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Between flexibility and precariousness, all eyes are on Brussels’ move on platform workers

Submitted by pmassetti on Mon, 11/22/2021 - 15:45

euractiv (19.11.2021) The European Commission, which is due to present its proposal on platform workers on 8 December, faces a tricky balancing act: ensuring decent working conditions while maintaining the flexibility of a booming sector.

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Europe
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Digital economy
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Digital Platforms
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How to Design Gender-Sensitive Social Protection Systems

Submitted by pmassetti on Mon, 11/15/2021 - 16:22

unescap.org (07.10.2021) This is the sixth in a series of policy primers developed to support policymakers and practitioners in Asia and the Pacific in their efforts to strengthen social protection. This policy primer explains how social protection systems can be designed to recognize and compensate for interruptions in paid work, low earnings and informality that disproportionately impact women.

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Gender Inequalities
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Social protection and informality in Latin America during the COVID-19 pandemic

Submitted by pmassetti on Fri, 11/12/2021 - 16:30

plos.org (04.11.2021) Latin American governments swiftly implemented income assistance programs to sustain families’ livelihoods during COVID-19 stay-at-home orders. This paper analyzes the potential coverage and generosity of these measures and assesses the suitability of current safety nets to deal with unexpected negative income shocks in 10 Latin American countries.

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latin america
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Extension of coverage

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COVID-19 pandemic underlines need to strengthen resilience of health systems, says OECD

Submitted by pmassetti on Tue, 11/09/2021 - 16:59

oecd.org (09.11.2021) OECD Health at a Glance 2021 says that the mental health impact of the pandemic has been huge, with prevalence of anxiety and depression more than double levels observed pre-crisis in most countries with available data, most notably in Mexico, the United Kingdom and the United States.

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Ukrainian Pension System at the Crossroads

Submitted by pmassetti on Fri, 11/05/2021 - 15:30

pravda.com.ua (01.11.2021) Ukraine is in the top 15 countries globally for the fastest ageing population and the State Budget has allocated about UAH 170 billion to cover pensions in the security and defence sectors, fund social contributions for some categories of people, allowances, increases to pensions and to bridge the deficit of the Pension Fund. The Ukrainian pension system stands at a crossroads and the recent COVID-19 crisis has only amplified the urgent need for reform.

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ukraine
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Pensions
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Employment in Crisis : The Path to Better Jobs in a Post-COVID-19 Latin America

Submitted by pmassetti on Fri, 10/29/2021 - 16:32

worldbank.org (17.06.2021) A region known for its volatility, Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) has suffered severe economic and social setbacks from crises—including the COVID-19 pandemic. These crises have taken their toll on careers, wage growth, and productivity. Employment in Crisis: The Path to Better Jobs in a Post-COVID-19 Latin America provides new evidence on the effects of crises on the region’s workers and firms and suggests several policy responses that can bolster long-term and inclusive economic growth. This report has three key findings.

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latin america
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Employment policies

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Mainstreaming gender into social protection strategies and programmes: Evidence from 74 low- and middle-income countries

Submitted by pmassetti on Thu, 10/28/2021 - 16:22

unicef (june 2021) The importance of mainstreaming gender into social protection policies and programmes is increasingly recognized. However, evidence on the extent to which this is actually happening remains limited. This report contributes to filling this evidence gap by drawing on the findings of two complementary research projects undertaken by UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti and UN Women in 2019.

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Gender Inequalities
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Philippines: World Bank exec praises PhilSys role in PH digital transformation

Submitted by pmassetti on Tue, 10/26/2021 - 17:32

Philippine News Agency (17.10.2021) The implementation of the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) has resulted in milestones for the country's social protection and digital transformation, according to a World Bank official. 

He said success in utilizing PhilSys for social protection has a "significant demonstration effect" in accelerating digital transformation among government agencies and even the private sector.

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philippines, the
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ICT

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