need to know: The National Gender and Equality Commission is  rooting for stakeholders to address the multiple challenges rural women are facing during the Covid-19 pandemic.   Each beneficiary of Inua Jamii program receives Sh2,000 stipend per month, which NGEC wants extended to rural… Social assistance,Cash transfers,Covid-19 Published Measures summary covid19, Emergency grants cambrosio https://nation.africa/kenya/gender/gender-commission-wants-rural-women-roped-in…
2021-03-24 Kenya: New cash transfer scheme to benefit 24,000 Mombasa households kenya the-star.co.ke (04.11.2020) Some 24,000 vulnerable families in Mombasa will each get Sh4,000 monthly stipend enough to cover half of the monthly food and nutrition needs for a family of four under a new partnership between the national government and the World Food Programme. The cash-based… Some 24,000 vulnerable families in Mombasa will each get Sh4,000 monthly stipend enough to cover half of the monthly food and nutrition needs for a family of four under a new partnership between the national government and the World Food Programme. The cash-based support arrangement targets families in informal urban settlements that have lost income due to Covid-19.  The cash and additional nutrition support for women and children will be provided for three months. 2020-11-04 Social assistance,Cash transfers,Financing,Covid-19 Published Measures summary covid19, Emergency grants cambrosio https://www.the-star.co.ke/counties/coast/2020-11-04-new-cash-transfer-scheme-t…
2021-03-24 Mongolia: ADB approves $73m loan to improve social welfare support mongolia devdiscourse.com (23.03.2021) The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $73 million loan to improve social welfare support for the poor and vulnerable, especially women and children, to mitigate the socioeconomic impacts of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Mongolia. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $73 million loan to improve social welfare support for the poor and vulnerable, especially women and children, to mitigate the socioeconomic impacts of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Mongolia. 2021-03-23 Social assistance,Cash transfers,Financing,Covid-19 Published Measures summary covid19, Universal Social Protection cambrosio https://www.devdiscourse.com/article/business/1507034-adb-approves-73m-loan-to-…
2021-03-23 The social multiplier effect pakistan DAWN.COM (22.03.2021) Many countries including Pakistan are actively engaged in developing a new set of social policies and widening the social safety net not only to help calamity-hit poor but also those vulnerable to technology disruptions in a post-covid-19 world 2021-03-23 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19 covid19 pmassetti https://www.dawn.com/news/1613806
2021-03-23 Assessment of the Social Security Responses to COVID-19 in the Western Balkans and Eastern Europe eastern europe This report comparatively reviews the national social security measures in response to COVID-19 crisis, analyse their effectiveness and long-term consequences, and discuss future challenges in improving the social security system. The report covers seven countries in the Western Balkans and Eastern… 2021-03-23 Social Policies & Programmes Published_SS_Monitor_covid19 covid19 pmassetti https://www.ilo.org/budapest/what-we-do/publications/WCMS_775160/lang--en/index…
2021-03-22 Jordan: Temporary unemployment programs Tadamun and Musaned jordan Official Gazette Jordan (16.04.2020) The Tadamun (Solidarity in Arabic) I and II programs is a work suspension allowance targeted to both work institutions covered under social security (Tadamun I) and for those excluded from it (Tadamun II). Tadamun I applies to employers that have contributed for… The Tadamun (Solidarity in Arabic) I and II programs is a work suspension allowance targeted to both work institutions covered under social security (Tadamun I) and for those excluded from it (Tadamun II). Tadamun I applies to employers that have contributed for at least 12 months to the Social Security Corporation (SSC). Employees are entitled to 50% of their deductible monthly salaries between JDs 165 and JDs 500 (for lower salaries, the SSC will pay the difference up to the lowest amount). … 2020-04-16 Unemployment Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary covid19 mmarquez https://betterwork.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Defence-Order-no.-9-for-2020-…
2021-03-19 Brazil's lower house approves bill allowing renewal of pandemic aid to poor families brazil Reuters (11.03.2021) - Brazil’s lower house of Congress approved the basic text of a bill on Thursday that revives a federal cash transfer program to help millions of poor families whose incomes have been hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. The measure will allow emergency stipends totaling up to 44… Brazil’s lower house of Congress approved the basic text of a bill on Thursday that revives a federal cash transfer program to help millions of poor families whose incomes have been hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. The measure will allow emergency stipends totaling up to 44 billion reais ($7.96 billion) to be paid to low-income Brazilians over the next four months, with recipients expected to get an average of 250 reais per month. 2021-03-19 Cash transfers Published Measures summary covid19 pmassetti https://www.reuters.com/article/us-brazil-politics-pandemic-aid/brazils-lower-h…
