policy reponse

Oxfam: The inequality virus report

Submitted by delziniy on Tue, 02/02/2021 - 10:30

Oxfam (Feb 2021)  The report shows that COVID-19 has the potential to increase economic inequality in almost every country at once, the first time this has happened since records began over a century ago. Rising inequality means it could take at least 14 times longer for the number of people living in poverty to return to pre-pandemic levels than it took for the fortunes of the top 1,000, mostly White male, billionaires to bounce back.

 

Regions / Country
Africa
Asia
Americas
Europe
Topics
Health
Covid-19
Document Type

Maldives-UN sign project on digitising social services to protect women and children

Submitted by pmassetti on Tue, 01/26/2021 - 17:03

The Edition (21.01.2021) The United Nations (UN) and Maldives on Thursday signed a project document on digitialising social services in order to better protect women and girls from poverty and violence during emergency situations.

Regions / Country
maldives
Global challenges
Topics
Cash transfers
Gender Inequalities
Document Type

Germany: More digitalisation in nursing

Submitted by mmarquez on Fri, 01/22/2021 - 17:58

German Government (20.01.2021) Thanks to the Act for the Digital Modernisation of Care and Nursing on January 20th, 2021, midwives and other healthcare professionals will in future be able to offer telemedicine services, and will be paid for these. In addition, it is to become easier to use e-prescriptions, even internationally. Besides this, a brief patient file is to be created, meaning that patients will be able to share important information with their doctors even if they are in another EU member state.

Regions / Country
germany
Global challenges
Topics
Health
Employment
Document Type

Netherlands: Parliament agrees to Dutch pensions reform but questions remain

Submitted by siha on Tue, 09/08/2020 - 15:22

IPE (15.07.2020) Despite heavy opposition resistance against “breaking down the world’s best pensions system”, the Dutch parliament agreed yesterday to the switch to a new defined contribution (DC) contract which includes a lifecycle system and personal pension pots. However, many questions on implementation remain.

Regions / Country
netherlands
Global challenges
Topics
Old age Pensions
Service quality
Document Type

Vietnam: International health insurance required for experts entering Vietnam from August 5, 2020

Submitted by siha on Mon, 08/03/2020 - 17:51

Viet Nam Social Security (28.07.2020) The National Steering Committee for COVID-19 prevention and control has just issued Official Letter 3949/CV-BCD on strengthening the assurance of COVID-19 epidemic prevention for experts entering Vietnam. Accordingly, the units that invite experts for business ensure that they participate in international health insurance or agencies or organizations must make a commitment to pay their treatment expenses in case of the experts being infected with COVID-19.

Regions / Country
vietnam
Topics
Health Insurance
Covid-19
Document Type

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.

Regions / Country
Africa
Asia
Americas
Europe
Topics
Health
Long-term care
Document Type

COVID-19 and South Asia: National Strategies and Subregional Cooperation for Accelerating Inclusive, Sustainable and Resilient Recovery

Submitted by pmassetti on Fri, 07/03/2020 - 16:43

United Nations ESCAP (25.06.2020) South Asia, a subregion with nearly a quarter of world’s population but over a third of world’s people living in extreme poverty and hunger, has been impacted severely given the vast proportion of population living at the margins, fragmented coverage of social protection, pervasive informality in economic activities and employment, and wide gaps in public health infrastructure.

Regions / Country
Asia
Topics
Social Policies & Programmes
Document Type

Taiwan: First "Public Health Specialists Act" in Asia passed in Taiwan

Submitted by siha on Tue, 06/30/2020 - 11:10

Taiwan Today (18.05.2020) The Public Health Specialists Act, which provides for a national certification for public health professionals, passed the Legislature May 15 in Taipei City.

Regions / Country
Taiwan, China
Global challenges
Topics
Health
Health promotion
Safety and health at work
Social Policies & Programmes
Document Type

Société | Les "damnés de la terre" : fraudes sociales, ouvriers "en esclavage"... le procès qui fait trembler Terra Fecundis | La Provence

Submitted by gfilhon on Thu, 06/11/2020 - 13:46

L'un des cas les plus emblémamtiques de la fraude au détachement européen dans le secteur agricole. Pour la seule période de 2012 à 2015, celle retenue par la procédure pénale, c'est un peu plus de 112 millions d'euros de cotisations qui auraient échappé à la Sécurité sociale, selon l'accusation, grâce à un système parfaitement huilé consistant à "jouer sur des conflits d'interprétation entre notre législation nationale et le droit communautaire", a analysé Béatrice Mesini, chercheuse au CNRS. "Cette affaire hors norme est celle qui présente les enjeux financiers les plus impor

Regions / Country
Europe
Topics
Contribution Collection and Compliance
Error evasion and fraud
Digital Economy Observatory : Only Tags
Document Type