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Social protection systems and the response to COVID-19 in the Arab region

Submitted by pmassetti on Mon, 01/17/2022 - 16:34

arabstates.undp.org (28.12.2021) The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting societies and economies at their core. In the Arab Region, the pandemic has exacerbated existing structural weaknesses in economies as well as unresolved social challenges, making the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) even more urgent. Governments in the region are facing two challenges: to effectively address the health crisis and to respond to the economic and social fallout from the crisis.

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arabic countries

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World Employment Social Outlook 2021: The role of digital labour platforms in transforming the world of work

Submitted by pmassetti on Tue, 01/11/2022 - 14:43

ilo.org (05.01.2022) Digital labour platforms are now a vital part of contemporary life—they allow us to arrange a ride, order food and access a host of other services online. They accomplish this by connecting clients or customers with workers who undertake these tasks or “gigs”. The past decade has seen the global rise of “gig workers” or “platform workers”, with platforms like Uber, Gojek, Deliveroo, Rappi, Upwork and Topcoder. Digital labour platforms have created unprecedented opportunities for workers, businesses and society by unleashing innovation on a massive global scale.

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ICT
Digital Economy Topical Cluster
Digital Platforms
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Extending social health protection: Accelerating progress towards Universal Health Coverage in Asia and the Pacific

Submitted by pmassetti on Thu, 12/23/2021 - 11:16

ilo.org (07.12.2021) This regional report documents and analyses country experiences and lessons on the extension of social health protection coverage in the Asia and the Pacific region. It provides a detailed account of progress made, challenges encountered and remaining coverage gaps, and explores their root causes.

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Asia
Global challenges
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Health Insurance
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Social policy advice to countries from the International Monetary Fund during the COVID-19 crisis: Continuity and change

Submitted by pmassetti on Tue, 12/21/2021 - 16:15

ILO Working paper 42 (10.12.2021) This paper explores whether there has been a change in International Monetary Fund (IMF) policy advice and conditions in its loan programmes and Article IV surveillance by examining the 148 country reports for IMF programmes in 2020, in the context of significant shifts in its global macroeconomic policy framework during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Social Policies & Programmes

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Reforms of the employment insurance system of the Republic of Korea to cope with the COVID-19 crisis

Submitted by pmassetti on Thu, 12/16/2021 - 16:03

ilo.org (29.11.2021) COVID-19 pandemic that caused massive unemployment has forced countries to review their employment policy and protection system. This paper summarized efforts taken by Republic of Korea in reforming their employment protection system during the pandemic.

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korea, Republic of
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Employment

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Extending social health protection: Accelerating progress towards Universal Health Coverage in Asia and the Pacific

Submitted by pmassetti on Tue, 12/14/2021 - 17:26

ilo.org (07.12.2021) This regional report documents and analyses country experiences and lessons on the extension of social health protection coverage in the Asia and the Pacific region. It provides a detailed account of progress made, challenges encountered and remaining coverage gaps, and explores their root causes.

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Asia
Global challenges
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Health
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Proposed reforms of the social protection systems of Morocco and Tunisia in light of the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis

Submitted by pmassetti on Mon, 12/06/2021 - 15:31

International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG)  -  (08.12.2021) This Policy Research Brief presents the reforms under way in the social protection systems of Tunisia and Morocco in light of the COVID-19 crisis. Although both countries have demonstrated political will and commitment to address coverage gaps, they still need to develop a proper legal framework and fiscal space to implement social protection floors in the coming years.

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morocco
tunisia
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Social Policies & Programmes

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Global diffusion of eHealth: making universal health coverage achievable: report of the third global survey on eHealth

Submitted by rruggia on Thu, 11/25/2021 - 10:04

The aim of the third global survey on eHealth was to explore developments in eHealth since the last survey in 2010 and the role it plays in achieving universal health coverage (UHC). It has become increasingly clear that UHC cannot be achieved without the support of eHealth. The impetus for the global surveys on eHealth came from the increasing use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in support of health services in both developed and developing countries since the early 2000s.

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Health
ICT
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Country Diagnostic Study on Long-Term Care in Indonesia | Asian Development Bank

Submitted by pmassetti on Mon, 11/22/2021 - 16:03

This publication presents a study on the availability and provision of long-term care (LTC) in Indonesia. It discusses findings from the analysis and offers recommendations for the development of LTC systems in the country.

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indonesia
Global challenges
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