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2020-10-14 Solomon Islands: National Provident Fund - SINPF Covid 19 Exemption Orders Ends Solomon Islands National Provident Fund (30.06.2020) The implementation of the Solomon Islands National Provident Fund Exemption Order expired on 30 June 2020. As from 1st July 2020 no new applications will be accepted. Implemented since 1st April 2020, eligible members who qualified under the exemption order were… The implementation of the Solomon Islands National Provident Fund Exemption Order expired on 30 June 2020. As from 1st July 2020 no new applications will be accepted. Implemented since 1st April 2020, eligible members who qualified under the exemption order were able to access part of their contributions during the period. 2020-06-30 The implementation of the Solomon Islands National Provident Fund Exemption Order expired on 30 June 2020. As from 1st July 2020 no new applications will be accepted. Implemented since 1st April 2020, eligible members who qualified under the exemption order were able to access part of their… Cash transfers,Covid-19 Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary covid19, Covid19_deconfinement_measures, Emergency grants siha http://www.sinpf.org.sb/index.php/news-updates/132-sinpf-covid-19-exemption-ord…
2020-10-13 Province to hire 500 contact tracers for COVID-19 canada The province is assembling the troops against COVID-19 by hiring 500 additional health care professionals to increase contact tracing in B.C. Contact tracing works by following up with each person who has tested positive for COVID-19 to determine where they went and who they were in contact with. These temporary positions starting in September will help prepare B.C. for a potential surge in COVID-19 cases this fall, said Dix. 2020-08-13 Health,Employment Published Measures summary covid19 socpro https://www.peachlandview.com/2020/08/13/province-to-hire-500-contact-tracers-f…
2020-10-13 COVID-19 insurance scheme: Rs 50 lakh cover for health workers to include loss of life as well india The government has approved the ‘Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package’, an insurance scheme for the health workers who are fighting the Covid 19 pandemic in the country. The benefit of the package is estimated to reach a total of around 22.12 lakh public healthcare providers, including community health workers, who may have to be in direct contact and care of Coronavirus patients and who may be at risk of being impacted by it. Under the scheme, an insurance cover of Rs. 50 lakh will be provided… 2020-03-29 Health,Health Insurance Published Measures summary covid19 socpro https://www.financialexpress.com/money/insurance/covid-19-insurance-scheme-rs-5…
2020-10-13 Atlanta COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program to provide relief to residents united states Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced the city has allocated $22 million from the Coronavirus Relief Fund to the Atlanta COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program to provide housing support to Atlantans. Administered by United Way of Greater Atlanta, the program will provide rental, utility, and/or security deposit assistance to more than 6,700 City of Atlanta residents through a network of local service providers, who were selected through a Request for Proposal process. City of… 2020-08-25 Housing,Cash transfers,Social assistance Published Measures summary covid19, Emergency grants socpro https://www.ajc.com/neighborhoods/atlanta-intown/atlanta-covid-19-emergency-ren…
2020-10-13 Maharashtra extends insurance cover to private doctors who die of Covid-19 india The Maharashtra government has extended Rs 50 lakh insurance cover to private doctors who die of coronavirus infection during the pandemic. The insurance cover, which is being given to doctors in government and semi- government services, has now been extended to private medical practitioners who succumb to the infection. 2020-08-21 Health,Health Insurance Published Measures summary covid19 socpro https://www.business-standard.com/article/pf/maharashtra-extends-insurance-cove…
2020-10-13 Government expands wage subsidy to include 3 million furloughed, reduced pay workers indonesia The wage subsidy program was initially launched on Aug. 4. Those people eligible for the wage subsidy are workers who earn less than Rp 5 million (US$339.25) per month and are active members of the Workers Social Security Agency (BPJS Ketenagakerjaan) as of June 30. Eligible recipients will receive a total wage subsidy of Rp 2.4 million starting in September, disbursed in installments of Rp 1.2 million every two months to cover a total period of four months. The wage subsidy program applied… 2020-08-04 Employment Published Measures summary covid19 socpro https://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2020/08/11/government-expands-wage-subsidy-…
