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Social Protection in the Developing World

Submitted by pmassetti on Tue, 04/30/2024 - 16:18

NBER (April 2024) Social protection programs have become increasingly widespread in low- and middle-income countries, with their own distinct characteristics to match the environments in which they are operating. This paper reviews the growing literature on the design and impact of these programs. We review how to identify potential beneficiaries given the large informal sector, the design and implementation of redistribution and income support programs, and the challenges and potential of social insurance.

The Gambia Social Registry: A Success Story in Systems Building

Submitted by pmassetti on Mon, 04/29/2024 - 16:15

blogs.worldbank.org (23.04.2024) Since its inception, GamSR's data has played a pivotal role in various programs in The Gambia, notably the 'Nafa Quick' initiative, which formed the cornerstone of the Government of The Gambia (GoTG) COVID-19 pandemic response. It swiftly reached 78,422 households in 30 districts, to mitigate the adverse effects of the pandemic on impoverished households. Subsequently, the Nafa (cash transfers) program, aimed at providing cash to the poorest, covered 20 districts and 16,966 households, employing GamSR data for eligibility assessments.

Regions / Country
gambia
Topics
Data management
COVID-19
Document Type

The Future of a Hyper-Aging Society Navigated by Well-Being Technology

Submitted by pmassetti on Mon, 04/22/2024 - 15:33

ey.com (17.04.2024) Today, humanity is experiencing a paradigm shift and transitioning to a new era. We live in a world where every person’s well-being – the happiness of the body and mind – is impacted by social environments born of numerous changes, including an aging and increasingly diverse society, changes to how and where we work, and outbreaks of emerging diseases. This changing panorama is raising people’s interest in well-being technology, as well as its value and importance.

Global challenges
Topics
Old-age pensions
Document Type

Implementation Guide – Good Practices For Ensuring Data Protection And Privacy In Social Protection Systems

Submitted by pmassetti on Fri, 04/19/2024 - 15:52

SPIAC-B (2024) This Implementation Guide is designed for professionals involved in developing, implementing, and expanding social protection systems, particularly non-contributory schemes, or 'social assistance'. Targeted at national and local government partners, policymakers, social protection authorities, programme managers, social workers, civil society organizations, donors, and the private sector, the guide is also valuable for development and humanitarian agency staff supporting these efforts.

Global challenges
Topics
Information and communication technology
Data management
Document Type

Registration: Key Concepts, Approaches and Strategies to Include Informal Workers

Submitted by pmassetti on Thu, 04/18/2024 - 16:02

wiego.org (February 2024) In this briefing note we review the current debates on strategies, challenges and opportunities regarding registration in the context of social protection. In the first part, we will present the key concepts, approaches and debates on registration and situating it in the overall social protection system. The second section highlights the basic registration strategies, including outreach and awareness. We examine on-demand, census sweeps and other methods using existing data.

Global challenges
Topics
Interoperability
Difficult-to-cover groups
Document Type

Report: Digital labour platforms in Kenya: Exploring women’s opportunities and challenges across various sectors

Submitted by pmassetti on Tue, 04/16/2024 - 16:02

ilo.org (04.04,2024) While Kenya has made significant strides towards achieving gender equality, the findings of the report shows that significant gaps remain in the realm of digital labour platforms. Women in most sectors earn less than men and have lower access to social security benefits. The existing regulation fails to recognize most of the women workers on location-based and online platform work as employees, as a result excluding women from basic labor rights and protections.

Regions / Country
kenya
Document Type

Combining Part-Time Work and Social Benefits: Empirical Evidence from Finland

Submitted by pmassetti on Fri, 04/12/2024 - 15:52

IZA - Institute of Labor Economics (April 2024) We use detailed, population-wide data from Finland to provide evidence of the impact of earnings disregard policies on part-time work during unemployment spells, and describe the longer-run trends in combining part-time work and social benefits. We find that part-time work while receiving unemployment benefits is strongly concentrated in the service and social and health care sectors, and that women participate in part-time work much more commonly than men (25% vs. 12% of benefit recipients).

Regions / Country
finland
Topics
Employment
Document Type

Retiring in your 60s is becoming an impossible goal. Is 75 the new 65?

Submitted by pmassetti on Tue, 04/09/2024 - 16:11

bbc.com (08.04.2024) People are living longer, and daily life is getting more expensive. It may be time to rethink the timeline for leaving the workforce. Handing in your proverbial badge as a sexagenarian has been the goal for many workers around the world: turning 65 would open a golden portal to retirement. Yet increasingly, the idea of stepping away from the workforce in your 60s doesn't seem realistic – or even sensible – for many people, especially now. Some major financial figureheads agree.

Global challenges
Topics
Pensions
Document Type

Opinion: Social Protection, a Key Solution for Directing Climate Finance To Poor Small-Scale Farmers

Submitted by pmassetti on Mon, 04/08/2024 - 15:42

ipsnews.net (05.04.2024) Climate change is exacerbating inequalities between and within countries, disproportionately affecting poor households in rural areas. In fact, we know that more than half of the resources of the poor – a large part of whom are small-scale farmers – are lost due to climatic hazards. This has negative impacts on the incomes of these people and their ability to meet their essential needs, including food.

Topics
Environment and climate change
Document Type

Generative AI for anti-corruption and integrity in government : Taking stock of promise, perils and practice

Submitted by pmassetti on Fri, 04/05/2024 - 15:13

oecd (22.03.2024) Generative artificial intelligence (AI) presents myriad opportunities for integrity actors—anti-corruption agencies, supreme audit institutions, internal audit bodies and others—to enhance the impact of their work, particularly through the use of large language models (LLMS). As this type of AI becomes increasingly mainstream, it is critical for integrity actors to understand both where generative AI and LLMs can add the most value and the risks they pose.

Topics
Artificial intelligence
Document Type