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2020-07-14 After coronavirus, telemedicine is here to stay blogs.worldbank.org (07.07.2020) The COVID-19 pandemic is accelerating the long-anticipated surge in telemedicine services worldwide. Consulting a health care provider over phone, video or text has become the new normal for many non-urgent medical needs, while the crisis has sparked renewed… 2020-07-14 Health Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor, Published_DIGITAL_Eco_Obs_MONITOR covid19 pmassetti https://blogs.worldbank.org/digital-development/after-coronavirus-telemedicine-… Health Health
2020-07-13 Benin: Social measures Covid-19 in Benin: The transfers made benin Government of the Republic of Benin (10.07.2020) The majority of beneficiaries exercising certain trades who were impacted by the restrictive measures to fight against the spread of corona virus have started receiving a subsidy via cash transfers on their mobile phones.  There are differences in… People exercising certain trades who were impacted by the restrictive measures to fight against the spread of corona virus have started receiving a subsidy via cash transfers on their mobile phones. The grants depend on three things: whether the activity is formal or not; the geographical location of the activity and also what was declared in terms of loss of income during theencourage all those who operate in the informal sector to formalize. period of implementation of these restrictive… 2020-07-10 As announced during our previous outings, the inclusion of people exercising certain trades who were impacted by the restrictive measures taken at the end of March by the Government of Benin to fight against the spread of Coronavirus, is effective.  Since Wednesday evening, the majority of… Employment,Extension of coverage,Social assistance,Cash transfers Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary covid19, extending coverage, labour markets siha https://www.gouv.bj/actualite/756/ Employment, Extension of coverage, Social assistance, Cash transfers Employment, Extension of coverage, Social assistance, Cash transfers
2020-07-13 Burundi: Burundi's new coronavirus policy: Mass testing in Bujumbura city burundi Al Jazeera (07.07.2020) Burundi has launched a campaign of mass testing for the coronavirus in the country's largest city, in a significant shift in policy for a nation which has largely ignored the dangers of the outbreak. Many Bujumbura residents, including students, participated in the… Burundi has launched a campaign of mass testing for the coronavirus in the country's largest city, in a significant shift in policy for a nation which has largely ignored the dangers of the outbreak. 2020-07-07 Burundi has launched a campaign of mass testing for the coronavirus in the country's largest city, in a significant shift in policy for a nation which has largely ignored the dangers of the outbreak. Many Bujumbura residents, including students, participated in the screening in three centres in… Health,Service delivery,Shocks &extreme events Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary covid19, service delivery siha https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/07/burundi-coronavirus-policy-mass-testing-… Health, Service delivery, Shocks &extreme events Health, Service delivery, Shocks &extreme events
2020-07-13 From Crisis Comes Opportunity: Spain’s Basic Income Response to COVID-19 - Evidence for Action spain unicef.org (01.07.2020) The Government of Spain recently launched a national ‘Basic Income scheme’ (‘Ingreso Minimo Vital’), for extremely poor households and vulnerable groups. The means-tested programme is expected to reach approximately 2.5 million people, who will receive between €462 and €1,… The Government of Spain recently launched a national ‘Basic Income scheme’ (‘Ingreso Minimo Vital’), for extremely poor households and vulnerable groups. The means-tested programme is expected to reach approximately 2.5 million people, who will receive between €462 and €1,015 per month per household depending on the number of household members. Total household income and wealth determines whether a household receives the benefit, and applicants should be between 23 and 65 years of age and have… 2020-07-13 Cash transfers Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary, Published_SS_Monitor covid19, universal-basic-income pmassetti https://blogs.unicef.org/evidence-for-action/from-crisis-comes-opportunity-spai… Cash transfers Cash transfers
2020-07-10 France: Chômage partiel: le parquet de Paris enquête sur des fraudes massives impliquant des «flux financiers internationaux» france lefigaro.fr (10.07.2020) Le parquet de Paris a annoncé vendredi enquêter sur des fraudes «massives» au chômage partiel, impliquant des «flux financiers internationaux», qui ont occasionné «plus d'1,7 million d'euros» de préjudice. 2020-07-10 Error evasion and fraud Published_SS_Monitor_covid19 covid19 pmassetti https://www.lefigaro.fr/societes/enquete-sur-des-fraudes-massives-au-chomage-pa… Error evasion and fraud Error evasion and fraud
2020-07-10 Mexico: Mexico Providing Simplified Social Security Installment Plans for COVID-19 mexico Orbitax News (10.07.2020) Mexico's Social Security Institute has announced a simplified installment plan scheme for employers facing difficulties in paying their social security contributions due to COVID-19. Under the scheme, employers may make up to 48 monthly installments, subject to monthly… Simplified instalmement plan scheme for employers facing difficulties in paying their social security contributions due to Covid-19. Under the scheme, employers may make up to 48 monthly instalments, subject to monthly interest from 1.26% to 1.82% depending on the duration of instalments. To be eligible, at least 20% of employer contributions and 100% of employee contributions must be paid. 2020-07-10 Compliance and Contribution Collection,Shocks &extreme events Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary contribution collection, covid19, economic crisis siha https://www.orbitax.com/news/archive.php/Mexico-Providing-Simplified-So-41957 Compliance and Contribution Collection, Shocks &extreme events Compliance and Contribution Collection, Shocks &extreme events