2020-10-13 Tokha municipality to provide 150 per cent perks to frontline health workers nepal Tokha Municipality is to provide 150 per cent allowance to the health workers mobilizing in the forefront in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic. The 61st meeting of the Municipal Executive on Sunday decided to provide allowances to the medical team including the medical officer and the lab technicians mobilized for collecting swab samples who are working at the frontline.The allowance would be based on the salary scale the medicos are getting at present and it would be provided from the date… 2020-08-24 Health,Cash transfers,Social assistance Published Measures summary covid19 socpro https://www.osnepal.com/982864
2020-10-13 CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: COVID-19 AGRICULTURAL DISASTER SUPPORT FUND FOR SMALLHOLDER AND COMMUNAL FARMERS south africa COVID-19 Disaster Agricultural Support Fund Voucher: The main objective of this support is to complete the current production cycle in an effort to ensure adequate food production and supplies. The targeted beneficiaries are smallholder and communal producers with a turnover between R20 000 and R1 million per annum. 50% women, 40% youth and 6% people with disability will be targeted. The Funding is a grant and the voucher system will apply in partnership with distributors and manufactures of… 2020-04-16 Cash transfers Published Measures summary covid19 socpro https://www.arc.agric.za/Agricultural%20Sector%20News/COVID-19%20Agricultural%2…
2020-10-13 CISF Launches Mobile App For Its Pensioners india The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) on Friday launched a mobile application for its pensioners as part of an e-office initiative introduced in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The pensioners corner app will be available in both web and Android platforms with the facility for pensioners to access their data on the move. The app is part of the e-office initiative that the CISF launched sometime back in the backdrop of the coronavirus that majorly spreads from touching infected… 2020-08-28 Old age Pensions,E-services Published Measures summary covid19 socpro https://www.republicworld.com/india-news/general-news/cisf-launches-mobile-app-…
2020-10-13 ComCare assistance for 6,000 lower-income households automatically extended for 6 more months singapore ComCare assistance for 6,000 lower-income households whose aid would have ended between August and October 2020 is automatically extended for 6 more months. This automatic six-month extension was also done several months ago for about 6,000 households whose ComCare assistance ended between May and July. 2020-08-07 Family benefits Published Measures summary covid19 socpro https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/comcare-assistance-for-6000-lower-income…
2020-10-13 PAMI anunció el congelamiento de precios de los medicamentos hasta el 31 de octubre argentina The Comprehensive Medical Care Program (PAMI - Programa de Atención Médica Integral) for retirees and pensioners announced on Tuesday the freezing of drug prices until October 31. PAMI is a public health insurance agency in Argentina managed by the country's Ministry of Health. 2020-08-12 Health,Financing Published Measures summary covid19 socpro https://www.infobae.com/sociedad/2020/08/12/pami-anuncio-el-congelamiento-de-pr…
2020-10-13 Singapore government extends COVID-19 salary support for companies to March 2021 singapore The Jobs Support Scheme (JSS), which was launched at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic to protect jobs, will be extended by seven months to cover wages paid up to March 2021. This was among the continued COVID-19 support measures for workers and jobs announced in a ministerial statement on Monday, August 17, by Minister for Finance Heng Swee Keat. 2020-08-17 Employment Published Measures summary covid19 socpro https://www.connectedtoindia.com/singapore-government-extends-covid-19-salary-s…
2020-10-13 Pandemic leave payments for Canberrans part of new COVID-19 support measures australia Canberrans experiencing financial hardship through the pandemic who are not able to temporarily work under a COVID-19 direction or health guidance will be able to receive up to $1500 from the ACT Government. The payment will be made from a new $1.25 million Hardship fund. The new support measure comes off the back of the Commonwealth’s offer of the same “disaster payment” scheme available to Victorians if the Territory moves into a State of Emergency due to COVID-19, an offer Mr Barr said the… 2020-08-17 Social assistance,Cash transfers Published Measures summary covid19 socpro https://the-riotact.com/pandemic-leave-payments-for-canberrans-part-of-new-covi…
2020-10-13 Covid-19 support measures: DPM Heng announces S$1b programme to subsidise salaries of new local hires for a year singapore The Jobs Growth Incentive will support firms when they hire local employees over the next six months, by subsidising the salaries of all these new local hires for one year, subject to a cap. For new local hires aged above 40, the Government will co-pay up to half of their salaries. For younger local hires, the subsidy will be up to 25 per cent of the salaries, subject to a cap. 2020-08-17 Employment Published Measures summary covid19 socpro https://www.todayonline.com/singapore/govt-sets-aside-s1-billion-subsidise-sala…
