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2022-01-17 Social protection systems and the response to COVID-19 in the Arab region arabic countries arabstates.undp.org (28.12.2021) The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting societies and economies at their core. In the Arab Region, the pandemic has exacerbated existing structural weaknesses in economies as well as unresolved social challenges, making the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable… 2022-01-17 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor covid19 pmassetti https://www.arabstates.undp.org/content/rbas/en/home/library/crisis-response0/s…
2022-01-14 South Africa is taking steps to a new universal income grant in 2022 – what to expect south africa businesstech.co.za (04.01.2022) Social development minister Lindiwe Zulu says that introducing a new basic income grant in South Africa will likely be phased in over several years, with her department currently pushing for an extension of the R350 Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant as a baseline. 2022-01-14 Cash transfers Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor covid19, universal-basic-income pmassetti https://businesstech.co.za/news/finance/548600/south-africa-is-taking-steps-to-…
2022-01-10 India: e-Shram registration is a stepping stone towards protection of informal workers india indianexpress.com (23.12.2021) The emergency requirements dictated by the pandemic led the Supreme Court, in May 2021, to order a time-bound inclusive and universal registration system for informal workers and circular migrants. The e-Shram portal which has come into existence now is meant to… 2022-01-10 ICT,Extension of coverage Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor covid19 pmassetti https://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/columns/e-shram-registration-informal…
2022-01-04 Expanding Social Protection to Informal Women Workers for Better COVID-19 Recovery in Uganda uganda icrw.org (2021) Uganda has a female labor force participation of 67 percent. While some efforts to advance social protection are being made, Uganda currently spends only about 3.5 percent of its gross domestic product (GDP) towards that end. Meanwhile, the National Employment Policy (2010) covers… 2022-01-04 Extension of coverage Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor covid19 pmassetti https://www.icrw.org/publications/expanding-social-protection-to-informal-women…
2022-01-04 EPIC publishes annual thematic report exploring how EU Member States supported working families during COVID-19 in 2020 Europe  European Commission (22.12.2021) The European Platform for Investing in Children (EPIC) has published a new report exploring how EU Member States supported working families throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. 2022-01-04 Family benefits Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor covid19 pmassetti https://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?langId=en&amp%3BcatId=89&amp%3BnewsId=1013…
2021-12-21 Social policy advice to countries from the International Monetary Fund during the COVID-19 crisis: Continuity and change ILO Working paper 42 (10.12.2021) This paper explores whether there has been a change in International Monetary Fund (IMF) policy advice and conditions in its loan programmes and Article IV surveillance by examining the 148 country reports for IMF programmes in 2020, in the context of significant… 2021-12-21 Social Policies & Programmes Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor covid19 pmassetti https://www.ilo.org/global/publications/working-papers/WCMS_831490/lang--en/ind…
2021-12-16 Reforms of the employment insurance system of the Republic of Korea to cope with the COVID-19 crisis korea, Republic of ilo.org (29.11.2021) COVID-19 pandemic that caused massive unemployment has forced countries to review their employment policy and protection system. This paper summarized efforts taken by Republic of Korea in reforming their employment protection system during the pandemic. 2021-12-16 Employment Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor covid19 pmassetti https://www.ilo.org/jakarta/whatwedo/publications/WCMS_829877/lang--en/index.htm
2021-12-06 Proposed reforms of the social protection systems of Morocco and Tunisia in light of the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis morocco, tunisia International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG)  -  (08.12.2021) This Policy Research Brief presents the reforms under way in the social protection systems of Tunisia and Morocco in light of the COVID-19 crisis. Although both countries have demonstrated political will and commitment to… 2021-12-06 Social Policies & Programmes Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor covid19 pmassetti https://ipcig.org/publication/30903?language_content_entity=en
