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COVID-19's four lessons for improving Africa's social protection systems

Submitted by pmassetti on Tue, 09/07/2021 - 17:14

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.

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[Report] WHO compendium of innovative health technologies for low-resource settings 2021. COVID-19 and other health priorities

Submitted by pmassetti on Fri, 09/03/2021 - 10:27

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.  Thus,  the objectives of the 2021 compendium are to: 1.Select  innovative  technologies  that  can  have  an  immediate  or  future  impact  on  the  COVID-19 preparedness  and  response,  have  the  potential  to  improve  health  outcomes  and  quality  of life,  and/or  offer  a  solution  to 

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Social protection for all in need: Lessons from the COVID-19 response in MENA

Submitted by pmassetti on Thu, 04/29/2021 - 16:46

blogs.worldbank.org (26.04.2021) In the months after the first cases of COVID-19 appeared in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), countries across the region acted quickly to limit the spread of the virus. Lockdowns, curfews, and social distancing undoubtedly saved lives, but these necessary actions also constrained businesses and economies. Communities suffered from the loss of jobs and livelihoods, the closure of schools and markets, and the damage to businesses, many of which may never recover.

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How technology can be deployed to scale-up Social Protection during COVID-19: The Case of South Africa, Nigeria and Africa

Submitted by pmassetti on Fri, 02/05/2021 - 14:50

Research ICT Africa (January 2021) This RIA policy brief examines how technology, such as artificial intelligence (AI), can be deployed to scale social protection programmes as well as reduce corruption in the disbursement of social protection grants, which the COVID-19 lockdowns, have revealed are vital lifelines for the most vulnerable.

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nigeria
south africa
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DRC: The Covid-19 Fund benefits from a donation of USD 100,000 in protective equipment from TDB

Submitted by cambrosio on Wed, 02/03/2021 - 11:35

zoom-eco.net (28.12.2020)

The Trade Development Bank (TDB) has donated Covid-19 protection materials to the National Coronavirus Solidarity Fund (NCSF). The donation, valued at US$100,000, was handed over by Finance Minister Sele Yalaghuli, who is the Congolese government's focal point to TDB.

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Africa
Congo, Democratic Republic of the
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Safety and health at work
Covid-19

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DRC: payment due date for property and rental income tax deferred to 31 March 2021

Submitted by cambrosio on Wed, 02/03/2021 - 11:23

zoom-eco.net (02.02.2021)

Prévue pour le premier février 2021, l’échéance de paiement de l’impôt foncier et de l’impôt sur les revenus locatifs a été reporté par le Gouverneur de la ville de Kinshasa, Gentiny Ngobila, au 31 mars 2021.

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Africa
Congo, Democratic Republic of the
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