2020-10-13 Pandemic leave payments for Canberrans part of new COVID-19 support measures australia The Government is extending the utilities concession to eligible asylum seekers for 2020-21, giving them access to the annual $700 utilities concession and an additional one-off $200 rebate. 2020-08-17 Housing,Migration,Social assistance Published Measures summary covid19 socpro https://the-riotact.com/pandemic-leave-payments-for-canberrans-part-of-new-covi…
2020-10-13 Government Unveils Anti-Crisis Plan on Agriculture, Entitled georgia According to the Anti-Crisis Plan, every farmer with registered plots of land will receive 200 GEL per hectare from the state. According to the head of the government, this means that medium and large agricultural enterprises that possess, for example, ten hectares of land and cultivate it will receive 2,000 GEL in assistance from the state. Cash transfers,Employment Published Measures summary covid19 socpro http://gov.ge/index.php?lang_id=ENG&sec_id=547&info_id=76114
2020-10-13 Abre FOVISSSTE proceso de inscripción de “Tu Casa te Espera” para trabajadores de la salud mexico As of this Monday, July 13, the Housing Fund of the ISSSTE (FOVISSSTE) will begin the registration process for the “Tu Casa Te Espera” program aimed at workers at the service of the State in the health sector, in recognition of the work they do to serve Mexicans in the COVID-19 pandemic. The financing may be used for the acquisition of a new home or for construction on own land. 2020-07-13 Housing,Financing Published Measures summary covid19 socpro https://www.gob.mx/fovissste/articulos/abre-fovissste-proceso-de-inscripcion-de…
2020-10-13 POLICY RESPONSES TO COVID-19 saudi arabia Adjusted from April 21 2020: On July 2, the authorities announced the extension of private sector (COVID related) support measures that would have expired end-June, including continuing the payment of wage benefits to Saudis working in the private sector through SANED, and further delaying the payment of some taxes and duties. 2020-07-02 Employment Published Measures summary covid19 socpro https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19#S
2020-10-13 U.K. to Pay People on Low Incomes If Isolating Due to Covid united kingdom The U.K. government said it will pay workers on low incomes 13 pounds ($17) a day if they are self-isolating during the coronavirus pandemic, triggering a backlash from trade unions and council leaders who argue the amount is too little to make a difference. The payments begin on a trial basis from Sept. 1 in Blackburn with Darwen, Pendle and Oldham, areas of northwest England currently with additional social distancing-rules in place to contain local Covid-19 outbreaks, the Department for… 2020-08-27 Cash transfers,Health,Health promotion,Cash sickness benefits Published Measures summary covid19 socpro https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-08-27/u-k-to-pay-people-on-low-inc…
2020-10-13 1. CHILDFUND sets 2m for cash transfer zambia K500 per family will be disributed to 2,250 households in Chilanga and 2,105 in Luangwa in an unconditional cash transfer program by Childfund International Africa (with government ministries). The recipients are families that struggled daily to feed themselves even before COVID-19 and had currently lost incomes because of the pandemic restrictions to contian its spread. Each family recieves an average of US $30 every month to help them meet basic needs. 2020-08-16 Family benefits Published Measures summary covid19 socpro https://www.dropbox.com/s/k83a6sd3wmrzh8t/ChILDFUND%20sets%20K2m%20for%20cash%2…
2020-10-13 Saudi food delivery workers covered by COVID-19 relief package saudi arabia Adjusted from 2 July 2020: Saudi food delivery workers are now covered by COVID-19 relief packages, according to a royal decree issued by king Salman Bin Abdulaziz. Under the decree, these workers, initially excluded from the coronavirus relief packages, will get the benefits retroactively along with September’s payment. Food delivery drivers and riders often work for less than the minimum wage, and have less employee rights. Most food delivery work is done by migrants, through third-party… 2020-08-28 Employment Published Measures summary covid19 socpro https://gulfnews.com/world/gulf/saudi/saudi-food-delivery-workers-covered-by-co…
2020-10-13 CM announces Rs 1,000 each for Anganwadi & Asha workers, free travel for women in UTC buses india Dehradun: Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat announced that Rs 1,000 would be credited into the accounts of each Anganwadi and Asha worker in the State. This will benefit about 50,000 Anganwadi and Asha workers. An accredited social health activist (ASHA) is a community health worker instituted by the government of India's Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) as a part of the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM). 2020-08-03 Health,Cash transfers,Social assistance Published Measures summary covid19 socpro https://www.dailypioneer.com/2020/state-editions/cm-announces-rs-1-000-each-for…