2021-03-19 In South Korea, Universal Basic Income is Having a Pandemic Moment korea, Republic of Voice of America (09.03.2021) Gyeonggi Province has  sent cash to all its residents during the coronavirus pandemic — on top of the stimulus payments the central government has given South Koreans.   2021-03-19 Cash transfers Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor covid19, universal-basic-income pmassetti https://www.voanews.com/east-asia-pacific/south-korea-universal-basic-income-ha…
2021-03-18 Harnessing the Potential of Big Data in Post-Pandemic Southeast Asia Asia  Asian Development Bank  (March 2021) Digitalization has gained more prominence amid COVID-19 and has highlighted the value of big data for public sector management. The brief explains the potential benefits of big data for public services such as health, social protection, and education and how… 2021-03-18 ICT,Data Analytics Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor, Published_DIGITAL_Eco_Obs_MONITOR big data, covid19 pmassetti https://www.adb.org/publications/big-data-post-pandemic-southeast-asia
2021-03-18 Non-standard workers and the self-employed in the EU european union etui (March 2021) The purpose of the present study is to map key social protection measures taken during the pandemic from the perspective of fragmentation of labour market statuses, notably by focusing on non-standard workers and the self-employed as well as taking into account the gender… 2021-03-18 Difficult to cover group,Covid-19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor covid19 pmassetti https://etui.org/publications/non-standard-workers-and-self-employed-eu
2021-03-17 Burkina Faso: Fight against Covid-19: the Coronathon offers supplies to the community burkina faso assembleenationale.bf  (28.02.2021) On Thursday 28 January 2021, the Coronathon offered medical consumables worth nearly 45 million CFA francs to the Centre for Operations of Response to Health Emergencies (CORUS). This donation is part of the fight against Covid-19 in view of the resurgence of… The Coronathon offered medical consumables worth nearly 45 million CFA francs to the Centre for Operations of Response to Health Emergencies (CORUS). This donation is part of the fight against Covid-19 in view of the resurgence of the disease in Burkina Faso. 2021-01-28 Après la pose de la première pierre du centre de prise en charges des malades du COVID-19 et des maladies infectieuses à Banfora, dans le cadre des festivités du 11 décembre, le président de l’Assemblée nationale, Alassane Bala Sakandé, a procédé ce jeudi 28 janvier à ia remise de consommables… Safety and health at work,Financing,Shocks & extreme events,Covid-19 Published Measures summary covid19, prevention cambrosio https://www.assembleenationale.bf/spip.php?article1244=
2021-03-17 Mexico: Social program "Bienestar" advances payments for 9 million vulnerable people mexico Government of Mexico (27.02.2021) The advance payment as part of the "Bienestar" (Well-being in English) of the March-April and May-June two-month periods will be delivered to more than nine million elderly people, people with permanent disabilities, as well as girls, boys, children of working… The advance payment as part of the "Bienestar" welfare program (Well-being in English) of the March-April and May-June two-month periods will be delivered to more than nine million elderly people, people with permanent disabilities, as well as girls, boys, children of working mothers, for a global amount of 49 thousand 500 million pesos. In addition, the benefits increased to 2,700 pesos this year. 2021-02-27 Más de 154 mil mdp a programas para el Bienestar en 2021; es inversión social histórica: Javier May Comunicado 011.- Se avanza en nunca más dejar a nadie atrás y a nadie fuera, afirma el secretario de Bienestar ante el presidente Andrés Manuel López Obrador. En todo el país las personas… Cash transfers Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary covid19 mmarquez https://www.gob.mx/bienestar/prensa/mas-de-154-mil-mdp-a-programas-para-el-bien…
2021-03-17 Benin: The European Union allocates 30.5 billion CFA francs to Benin benin gouv.bj (21.01.2021) The European Union allocates 30.5 billion CFA francs to Benin. This is in the framework of the mitigation of the consequences of the Coronavirus. These funds will support the government's efforts to respond to the health and socio-economic consequences of Covid-19. The… The European Union allocates 30.5 billion CFA francs to Benin. This is in the framework of the mitigation of the consequences of the Coronavirus. These funds will support the government's efforts to respond to the health and socio-economic consequences of Covid-19. The government will not only be able to support the most vulnerable sectors of the population during this period of the pandemic, but also to maintain its macroeconomic stability. 2021-01-21 Le ministre de l’Économie et des Finances, Romuald WADAGNI, a reçu des mains de l’Ambassadrice, Cheffe de la délégation de l’Union Européenne, Sylvia HARTLEIF, un chèque de 30,5 milliards de francs CFA ce mercredi 20 janvier 2021. C’était à la faveur d’une cérémonie qui a eu pour cadre la salle de… Financing,Covid-19 Proposition Measures summary covid19 cambrosio https://www.gouv.bj/actualite/1144/coronavirus-union-europeenne-alloue-30-5-mil…
