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Guinea Bissau: electronic payment tools

Submitted by cambrosio on Wed, 10/28/2020 - 17:06

cabri-sbo.org (25.03.2020)

To promote the use of electronic payment tools the Western Africa Central Bank (BCEAO) is providing more flexible measures to open a mobile money and making transfers between people backed by electronic money free.

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Guinea-Bissau
Global challenges
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E-services
Cash transfers

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Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity Version 1.1 | NIST

Submitted by rruggia on Thu, 10/22/2020 - 15:24

This publication describes a voluntary risk management framework ("the Framework") that consists of standards, guidelines, and best practices to manage cybersecurity-related risk. The Framework's prioritized, flexible, and cost-effective approach helps to promote the protection and resilience of critical infrastructure and other sectors important to the economy and national security.

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united states
Topics
ICT
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Joint Report on Health Care and Long-Term Care Systems and Fiscal Sustainability – Country Documents 2019 Update | European Commission

Submitted by pmassetti on Tue, 10/13/2020 - 16:19

This volume describes the health care and long-term care systems of all EU Member States on a country basis and presents the related policy challenges.

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european union
Global challenges
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Poland: Expansion of eligibility for temporary social security contributions

Submitted by mmarquez on Tue, 10/13/2020 - 14:14

Social Security Agency (18.04.2020) On April 18 and May 15, Poland's government amended its Anti-Crisis Shield (Tarcza Antykryzysowa) program to expand eligibility for temporary social security contribution reductions. Under the amended program, employers with 10 to 49 employees as of February 29 can receive a 50-percent reduction in the contributions they owe for March, April, and May.

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poland
Global challenges
Topics
Compliance and Contribution Collection
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Digital Technology in Social Assistance Transfers for COVID-19 Relief: Lessons from Selected Cases

Submitted by pmassetti on Tue, 10/06/2020 - 11:37

cgdev.org (Sept 2020) Many countries have launched unprecedented relief packages to cushion the economic and social impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. This short review considers some initial lessons emerging from selected countries around the use of digital technology to implement these government-to-people (G2P) social transfer programs. Information is still limited on how well the programs have functioned; in particular, there is a dearth of rapid demand-side survey evidence on the experience of beneficiaries receiving transfers and the likely magnitudes of inclusion and exclusion errors.

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E-services
Cash transfers
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Social protection for older people during COVID-19 and beyond

Submitted by pmassetti on Fri, 10/02/2020 - 11:37

socialprotection.org (September 2020) This document provides information and guidance on social protection and older people, with a focus on pensions to cushion the economic impacts of COVID-19. It is intended as an advisory for people involved in planning and delivering social protection support for older people across a range of contexts. The document briefly describes the specific impact of COVID-19 on older people’s health and wellbeing, as well as the socio-economic impacts.

Global challenges
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Old age Pensions

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Going Viral : COVID-19 and the Accelerated Transformation of Jobs in Latin America and the Caribbean

Submitted by pmassetti on Thu, 10/01/2020 - 15:45

worldbank.org (28.09.2020) The economic impact of COVID-19 is unprecedented in size and scope. It has quickly evolved from a health emergency into an employment crisis. It also has far-reaching implications for workers beyond the immediate employment effects, as it most likely has accelerated the transformation process of jobs that had already started in the region and the world.

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latin america
Topics
Employment
The technological transition

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Labour market
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Financing gaps in social protection: Global estimates and strategies for developing countries in light of the COVID-19 crisis and beyond

Submitted by pmassetti on Tue, 09/22/2020 - 15:19

Ilo.org (17.09.2020) Closing the social protection coverage gap, worsened by COVID-19, will require additional sources of financing.

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Financing

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Korea: Text alerting on COVID-19 outbreak areas/zones

Submitted by mmarquez on Thu, 09/17/2020 - 15:05

sciencedirect.com (05.05.2020) One of the most effective ways that the Korean government rapidly dispersed these daily updates is emergency SMS messages. All citizens receive daily alert messages through their mobile phones from their local authorities. The alert message arrives with a 40–60 db alarm sound, and contains information from KCDC about newly confirmed patients and their recent trajectories if available.

Regions / Country
korea, Republic of
Global challenges
Topics
Health promotion
Health Insurance
E-services
Communication
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Monitoring COVID-19 impact on older persons

Submitted by pmassetti on Tue, 09/15/2020 - 16:15

Help Age Asia (2020) As part of an Asia-Pacific regional initiative, HelpAge International and partner organisations are producing bimonthly briefs to summarise trends in the situation of older people and responses to their situation in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Asia
Global challenges
Topics
Old age Pensions

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