2020-10-13 COVID-19: Ekiti Govt introduces tax relief, incentives for businesses nigeria The Ekiti State Government has introduced tax relief and incentives for taxpayers and businesses as part of its ongoing efforts to cushion the negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. “The minimum tax payable under the Presumptive Tax Regime (Market Men & Women, Artisans, etc.) in the state has been reduced by 50 per cent for the year 2020 only,” the EKIRS chairman said. 2020-08-08 Compliance and Contribution Collection Published Measures summary covid19 socpro https://newsexpressngr.com/news/103786-COVID-19-Ekiti-Govt-introduces-tax-relie…
2020-10-13 CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: COVID-19 AGRICULTURAL DISASTER SUPPORT FUND FOR SMALLHOLDER AND COMMUNAL FARMERS south africa COVID-19 Disaster Agricultural Support Fund Voucher: The main objective of this support is to complete the current production cycle in an effort to ensure adequate food production and supplies. The targeted beneficiaries are smallholder and communal producers with a turnover between R20 000 and R1 million per annum. 50% women, 40% youth and 6% people with disability will be targeted. The Funding is a grant and the voucher system will apply in partnership with distributors and manufactures of… 2020-04-16 Cash transfers Published Measures summary covid19, self-employed socpro https://www.arc.agric.za/Agricultural%20Sector%20News/COVID-19%20Agricultural%2…
2020-10-13 First phase of National Creative Relief Programme to give grants to 50 freelancers and 37 companies United Arab Emirates Led by the Ministry of Culture and Knowledge Development (MCKD) and launched in May, the fund offers Dh15,000 to Dh50,000 grants to individuals and small businesses in the creative fields who are undergoing financial difficulties because of the pandemic. The recipients of the grants primarily include those in the performing arts, multimedia arts and visual arts. The funds will be able cover the entirety of freelancers’ financial obligations for a month, and 70 per cent of SME’s financial… Cash transfers,Cash transfers Published Measures summary covid19 socpro https://www.thenational.ae/arts-culture/art/first-phase-of-national-creative-re…
2020-10-13 Governor: North Carolina ‘making progress’ against COVID-19, announces grants for businesses united states The Job Retention Grant Program is designed to help employers keep their workers on the payroll. Applicants can receive a grant for up to 125% of two months of their 2019 average monthly payroll costs, up to a maximum of $250,000, a news release says. The grant money is being paid for with $15 million in federal money and was appropriated for this use by the state legislature. 2020-08-14 Employment Published Measures summary covid19 socpro https://www.jdnews.com/news/20200813/governor-north-carolina-lsquomaking-progre…
2020-10-13 Govt announces Rs 25 lakh additional ex-gratia to NOK of healthcare workers who die of COVID-19 india The Jammu and Kashmir government approved an additional ex-gratia of Rs.25.00 lakh in case of death of healthcare workers due to COVID-19. It shall be payable to the dependent members/legal heirs of those Healthcare workers, including community health workers who may lose their lives as a result of being in direct contact and care of COVID-19 patients and who may be at risk of being impacted by this disease. This comes in addition to the insurance cover of Rs. 50.00 lakh for Healthcare… 2020-08-14 Health,Cash transfers,Survivor Published Measures summary covid19 socpro https://www.greaterkashmir.com/news/latest-news/govt-announces-rs-25-lakh-addit…
2020-10-13 City of Henderson launches small business recovery grant program united states Small businesses in Henderson that have been financially impacted by the closures or restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic have a chance at some relief. Small business owners may apply for a grant to assist them with their recovery efforts through the City of Henderson. Grant awards are available in amounts ranging from $2,500-$10,000 based on the number of full-time equivalent employees. Eligible uses for the grant funds include rent, utility payments, inventory, payroll and license… 2020-08-10 Employment,Cash transfers Published Measures summary covid19, Emergency grants socpro https://www.8newsnow.com/news/local-news/city-of-henderson-launches-small-busin…
2020-10-13 Slow but steady economic recovery: Over 150,000 companies resume contributions to EPFO india In May, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, as part of government’s Covid-19 Atma Nirbhar Bharat relief measures, announced that monthly EPF contributions (of both employers and employees) were to be reduced from 24 per cent to 20 per cent for the months of May, June and July 2020. Old age Pensions,Compliance and Contribution Collection Published Measures summary covid19 socpro https://www.timesnownews.com/business-economy/economy/article/slow-but-steady-e…