2020-07-10 Mexico: Solidarity coverage to support the health sector mexico Secretariat of Finance and Public Credit (14.05.2020) The Solidarity Coverage to Support the Health Sector consists of life insurance from insurance companies to provide financial protection to the families of public sector health personnel free of charge. The beneficiaries of this support will be… The Solidarity Coverage to Support the Health Sector consists of life insurance from insurance companies to provide financial protection to the families of public sector health personnel free of charge. 2020-05-14 Today, at the President's press conference, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, the Secretary of Finance and Public Credit, Arturo Herrera Guitérrez, the Secretary of Health, Jorge Alcocer Varela and the President of the Mexican Association of Insurance Institutions ( AMIS), Sofía Belmar Berumen,… Health,Survivor,Human resources management Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary covid19, human resources, services quality siha https://www.gob.mx/shcp/prensa/comunicado-no-047-shcp-ssa-y-amis-presentan-cobe… Health, Survivor, Human resources management Health, Survivor, Human resources management
2020-07-10 Mexico: Government of Mexico works to dismantle networks that deceive citizens with false social support mexico Ministry of the Economy (25.05.2020)  Mexico City, May 25, 2020.- The Government of Mexico again alerts the population to not be fooled by advertisements circulating on social networks and instant messaging services, where people outside the Federal Public Administration offer financial support 25… Thanks to the inter-institutional coordination between the Ministry of Welfare and the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) of the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP), it has been possible to freeze the accounts of people linked to an alleged fraud that consisted of the delivery of false cards in exchange for cash deposits. The federal government works in coordination with the specialized area in cyber crimes of the National Guard, as well as with the UIF, intensifying the investigation… 2020-05-25 Mexico City, May 25, 2020.- The Government of Mexico again alerts the population to not be fooled by advertisements circulating on social networks and instant messaging services, where people outside the Federal Public Administration offer financial support 25 thousand pesos and false food cards as… Governance and administration,ICT,Error evasion and fraud Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary covid19, data protection, egovernment siha https://www.gob.mx/se/es/articulos/gobierno-de-mexico-trabaja-para-desarticular… Governance and administration, ICT, Error evasion and fraud Governance and administration, ICT, Error evasion and fraud
2020-07-08 Thailand: Welfare Card Holders To Get 3,000 THB Handout thailand Samui Times (17.06.2020) Thailand’s state welfare card holders have been approved to get three handouts of 1,000 THB each as long as they have not fallen under other governmental financial aid campaigns surrounding the efforts to help those affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. it will be paid in… Thailand’s state welfare card holders have been approved to get three handouts of 1,000 THB each. It will be paid in three monthly installments which have been backdated from May. That means each person should be getting 2,000 THB this month, with another 1,000 THB to be automatically deposited in July. 2020-06-17 Thailand’s state welfare card holders have been approved to get three handouts of 1,000 THB each as long as they have not fallen under other governmental financial aid campaigns surrounding the efforts to help those affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. The news was approved yesterday and according… Social assistance,Cash transfers Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary covid19, Emergency grants, poverty siha https://www.samuitimes.com/welfare-card-holders-to-get-3000-thb-handout/ Social assistance, Cash transfers Social assistance, Cash transfers
2020-07-08 Bangladesh: Fake Covid-19 certificates: 7 Regent Group staffers on 5-day remand bangladesh The daily Star (08.07.2020) A virtual court in Dhaka today placed seven officials and employees of Regent Group on a five-day remand each in a case filed overissuing fake Covid-19 test results and charging patients for the test and treatment. They charged patients for the tests and treatment… 2020-07-08 The accused are: Regent Group Project Officer Rakibul Islam Sumon (39), its Human Resources Officer Amit Banik (39), health technologists Ahsan Habib Hasan (49) and Hatim Ali (25), administrative officer Ahsan Habib (45), employee Abdur Rashid Khan Jewel (28) and driver Abdus Salam (25).… Service quality,Error evasion and fraud Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19 covid19, services quality siha https://www.thedailystar.net/fake-covid-19-certificates-7-regent-group-staffers… Service quality, Error evasion and fraud Service quality, Error evasion and fraud
2020-07-08 Bangladesh: Food Aid Before Eid: Free rice for 1 crore poor bangladesh The Daily Star (08.07.2020)  The government is set to distribute 10-kilogramme rice for free to each of over one crore "ultra-poor and destitute families" ahead of Eid-ul-Azha. The food aid will be given to 1,00,06,869 vulnerable group feeding (VGF) card holders across the country to mitigate the… The government is set to distribute 10-kilogramme rice for free to each of over one crore "ultra-poor and destitute families" ahead of Eid-ul-Azha.  the ultra-poor and destitute families will need to meet at least four out of 12 criteria, to become eligible for receiving the assistance.The criteria include landless households or those who have only homestead; households dependent on daily wage labour; households dependent on women's income or begging; households with no income-generating… 2020-07-08 The government is set to distribute 10-kilogramme rice for free to each of over one crore "ultra-poor and destitute families" ahead of Eid-ul-Azha. The food aid will be given to 1,00,06,869 vulnerable group feeding (VGF) card holders across the country to mitigate the consequences of disasters… Service delivery,Food and nutrition,Shocks &extreme events Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary covid19, Emergency grants, family, gender_and_inequality, poverty siha https://www.thedailystar.net/frontpage/news/food-aid-eid-free-rice-1-crore-poor… Service delivery, Food and nutrition, Shocks &extreme events Service delivery, Food and nutrition, Shocks &extreme events