2021-12-03 Financing social protection through the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond ilo.org (25.11.2021) This report is produced for the G20 Development Working Group by the International Labour Organization (ILO), the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), and the World Bank. It demonstrates the key role that social protection has played in countries at all… 2021-12-03 Financing Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor covid19 pmassetti https://www.ilo.org/global/about-the-ilo/how-the-ilo-works/multilateral-system/…
2021-12-02 Europe: Job retention schemes are keeping millions in work, what happens once they end? european union euronews.com  (05.05.2021) In this episode of Real Economy we ask what happens when job retention schemes come to an end in Europe? Job retention schemes have kept millions of people in work during the pandemic and lockdowns. As these emergency measures are gradually phased out, how does Europe… 2021-12-02 Covid-19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor covid19 pmassetti https://www.euronews.com/next/2021/05/05/job-retention-schemes-are-keeping-mill…
2021-11-30 The COVID-19 crisis in Nigeria: What’s happening to welfare? New data call for expanded social protection in Africa’s most populous country nigeria worldbank.org (16.11.2021) While health indicators and macroeconomic data are essential for addressing the fundamentals of the COVID-19 crisis, countervailing policies need detailed information on the mechanisms through which the pandemic affects human capital, livelihoods, and welfare. This is… 2021-11-30 Extension of coverage Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor covid19 pmassetti https://blogs.worldbank.org/africacan/covid-19-crisis-nigeria-whats-happening-w…
2021-11-22 Social protection of non-standard workers and the self-employed during the pandemic Europe etui (2021) The Covid‑19 pandemic severely affected some categories of non-standard workers, and particularly the self‑employed. The emergency measures cushioned the potentially disastrous effect on their social circumstances, but undeniably highlighted even more the gaps in their access and… 2021-11-22 Extension of coverage Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor covid19 pmassetti https://www.etui.org/publications/social-protection-non-standard-workers
2021-11-12 Social protection and informality in Latin America during the COVID-19 pandemic latin america plos.org (04.11.2021) Latin American governments swiftly implemented income assistance programs to sustain families’ livelihoods during COVID-19 stay-at-home orders. This paper analyzes the potential coverage and generosity of these measures and assesses the suitability of current safety nets to… 2021-11-12 Extension of coverage Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor covid19 pmassetti https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0259050
2021-10-29 Employment in Crisis : The Path to Better Jobs in a Post-COVID-19 Latin America latin america worldbank.org (17.06.2021) A region known for its volatility, Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) has suffered severe economic and social setbacks from crises—including the COVID-19 pandemic. These crises have taken their toll on careers, wage growth, and productivity. Employment in Crisis: The… 2021-10-29 Employment policies Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor covid19 pmassetti https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/35549
2021-10-28 COVID-19 benefits set to expire this week in Canada canada CTV News (17.10.2021)On Oct. 23 – the last day of Small Business Week – the Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS) and the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) are set to expire. Both programs have been extended several times since being implemented in 2020. As for individual benefits, the Canada… 2021-10-28 Employment,Cash transfers Published_SS_Monitor_covid19 covid19 pmassetti https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/coronavirus/covid-19-pandemic-benefits-set-to-exp…
2021-10-26 Philippines: World Bank exec praises PhilSys role in PH digital transformation philippines, the Philippine News Agency (17.10.2021) The implementation of the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) has resulted in milestones for the country's social protection and digital transformation, according to a World Bank official.  He said success in utilizing PhilSys for social protection has a… 2021-10-26 ICT Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor covid19 pmassetti https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1156928
2021-10-22 COVID-19 in long-term care: Impact, policy responses and challenges OECD (21.10.2021) The COVID-19 crisis has hit the long-term care (LTC) sector particularly hard, with large numbers of people dependent on care and particularly vulnerable to COVID-19 have fallen ill, and a disproportionate rate of LTC workers both exposed to, and infected by, COVID-19. The… 2021-10-22 Health Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor covid19 pmassetti https://doi.org/10.1787/b966f837-en