2020-10-13 Spain: Prioritization of workers in short-term work schemes for vocational and professional training spain Las personas en ERTE tendrán la consideración de colectivo prioritario para el acceso a las iniciativas de formación del sistema de formación profesional para el empleo en el ámbito laboral. People in ERTE will be considered as a priority group for access to training initiatives of the vocational training system to increase likelihood of employment. 2020-09-29 Employment Published Measures summary covid19 mmarquez https://www.eldiario.es/economia/prorroga-erte-31-enero-prestacion-desempleo-no…
2020-10-13 Spain: Unemployment benefit goes back to 70% and dismisses previous reduction spain eldiario.es (29.09.2020) El Ministerio de Trabajo ha evitado la reducción de la cuantía de la prestación por desempleo de los trabajadores en ERTE pasados los seis meses en esta situación. Con la legislación vigente, aprobada con el Gobierno de Mariano Rajoy, la cantidad se reducía del 70% al 50%… The Ministry of Labor has avoided reducing the amount of unemployment benefit for workers in ERTE after six months in this situation. With current legislation, approved with the Government of Mariano Rajoy, the amount was reduced from 70% to 50% of the regulatory base, a reduction that is canceled and the amount of 70% is maintained. 2020-09-29 Ya hay prórroga de los ERTE a partir de octubre. El Consejo de Ministros ha aprobado este martes la extensión del mecanismo de ERTE por la COVID-19 hasta el 31 de enero, con diferentes tipos de expedientes de regulación temporal de empleo que el Gobierno ha pactado con los sindicatos y empresarios… Unemployment,Cash transfers Published Measures summary covid19 mmarquez https://www.eldiario.es/economia/prorroga-erte-31-enero-prestacion-desempleo-no…
2020-10-13 Spain: Extension of short-term work support program ERTE until January 31st spain eldiario.es (29.09.2020) Los ERTE por fuerza mayor existentes se prorrogan hasta el 31 de enero. Los ERTE por causas objetivas –los llamados ETOP– seguirán siendo aplicables hasta el término que tuvieran establecido y se podrán prorrogar si se solicita ante la autoridad laboral, con las condiciones… The existing force majeure ERTE are extended until January 31. The ERTE due to objective causes - the so-called ETOP - will continue to be applicable until the term they have been established and can be extended if requested before the labor authority, with the conditions established in the first decree that regulated this labor tool (and that did not give the right to ETOP files to benefit from contribution aid). This extension means that the ERTE's of total or partial suspension are… 2020-09-29 Ya hay prórroga de los ERTE a partir de octubre. El Consejo de Ministros ha aprobado este martes la extensión del mecanismo de ERTE por la COVID-19 hasta el 31 de enero, con diferentes tipos de expedientes de regulación temporal de empleo que el Gobierno ha pactado con los sindicatos y empresarios… Unemployment Published Measures summary covid19 mmarquez https://www.eldiario.es/economia/prorroga-erte-31-enero-prestacion-desempleo-no…
2020-10-13 India: Reduced EPF contribution for 3 months india conomictimes.indiatimes.com (15.06.2020) The Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) will reduce its EPF contribution rate from 12 per cent to 10 per cent for both employers and employees for the months of months May 2020, June 2020 and July 2020. It is applicable to all class of… The Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) will reduce its EPF contribution rate from 12 per cent to 10 per cent for both employers and employees for the months of months May 2020, June 2020 and July 2020. It is applicable to all class of establishments covered under the EPF & MP Act, 1952 except the establishments like Central and State Public sector enterprises or any other establishments owned or controlled of the Central govt or State govt.The reduced rate is also not applicable… 2020-06-15 Old age Pensions,Compliance and Contribution Collection Published Measures summary contribution collection, covid19 mmarquez https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/wealth/invest/reduced-epf-contribution-16-…
2020-10-13 Czech Republic: Late Employer SS Contribution Penalty Relief czech republic KPMG Global (27.05.2020) Reduction in the penalty for late payment of social security contributions payable by employers in the amount of 24.8 percent of their employees’ wages (employer’s contributions) for the calendar months of May to July 2020. If the contributions due for these months are paid… Reduction in the penalty for late payment of social security contributions payable by employers in the amount of 24.8 percent of their employees’ wages (employer’s contributions) for the calendar months of May to July 2020. If the contributions due for these months are paid by 20 October 2020, the employer will be required to pay only 20 percent of the standard penalty for late payment stipulated by the Insurance Premiums Act.2 The reduced penalty will thus correspond to approximately 4 percent… 2020-05-27 The Czech government approved a legislative proposal1 to reduce penalties for late payment of social security contributions due for the months May to July 2020 by employers under certain conditions.  The proposal also introduces certain changes to the submission procedures for social security… Compliance and Contribution Collection Published Measures summary covid19 mmarquez https://home.kpmg/xx/en/home/insights/2020/05/flash-alert-2020-254.html
