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After coronavirus, telemedicine is here to stay

Submitted by pmassetti on Tue, 07/14/2020 - 15:17

blogs.worldbank.org (07.07.2020) The COVID-19 pandemic is accelerating the long-anticipated surge in telemedicine services worldwide. Consulting a health care provider over phone, video or text has become the new normal for many non-urgent medical needs, while the crisis has sparked renewed interest in digital tools that can test and monitor at-risk patients safely in their homes.

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India: Government fast tracks plan to provide social security for gig workers

Submitted by pmassetti on Tue, 04/21/2020 - 10:11

The Economic Times (20.004.2020) The government has fast-tracked its plan to provide social security for gig economy workers and those in the unorganised sectors, anticipating a significant increase in their numbers as unemployment soars due to the Covid-19 crisis.

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india
Global challenges
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Health
Pensions
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Labour market
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Le krach boursier menace les retraites dans de nombreux pays

Submitted by gfilhon on Mon, 03/16/2020 - 16:58

Selon le Congressional Budget Office (CBO), les fonds auraient perdu au total 2 000 milliards de dollars en quinze mois (20 % de leur valeur). Les célèbres CalPERS et CalSTRS, dédiés au financement des retraites des fonctionnaires et professeurs de Californie, ont fondu de 26 % et 10 % depuis fin juin.

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Old age Pensions
Pensions
Digital Economy Topical Cluster
Economic impact
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New risks
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High-risk Artificial Intelligence to be ‘certified, tested and controlled,’ Commission says

Submitted by pmassetti on Thu, 02/20/2020 - 10:56

EURACTIV.com (19.02.2020) Artificial Intelligence technologies carrying a high-risk of abuse that could potentially lead to an erosion of fundamental rights will be subjected to a series of new requirements, the European Commission announced on Wednesday (19 February).

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european union
Global challenges
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ICT
Digital Economy Topical Cluster
Large-scale automation
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France: La dématérialisation des services publics se heurte à l'« illettrisme numérique »

Submitted by dfabbri on Mon, 10/07/2019 - 09:31

Les Echos (22.08.2019) Les services publics doivent être entièrement dématérialisés en 2022, mais 13 millions de Français rencontrent des difficultés avec les outils numériques. Le gouvernement et les collectivités territoriales ont annoncé la création de dix nouveaux lieux de formation.

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france
Global challenges
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WHO launches digital app to improve care for older people

Submitted by dfabbri on Tue, 10/01/2019 - 11:06

WHO (01.10.2019) On the International Day of Older Persons – 1 October – the World Health Organization (WHO) is launching  a package of tools, including a digital application to help health and social workers provide better care for older people.The innovative interactive digital application known as WHO ICOPE Handbook App provides practical guidance to address priority conditions including mobility limitations, malnutrition, vision and hearing loss, cognitive decline, depressive symptom

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Old age Pensions
Digital Economy Topical Cluster
Digital Platforms
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How are African digital platforms shaping the economic development conversation? – Cenfri

Submitted by rruggia on Tue, 07/23/2019 - 09:38

African digital platforms are giving rise to new financial needs; creating and bridging barriers to financial and economic inclusion; and revolutionising the informal economic activities of merchants and individuals.

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Africa
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ICT
Digital Economy Topical Cluster
Digital Platforms
Economic impact
Labour market
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Smart Africa

Submitted by rruggia on Tue, 07/23/2019 - 09:22

SMART Africa is a bold and innovative commitment from African Heads of State and Government to accelerate sustainable socioeconomic development on the continent, ushering Africa into a knowledge economy through affordable access to Broadband and usage of Information and Communications Technologies.

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Africa
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ICT
Digital Economy Topical Cluster
Digital Platforms
Economic impact
Labour market
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