Proteção de trabalhadores independentes e informais
Brazil: Emergency income to informal sector professionals in the cultural sector
KPMG (26.05.2020) On May 26, the Chamber of Deputies approved a bill that transfers R $ 3 billion from the Union for emergency actions aimed at the cultural sector during the pandemic of the new coronavirus, such as the payment of an emergency income of R$ 600 to informal professionals in the field.
Brasil: INSS extends anticipation of the Benefit of Continuous Provision (BPC) and Sickness until October 31
agenciabrasil.ebc.com.br (03.07.2020) The federal government issued a decree authorizing the National Institute of Social Security (INSS) to pay prepayments for sickness benefits and the Continuing Benefit Benefit (BPC). The measure, published in an extra section of the Official Gazette (DOU) of this Thursday (2), determines that the advances will be paid until October 31.
SPACE Informal Workers and Social Protection | socialprotection.org
The Informal Workers and Social Protection background note outlines the options for providing social protection to informal workers, with a particular focus on the implications for COVID-19 response and urban settings.
In order to do so, it provides information on the impacts of COVID-19 on earnings and wellbeing among informal economy workers, considering the opportunities the crisis presents for reform to more efficiently link informal workers with social protection systems.
Covid-19 and social protection of poor and vulnerable groups in Latin America: a conceptual framework
latinamerica.undp.org (May 2020) The growing crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic has dire implications for Latin American societies. As is often the case, the most vulnerable segments of society, especially those living in extreme poverty, are being hit the hardest. This article identifies strategies and specific responses designed to achieve three goals: (1) reduce epidemiological risks to save lives; (2) protect livelihoods; and (3) ensure human capital accumulation. Epidemiological externalities as well as humanitarian concerns demand universal social inclusion.
Gobierno presenta medidas de primera respuesta en materia de protección social
India: COVID-19 impact: Informal economy workers excluded from most govt measures, be it cash transfers or tax benefits
firstpost.com (11.05.2020) COVID-19 is far more than a health crisis. The economic crisis--a severe fallout of the virus--is grim, and much grimmer for developing countries like India. The pandemic has already exposed the health vulnerabilities facing India, especially its rural poor, and urban slum dwellers.
Covid-19 and social protection needs: who are the most vulnerable?
Institute of Development Studies (07.05.2020) Covid-19 has created a multi-layered crisis in societies across the world. Apart from the devastating direct effects of the pandemic on those infected and their families, health systems, economies, education, social life and psychological wellbeing have all been compromised. Covid-19 exacerbates pre-existing vulnerabilities (‘Covid-intensified’) and creates new vulnerabilities (‘Covid-specific’).
Brazil: Distribution of 323 thousand food baskets for vulnerable populations
folha.uol.com.br (21.04.2020) The federal government will distribute 323,400 baskets to serve vulnerable populations - Indigenous peoples, quilombolas and settlers - during the new coronavirus pandemic.