2020-07-08 Bangladesh: Covid-19 and Rights of the healthcare workers bangladesh The Daily Star (30.06.2020) The government of Bangladesh has taken several positive measures to cope with the current crisis. On 7 April 2020, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina announced special insurance and stimulus for healthcare workers (HCWs) and other employees of the republic for their frontline… Special insurance and stimulus for healthcare workers (HCWs). Special incentives include health insurance of Tk 5-10 lakh (according to rank), and the amount will be five times higher if anyone is at higher risk of death or dies from the virus. Also, the government will bear the treatment cost of frontline medical staff contracting the virus while on duty.  2020-06-30 Healthcare workers (HCWs) are at the heart of the current crisis that the whole world is undergoing. Due to the spread of coronavirus, while all offices, services are closed or nearly closed, one institution across the world never closed for a moment is the hospital. Physicians, nurses, cleaning… Health,Employment,Safety and health at work,Human resources management Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary covid19, human resources, OSH siha https://www.thedailystar.net/law-our-rights/news/covid-19-and-rights-the-health… Health, Employment, Safety and health at work, Human resources management Health, Employment, Safety and health at work, Human resources management
2020-07-08 Bangladesh: Govt to bear costs of private hospitals treating Covid-19 patients bangladesh Dhaka Tribune (10.05.2020) The government has decided to bear the operational costs of undersigned private hospitals treating Covid-19 patients. Medical professionals and others working at these hospitals will be paid by the government.    However, private medical professionals will not be… The government has decided to bear the operational costs of undersigned private hospitals treating Covid-19 patients. Medical professionals and others working at these hospitals will be paid by the government.    2020-05-10 However, private medical professionals will not be eligible for the same financial facilities as government employees The government has decided to bear the operational costs of undersigned private hospitals treating Covid-19 patients. Medical professionals and others working at these hospitals… Health,Employment,Human resources management Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary covid19, human resources siha https://www.dhakatribune.com/bangladesh/2020/05/10/govt-to-bear-costs-of-privat… Health, Employment, Human resources management Health, Employment, Human resources management
2020-07-07 Serbia: Serbia Provides Deferral of Tax and Contributions on Salary and Other Benefits for COVID-19 serbia Orbitax News (10.04.2020) A deferral of the payment of taxes and social insurance contributions on employee salaries and wages for the months of March, April, and May 2020, which can be deferred up to 4 January 2021, with the possibility of payment in up to 24 monthly installments. To qualify, it… A deferral of the payment of taxes and social insurance contributions on employee salaries and wages for the months of March, April, and May 2020, which can be deferred up to 4 January 2021, with the possibility of payment in up to 24 monthly installments. To qualify, it is required that companies have not reduced their number of employees by more than 10% between 15 March and the date the Regulations entered into force (10 April 2020).  2020-04-10 Serbia Provides Deferral of Tax and Contributions on Salary and Other Benefits for COVID-19 Serbia published in the Official Gazette on 10 April 2020 the Regulation on benefits to private sector entities and financial assistance to citizens to mitigate the economic impact of COVID-19. For… Employment,Compliance and Contribution Collection,Shocks &extreme events Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary contribution collection, covid19, youth employment siha https://www.orbitax.com/news/archive.php/Serbia-Provides-Deferral-of-Ta-41777 Employment, Compliance and Contribution Collection, Shocks &extreme events Employment, Compliance and Contribution Collection, Shocks &extreme events
2020-07-07 Serbia: Wages in healthcare sector increase by 10% as of tomorrow serbia Government website (31.03.2020) the government of the Republic of Serbia adopted a decision to increase salaries by 10% to all health care professionals in the Republic of Serbia as of 1 April this year. This increase applies to all employees of health and military health care institutions,… The government of the Republic of Serbia adopted a decision to increase salaries by 10% to all health care professionals in the Republic of Serbia as of 1 April this year. 2020-03-31 At today's session, the government of the Republic of Serbia adopted a decision to increase salaries by 10% to all health care professionals in the Republic of Serbia as of 1 April this year. This increase applies to all employees of health and military health care institutions, employees of… Employment,Human resources management Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary covid19, Emergency grants, human resources, youth employment siha https://www.srbija.gov.rs/vest/en/152946/wages-in-healthcare-sector-increase-by… Employment, Human resources management Employment, Human resources management
2020-07-07 Greece: Additional measures to support employees and businesses for the period July - September 2020 greece Ministry of Finance (03.07.2020) Coverage of State Budget of employer contributions during the months of July, August and September 2020 for companies that have the highest percentage of their turnover by 3 the quarter. Coverage of State Budget of employer contributions during the months of July, August and September 2020 for companies that have the highest percentage of their turnover by 3 the quarter. 2020-07-03 The Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Labor & Social Affairs are taking additional measures to support workers and businesses for the period July-September 2020, in practice confirming the Government's continued readiness to intervene in a timely and targeted manner to minimize the… Employment,Compliance and Contribution Collection Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary contribution collection, covid19, youth employment siha https://www.minfin.gr/web/guest/deltia-typou/-/asset_publisher/4kjvD0lBldee/con… Employment, Compliance and Contribution Collection Employment, Compliance and Contribution Collection
