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UK: Flexi-retirement increasingly common due to gig economy

Submitted by pmassetti on Mon, 04/04/2022 - 16:09

Money Marketing (30.03.2022) Flexi-retirement is becoming increasingly common, as more and more retirees are opting to work part-time in the gig economy. According to a new report from Abrdn, two thirds of people retiring in 2022 do not plan on giving up work completely. This compares to just over half of those who retired in 2021 and a third of 2020 retirees. The report, which surveyed 2,000 UK adults, reveals how the “class of 2022” plan to spend their and money in retirement.

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united kingdom
Global challenges
Topics
Pensions
Digital Economy Topical Cluster
Societal Impact
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EU lawmakers push for better protection of bogus self-employed

Submitted by pmassetti on Thu, 03/31/2022 - 17:30

EURACTIV.com (30.03.2022) EU lawmakers quizzed the European Commission executive vice-president, Margrethe Vestager, about new guidelines that would enable self-employed people to seek the protection of collective bargaining agreements, with both sides agreeing that such a right should be guaranteed.

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european union
Document Type

Digital Technologies for Government-Supported Health Insurance Systems in Asia and the Pacific

Submitted by pmassetti on Fri, 03/04/2022 - 15:28

Asian Development Bank (December 2021) Examples from low- and middle-income countries in the region and beyond are drawn to demonstrate how digital solutions have improved health insurance management and administration. To support decision-making on potential investments, the report identifies key success factors for integrating new technologies into public health insurance schemes.

Regions / Country
Asia
Topics
ICT
Digital Economy Topical Cluster
Business processes
Document Type

AI for social protection: Mind the people

Submitted by pmassetti on Tue, 03/01/2022 - 16:35

brookings.edu (23.02.2022) Interest in artificial intelligence (AI) as an instrument for improving efficiency in the public sector is at an all-time high. This interest is motivated by the ambition to develop neutral, scientific, and objective techniques of government decisionmaking (Harcourt 2018). As of April 2021, governments of 19 European countries had launched national AI strategies.

Global challenges
Topics
Artificial Intelligence
Digital Economy Topical Cluster
Service delivery
Document Type

Social protection and the response to COVID-19 in LAC: innovation in registration and payment systems

Submitted by pmassetti on Mon, 02/28/2022 - 16:22

International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG) (10.02.2022) The COVID-19 pandemic has hit the foundations of the economy and provoked devastating social effects in all countries of the world, with Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) one of the most affected regions. The region is experiencing deteriorating levels of poverty and extreme poverty, most significantly affecting children and adolescents. This One Pager discusses digital payment systems for social protection interventions in the region.

Regions / Country
latin america
Global challenges
Topics
Cash transfers

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Digital Economy Topical Cluster
Service delivery
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Accelerating digital cash transfers to the world’s poorest

Submitted by pmassetti on Mon, 02/28/2022 - 16:12

brookings.edu (17.02.2022) The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed an estimated 124 million people into extreme poverty globally, the first increase in extreme poverty in 20 years. To meet the magnitude of this need, governments around the world have dramatically ramped up social protection measures, and in particular cash transfers, which comprised one-third of all COVID-related social protection programs. A staggering 17 percent of the world’s population, or 1.3 billion people, were covered by at least one COVID-related cash payment between 2020 and 2021.

Global challenges
Topics
ICT

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Digital Economy Topical Cluster
Service delivery
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First collective agreement for platform workers in Spain

Submitted by pmassetti on Mon, 01/17/2022 - 11:19

socialeurope.eu (13.01.2022) After several reports by the labour inspectorate and contradictory judgments by the courts, in September 2020 the Supreme Court finally ruled that platform workers were employees and not self-employed workers—and that, therefore, the labour and social-security rights applying to all other workers had to apply to them as well.

Regions / Country
spain
Digital Economy Topical Cluster
Digital Platforms
Document Type

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.

Topics
ICT
Digital Economy Topical Cluster
Digital Platforms
Document Type

Technology and Universal Health Coverage: Examining the role of digital health

Submitted by pmassetti on Tue, 01/11/2022 - 11:21

 JOGH (20.11.2021) While there is tremendous promise to leverage technology for UHC, it will require smart, context-specific policies and programming with ample flexibility to adapt as needs and opportunities change – and with robust safeguards to protect privacy, data security, and equity. The health sector, by its very nature of being data intensive, lends itself to the use of technology for analytics to improve health outcomes, respond to public health crises, and efficiently and equitably allocate resources.

Global challenges
Topics
Health
ICT
Digital Economy Topical Cluster
Societal Impact
Document Type

The Fairwork Pledge: Digital labour platforms, precarious work and interventions for a fairer gig economy

Submitted by pmassetti on Tue, 12/21/2021 - 16:38

The OECD Forum Network (13.12.2021) How can workers in the gig economy be better protected against severe shocks and adverse working conditions?

Digital Economy Topical Cluster
Digital Platforms
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