Asia

The Road to Better Long-Term Care in Asia and the Pacific: Building Systems of Care and Support for Older Persons

Submitted by pmassetti on Thu, 05/26/2022 - 16:28

Asian Development Bank (May 2022) This report shares insights on capacity building for long-term care in six countries at different stages of population aging: Indonesia, Mongolia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Tonga, and Viet Nam. It explores these countries’ long-term care systems and their particular circumstances and challenges. It also examines what they have in common and highlights good practices that may be helpful to other countries facing similar issues.

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Asia
Global challenges
Topics
Old age Pensions
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Taxation and Social Protection

Submitted by pmassetti on Thu, 04/28/2022 - 16:57

Asian Development Bank (April 2022) The brief discusses how an array of tax reforms over time, both in policy and administration, could allow more progressive structures and improved revenue performance. It notes that tax structures could be improved through broader tax bases, especially better inclusion of capital and self-employment income in personal income taxes, allowing more progressive personal income taxation. It also discusses stronger corporate taxation, increased use of property and wealth taxes, and better-designed value-added tax and excises.

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Asia
Topics
Financing
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Asian Development Review: demographic change and human capital

Submitted by pmassetti on Fri, 04/01/2022 - 16:27

Asian Development Review: Volume 39, Number 1 | Asian Development Bank  (march 2022) This issue focuses on demographic change and human capital. It explores types of insurance for older people and considers economic security, education, and health. Among other topics covered are fuel subsidies and insulin prices.

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Asia
Global challenges
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Digital Technologies for Government-Supported Health Insurance Systems in Asia and the Pacific

Submitted by pmassetti on Fri, 03/04/2022 - 15:28

Asian Development Bank (December 2021) Examples from low- and middle-income countries in the region and beyond are drawn to demonstrate how digital solutions have improved health insurance management and administration. To support decision-making on potential investments, the report identifies key success factors for integrating new technologies into public health insurance schemes.

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Asia
Topics
ICT
Digital Economy Topical Cluster
Business processes
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Extending social health protection: Accelerating progress towards Universal Health Coverage in Asia and the Pacific

Submitted by pmassetti on Thu, 12/23/2021 - 11:16

ilo.org (07.12.2021) This regional report documents and analyses country experiences and lessons on the extension of social health protection coverage in the Asia and the Pacific region. It provides a detailed account of progress made, challenges encountered and remaining coverage gaps, and explores their root causes.

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Asia
Global challenges
Topics
Health Insurance
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Extending social health protection: Accelerating progress towards Universal Health Coverage in Asia and the Pacific

Submitted by pmassetti on Tue, 12/14/2021 - 17:26

ilo.org (07.12.2021) This regional report documents and analyses country experiences and lessons on the extension of social health protection coverage in the Asia and the Pacific region. It provides a detailed account of progress made, challenges encountered and remaining coverage gaps, and explores their root causes.

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Asia
Global challenges
Topics
Health
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To tackle COVID-19 outbreaks, ASEAN MPs call for more inclusive policies for migrant workers

Submitted by pmassetti on Mon, 07/19/2021 - 16:37

ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights - JAKARTA – As COVID-19 cases surge in Thailand and Malaysia, as well as elsewhere in the region, Southeast Asian lawmakers urge these governments to take more inclusive measures to protect everyone without discrimination, regardless of their migration status, ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) said today. “While we are all affected by the pandemic, governments are excluding migrant workers from their social and public health policies in their response, leaving them behind and struggling to survive.

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Asia
Topics
Migration

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Using Technology to Improve Civil Service Talent | Asian Development Bank

Submitted by pmassetti on Thu, 03/25/2021 - 15:30

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.

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Asia
Topics
Innovation capacity

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Harnessing the Potential of Big Data in Post-Pandemic Southeast Asia

Submitted by pmassetti on Thu, 03/18/2021 - 16:27

 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 this can contribute to the post-pandemic recovery. It also assesses the key enablers and policy actions needed to realize big data benefits in the region. 

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Asia
Topics
ICT
Data Analytics
Digital Economy Topical Cluster
Big Data
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Oxfam: The inequality virus report

Submitted by delziniy on Tue, 02/02/2021 - 10:30

Oxfam (Feb 2021)  The report shows that COVID-19 has the potential to increase economic inequality in almost every country at once, the first time this has happened since records began over a century ago. Rising inequality means it could take at least 14 times longer for the number of people living in poverty to return to pre-pandemic levels than it took for the fortunes of the top 1,000, mostly White male, billionaires to bounce back.

 

Regions / Country
Africa
Asia
Americas
Europe
Topics
Health
Covid-19
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