2021-10-19 South Africa: A New Social Assistance Assessment Aims to Help Strengthen Policies and Programs for the Poor south africa worldbank.org (07.10.2021) The World Bank, in collaboration with the Government of South Africa, released a new report assessing the country’s social assistance programs and systems. In an environment of high unemployment, persistent poverty, weak economic growth and shrinking fiscal resources that… 2021-10-19 Social assistance,Cash transfers Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor covid19 pmassetti https://www.worldbank.org/en/news/press-release/2021/10/07/south-africa-a-new-s…
2021-10-19 Thailand approves $2.8bln more economic support measures thailand ZAWYA  (18.10.2021) Thailand's cabinet on Tuesday approved a further 92 billion baht ($2.76 billion) of relief measures to help boost its flagging economy as the Southeast Asian country deals with its biggest and most prolonged coronavirus outbreak.  Thailand earlier this year approved a further… 2021-10-19 Employment,Cash transfers Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary covid19 pmassetti https://www.zawya.com/mena/en/story/Thailand_approves_28bln_more_economic_suppo…
2021-10-14 Nigeria: Assessing Govt's Protective Efforts in Covid-19 Era nigeria allafrica.com (14.10.2021) Social protection is a right for the federal government and not a token or favour. The last 18 months have been difficult for families and communities across the country as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The vision of equality and inclusion as explained in the… 2021-10-14 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor covid19 pmassetti https://allafrica.com/stories/202110140187.html
2021-10-14 Tax and fiscal policies after the COVID-19 crisis oecd.org (14.10.2021) The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a significant deterioration in public finances, adding to pre-existing strains from long-term structural challenges including population ageing, climate change, rising inequality, digitalisation and automation. This report, originally prepared… 2021-10-14 Contribution Collection and Compliance Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor covid19 pmassetti https://www.oecd.org/coronavirus/policy-responses/tax-and-fiscal-policies-after…
2021-10-08 The Implications of COVID-19 for Welfare and Vulnerability in Nepal nepal worldbank.org (06.10.2021) In Nepal, the lockdowns that were adopted to mitigate the public health impacts of Coronavirus (COVID-19) were accompanied by a significant contraction in economic activity. These in turn suggest a negative outlook for poverty and welfare, particularly in the face pre-… 2021-10-08 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19 covid19 pmassetti https://documents.worldbank.org/en/publication/documents-reports/documentdetail…
2021-10-07 G2P Payment Arrangements in Egypt and COVID-19 egypt worldbank.org (23.06.2021) The report discusses the "Takaful and Karama" cash transfer program (TKP) in Egypt. Launched in 2015, it is a flagship social assistance initiative of the government. Takaful is a family income support program. It is a conditional cash transfers programme targeting… 2021-10-07 Family benefits,Cash transfers Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor covid19 pmassetti https://documents.worldbank.org/en/publication/documents-reports/documentdetail…
2021-09-30 Global social protection platform to fill knowledge gap pakistan tribune.com.pk (19.09.2021) Taking a lead on universal social protection, the Permanent Mission of Pakistan to the United Nations convened the first meeting of the Group of Friends on Social Protection along with Turkey, Nigeria and Costa Rica. 2021-09-30 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor covid19 pmassetti https://tribune.com.pk/story/2320944/global-social-protection-platform-to-fill-…
2021-09-28 US: The new child tax credit does more than just cut poverty United States brookings.edu (24.09.2021) With COVID-19’s disruptions in employment, child care, and education, it is unsurprising that child poverty substantially increased in 2020—roughly 1.2 million more children were living in poverty in 2020 when compared to 2019 (an increase from 15.7% to 17.5%). As child… 2021-09-28 Family benefits Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor covid19 pmassetti https://socialprotection.org/discover/news/blog-new-child-tax-credit-does-more-…
2021-09-23 Case study: Data responsibility and digital remote targeting during COVID-19 calpnetwork.org (10.03. 2021) Challenges due to the pandemic have led to all kinds of innovations and adaptations focused on remote targeting, enrolment, verification and delivery. While required for the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, these new approaches might be useful in future responses that require… 2021-09-23 ICT,Cash transfers Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor covid19 pmassetti https://www.calpnetwork.org/publication/case-study-data-responsibility-and-digi…