2020-07-07 Greece: Additional measures to support employees and businesses for the period July - September 2020 greece Ministry of Finance (03.07.2020) Extension of the provision for subsidizing 60% of the insurance contributions of employers in the SYN-ERGASIA program for the months of August to October. Extension of the provision for subsidizing 60% of the insurance contributions of employers in the SYN-ERGASIA program for the months of August to October. 2020-07-03 The Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Labor & Social Affairs are taking additional measures to support workers and businesses for the period July-September 2020, in practice confirming the Government's continued readiness to intervene in a timely and targeted manner to minimize the… Employment,Compliance and Contribution Collection Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary contribution collection, covid19, youth employment siha https://www.minfin.gr/web/guest/deltia-typou/-/asset_publisher/4kjvD0lBldee/con… Employment, Compliance and Contribution Collection Employment, Compliance and Contribution Collection
2020-07-07 Greece: Greece Expands Funding for Job Support Program greece The National Herald (10.06.2020) From June 15 until July 31, the state will pay 60 percent of employers’ social insurance contributions for workers under suspension, offering an additional incentive to enterprises to maintain or raise job positions, Labour and Social Affairs Minister Yiannis… From June 15 until July 31, the state will pay 60 percent of employers’ social insurance contributions for workers under suspension. 2020-06-10 ATHENS -- The Greek government is expanding a job support program with additional funding of 190 million euros to cover the first period of implementation, during which companies’ revenues are still under pressure, Finance Minister Christos Staikouras said on Wednesday. Staikouras said the… Employment policies,Compliance and Contribution Collection Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary contribution collection, covid19, youth employment siha https://www.thenationalherald.com/greece_economy/arthro/greece_expands_funding_… Employment policies, Compliance and Contribution Collection Employment policies, Compliance and Contribution Collection
2020-07-07 Greece: Covid-19: Greece to Launch ‘Syn-ergasia’ Job Retention Scheme greece  GTP Headlines (21.05.2020) Aiming to protect jobs and at the same time keep companies hit by the coronavirus pandemic above water, the Greek government announced the launch on June 1 of the “Syn-ergasia” program. Under the scheme, Covid-19-impacted businesses can slash the working hours of their… Covid-19-impacted businesses can slash the working hours of their full-time employees by half without affecting their working agreement. The state will in turn cover up to 60 percent of their lost income. Companies making use of the tool cannot lay off any employees. 2020-05-21 Aiming to protect jobs and at the same time keep companies hit by the coronavirus pandemic above water, the Greek government announced the launch on June 1 of the “Syn-ergasia” program. Running initially through to September 30, the temporary employment support tool based on the tried and tested “… Employment,Employment policies Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary covid19, labour markets, youth employment siha https://news.gtp.gr/2020/05/21/covid-19-greece-launch-syn-ergasia-job-retention… Employment, Employment policies Employment, Employment policies
2020-07-07 Greece: Posting of payment notices for the month of May 2020 - Deadline until July 3 for 25% discount greece e-EFKA (23.06.2020) Due to the special conditions due to the pandemic of COVID-19, self-employed can use the benefit of the 25% discount for current May contributions.  The main condition for the discount - which is optional for any professional - is the timely payment of May contributions. It… Self-employed can use the benefit of the 25% discount for May contributions.  2020-06-23 The e-EFKA website announced the May 2020 insurance contribution notices for 1,213,257 self-employed, self-employed and farmers. Due to the special conditions prevailing in our country due to the pandemic of COVID-19, self-employed and self-employed can use the benefit of the 25% discount for… Compliance and Contribution Collection,Shocks &extreme events Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary contribution collection, covid19, self-employed siha https://www.efka.gov.gr/el/deltia-typoy/anartese-eidopoieterion-pleromes-eispho… Compliance and Contribution Collection, Shocks &extreme events Compliance and Contribution Collection, Shocks &extreme events
2020-07-07 Greece: The payment of the April 2020 contribution reduced by 25% or payment in four monthly instalments greece e-EFKA (03.06.2020) Due to the special conditions due to the pandemic of COVID-19, self-employed have to choose between three (3) alternatives as follows: a. The payment of the contribution corresponding to their insurance category b. The payment of the April 2020 contribution reduced by 25% if… The self-employed may choose to pay April 2020 contribution reduced by 25% if they have paid or will repay by 10/6 , or to pay the contribution in four monthly instalments without surcharges with payment of the 1st instalment until 31/10/2020. 2020-06-03 Posting of payment notices for the month of April 2020 Deadline until June 10 for 25% discount The notices of the insurance contributions of April 2020 for 1,213,257 self-employed, self-employed and farmers were posted on the e-EFKA website. Due to the special conditions prevailing in our… Compliance and Contribution Collection,Shocks &extreme events Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary contribution collection, covid19, self-employed siha https://www.efka.gov.gr/el/deltia-typoy/deltio-typoy-13 Compliance and Contribution Collection, Shocks &extreme events Compliance and Contribution Collection, Shocks &extreme events
