Published_SS_Monitor

Bolivia: Beneficiarios de Renta Dignidad pueden autorizar a familiares realizar cobro

Submitted by mmarquez on Thu, 08/06/2020 - 11:15

paginasiete.bo (02.08.2020) Para evitar que las personas adultas se contagien en las filas, el beneficiario podrá autorizar a un familiar para el cobro en su representación, mediante nota impresa o escrita a mano, firmada o autorizada con su huella dactilar.

Regions / Country
bolivia
Global challenges
Topics
Old age Pensions
Service quality
Service delivery
Cash transfers
Document Type

Building back better after COVID-19: How social protection can help countries prepare for the impacts of climate change

Submitted by pmassetti on Fri, 07/24/2020 - 17:21

blogs.worldbank.org (14.07.2020) While the world is still in the midst of dealing with the health and socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) shock, one key lesson is already emerging: Social protection is proving its potential as an emergency instrument to protect affected households.

Global challenges
Document Type

Temporary Basic Income Could Help Curb Virus, U.N. Says

Submitted by pmassetti on Thu, 07/23/2020 - 17:19

Time (23.07.2020) Temporary basic income payments could stem the spread of the coronavirus pandemic by allowing the world’s poorest people to stay at home, according to a new report from the United Nations Development Programme.

Topics
Cash transfers
Document Type

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.

Topics
Health

Tags

Digital Economy Topical Cluster
Societal Impact
Document Type

From Crisis Comes Opportunity: Spain’s Basic Income Response to COVID-19 - Evidence for Action

Submitted by pmassetti on Mon, 07/13/2020 - 09:52

unicef.org (01.07.2020) The Government of Spain recently launched a national ‘Basic Income scheme’ (‘Ingreso Minimo Vital’), for extremely poor households and vulnerable groups. The means-tested programme is expected to reach approximately 2.5 million people, who will receive between €462 and €1,015 per month per household depending on the number of household members. Total household income and wealth determines whether a household receives the benefit, and applicants should be between 23 and 65 years of age and have legal residence in Spain of at least one year.

Regions / Country
spain
Topics
Cash transfers
Document Type

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.

Topics
E-services
Service delivery
Cash transfers

Tags

Digital Economy Topical Cluster
Service delivery
Document Type

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.

Regions / Country
france
Topics
Extension of coverage

Tags

Digital Economy Topical Cluster
Digital Platforms
Document Type

How mobile money is helping those in need through the pandemic

Submitted by pmassetti on Tue, 06/30/2020 - 15:55

World Economic Forum (25.06.2020) Money transfers are effective ways to protect those in financial difficulties due to COVID-19. In sub-Saharan Africa, over 80% of measures announced since the beginning of the pandemic are in the form of transfers. The pandemic has led many countries to strengthen their mobile money ecosystems and address specific constraints. But the risks of accelerating mobile money include cyber-risks and digital fraud.

Topics
E-services
Service delivery
Error evasion and fraud

Tags

Document Type

More than US$1 billion in coronavirus relief payments sent to dead Americans: report

Submitted by pmassetti on Mon, 06/29/2020 - 09:57

Globalnews.ca (25.06.2020) Nearly 1.1 million coronavirus relief payments totaling some US$1.4 billion went to dead people, a government watchdog reported Thursday. Legal and political issues hang over the misdirected taxpayer funds, the latest example of errors in massive aid being dispensed at crisis speed.

Regions / Country
united states
Topics
Error evasion and fraud

Tags

Document Type

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.

Regions / Country
united states
Topics
Extension of coverage
Digital Economy Topical Cluster
Digital Platforms
Document Type