2021-09-21 Europe: Social protection and inclusion policy responses to the COVID-19 crisis Europe European Commission (07.09.2021) This ESPN report examines the (sub)national social protection and inclusion policy measures that European countries put in place to help address the social and financial distress created by the pandemic and by lockdown policies. It covers the 27 EU Member States,… 2021-09-21 Social Policies & Programmes Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor covid19 pmassetti https://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?langId=en&amp%3BcatId=89&amp%3BnewsId=1006…
2021-09-17 Cash and the city: Digital COVID-19 social response in Kinshasa Congo, Democratic Republic of the brookings.edu (08.09.2021)  As COVID-19 spread across the world, governments responded with an unprecedented increase in social assistance measures. Policymakers had to shift their focus to urban areas, particularly slums, whose residents were hit the hardest by the pandemic and its economic impact… 2021-09-17 ICT,Cash transfers Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor covid19 pmassetti https://www.brookings.edu/blog/future-development/2021/09/08/cash-and-the-city-…
2021-09-16 COVID-19 and the impact of cash transfers on health care use in Togo togo bmchealthservres.biomedcentral.com (27.08.2021) Cash transfer program during pandemics provide a social protection mechanism to improve the health of the most vulnerable households. This article analysis the impact of cash transfers on household demand for health care during Covid-19. 2021-09-16 Health,Cash transfers Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor covid19, managing reforms, ssptw pmassetti https://bmchealthservres.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12913-021-06895-2
2021-09-14 How Can Basic Income and Health Care Prevent the Next Crisis? globalcitizen.org (10.09.2021) As countries seek to contain COVID-19, a return to the way things were is not an option, according to Olivier De Schutter, the UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights. Instead, countries must guarantee basic living conditions. “We see that when… 2021-09-14 Extension of coverage Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor covid19 pmassetti https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/content/why-we-need-universal-social-protectio…
2021-09-07 COVID-19's four lessons for improving Africa's social protection systems Africa Africa at LSE (01.09.2021) Across Africa, states have adapted or expanded social protection measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. These interventions provide valuable policy lessons and political opportunities to reimagine the social contract on the continent. 2021-09-07 Extension of coverage Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor covid19 pmassetti https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/africaatlse/2021/09/01/four-lessons-covid19-pandemic-im…
2021-09-03 World Social Protection Report 2020-22: More than 4 billion people still lack any social protection, ILO report finds ILO 2021. The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed and exacerbated the social protection gap between countries with high and low income levels. 2021-09-03 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor covid19 pmassetti https://www.ilo.org/global/about-the-ilo/newsroom/news/WCMS_817653/lang--en/ind…
2021-09-03 [Report] WHO compendium of innovative health technologies for low-resource settings 2021. COVID-19 and other health priorities Africa who.int (31.08.20121) Health technologies are essential for a functioning health system. The  response  to  the  global  COVID-19  pandemic  crisis  has  exacerbated  the  need  for  rapid  evidence based  assessments  of  innovative  health  technologies  to  ensure  safe  and  appropriate  use. … 2021-09-03 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Proposition_SS_Monitor covid19 pmassetti https://www.who.int/publications/i/item/9789240032507
2021-08-31 Towards a more gender-equitable COVID-19 response Modern Diplomacy (31.08.01 ) As the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to ripple across the world, they leave in their wake an upheaval touching all areas of public life. While all have been effected, no segment of the population has been impacted more, and in more varied ways, than women.… 2021-08-31 Gender Inequalities Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor covid19 pmassetti https://moderndiplomacy.eu/2021/08/31/towards-a-more-gender-equitable-covid-19-…