2020-07-07 WHO | Strengthening the Health Systems Response to COVID-19 - Technical guidance #6, 21 May 2020 Africa, Asia, Americas, Europe This technical guidance identifies 10 policy objectives for decision-makers, policy-makers and national or regional health authorities as they strive to prevent and manage the COVID-19 pandemic in long-term care settings. While those tasked with making decisions for long-term care systems are… 2020-07-07 Health,long-term care Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19 covid19, policy reponse mmarquez https://www.euro.who.int/en/health-topics/health-emergencies/coronavirus-covid-… Health, long-term care Health, long-term care
2020-07-06 You’ve Got Money: Mobile Payments Help People During the Pandemic IMF Blog (22.07.2020) The practical challenge of quickly getting financial support in the hands of people who lost jobs amid the COVID-19 economic crisis has baffled advanced and developing economies alike. Economic lockdowns, physical distancing measures, patchy social protection systems and,… 2020-07-06 E-services,Service delivery,Cash transfers Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor, Published_DIGITAL_Eco_Obs_MONITOR covid19 pmassetti https://blogs.imf.org/2020/06/22/youve-got-money-mobile-payments-help-people-du… E-services, Service delivery, Cash transfers E-services, Service delivery, Cash transfers
2020-07-06 Options for rapid delivery (payment) of cash transfers for COVID-19 responses and beyond socialprotection.org (July 2020) This note describes the main strategies used by, and available to, countries to deliver cash support in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The objective of the note is to inform both ongoing responses to COVID-19 and medium to long term investments in delivery… 2020-07-06 Service delivery,Cash transfers Published_SS_Monitor_covid19 covid19, epayment pmassetti https://socialprotection.org/sites/default/files/publications_files/SPACE_Cash%… Service delivery, Cash transfers Service delivery, Cash transfers
2020-07-06 Oman: Payment of utilities' bills oman omannews.gov.om (15.04.2020) Payment of utilities' bills (such as electricity, water and wastewater) are postponed until after June 2020. Payment of utilities' bills (such as electricity, water and wastewater) are postponed until after June 2020. 2020-04-15 Housing Published Measures summary covid19, family cambrosio https://omannews.gov.om/NewsDescription/ArtMID/392/ArticleID/11669/Covid-19-Sup… Housing Housing
2020-07-06 Cambodia: Suspending employment contracts cambodia aseanbriefing.com (07.05.2020) Companies in the tourism and garment sectors who want to suspend employment contracts must first submit an application to the Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training (MLVT). The suspended employees can receive monthly allowances from the government. The maximum… Companies in the tourism and garment sectors who want to suspend employment contracts must first submit an application to the Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training (MLVT). The suspended employees can receive monthly allowances from the government. The maximum period for suspension is two months but this can be extended further depending on the circumstances. 2020-05-07 Employment,Cash transfers Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary covid19, labour markets cambrosio https://www.aseanbriefing.com/news/incentives-obligations-announced-businesses-… Employment, Cash transfers Employment, Cash transfers
2020-07-06 Cambodia: More Incentives, Obligations Announced for Businesses in Cambodia in Tourism, Garment Industries cambodia aseanbriefing.com (07.05.2020) Suspension of monthly contributions to NSSF for enterprises in the garment and tourism sectors. Suspension of monthly contributions to NSSF for enterprises in the garment and tourism sectors. 2020-05-07 Compliance and Contribution Collection Published Measures summary contribution collection, covid19 cambrosio https://www.aseanbriefing.com/news/incentives-obligations-announced-businesses-… Compliance and Contribution Collection Compliance and Contribution Collection
2020-07-03 Ephemeral universalism in the social protection response to the COVID-19 lockdown in the Philippines | philippines, the issblog.nl  (26.07.2020) Since March 2020, the Philippines has implemented one of the world’s strictest and longest lockdowns in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has caused severe disruptions in peoples’ livelihoods. The government’s emergency social protection response, the ‘Social… 2020-07-03 Service delivery,Social assistance Published_SS_Monitor_covid19 covid19 pmassetti https://issblog.nl/2020/06/26/covid-19-ephemeral-universalism-in-the-social-pro… Service delivery, Social assistance Service delivery, Social assistance
2020-07-03 COVID-19 and South Asia: National Strategies and Subregional Cooperation for Accelerating Inclusive, Sustainable and Resilient Recovery Asia United Nations ESCAP (25.06.2020) South Asia, a subregion with nearly a quarter of world’s population but over a third of world’s people living in extreme poverty and hunger, has been impacted severely given the vast proportion of population living at the margins, fragmented coverage of social… 2020-07-03 Social Policies & Programmes Published_SS_Monitor_covid19 covid19, policy reponse, poverty pmassetti https://www.unescap.org/resources/covid-19-and-south-asia-national-strategies-a… Social Policies & Programmes Social Policies & Programmes
2020-07-02 Switzerland: Short-time work allowance: Extension of the period to 18 months switzerland The Federal Council (01.07.2020) On July 1, 2020, the Federal Council extended the maximum period for receiving short-time work compensation from twelve to eighteen months. There is also a grace period of one day. This amendment to the ordinance will come into force on September 1, 2020 and will… The maximum period for receiving short-time work compensation is extended from twelve to eighteen months. There is also a grace period of one day. This amendment to the ordinance will come into force on September 1, 2020 and will apply until December 31, 2021. 2020-07-01 Coronavirus: Short-time work allowance: Extension of the reference period to 18 months Bern, July 1, 2020 - On July 1, 2020, the Federal Council extended the maximum period for receiving short-time work compensation from twelve to eighteen months. There is also a grace period of one day. This… Unemployment,Cash transfers,Shocks &extreme events Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary covid19, Emergency grants, youth employment siha https://www.admin.ch/gov/de/start/dokumentation/medienmitteilungen.msg-id-79716… Unemployment, Cash transfers, Shocks &extreme events Unemployment, Cash transfers, Shocks &extreme events