2021-03-17 Japan: Extension of Employment Adjustment Subsidy until 30 April 2021 japan Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare Japan (08.03.2021) The exceptional treatment of Employment Adjustment Subsidy is extended until 30 April 2021. The subsidy scheme covers part of leave allowances companies pay to furloughed workers. Typically up to two-thirds of the allowances were covered by… The exceptional treatment of Employment Adjustment Subsidy is extended until 30 April 2021. The subsidy scheme covers part of leave allowances companies pay to furloughed workers. Typically up to two-thirds of the allowances were covered by the program, with the upper limit set at ¥8,370 per day per employee. But under special measures introduced in response to the COVID-19 crisis up to the full amount is covered, with the daily cap set at ¥15,000. The subsidy scheme will be brought back to… 2021-03-08 Employment,Covid-19 Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary covid19 mmarquez
2021-03-16 Child benefits in the US — For children here, there, and everywhere United States Development Pathways (11.03.2021) As part of recent COVID-19-related legislation, the US Government has committed to provide a quasi-universal child benefit (an affluence-tested “qUCB”) – a monthly child cash benefit where, like in Iceland, only the very wealthiest families will not receive the… As part of recent COVID-19-related legislation, the US Government has committed to provide a quasi-universal child benefit (an affluence-tested “qUCB”) – a monthly child cash benefit where, like in Iceland, only the very wealthiest families will not receive the full amount. This child benefit – which transforms the existing Child Tax Credit (CTC) to pay up to USD 300 per month per child under 6, and USD 250 per child aged 6 to 17 – is likely to have a positive impact far beyond the family… 2021-03-16 Family benefits,Children Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary, Published_SS_Monitor covid19 pmassetti https://www.developmentpathways.co.uk/blog/child-benefits-in-the-us-for-childre…
2021-03-15 The Fight Is On to Define the Pandemic Aid Bill - The New York Times United States Buying insurance through the government program known as COBRA would temporarily become a lot cheaper. COBRA, for the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act, generally lets someone who loses a job buy coverage via the former employer. But it’s expensive: Under normal circumstances, a person… Buying insurance through the government program known as COBRA would temporarily become a lot cheaper. COBRA, for the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act, generally lets someone who loses a job buy coverage via the former employer. But it’s expensive: Under normal circumstances, a person may have to pay at least 102 percent of the cost of the premium. Under the relief bill, the government would pay the entire COBRA premium from April 1 through Sept. 30. A person who qualified for new… 2021-03-15 Health Insurance Published Measures summary covid19 pmassetti https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/11/us/politics/stimulus-bill-republicans-democr…
2021-03-11 US: Biden plan a "powerful change" for poor US children United States AFP (11.03.2021)  With the massive $1.9 trillion US stimulus plan approved by Congress on Wednesday, President Joe Biden is marking a dramatic shift in US social policy, with the goal of cutting child poverty in half. "The American Rescue Plan represents a powerful change in social policy in the… 2021-03-11 Family benefits Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor covid19 pmassetti https://au.finance.yahoo.com/news/biden-plan-powerful-change-poor-230503995.html
2021-03-11 House Approves Biden Stimulus Bill - The New York Times United States US Stimulus Bill:  The stimulus payments would be $1,400 for most recipients. Those who are eligible would also receive an identical payment for each of their children. To qualify for the full $1,400, a single person would need an adjusted gross income of $75,000 or below. For heads of household,… US Stimulus Bill:  The stimulus payments would be $1,400 for most recipients. Those who are eligible would also receive an identical payment for each of their children. To qualify for the full $1,400, a single person would need an adjusted gross income of $75,000 or below. For heads of household, adjusted gross income would need to be $112,500 or below, and for married couples filing jointly that number would need to be $150,000 or below. 2021-03-11 Cash transfers Published Measures summary covid19 pmassetti https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/10/us/stimulus-vote.html