2020-10-12 Belgium: COVID-19 pandemic and applicable legislation - update belgium Socialsecurity.be (12.10.2020) The increased use of teleworking due to the Coronavirus will not be taken into account in determining the applicable social security legislation. This period will be neutralised with effect from 13 March 2020. The envisaged expiry date of this measure is 31 December… The increased use of teleworking due to the Coronavirus will not be taken into account in determining the applicable social security legislation. This period will be neutralised with effect from 13 March 2020. The envisaged expiry date of this measure is 31 December 2020, but this date may be revised according to the Corona measures. 2020-10-12 Extension of coverage,Covid-19 Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary covid19, extending coverage, international_agreement siha https://campaigns.eranova.fgov.be/r-2d55a1abd87fa8333500df119ef7f4402ed3a705f29…
2020-10-12 Guernsey: The Policy & Resources Committee agrees to continue financial support measures for worst hit sectors Guernsey covid19.gov.gg (14.09.2020) The Policy & Resources Committee has agreed to continue the payroll co-funding scheme for the most impacted sectors and businesses until the end of 2020, having previously been extended to the end of September. However, there will be a further reduction of those… The Policy & Resources Committee has agreed to continue the payroll co-funding scheme for the most impacted sectors and businesses until the end of 2020, having previously been extended to the end of September. However, there will be a further reduction of those eligible for support once the island moves into phase 5c of its exit from lockdown strategy. While no date has been decided to move to phase 5c, it is expected within the period of this three month extension to States funded support. 2020-09-14 Media Release Date: 14 September 2020 Policy & Resources agree to continue financial support measures for worst hit sectors The Policy & Resources Committee has agreed to continue the payroll co-funding scheme for the most impacted sectors and businesses until the end of 2020, having… Cash transfers,Covid-19 Published Measures summary covid19, Emergency grants cambrosio https://home.kpmg/xx/en/home/insights/2020/04/guernsey-tax-developments-in-resp…
2020-10-12 Saint Lucia & WFP Partner to Expand Coverage of the Public Assistance Programme as Part of the National COVID-19 Response Saint Lucia jointsdgfund.org (10.09.2020) The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) signs a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Government of Saint Lucia to support an expansion of the nation’s Public Assistance Programme (PAP) by 1,000 households as part of the nation’s 2019 coronavirus (COVID-19… The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) signs a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Government of Saint Lucia to support an expansion of the nation’s Public Assistance Programme (PAP) by 1,000 households as part of the nation’s 2019 coronavirus (COVID-19) response. 2020-09-10 CASTRIES – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) signs a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Government of Saint Lucia to support an expansion of the nation’s Public Assistance Programme (PAP) by 1,000 households as part of the nation’s 2019 coronavirus (COVID-19) response. The… Social assistance,Cash transfers Published Measures summary covid19, Emergency grants, extending coverage cambrosio https://jointsdgfund.org/article/saint-lucia-wfp-partner-expand-coverage-public…
2020-10-12 Italy: Renewal of fixed-term employment agreements italy Employers may renew or extend fixed-term employment contracts until 31 December 2020 without justification (in derogation of art. 19 of Legislative Decree 81/2015 (which provides for the obligation to state specific reasons for fixed-term employment relationships of more than 12 months). Extension… Employers may renew or extend fixed-term employment contracts until 31 December 2020 without justification (in derogation of art. 19 of Legislative Decree 81/2015 (which provides for the obligation to state specific reasons for fixed-term employment relationships of more than 12 months). Extension or renewal without justification is permitted only once, and is permitted only within the maximum duration provided for by law, with the result that the relationship may not exceed a total duration of… 2020-08-14 Employment Published Measures summary covid19, labour markets cambrosio https://www.gazzettaufficiale.it/eli/id/2020/08/14/20G00122/sg