2020-07-02 France Considers New Protections for Gig Worker ‘Invisibles’ france Bloomberg (16.06.2020) France will consider proposals to protect gig workers after pandemic lockdowns pushed the status of people who rely on tech platforms for their income to the forefront. French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has appointed a group of nine experts to suggest increased… 2020-07-02 Extension of coverage Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor, Published_DIGITAL_Eco_Obs_MONITOR covid19 pmassetti https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-06-16/france-considers-new-protect… Extension of coverage Extension of coverage
2020-07-02 Protecting workers in the workplace: ILO warns of COVID-19 migrant ‘crisis within a crisis’ ilo.org (24.07.2020) Policies need to be put in place to protect stranded migrant workers and to ensure the reintegration of those who return to their home countries, says the International Labour Organization. 2020-07-02 Migration Published_SS_Monitor_covid19 covid19 pmassetti https://www.ilo.org/global/about-the-ilo/newsroom/news/WCMS_748992/lang--en/ind… Migration Migration
2020-07-02 Guatemala: Subsidio al consumo de energía eléctrica guatemala prensalibre.com (27.04.2020) Subsidio al consumo de energía eléctrica durante 3 meses (mayo, junio y julio), se cubrirán alrededor de 2 millones 839 mil usuarios que consumen menos de 300 kWh. (Q630 millones). Será aplicado en seis distribuidoras de energía (incluyendo tres empresas eléctricas… Electricity consumption subsidy for 3 months (May, June and July), about 2 million 839 will be covered thousand users who consume less than 300 kWh. (Q630 million). 2020-04-27 Family benefits,Housing Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary covid19, family mmarquez https://www.prensalibre.com/economia/coronavirus-asi-es-el-subsidio-para-la-ene… Family benefits, Housing Family benefits, Housing
2020-07-02 Japan: Japan Pension Service to give opportunities to students with cancelled job offers or laid off japan nenkin.go.jp (26.06.2020) Japan Pension Service (JPS) is planning to give job opportunities to students who had their job offers cancelled or lost their part-time job due to COVID-19. JPS is planning to hire about 100 such students temporarily (from the end of June to the end of next March) and the… Japan Pension Service (JPS) is planning to give job opportunities to students who had their job offers cancelled or lost their part-time job due to COVID-19. JPS is planning to hire about 100 such students temporarily (from the end of June to the end of next March) and the students are supposed to do data entry and document checking in the specialized centers. 2020-06-26 Engaged in specific fields related to public pensions at the Institute, targeting university students who are in financial difficulties due to cancellation of job offer or loss of part-time job due to the effect of new coronavirus infection. We are looking for people to do this. Employment of young workers Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary covid19, youth employment mmarquez https://www.nenkin.go.jp/info/20200529.html Employment of young workers Employment of young workers
2020-07-01 Lithuania: What Help can the Low-Income Residents Expect from the State?:Child benefits lithuania Ministry of Social Security and Labour (11.06.2020) Child benefit is a universal benefit paid to each child. Its size in 2020 is 60 euros. An additional benefit of 40 euros may be paid for children with disabilities and children from low-income or large families. Until now, when estimating family… Until now, when estimating family income for higher child benefit, the amount received during the last 12 months has been taken into account. However, since the financial situation of some families deteriorated rapidly during the quarantine period, it has been decided that until the 1st of July the income received from the 1st of April will be assessed, and from July the income of the previous 3 months will be assessed and the child benefit will be granted for three months. Such facilitation… 2020-06-11 Child benefit is a universal benefit paid to each child. Its size in 2020 is 60 euros. An additional benefit of 40 euros may be paid for children with disabilities and children from low-income or large families. A low-income family is considered to be one in which the average monthly income per… Family benefits,Service quality,Cash transfers Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary adequacy, covid19, Emergency grants, services quality siha https://socmin.lrv.lt/en/news/what-help-can-the-low-income-residents-expect-fro… Family benefits, Service quality, Cash transfers Family benefits, Service quality, Cash transfers
2020-07-01 Lithuania: What Help can the Low-Income Residents Expect from the State?: Social assistance lithuania Ministry of Social Security and Labour (11.06.2020) Due to the coronavirus pandemic and the economic difficulties it has caused, the support granted in municipalities has been increased and the conditions for granting it have been facilitated, but most of the changes will be permanent.  From the… The support granted in municipalities has been increased and the conditions for granting it have been facilitated, but most of the changes will be permanent. From the 1st of June the benefit is available if the average monthly income per person does not exceed 137.5 euros. The applicant's property will not be valued for 6 months after the cancellation of emergency situation and quarantine. 2020-06-11 Anyone can experience financial hardship throughout life: it can be caused by a pandemic, economic crisis, sudden loss of job, family crises, lack of social skills, or other misfortunes.  There are several types of assistance to the residents in Lithuania which can be combined: support in… Social assistance,Cash transfers Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary covid19, Emergency grants, poverty siha https://socmin.lrv.lt/en/news/what-help-can-the-low-income-residents-expect-fro… Social assistance, Cash transfers Social assistance, Cash transfers