2021-03-11 How the $1.9 trillion U.S. stimulus package compares to other countries’ covid spending United States The Washington Post (10.03.2021) President Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package, which the House passed Wednesday and Biden is expected to sign this week, is mammoth in scope — a number so large it can be hard to conceptualize in concrete terms. But amid a pandemic that has wrought… 2021-03-11 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19 covid19 pmassetti https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2021/03/10/coronavirus-stimulus-internatio…
2021-03-11 Hard hit by COVID-19, migrants seen facing "invisible wall" reuters.com (09.03.2021) From Australia to Egypt, migrants and refugees have been especially hard hit by job losses and economic pain during the coronavirus pandemic, with many struggling to access healthcare and state aid, a survey showed on Tuesday. The survey, published in a report by the Red… 2021-03-11 Covid-19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor covid19 pmassetti https://www.reuters.com/article/health-coronavirus-migrants/hard-hit-by-covid-1…
2021-03-10 South Sudan: Benefit from World Bank Support for Social Safety Net south sudan reliefweb.int (2020) The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved a $40 million International Development Association (IDA*) grant for the benefit of the people of South Sudan. The South Sudan Safety Net Project (SSSNP) will expand access to safety net and provide income security… The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved a $40 million International Development Association (IDA*) grant for the benefit of the people of South Sudan. The South Sudan Safety Net Project (SSSNP) will expand access to safety net and provide income security for low income South Sudanese, while strengthening delivery tools and local level capacities. Nearly 430,000 people will receive cash transfers in 10 counties across South Sudan, including Juba. Specifically, the project… 2020-04-28 Social assistance,Cash transfers,Financing,Covid-19 Published Measures summary covid19, Emergency grants, family cambrosio https://reliefweb.int/report/south-sudan/south-sudan-benefit-world-bank-support…
2021-03-10 Mauritius: JICA provides $289 million support to fight COVID-19 under initiative with African Development Bank mauritius africanews.com (25.02.2021) The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has extended an Official Development Assistance loan of up to 30 billion Japanese yen ($289 million) to support Mauritius’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic and rebuild its economy. The loan, signed on 24 February, is a… The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has extended an Official Development Assistance loan of up to 30 billion Japanese yen ($289 million) to support Mauritius’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic and rebuild its economy. The loan, signed on 24 February, is a parallel co-financing agreement between JICA and the African Development Bank under the Enhanced Private Sector Assistance for Africa (EPSA) joint initiative to spur private sector-led sustainable and inclusive growth in Africa.… 2021-02-25 The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has extended an Official Development Assistance loan of up to 30 billion Japanese yen ($289 million) to support Mauritius’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic and rebuild its economy. The loan, signed on 24 February, is a parallel co-financing… Financing,Covid-19 Published Measures summary covid19 cambrosio https://www.africanews.com/2021/02/25/mauritius-jica-provides-289-million-suppo…
2021-03-10 Gambia: Barrow Announces New 250M Covid-19 Relief to support families gambia standard.gm (02.10.2020) The Government of Gambia announced a new 250M Covid-19 emergency fund to support families affected by the economic downturn of the Covid-19 pandemic that includes the provision of a cash package of D3,000 to all families. The Government of Gambia announced a new 250M Covid-19 emergency fund to support families affected by the economic downturn of the Covid-19 pandemic that includes the provision of a cash package of D3,000 to all families. 2020-10-02 President Adama Barrow yesterday announced the launch of a D250 million emergency fund to support families affected by the economic downturn of the Covid-19 pandemic. The president said the funds will provide immediate food support to the entire Gambian populace to aid food security. He made the… Family benefits,Social assistance,Cash transfers,Covid-19 Published Measures summary covid19, poverty cambrosio https://standard.gm/barrow-announces-new-250m-covid-19-relief/
2021-03-10 Gambia: Government To Disburse D100m Tourism Recovery Fund gambia standard.gm (01.10.2020) The Gambia Government plans to give the country’s struggling tourism industry a lifeline with a support package of one hundred million dalasi. The Government agreed to provide a one-off cash transfer of US$50 to each of the small-scale tourism actors whose contact details… The Gambia Government plans to give the country’s struggling tourism industry a lifeline with a support package of one hundred million dalasi. The Government agreed to provide a one-off cash transfer of US$50 to each of the small-scale tourism actors whose contact details are available. Since then arrangement were made with Africell for the transfer to each beneficiary.  2020-10-01 Tourism minister Hamat Bah said yesterday that the relief package is principally provided by the government and is designed to help tourism businesses to survive a massive drop caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The funds, according to Minister Bah, have already been disbursed to the accounts of… Social assistance,Cash transfers,Covid-19 Published Measures summary covid19, Emergency grants cambrosio https://standard.gm/govt-to-disburse-d100m-tourism-recovery-fund-0/