2020-10-12 Italy: The use of the existing wage guarantee schemes for temporary suspensions of work was expanded italy gazzettaufficiale.it (14.08.2020) The Decree Law 14 has introduced modifications in August 2020 to the use of the existing wage guarantee schemes (Cassa Integrazione Guadagni Ordinaria, CIGO, Cassa integrazione in deroga, CID, Cassa Integrazione Guadagni Straordinaria, CIGSand Fondo di… The Decree Law 14 has introduced modifications in August 2020 to the use of the existing wage guarantee schemes (Cassa Integrazione Guadagni Ordinaria, CIGO, Cassa integrazione in deroga, CID, Cassa Integrazione Guadagni Straordinaria, CIGSand Fondo di Integrazione Salariale, FIS) for temporary suspensions of work or reductions of working time due to the pandemic : 18 weeks of cassa integrazione are granted between the period 13 July - 31 December. If the first 9 weeks do not involve any cost… 2020-08-14 Unemployment,Cash transfers Published Measures summary covid19 cambrosio https://www.gazzettaufficiale.it/eli/id/2020/08/14/20G00122/sg
2020-10-09 Japan: Business Sustainable Subsidy japan Jizokuka-kyufukin (01.09.2020) One time subsidy for small and medium-sized enterprises and sole proprietors whose  sales of any month from January to December reduced by at least 50% compared to that of last year. The amount is 2,000,000 yen maximum for SMEs, and 1,000,000 yen maximum for sole… One time subsidy for small and medium-sized enterprises and sole proprietors whose  sales of any month from January to December reduced by at least 50% compared to that of last year. The amount is 2,000,000 yen maximum for SMEs, and 1,000,000 yen maximum for sole proprietors including freelances. 2020-09-01 ICT,E-services,Cash transfers,Covid-19,Financial crisis Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary covid19, self-employed, sustainability, youth employment siha https://jizokuka-kyufu.go.jp/
2020-10-09 Japan: Extension of the support fund and allowance for the leave without pay japan Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (25.09.2020) Covered month for the support fund and allowance were extended from September 2020 to December 2020. Similarly, the deadlines for application for each month were simplified and extended to 31th December 2020 for months before September; to  31th…  Covered month for the support fund and allowance were extended from September 2020 to December 2020. Similarly, the deadlines for application for each month were simplified and extended to 31th December 2020 for months before September; to  31th March 2021 for October, November and December. 2020-09-25 Extension of coverage,Covid-19 Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary covid19, Emergency grants, extending coverage siha https://www.mhlw.go.jp/content/11600000/000676013.pdf
2020-10-09 Japan: The support fund and allowance for the leave forced to be taken under the COVID-19 outbreak japan Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (14.07.2020) 80% of the wage before taking the leave (maximum daily amount 11 ,000 yen) will be paid according to the record of the leave forced to be taken. (limited to the leave taken between April 1, 2020 and September 30, 2020.) However the following two… Employees of small and medium sized companies who were/are on leave and who have not being paid their wages (or leave allowance) for the leave can apply for the support fund and allowance of  80% of the wage before taking the leave (maximum daily amount 11 ,000 yen). 2020-07-14 Employment,Cash transfers,Covid-19 Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary covid19, Emergency grants siha https://www.mhlw.go.jp/content/11600000/000648770.pdf
2020-10-09 Japan: Single-parent temporary special allowance japan Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (09.10.2020) Single-parent temporary special allowance is paid to single-parent households if; 1. they receives child-rearing allowances of June 2020; 2. their child-rearing allowances of June 2020 are suspended due to receiving public pensions; or 3. their… Single-parent temporary special allowance of 50,000 yen is paid to single-parent households that receives child-rearing allowances. 30,000 yen is added per child  for the second and subsequent child and another 50,000 yen for a household whose income dropped due to Covid-19. 2020-10-09 Family benefits,Social assistance,Cash transfers,Covid-19 Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary covid19, family siha https://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/newpage_11456.html
2020-10-09 Japan: Special supplement to child benefits japan Cabinet office (01.05.2020) Special supplement of 10,000 yen per a child is automatically added to child benefits. Beneficiaries who received a child benefit for April 2020 are entitled to the supplement. The government pays for the funding and local municipalities administers the supplement as… Special supplement of 10,000 yen per a child is automatically added to child benefits. Beneficiaries who received a child benefit for April 2020 are entitled to the supplement. The government pays for the funding and local municipalities administers the supplement. 2020-05-01 Family benefits,Children,Cash transfers,Covid-19 Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary covid19, Emergency grants, family siha https://www8.cao.go.jp/shoushi/shinseido/taiou_coronavirus.html#rinji