2020-07-01 Japan: Gathering Medical Information System on COVID-19 (G-MIS) japan Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (08.04.2020) The Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare has established an information and communication infrastructure centre (tentative name) in cooperation with the Cabinet Secretariat's IT Office. The system enables collecting information on hospital… The Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare has established an information and communication infrastructure centre in cooperation with the Cabinet Secretariat's IT Office. The system enables collecting information on hospital operation status, the situation of hospital beds and medical staff, the number of available medical equipment and medical materials from medical institutions nationwide. The system will be used to inform the public about wide range of hospital operations and to coordinate… 2020-04-08 The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has established an information and communication infrastructure center (tentative name) in cooperation with the Cabinet Secretariat's IT Office, and has been able to establish hospital operation status, hospital beds and medical staff from medical… Health,Risk management,ICT,Service quality Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary covid19, database, services quality siha https://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/seisakunitsuite/bunya/0000121431_00130.html Health, Risk management, ICT, Service quality Health, Risk management, ICT, Service quality
2020-06-30 How mobile money is helping those in need through the pandemic World Economic Forum (25.06.2020) Money transfers are effective ways to protect those in financial difficulties due to COVID-19. In sub-Saharan Africa, over 80% of measures announced since the beginning of the pandemic are in the form of transfers. The pandemic has led many countries to strengthen… 2020-06-30 E-services,Service delivery,Error evasion and fraud Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor covid19 pmassetti https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/06/government-mobile-payments-bank-transfer… E-services, Service delivery, Error evasion and fraud E-services, Service delivery, Error evasion and fraud
2020-06-30 Taiwan: First "Public Health Specialists Act" in Asia passed in Taiwan Taiwan, China Taiwan Today (18.05.2020) The Public Health Specialists Act, which provides for a national certification for public health professionals, passed the Legislature May 15 in Taipei City. This is the first time such a law has been enacted in Asia. According to the act, if a person who is a citizen of… The Public Health Specialists Act, which provides for a national certification for public health professionals, passed the Legislature May 15 in Taipei City. This is the first time such a law has been enacted in Asia. 2020-05-18 (Google translate) The "Public Hygienist Law," which stipulates the national qualification "Public Hygienist" who is a public health expert, was passed and passed at the Legislative Assembly (= Diet session) on the 15th. This is the first time in Asia to enact such a law.   The “Public Hygienist… Health,Health promotion,Safety and health at work,Social Policies & Programmes Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary covid19, policy reponse, universal health care siha https://jp.taiwantoday.tw/news.php?unit=148&post=177559&unitname=%E3%83%8B%E3%2… Health, Health promotion, Safety and health at work, Social Policies & Programmes Health, Health promotion, Safety and health at work, Social Policies & Programmes
2020-06-29 Malta: The rest of the service.gov centers are opened malta SERVIZZ.GOV (26.06.2020) From next week, the rest of the regional centers will be opened, so service.gov will have a total of 22 centers open throughout Malta. servicio.gov continues to offer assistance on government services through its various means, including Freephone 153, the one-stop-shop… From next week, the rest of the regional centers will be opened, so service.gov will have a total of 22 centers open throughout Malta. 2020-06-26 From next week, the rest of the regional centers will be opened, so service.gov will have a total of 22 centers open throughout Malta. The centers that will be opened are Paola, Zebbug, Valletta, Msida, Victoria, Birkirkara, Sliema, Luqa, St. John and Lija. They will join the other 12 centers that… Service quality,Service delivery Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary covid19, Covid19_deconfinement_measures, customer_services siha https://www.gov.mt/en/Government/DOI/Press%20Releases/Pages/2020/June/26/pr2012… Service quality, Service delivery Service quality, Service delivery
2020-06-29 Malta: A voucher of € 100 per person aged 16 and over malta THE OFFICE OF THE PRIME MINISTER (08.06.2020) A voucher of € 100 per person aged 16 and over that can be used in a licensed accommodation, restaurant or business that has closed. A voucher of € 100 per person aged 16 and over that can be used in a licensed accommodation, restaurant or business that has closed. 2020-06-08 The Prime Minister, for his part, announced the following measures: A voucher of € 100 per person aged 16 and over that can be used in a licensed accommodation, restaurant or business that has closed. Employment,Cash transfers,Shocks &extreme events Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary covid19, Emergency grants, Universal Social Protection siha https://www.gov.mt/en/Government/DOI/Press%20Releases/Pages/2020/June/08/pr2010… Employment, Cash transfers, Shocks &extreme events Employment, Cash transfers, Shocks &extreme events
