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IMF: Morocco’s Pandemic Social Protection Solutions a ‘Success Story’

Submitted by pmassetti on Mon, 10/26/2020 - 15:51

moroccoworldnews.com (20.10.2020) Morocco established several innovative digital solutions to increase the number of beneficiaries of social protection schemes during the pandemic.

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morocco
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E-services
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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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Digital Economy: 10 ways to a brighter future of work in the digital economy

Submitted by pmassetti on Fri, 10/02/2020 - 16:13

ilo.org (01.10.2020) Based on findings from seven countries (Canada, China, Germany, India, Indonesia, Singapore and Thailand), the ILO has outlined 10 possible policy responses to inform dialogue among governments, employers’ and workers’ organizations to advance decent work opportunities for more women and men in the digital economy

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Labour market
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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
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Employment
The technological transition

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Digital Economy Topical Cluster
Labour market
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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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Health

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Digital Economy Topical Cluster
Societal Impact
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You’ve Got Money: Mobile Payments Help People During the Pandemic

Submitted by pmassetti on Mon, 07/06/2020 - 15:18

IMF Blog (22.07.2020) The practical challenge of quickly getting financial support in the hands of people who lost jobs amid the COVID-19 economic crisis has baffled advanced and developing economies alike. Economic lockdowns, physical distancing measures, patchy social protection systems and, especially for low-income countries, the high level of informality, complicate the task. Many governments are leveraging mobile technology to help their citizens.

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E-services
Service delivery
Cash transfers

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Service delivery
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France Considers New Protections for Gig Worker ‘Invisibles’

Submitted by pmassetti on Thu, 07/02/2020 - 16:39

Bloomberg (16.06.2020) France will consider proposals to protect gig workers after pandemic lockdowns pushed the status of people who rely on tech platforms for their income to the forefront. French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has appointed a group of nine experts to suggest increased protection for platform workers, such as Uber Technologies Inc. and Deliveroo drivers, and others by October, according to a copy of the request made public by one of the members.

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france
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Extension of coverage

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Digital Platforms
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Opinion: Uber Rides Cost More? OK

Submitted by pmassetti on Mon, 06/29/2020 - 09:36

The New York Times (27.06.2020) Many gig-based business models help customers take advantage of workers. Let’s stop giving tech companies a free ride.

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united states
Topics
Extension of coverage
Digital Economy Topical Cluster
Digital Platforms
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España: Nuevo asistente virtual para facilitar la búsqueda de información y los trámites de la Seguridad Social

Submitted by mmarquez on Wed, 06/10/2020 - 14:30

revista.seg-social.es (09.06.2020) La Seguridad Social en España cuenta con un assistente virtual, ISSA (Inteligencia Artificial+ Seguridad Social) con información sobre el recién aprobado Ingreso Mínimo Vital, que se podrá solicitar a partir del próximo 15 de junio, donde encontrará respuesta a cuestiones como los requisitos, la documentación, el proceso de solicitud o la cuantía.

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spain
Global challenges
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E-services

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Service delivery
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India: Coronavirus pandemic underscores necessity to prioritise needs of poor via technology, says India at UN

Submitted by pmassetti on Tue, 06/09/2020 - 17:11

businesstoday.in (05.06.2020) "Prioritising the needs of the poor and vulnerable will have to receive the highest priority with respect to digital initiatives," India's Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador T S Tirumurti said.

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india
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ICT
Digital Economy Topical Cluster
Service delivery
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