Published Measures summary

Guinea Bissau: electronic payment tools

Submitted by cambrosio on Wed, 10/28/2020 - 17:06

cabri-sbo.org (25.03.2020)

To promote the use of electronic payment tools the Western Africa Central Bank (BCEAO) is providing more flexible measures to open a mobile money and making transfers between people backed by electronic money free.

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Guinea-Bissau
Global challenges
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E-services
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Tajikistan: Cash assistance for struggling families in Tajikistan amid the pandemic

Submitted by cambrosio on Wed, 10/28/2020 - 16:34

unicef.org (16.10.2020)

The Government of Tajikistan is working with the World Bank to provide support to low-income families in Tajikistan through the Tajikistan Emergency COVID-19 (TEC-19) Project. Up to 50,000 families with children under the age of 3, who are registered as poor in the national program of the Targeted Social Assistance (TSA), will receive one-off payments of 500 TJS (around US$50) in order to offset the impacts of the pandemic. 20,000 families have already received this vital support, which is helping them cover essential needs such as food and medication.

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tajikistan
Global challenges
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Unemployment
Social assistance
Cash transfers
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Japan: Subsidy for employers who allow female pregnant employees to take paid-leave

Submitted by siha on Wed, 10/28/2020 - 15:29

Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (28.10.2020) Employers, who introduced a paid-leave programme for female pregnant employees who are recommended by a doctor to take leaves due to stress caused by Covid-19, can apply a subsidy. Eligible employers are who informed employees of the programme and allowed a employee more than five days paid-leave inclusive between 7 May 2020 and 31 January 2021.

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japan
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Health
Maternity
Unemployment
Cash transfers
Covid-19
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Germany: people with disabilities can still have the additional need to finance lunch

Submitted by siha on Tue, 10/27/2020 - 17:00

BMAS (09.09.2020) The regulation was extended today until December 31, 2020 that people with disabilities can still have the additional need to finance lunch. This is important because lunch often cannot be taken in workshops for disabled people and comparable day-structuring measures due to the pandemic.

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germany
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Disability
Food and nutrition
Covid-19
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Germany: Simplified access to basic security will be extended

Submitted by siha on Tue, 10/27/2020 - 16:56

BMAS (09.09.2020) The federal government has approved the Social protection package I Simplified access to basic social security benefits. Due to the ongoing economic effects of the pandemic, the Federal Cabinet has now extended this relief until December 31, 2020. They include the temporary restriction of the asset assessment, the temporary recognition of the actual costs for accommodation and heating as well as simplifications in the approval of provisional benefits.

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germany
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Extension of coverage
Service quality
Covid-19
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Serbia: Electronic scheduling for PCR testing on personal request on the eGovernment portal

Submitted by siha on Tue, 10/27/2020 - 16:23

The government of the Republic of Serbia (02.10.2020) The Office for Information Technologies and e-Administration announced that as of today, on the eGovernment portal, electronic scheduling of appointments for PCR testing on personal request has been enabled. Citizens, foreign citizens with an approved residence in our country, as well as foreign citizens without an approved residence (tourists), can easily and quickly schedule an appointment in one of the 25 laboratories in 22 cities and municipalities in Serbia.

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serbia
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Health
Health promotion
Covid-19
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Czech: Government extends Antivirus B programme for aiding employers through to the end of the year

Submitted by siha on Tue, 10/27/2020 - 16:12

Government of the Czech Republic (26.10.2020) The government approved an extension of the Antivirus B aid programme through to the end of the year, i.e. until 31 December 2020. Antivirus B can be drawn on by companies that have had to put their employees on "obstacle at work" leave. The contribution will continue to be provided to employers in the amount of 60% of paid wage compensations, a maximum of CZK 29,000 monthly per employee. Mode B thus remains exactly the same as before. 

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czech republic
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Unemployment
Extension of coverage
Cash transfers
Covid-19
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Croatia: Support for the preservation of jobs for employers who employ people with disabilities whose activities are affected by coronavirus

Submitted by siha on Tue, 10/27/2020 - 15:53

Ministry of Labor, Pensions, Families and Social Policy (30.07.2020) Eligible employers are sheltered workshops, integrative workshops and work units for the employment of persons with disabilities, regardless of the sector in which they operate, and the duration of the measure is from 1 July to 31 December 2020. The support is awarded in the amount of HRK 4,000.00 per month per full-time employee, ie a proportional part per employee according to the number of part-time hours and HRK 250 contribution for pension insurance based on individual capitalized savings, ie the amount of additional

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croatia
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Disability
Employment
Employment of young workers
Cash transfers
Covid-19
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Honduras launches innovative transfer program in response to COVID-19

Submitted by pmassetti on Mon, 10/26/2020 - 16:27

latinamerica.undp.org (14.10.2020) The Government of Honduras launched “Single Voucher” (Bono Unico), an innovative social protection program aimed at supporting the most vulnerable population affected by COVID-19 in Honduras. The Single Voucher is a one-time subsidy of $82 dollars (2,000 lempiras) delivered through an electronic voucher that can be exchanged for food, medicine and /or medical supplies to up to 260,000 persons in the country in the next three months. 

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honduras
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E-services
Cash transfers

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Solomon Islands: National Provident Fund - SINPF Covid 19 Exemption Orders Ends

Submitted by siha on Wed, 10/14/2020 - 17:06

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 able to access part of their contributions during the period; 1) as a result of them being temporary laid off, 2) made redundancies during the period, 3) are unemployed and living in the declared emergency zone, 4) and those above 50 years who would want to draw part of their contributions.

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Solomon Islands
Topics
Cash transfers
Covid-19
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