2020-06-29 Malta: The Covid Wage Supplement will remain unchanged until September malta THE OFFICE OF THE PRIME MINISTER (08.06.2020) The Covid Wage Supplement will remain unchanged until September, where the benefit rate of € 800 for full-time and € 500 for part-timers in areas involved with tourist accommodation, travel agencies will be maintained. travel, language schools,… The Covid Wage Supplement will remain unchanged until September, where the benefit rate of € 800 for full-time and € 500 for part-timers in areas involved with tourist accommodation, travel agencies will be maintained. travel, language schools, organization of events and air transport. 2020-06-08 The Prime Minister, for his part, announced the following measures: The Covid Wage Supplement will remain unchanged until September, where the benefit rate of € 800 for full-time and € 500 for part-timers in areas involved with tourist accommodation, travel agencies will be maintained. travel,… Employment,Cash transfers Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary covid19, Emergency grants, labour markets, youth employment siha https://www.gov.mt/en/Government/DOI/Press%20Releases/Pages/2020/June/08/pr2010… Employment, Cash transfers Employment, Cash transfers
2020-06-29 Malta: Parental benefit and Additional Unemployment Benefit will end on 3 July malta THE MINISTRY OF THE FAMILY, CHILDREN'S RIGHTS AND SOCIAL  SOLIDARITY(04.06.2020)The temporary payment of the Parental Benefit and the Additional Unemployment Benefit for the time being will continue to be made weekly, but will be stopped with effect from Friday, 3 July 2020, which payment will then… The temporary payment of the Parental Benefit and the Additional Unemployment Benefit for the time being will continue to be made weekly, but will be stopped with effect from Friday, 3 July 2020. 2020-06-04 The Department of Social Security and the Division for Financial Aid and Compliance within the Ministry for the Family, Children's Rights and Social Solidarity make reference to the payment of temporary benefits in connection with Covid-19 .   In the light of the latest developments, the number… Family benefits,Unemployment,Cash transfers Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary covid19, Emergency grants, family, youth employment siha https://www.gov.mt/en/Government/DOI/Press%20Releases/Pages/2020/June/04/pr2010… Family benefits, Unemployment, Cash transfers Family benefits, Unemployment, Cash transfers
2020-06-29 Governo aprovou apoio aos recibos verdes sem descontos portugal Self-employed workers who were not entitled to financial support because were not fulfilling the requirement of having social contributions “for at least three consecutive months or six months interpolated for at least 12 months” - will now be able to benefit from financial support. The amount will be lower than the general financial support: up to 219.4 euros (instead of 438,81 euros). The idea is to support self-employed workers following the reduction or stop in the activity associated to… 2020-05-07 Unemployment Published Measures summary covid19 socpro https://www.publico.pt/2020/05/07/economia/noticia/governo-aprovou-apoio-recibo… Unemployment Unemployment
2020-06-29 Food aid for the most vulnerable households anguilla Households or persons who, despite the income schemes and support from their immediate environment, do not have enough money for food, can apply for food package support. 2020-04-24 Food and nutrition Published Measures summary covid19 socpro https://english.rijksdienstcn.com/covid-19/news/2020/april/24/food-aid-for-the-… Food and nutrition Food and nutrition
2020-06-29 SOCIAL SECURITY BOARD COVID-19 UPDATE - ONLINE PAYMENTS AND COMMUNICATION METHODS anguilla Employers and Self-Employed persons can now make their contribution payments online via the NCBA Online/Internet Banking service. 2020-04-01 Compliance and Contribution Collection,Service quality Published Measures summary covid19 socpro https://ssbai.com/post.php?post_id=72 Compliance and Contribution Collection, Service quality Compliance and Contribution Collection, Service quality
2020-06-29 Retirar dinheiro de PPR sem penalização já é possível portugal Families with retirement savings plans (PPR) and who are in specific situations because of covid-19 can now raise funds from this application, without tax penalties. The measure, which extends the situations in which these products can be mobilized in advance will only be in force during the state of emergency. 2020-04-11 Old age Pensions Published Measures summary covid19 socpro https://www.publico.pt/2020/04/11/economia/noticia/retirar-dinheiro-ppr-penaliz… Old age Pensions Old age Pensions
2020-06-29 Coronavírus: apoio aos recibos verdes é de 438 euros e dura seis meses portugal Financial support ("Apoio extraordinário à redução da actividade económica de trabalhador independente") to self-employed workers that have stopped business activities or are facing a drastic reduction (40%) in business activities. The support is intended for Independent Workers who are covered exclusively by the self-employed regime; are not pensioners; have paid social contributions, in at least 3 months for at least 12 months. In March-April they will receive the equivalent of… 2020-04-16 Unemployment Published Measures summary covid19 socpro https://www.publico.pt/2020/03/14/economia/noticia/coronavirus-apoio-recibos-ve… Unemployment Unemployment
2020-06-29 COVID-19: MoFE unveils third set of economic measures, including paying 25% of MSME employees’ salary brunei Before, beneficiaries of the i-Ready scheme received a monthly allowance of $800 from the government.Now, those with degrees and above are to receive a monthly allowance of $800 plus a $400 top-up from their employer/host organization, those with Level 5 Diplomas will receive an allowance of $600 plus a $300 top-up and TVET holders will receive $400 in allowance with $300 topped up. 2020-03-29 Employment,Cash transfers Published Measures summary covid19 socpro https://www.bizbrunei.com/2020/03/covid-19-mofe-unveils-third-set-of-economic-m… Employment, Cash transfers Employment, Cash transfers
2020-06-29 COVID-19: MoFE unveils third set of economic measures, including paying 25% of MSME employees’ salary brunei The i-Ready scheme, a paid apprenticeship scheme for degree holders of up to three years with a monthly allowance of $800 from the government, has been reduced to 18 months and been expanded to include two additional tiers: Bruneians with a Level 5 Diploma (HND or Advanced Diploma equivalent) and those completing Level 2 to 4 under Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET). 2020-03-29 Employment,Cash transfers Published Measures summary covid19 socpro https://www.bizbrunei.com/2020/03/covid-19-mofe-unveils-third-set-of-economic-m… Employment, Cash transfers Employment, Cash transfers