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The future of telemedicine after COVID-19

Submitted by pmassetti on Fri, 01/27/2023 - 14:52

The use of telemedicine, or remote clinical consultations, was limited in most OECD countries before the COVID‑19 pandemic, held back by regulatory barriers and hesitancy from patients and providers. In early 2020, as COVID‑19 massively disrupted in-person care, governments moved quickly to promote the use of telemedicine. The number of teleconsultations skyrocketed, playing a vital role in maintaining access to care, but only partly offsetting reductions in in-person care.

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The state of social protection for agrifood systems workers in West Africa

Submitted by pmassetti on Tue, 01/24/2023 - 16:52

fao.org (2022) The report analyses the state of social protection for agri-food systems workers in the region. Specifically, it provides an overview about existing social assistance and social insurance programmes, analyses their sensitivity to agri-food systems workers’ needs and characteristics and identifies countries´ main challenges. It also presents a series of good practices from Cape Verde, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Mali, and Senegal.

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Africa
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The Social Protection Indicator for the Pacific: Tracking Developments in Social Protection

Submitted by pmassetti on Fri, 01/20/2023 - 16:03

Asian Development Bank (Dec 2022) It uses the bank’s Social Protection Indicator to assess the level of resources invested in social protection, the extent of coverage, and the benefit levels of social protection programs. Further data disaggregation provides the distribution of social protection expenditures in relation to poverty, gender, and people with disabilities. The report identifies measures adopted in response to the coronavirus disease pandemic and outlines future directions for social protection in the Pacific region.

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Asia
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Programme & evaluation
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Europe: Job retention schemes between the Great Recession and the COVID-19 crises

Submitted by pmassetti on Mon, 01/16/2023 - 15:06

ceps.eu (10.01.2023) Should we make SURE a permanent instrument? To answer this, one might look at whether SURE – as a loans-based financial instrument – has been effectively taken up by Member States and used to support Job Retention (JR) schemes and other similar measures.

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Europe
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Employment
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Migration and climate change – The role of social protection

Submitted by pmassetti on Tue, 01/10/2023 - 15:57

ScienceDirect (2023) Social protection, as a vulnerability response tool, is well-placed to equip climate-vulnerable populations with resources that de-risk livelihoods and smooth consumption. This systematic literature review of 28 studies identifies evidence for how social protection has influenced beneficiaries’ migration decisions, experiences, and outcomes in the context of a changing climate, through cash transfers, public work programs, insurance, and health care.

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Study on Bilateral Labour and Social Security Agreements In North Africa

Submitted by pmassetti on Thu, 12/22/2022 - 11:18

2018  - The purpose of this study is to undertake in-depth research on the different bilateral labour agreements and social security agreements in the North Africa sub-region, with particular emphasis on Egypt, Tunisia, and Morocco.

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Africa
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The Evolution of Maternity and Paternity Leave Policies over Five Decades — a Global Analysis

Submitted by pmassetti on Mon, 12/19/2022 - 16:25

worldbank.org (2022) This research analyzes the evolution of maternity and paternity leave across the world, covering 190 countries over 52 years. The data show striking differences both within and between countries in how leave distribution for parents upon the birth of a child has evolved. The study finds that, across all regions, there have been notable increases in the number of leave days a mother can take.

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Family benefits
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Next Generation government-to-person (G2P) Payments : Building Blocks of a Modern G2P Architecture

Submitted by pmassetti on Mon, 12/19/2022 - 16:20

worldbank.org (2022) As we move into an increasingly digital world, governments across the globe are leveraging new technologies to deliver services better, faster, and more transparently. Globally, over a quarter of adults are receiving payments from the government whether through public sector wages, pensions, sectoral subsidies, or social protection programs, an increase of 400 million from just four years earlier.

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E-services

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Working Paper : Pension funds in sub-Saharan Africa

Submitted by pmassetti on Fri, 12/16/2022 - 16:24

wider.unu.edu (2022) The population structure the world over is going through a demographic shift, and the elderly proportion is projected to increase with population growth. This change is a matter of concern for sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries, where the majority of the people are young and the rates of both population growth and unemployment are high. A good pension system provides elderly assistance and is a source of savings for long-term investment.

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Africa
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Pensions
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Healthcare financing and social protection policies for migrant workers in Malaysia

Submitted by rruggia on Wed, 11/30/2022 - 12:17

plos.org (09.12.2022) For Malaysia, a nation highly dependent on migrant labour, the large non-citizen workforce presents a unique health system challenge. Although documented migrant workers are covered by mandatory healthcare insurance (SPIKPA), financial constraints remain a major barrier for non-citizen healthcare access. Malaysia recently extended protection for migrant workers under the national social security scheme (SOCSO), previously exclusive to citizens.

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malaysia
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Health Insurance
Migration
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