2021-08-31 COVID-19 G2P Cash-Transfer Payments : Case Study : Philippines philippines, the worldbank.org (01.05.2021) The COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic is having devastating impacts on the economy and people of the Philippines, and since the onset of pandemic, the Government of the Philippines (GoP) has responded with strong social protection measures. The Social Amelioration Program (… 2021-08-31 E-services,Cash transfers Published_SS_Monitor_covid19 covid19 pmassetti https://documents.worldbank.org/en/publication/documents-reports/documentdetail…
2021-08-26 US: Most Rental Assistant Funds Not Yet Distributed, Figures Show United States  The New York Times (25.08.2021) Just $1.7 billion in funds intended to prevent eviction were disbursed in July as the White House braces for a Supreme Court decision that could strike down its eviction moratorium. 2021-08-26 Housing Published_SS_Monitor_covid19 covid19 pmassetti https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/25/us/politics/eviction-rental-assistance.html?…
2021-08-23 India And Unemployment: Covid-19 And Its Impact On The Indian Workforce india Forbes India (20.08.2021) Structural weaknesses in the jobs market, amplified by Covid-19, continue to quietly impact many, particularly women and younger workers. Creating sustainable, quality employment opportunities need urgent policy attention and reforms 2021-08-23 Unemployment Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor covid19 pmassetti https://www.forbesindia.com/article/take-one-big-story-of-the-day/reemploying-i…
2021-08-20 The Increase in Social Protection Programs During COVID-19 BORGEN (14.08.2021) In an attempt to protect from economic disaster in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, governments enacted an unprecedented number of social protection programs. According to the World Bank, Social protection “traditionally consists of labor markets, pensions, social funds and ‘… 2021-08-20 Shocks & extreme events Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor covid19 pmassetti https://www.borgenmagazine.com/social-protection-programs/
2021-08-17 Bangladesh: Redesigning social safety net programmes to mitigate Covid-19 impacts bangladesh thefinancialexpress.com.bd (10.08.2021) The Government of Bangladesh has allocated 17.83 per cent of the total budget for fiscal 2021-22 for Social Safety Net Programmes (SSNPs). The coverage is diverse; it includes programmes related to poverty eradication, education, health, infrastructure,… 2021-08-17 Social Policies & Programmes Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor covid19 pmassetti https://thefinancialexpress.com.bd/views/redesigning-social-safety-net-programm…
2021-08-12 Redesigning Canada’s social safety net for the post-pandemic economy canada policyoptions.irpp.org (10.08.2021) COVID revealed the shortcomings of Employment Insurance and income-support programs. As the economy rebuilds, now’s the time to examine the system. 2021-08-12 Unemployment Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor covid19 pmassetti https://policyoptions.irpp.org/magazines/august-2021/redesigning-canadas-social…
2021-07-20 India: Migrant workers cry neglected by the Government. How has the Covid-19 pandemic crisis highlighted the need for social security? india  Inventiva (20.07.2021) India’s pandemic crisis has had its heart-rending consequences on millions of people across informal sectors. 2021-07-20 Migration Published_SS_Monitor_covid19 covid19 pmassetti https://www.inventiva.co.in/stories/tanish/migrant-workers-cry-neglected-by-the…
2021-07-19 To tackle COVID-19 outbreaks, ASEAN MPs call for more inclusive policies for migrant workers Asia 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… 2021-07-19 Migration Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor covid19 pmassetti https://aseanmp.org/2021/07/19/to-tackle-covid-19-outbreaks-asean-mps-call-for-…
2021-07-16 Pandemic has eroded past efforts to fix unemployment, inequality, say BRICS Ministers india The Economic Times (15.07.2021) The labour ministers of five BRICS nations -Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa on Thursday, said the COVID-19 pandemic has negatively impacted the efforts made in the past to address unemployment, decent work deficits and inequality. “Discussion on four… 2021-07-16 Unemployment Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor brics, covid19 pmassetti https://m.economictimes.com/news/economy/indicators/pandemic-has-eroded-past-ef…
2021-07-15 Report: Employment and Social Developments in Europe review shows diverse impact of COVID-19 crisis european union European Commission (06.07.2021) This review provides an up-to-date economic analysis of the steps the European Union (EU) is taking towards a strong social Europe, particularly in the aftermath of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) crisis. This ESDE report shows that the social impact of the COVID-19… 2021-07-15 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor covid19 pmassetti https://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?langId=en&amp%3BcatId=89&amp%3BnewsId=1003…