2021-03-09 Covid-19 has transformed the welfare state. Which changes will endure? The Economist (06.03.2021) The pandemic may mark a new chapter in the nature of social safety-nets 2021-03-09 Policy Analysis Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor covid19 pmassetti https://www.economist.com/briefing/2021/03/06/covid-19-has-transformed-the-welf…
2021-03-05 Indonesia: Village Fund BLT Extended to 12 Months indonesia cnnindonesia.com (05.01.2021) The government changed the amount and duration of direct cash assistance ( BLT )  for village funds this year. In the previous PMK, village funds were given for nine months with a total amount of Rp. 600 thousand for the first to third months and Rp. 300 thousand for… The government changed the amount and duration of direct cash assistance ( BLT )  for village funds this year. In the previous PMK, village funds were given for nine months with a total amount of Rp. 600 thousand for the first to third months and Rp. 300 thousand for the fourth to ninth months. Now , in Article 39 of the new PMK, the amount of BLT in village funds is given within 12 months with a value of IDR 300 thousand per month. 2021-01-05 Jakarta, CNN Indonesia -  The government changed the amount and duration of direct cash assistance ( BLT )  for village funds this year. This is stated in the Minister of Finance Regulation (PMK) number 222 / PMK.07 / 2020 concerning Management and Village. The regulation replaces PMK number 156/… Family benefits,Social assistance,Cash transfers,Covid-19 Published Measures summary covid19, family, poverty cambrosio https://www.cnnindonesia.com/ekonomi/20210105190912-532-589873/sri-mulyani-tamb…
2021-03-05 Ghana: Data-driven social safety net response to the COVID-19 crisis ghana worldbank.org (04.01.2021) Strong data systems can play a crucial role in helping governments monitor, manage, and mitigate the impacts of adverse shocks. Ghana is among the countries pursuing such data initiatives. The government’s social protection authorities augmented and adjusted existing… Strong data systems can play a crucial role in helping governments monitor, manage, and mitigate the impacts of adverse shocks. Ghana is among the countries pursuing such data initiatives. The government’s social protection authorities augmented and adjusted existing data systems to help inform the design, implementation, and monitoring of the country’s social safety net response to the pandemic. In June 2020, in partnership with the government, the World Bank began administering a special,… 2021-01-04 Mobile technologies,Covid-19 Published Measures summary covid19 cambrosio https://blogs.worldbank.org/nasikiliza/data-driven-social-safety-net-response-c…
2021-03-05 UK: Universal Credit: Extend £20 benefit top-up for a year, say MPs united kingdom BBC News (09.03.2021) The £20 weekly increase in Universal Credit must be extended for at least a year to avoid impoverishing hundreds of thousands of people, MPs have warned. The measure, which has been called a lifeline for struggling families, is in place until the end of March. The £20 weekly increase in Universal Credit must be extended for at least a year to avoid impoverishing hundreds of thousands of people, MPs have warned. The measure, which has been called a lifeline for struggling families, is in place until the end of March. 2021-03-05 Family benefits Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary covid19 pmassetti https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-55989791
2021-03-05 EU unemployment reinsurance scheme falls off Commission’s radar  european union EURACTIV.com (04.03.2020) An EU reinsurance scheme to support national unemployment benefits was not part of the European Pillar of Social Rights Action Plan presented on Thursday (4 March), although the European Commission has been supportive of the idea. 2021-03-05 Unemployment Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor covid19 pmassetti https://www.euractiv.com/section/economy-jobs/news/eu-unemployment-reinsurance-…
2021-03-05 Should we expect a post-Covid-19 social protection epiphany in Latin America? latin america Global Development Institute Blog (18.02.2021) Social protection has played a leading role in government responses to Covid-19. Public programmes providing income and in-kind transfers to vulnerable population groups have been strengthened and enhanced to address the effects of the pandemic. In low… 2021-03-05 Extension of coverage,Covid-19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor covid19 pmassetti http://blog.gdi.manchester.ac.uk/should-we-expect-a-post-covid-19-social-protec…