2020-10-08 Belgium: Corona temporary unemployment after September 1, 2020 belgium capac (22.09.2020) Since September 1, 2020, the rules for temporary corona unemployment have changed.  Only sectors and companies recognized as particularly affected can apply for temporary corona unemployment until December 31, 2020. You can therefore only submit a request for temporary… Since September 1, 2020, the rules for temporary corona unemployment have changed.  Only sectors and companies recognized as particularly affected can apply for temporary corona unemployment until December 31, 2020. 2020-09-22 09/22/2020 Corona temporary unemployment after September 1, 2020 Since September 1, 2020, the rules for temporary corona unemployment have changed.  Only sectors and companies recognized as particularly affected can apply for temporary corona unemployment until December 31, 2020. You can… Unemployment,Extension of coverage,Covid-19 Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary covid19, Emergency grants, extending coverage siha https://www.hvw-capac.fgov.be/fr/nouveautes
2020-10-06 Digital Technology in Social Assistance Transfers for COVID-19 Relief: Lessons from Selected Cases cgdev.org (Sept 2020) Many countries have launched unprecedented relief packages to cushion the economic and social impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. This short review considers some initial lessons emerging from selected countries around the use of digital technology to implement these government-… 2020-10-06 E-services,Cash transfers Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor, Published_DIGITAL_Eco_Obs_MONITOR, Published_DIGITAL_Eco_Obs_DOCUMENTS covid19, epayment pmassetti https://www.cgdev.org/publication/digital-technology-social-assistance-transfer…
2020-10-02 Social protection for older people during COVID-19 and beyond socialprotection.org (September 2020) This document provides information and guidance on social protection and older people, with a focus on pensions to cushion the economic impacts of COVID-19. It is intended as an advisory for people involved in planning and delivering social protection support… 2020-10-02 Old age Pensions Published_SS_Monitor_covid19 covid19 pmassetti https://socialprotection.org/discover/publications/space-social-protection-olde…
2020-10-01 Brazil: Proof of Life for retired civil servants, pensioners and amnesties is suspended until October 31 brazil Ministry of Economy (28.09.2020) The requirement of the annual Proof of Life (re-registration) of retired civil servants, pensioners and civil political amnesties referred to in Ordinance No. 244 and Normative Instruction No. 45, both of June 15, 2020, is suspended until October 31, 2020. The requirement of the annual Proof of Life (re-registration) of retired civil servants, pensioners and civil political amnesties is suspended until October 31, 2020 to reduce the possibility of contagion of beneficiaries.  2020-09-28 The requirement of the annual Proof of Life (re-registration) of retired civil servants, pensioners and civil political amnesties referred to in Ordinance No. 244 and Normative Instruction No. 45, both of June 15, 2020, is suspended until October 31, 2020. The determination was published this… Old age Pensions,Service delivery,Covid-19 Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary covid19, service delivery siha https://www.gov.br/economia/pt-br/assuntos/noticias/2020/setembro/prova-de-vida…
2020-10-01 Argentina: Reduction and postponement of social security contribution payment argentina OFFICIAL BULLETIN REPUBLICA ARGENTINA - General Resolution 4788/2020 (04.08.2020) The postponement or reduction of up to 95% of the payment of employer contributions to the Argentine Integrated Pension System. Certain employers will enjoy the benefit of postponement of the expiration date for the… The postponement or reduction of up to 95% of the payment of employer contributions to the Argentine Integrated Pension System for the period accrued in March, April, May, June and July 2020. 2020-08-04 Extension of coverage,Compliance and Contribution Collection,Covid-19 Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary contribution collection, covid19, extending coverage siha https://www.boletinoficial.gob.ar/detalleAviso/primera/233173/20200806
2020-10-01 Going Viral : COVID-19 and the Accelerated Transformation of Jobs in Latin America and the Caribbean latin america worldbank.org (28.09.2020) The economic impact of COVID-19 is unprecedented in size and scope. It has quickly evolved from a health emergency into an employment crisis. It also has far-reaching implications for workers beyond the immediate employment effects, as it most likely has accelerated the… 2020-10-01 Employment,The technological transition Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor, Published_DIGITAL_Eco_Obs_MONITOR, Published_DIGITAL_Eco_Obs_DOCUMENTS covid19 pmassetti https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/34413