2021-07-12 India: Delhi govt launches social security scheme for Covid-19 affected families india Times of India (06.07.2021) Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday launched a scheme and an online portal to provide financial assistance to families who lost their loved ones to Covid-19 and asked officials not to find faults in their claim applications. Under the 'Mukhyamantri Covid-19… Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday launched a scheme and an online portal to provide financial assistance to families who lost their loved ones to Covid-19 and asked officials not to find faults in their claim applications. Under the 'Mukhyamantri Covid-19 Pariwar Aarthik Sahayata Yojana', Rs 50,000 ex-gratia will be given to every family that lost a member to Covid-19 and an additional Rs 2,500 per month will be given if the deceased was the sole breadwinner.  2021-07-06 Family benefits,Cash transfers Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary, Published_SS_Monitor covid19 pmassetti https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/delhi/delhi-govt-launches-social-secur…
2021-07-08 Looking beyond COVID-19: Strengthening the role of Family Support Services oecd.org (March 2021) The COVID-19 pandemic has created new challenges for many families: in addition to health and economic issues, policy measures such as lockdowns, school closures and teleworking from home out considerable stress on families. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted immediate… 2021-07-08 Family benefits Published_SS_Monitor_covid19 covid19 pmassetti https://www.oecd.org/els/family/family-support-services-2021.htm
2021-07-08 National cash transfer responses to Covid-19: operational lessons learned for social protection system-strengthening and future shocks odi.org (09.07.2021) Before Covid-19, many countries were engaged in the process of strengthening core social protection systems and exploring ways to develop their shock-responsive capacity. However, these system-building efforts were still nascent in many low- and middle-income countries (LICs… 2021-07-08 Cash transfers Published_SS_Monitor_covid19 covid19 pmassetti https://odi.org/en/publications/national-cash-transfer-responses-to-covid-19-op…
2021-07-05 English families get extended support with food and utility bills united kingdom The government’s COVID Local Support Grant, first introduced in December 2020, has been extended through to September bringing it in line with the end date for furlough and other COVID-related support. This is beyond the planned ending of restrictions, to help families get back on their feet as the… The government’s COVID Local Support Grant, first introduced in December 2020, has been extended through to September bringing it in line with the end date for furlough and other COVID-related support. This is beyond the planned ending of restrictions, to help families get back on their feet as the economy recovers and the vaccine rollout continues. Families struggling with food and utility costs will get further support through Government scheme. Boost worth £160 million to families in England… 2021-07-05 Family benefits Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary covid19 pmassetti https://www.gov.uk/government/news/english-families-get-extended-support-with-f…
2021-07-05 UK: Child payment rollout hindered by data concerns united kingdom  BBC News (22.07.2021) The rollout of a benefit aimed at tackling child poverty in Scotland could be in jeopardy unless eligible families can be identified, according to a House of Commons committee. 2021-07-05 Family benefits Published_SS_Monitor_covid19 covid19 pmassetti https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-57572813
2021-06-29 Malaysian government unveils $36bn COVID-19 aid package malaysia capital.com (29.06.2021) Malaysia announced a MYR150bn ($36bn) economic aid package as the Southeast Asian nation continues to grapple with COVID-19 restrictions. The package has aspects such as direct cash transfers to citizens, assistance to small and medium enterprises and additional healthcare… Malaysia announced a MYR150bn ($36bn) economic aid package as the Southeast Asian nation continues to grapple with COVID-19 restrictions. The package has aspects such as direct cash transfers to citizens, assistance to small and medium enterprises and additional healthcare spending. The highlight of the aid package is MYR10bn of direct fiscal spending by the government for cash aid, unemployment assistance and wage subsidies. Specifically, the government will spend MYR4.6bn for direct cash… 2021-06-29 Unemployment,Cash transfers Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary covid19 pmassetti https://capital.com/malaysian-government-unveils-36bn-covid-19-aid-package