rural world

Social protection response to COVID-19 in rural LAC: social and economic double inclusion

Submitted by pmassetti on Mon, 02/28/2022 - 16:17

International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG)  (10.02.20222) This One Pager reflects on how to improve social protection systems in Latin America and the Caribbean after the COVID-19 pandemic, analysing how it can ensure food security and social and economic ‘double inclusion’. In particular, it provides a regional overview of the social protection measures to respond to COVID-19 in rural areas, and analyses four country-level examples that show promising features for building back better during the recovery process.

Regions / Country
latin america
Document Type

India´s COVID-19 social assistance package and its impact on the agriculture sector

Submitted by pmassetti on Fri, 02/05/2021 - 16:09

sciencedirect.com (2021) COVID-19 induced significant economic and social disruptions in India. Rural households, including smallholders, were affected by loss in migrant income, livelihood and farm and non-farm incomes. During this lockdown, the Indian government enacted several emergency legislations to provide direct and indirect relief to workers and households. India’s COVID-19 social assistance package, namely, PM-GKY, announced in March 2020, was designed to provide immediate relief to the vulnerable population.

Regions / Country
india
Topics
Cash transfers
Document Type

Georgia: Caring for the village and farmers continues

Submitted by siha on Mon, 08/17/2020 - 16:15

Government of Georgia (08.08.2020) Almost 112,000 beneficiaries received discount cards for over 29,000 tons of agricultural diesel. Farmers who have cashed their cards have saved almost 3.6 million GEL. Agricultural diesel discount cards expire on December 31, 2020.

Regions / Country
georgia
Global challenges
Topics
Housing
Shocks & extreme events
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Egypt: Protect, Provide, and Progress: Egypt's International Response in the COVID-19 Fight

Submitted by cambrosio on Wed, 04/08/2020 - 18:35

egyptianstreets.com (06.04.2020) Ministry of Social Solidarity added 60,000 households to Takaful and Karama Programs. An additional 100,000 will be added as the budget will increase to 19.3 Billion EGP compared to 18.5 billion EGP.  The government also increased payments to women community leaders in rural areas from EGP 350 to EGP 900 per month to ensure gender equity. A one-off monetary compensation (500 EGP) offered to informal workers registered at the database of the Ministry of Manpower through post offices.

Regions / Country
egypt
Global challenges
Topics
Extension of coverage
Social assistance
Cash transfers
Document Type

Germany: Increased additional income opportunities for pensioners and short-time workers, including seasonal workers

Submitted by mmarquez on Wed, 04/01/2020 - 10:42

bundesregierung.de (26.03.2020)

Um für ausreichend Arbeitskräfte zu sorgen und Lohnlücken abzufedern, wurden darüber hinaus für Bezieher von Kurzarbeitergeld Anreize geschaffen, in ihrer arbeitsfreien Zeit freiwillig zu helfen. Mit dem Sozialschutz-Paket wurden die Zuverdienst-Möglichkeiten für Kurzarbeiter vergrößert. Zudem wird die Zeitgrenze für die kurzfristige sozialversicherungsfreie Beschäftigung von Saisonkräften auf fünf Monate ausgeweitet. Davon profitiert besonders die Landwirtschaft.

Regions / Country
germany
Global challenges
Topics
Employment
Document Type

India: Farmers pension scheme: PM to launch farmers pension scheme

Submitted by pmassetti on Tue, 09/10/2019 - 16:40

indiatimes.com (06.09.2019) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the farmers’ pension scheme Pradhan Mantri Kisan Maan-Dhan Yojana (PM-KMY) from Ranchi on September 12 with a subscriber base of more than one million.

Regions / Country
india
Global challenges
Topics
Social assistance
Document Type

[Report] Boosting growth to end hunger by 2025: The Role of Social Protection

Submitted by massetti on Tue, 11/20/2018 - 11:23

resakss.org (2018) Social protection initiatives in Africa increasingly aim to institutionalize systems that guarantee assistance for the poor and protect the vulnerable against livelihood risks. Through direct and indirect income effects, social protection programs can also play an instrumental role in promoting agricultural development and, more broadly, economic growth. Two major trends will determine the future demand for social protection in African countries.

Regions / Country
Africa
Document Type

Vers un décollage des systèmes d’information santé et de l’e-santé en Afrique de l’Ouest

Submitted by -filhon on Tue, 12/05/2017 - 10:54

theconversation.com (23.11.2017) L’objet de cet article est de faire le point sur le décollage – encore balbutiant mais déjà notable – des systèmes d’information orientés santé (SIS) – parfois nommés e-santé – qui se déploient en Afrique de l’Ouest. Il sera donc question des SIS, de leurs caractéristiques, de leurs diversités et de leur contextualisation. 

Regions / Country
Africa
Topics
Health
Data management
The technological transition
Extension of coverage
Service quality
Digital Economy Observatory : Only Tags
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[Report] The impacts of combining agricultural and social protection interventions

Submitted by monitor on Tue, 06/27/2017 - 16:26

FAO (2017) This is the policy brief drawn from a longer review that analyses and summarizes impact evaluation findings that focus on the interaction between agricultural interventions (including rural extension services, rural development, natural resource management, access to markets, subsidized credit, investment grants, access to improved seeds and fertilizer subsidies), and social protection interventions, with specific attention to social assistance such as cash transfers and public works.

Topics
Extension of coverage