Cash transfers

Benin: Social measures Covid-19 in Benin: The transfers made

Submitted by siha on Mon, 07/13/2020 - 13:28

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 the grants. They depend on three things: whether the activity is formal or not; the geographical location of the activity (does the person work in large cities or not) and also what was declared in terms of loss of income during the period of implementation of these restrictive measures.

Regions / Country
benin
Topics
Employment
Extension of coverage
Social assistance
Cash transfers
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From Crisis Comes Opportunity: Spain’s Basic Income Response to COVID-19 - Evidence for Action

Submitted by pmassetti on Mon, 07/13/2020 - 09:52

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 €1,015 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 legal residence in Spain of at least one year.

Regions / Country
spain
Topics
Cash transfers
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Thailand: Welfare Card Holders To Get 3,000 THB Handout

Submitted by siha on Wed, 07/08/2020 - 15:32

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 three monthly installments which have been backdated from May.

Regions / Country
thailand
Global challenges
Topics
Social assistance
Cash transfers
Document Type

You’ve Got Money: Mobile Payments Help People During the Pandemic

Submitted by pmassetti on Mon, 07/06/2020 - 15:18

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, especially for low-income countries, the high level of informality, complicate the task. Many governments are leveraging mobile technology to help their citizens.

Topics
E-services
Service delivery
Cash transfers

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Digital Economy Topical Cluster
Service delivery
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Options for rapid delivery (payment) of cash transfers for COVID-19 responses and beyond

Submitted by pmassetti on Mon, 07/06/2020 - 11:25

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 mechanisms that could be used to respond to future crises.

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Service delivery
Cash transfers
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Cambodia: Suspending employment contracts

Submitted by cambrosio on Mon, 07/06/2020 - 10:32

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 period for suspension is two months but this can be extended further depending on the circumstances.

Regions / Country
cambodia
Global challenges
Topics
Employment
Cash transfers
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Switzerland: Short-time work allowance: Extension of the period to 18 months

Submitted by siha on Thu, 07/02/2020 - 20:45

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 apply until December 31, 2021.

 

Regions / Country
switzerland
Global challenges
Topics
Unemployment
Cash transfers
Shocks &extreme events
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Lithuania: What Help can the Low-Income Residents Expect from the State?:Child benefits

Submitted by siha on Wed, 07/01/2020 - 16:41

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.

Regions / Country
lithuania
Global challenges
Topics
Family benefits
Service quality
Cash transfers
Document Type

Lithuania: What Help can the Low-Income Residents Expect from the State?: Social assistance

Submitted by siha on Wed, 07/01/2020 - 16:29

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. 

Regions / Country
lithuania
Global challenges
Topics
Social assistance
Cash transfers
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Malta: A voucher of € 100 per person aged 16 and over

Submitted by siha on Mon, 06/29/2020 - 18:21

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.

Regions / Country
malta
Global challenges
Topics
Employment
Cash transfers
Shocks &extreme events
Document Type