Africa

Temporary Basic Income (TBI)

Submitted by mmarquez on Tue, 08/11/2020 - 10:03

UNDP (23.07.2020) This paper provides estimates for a Temporary Basic Income (TBI), a minimum guaranteed income above the poverty line, for vulnerable people in 132 developing countries. A TBI amounts to between 0.27 and 0.63 per cent of their combined GDPs, depending on the policy choice: i. top-ups on existing average incomes in each country up to a vulnerability threshold; ii. lump-sum transfers that are sensitive to cross-country differences in the median standard of living; or, iii. lump-sum transfers that are uniform regardless of the country where people live.

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Africa
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Social assistance
Social Policies & Programmes
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WHO | Strengthening the Health Systems Response to COVID-19 - Technical guidance #6, 21 May 2020

Submitted by mmarquez on Tue, 07/07/2020 - 08:46

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.

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Africa
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Europe
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Health
Long-term care
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Africa: Examining the Right to Social Protection in COVID-19 Responses

Submitted by pmassetti on Thu, 06/04/2020 - 10:51

lawafrica.com (May 2020) The purpose of this paper is to examine current state interventions taken to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 using social protection in Uganda in comparison to what is happening in Kenya and South Africa. This paper will also briefly examine the impact of legal framework in supporting the right social protection in COVID-19 responses.

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Africa
kenya
south africa
uganda
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Social Policies & Programmes

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En Afrique et ailleurs, l’épidémie de « PochVid-20 »

Submitted by pmassetti on Mon, 05/25/2020 - 15:26

theconversation.com (18.05.2020) Dans les pays en développement, les activités informelles concernent les deux tiers de l’emploi, et les quartiers informels abritent entre un tiers et deux tiers des citadins, selon les pays. Ce secteur informel est touché de plein fouet par la crise liée au Covid-19. Les médias d’Afrique francophone parlent d’une épidémie de « PochVid-20 », plus dangereuse qu’un coronavirus.

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Africa
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Extension of coverage

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UN leads call to protect most vulnerable from mental health crisis during and after COVID-19 | | UN News

Submitted by btreichel on Tue, 05/19/2020 - 11:45

UN Secretary-General Policy Brief: COVID-19 and the need for action on mental health

Key messages:

The problem:

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Africa
Asia
australia
Americas
Europe
Global challenges
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Health promotion
Workplace health promotion
Prevention of occupational risks
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How the COVID-19 pandemic will affect informal workers. Insights from Kenya

Submitted by gfilhon on Mon, 03/23/2020 - 10:28

theconversation.com (22.03.2020) COVID-19 is going to have a devastating impact on economies. Africa has a particular vulnerability because so many people work in the informal sector. In an interview with Moina Spooner from The Conversation Africa, Njeri Kinyanjui explains how this could unfold for Kenya’s informal labourers and whether there’s anything that can be done to support them.

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Africa
kenya
Global challenges
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Difficult to cover group

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[CSE] L'actualité Protection sociale : "Les trois réformes systémiques de l'avant-projet de loi sur les retraites"

Submitted by gfilhon on Thu, 01/23/2020 - 10:58

Pierre Mayeur, directeur de l'organisme commun des institutions de rente et de prévoyance (OCIRP) et ancien directeur de la Caisse nationale d'assurance vieillesse, donne sa lecture "personnelle et objective" des avant-projets de loi réformant les retraites.

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Africa
Europe
Global challenges
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Old age Pensions
Pensions
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Climate change in the Sahel: How can cash transfers help protect the poor?

Submitted by pmassetti on Thu, 12/05/2019 - 14:10

brookings.edu (04.12.2019) the countries of the Sahel are particularly vulnerable to climate change, undermining their long-term development prospects and the chances of the next generation.

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Africa
Global challenges
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