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Making Pension Savings Easy and Efficient for Informal Sector Workers - Learning from Kenya’s Haba Haba Pilot

Submitted by pmassetti on
worldbank.org (21.05.2024) Haba Haba, which means “bit by bit” in Swahili, is a voluntary pension scheme in Kenya for workers in informal employment and promises to be a scheme through which they can slowly but surely save for their old age. The scheme, administered by the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) was launched as a pilot in 2019. Haba Haba allows for easy, anytime, anywhere savings by informal economy workers.
Regions / Country
kenya
Topics
Pensions
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Rwanda's Innovative Approach to Early Childhood Development Through Social Protection

Submitted by pmassetti on
worldbank.org (14.06.2024) Through its Integrated Early Childhood Development (IECD) Program, supported by the World Bank under the Social Protection Transformation Project, Rwanda is successfully providing high-quality care and early stimulation for children, helping parents access resources necessary for proper family nutrition. Consequently, the country has made significant strides in its commitment to early childhood development reforms and is setting an example worldwide.
Regions / Country
rwanda
Topics
Children

South Africa: Government pension fund systems offline for months after ransomware attack

Submitted by pmassetti on
mybroadband.co.za (13.06.2024) The Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF) suffered a cyberattack in February 2024, and it only expects to restore its self-service functionality by 21 June 2024. A notice published on the GEPF’s social media pages says the self-service functionality on its web platform and app was still offline due to the data breach at the Government Pensions Administration Agency (GPAA). “The GPAA has determined that a total rebuild of the platforms is necessary to ensure a stronger platform,” it said. It is expected that the rebuilt platforms will be operational by 21 June.
Regions / Country
south africa
Topics
Security
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A new dawn for public employment services : Service delivery in the age of artificial intelligence

Submitted by pmassetti on
oecd (13.06.2024) As part of broader digitalisation efforts, half of public employment services (PES) in OECD countries are employing Artificial Intelligence (AI) to enhance their services. AI is being adopted across all key tasks of PES, including most commonly to match jobseekers with vacancies. While several PES have been using such tools for a decade, adoption of AI has been increasing in recent years as these become more accessible. New AI use cases have emerged to assist employers in designing vacancy postings and jobseekers in their career management and job-search strategies.
Topics
Employment
Service delivery
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South Africa - Two Pot Retirement System

Submitted by pmassetti on
(10.06.2024) The two-pot retirement system is a reform that will allow retirement fund members to make partial withdrawals from their retirement funds before retirement, while preserving a portion...
Regions / Country
south africa
Topics
Pensions
Document Type

The Republic of Korea: Extending social insurance to digital platform workers

Submitted by pmassetti on
(10.05.2024) Extending social insurance to platform workers in the Republic of Korea offers valuable lessons for other countries facing similar challenges. This brief outlines recent advancements in extending employment injury and employment insurance coverage to platform workers, emphasizing legal frameworks and operational processes leveraging digital technologies.
Regions / Country
korea, Republic of
Topics
Extension of coverage
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Light entrepreneurship on the upswing in Finland – improves employment but places many in a vulnerable labour market position

Submitted by pmassetti on
Finnish Centre for Pensions (08.05.2024) The number of light entrepreneurs has grown rapidly in recent years. At the same time, the profile of light entrepreneurs has changed: they are increasingly younger, of foreign origin and have only a basic education. The Finnish Centre for Pensions’ study examines, for the first time, the careers, income and pension accrual of light entrepreneurs in Finland over a period of several years.
Regions / Country
finland
Digital plateform workers

Modernising Access to Social Protection: Strategies, Technologies and Data Advances in OECD Countries

Submitted by pmassetti on
oecd.org (28.05.2024) Despite having advanced social protection systems, OECD countries still face challenges in identifying, enrolling, and providing benefits and services to all those in need. Even when programmes are well-designed and adequately funded, cumbersome enrolment processes and challenges in service and benefit delivery can be an obstacle to the full take-up of social programmes. Advances in digital technologies and data can go a long way towards making social protection more accessible and effective.
Global challenges
Topics
E-services
Service delivery
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Playbook on Digital Social Protection Delivery Systems: Towards Dynamic Inclusion and Interoperability

Submitted by pmassetti on
worldbank.org (08.05.2024) The Playbook on Digital Social Protection Delivery Systems (DSPDS) offers a modular DSPDS framework for a holistic approach to data management, analytics, and decision support to scale-up the delivery of social protection to people in a time of expanding crises. The Playbook comprises a Guidance Note and an Assessment Tool designed. for social protection policy makers and practitioners working in low- and middle-income countries.
Topics
Information and communication technology
Interoperability
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